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    Senior Member Jonathan Petts's Avatar
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    With alot of new REDusers joining with buzz about the Raven, Scarlet-W and Weapon and even some new Dragon users - I decided to give something back to the App Creator who has put some much time and effort into the system and for giving us the opportunity to test out the app in the early days.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp7o3mMu9CQ (Link if Embedding doesnt work)



    At The Bench is a small series I am starting where we give a "short" overview of some of our favorite bits of kit we use day to day on our shoots and rental kits.
    I wanted to do this video in the early days of the beta before it was on the app store but time just wasnt on my side with lots of work and little free time.

    I hope you all like it - any feedback would be amazing. For those of you who dont know about the app more info can be found here -
    http://mikasky.free.fr/foolcolor/foolcontrol-ios.html

    Enjoy!

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    Thanks for the video Jonathan. Amazing how far things have come.

    Happy New Year!
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    Thanks Jonny, was a nice surprise discovering your video review tonight featuring all those nice chicks !

    If you run into an issue connecting to the wifi network make sure the wifi channel you're on is not too crowded.
    Usually it is a much better idea to go straight to channel 6, in camera settings than staying on default channel 1...

    Generally if you can, when shooting indoors / studio is it best to go thru a router using infrastructure mode.
    You can also replace the rightside antenna on REDLink module with a bigger 2.4 GHz SMA antenna... And I've also noticed the wifi robustness and range to be significantly improved on DSMC2 body vs REDLink module on EPIC.

    Thanks again for taking the time to do this review.
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    Looks like we are going to need to upgrade to a Weapon then Mikael ;) haha

    I will certainly look into changing out the Antenna would be very intersted to see what kind of improvment we get. I will also double check our channel settings and make sure we swap it over to 6 as suggested.

    Keep up the good work!
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    How well does FoolControl work with wrack focusing? Is the electronic control of the EF lenses going to jitter as it wracks (like the Redmote does on the Scarlet, etc), or are the focus movements smooth, as one would expect with a follow-focus? This apps looks AMAZING, but if the electronic focus control of the lens is still incapable of smooth adjustments then Im going to have a hard time justifying the cost of the app :/ Not to mention that with jerky focus movements, any focusing while shooting just ruins the shot :(
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    It's very smooth on all the EF "L" lenses I have used. I've Used it on many shoots on the DJI Ronin and the AC's have always been impressed.
    The only thing that isnt smooth is Iris control becasuse the lenses are not de-clicked.

    Havent used it with lenses such as the 18-55 or 50mm 1.8 so I dont know how good their motors are inside.
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    Thanks. I would hope the L series lenses would be smooth. I would expect that at the least. Right now I just have one lens that is not an L series so I will just have to try it. Hopefully its smooth. If not, at least I know its the lens and not the inability of the app or the electronics, and that is good news (to know its possible).
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    will this antenna work? on the redlink module? http://www.skyhobbies.com.sg/pagelin..._Antennas.html
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    Really looking forward to the RT motion latitude and using foolcontrol from there, hopefully that can consolidate all these networks.
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    Does anyone know if Fool Control can control N. D on motion mount?


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