The FC1 USB Focus Controller gives the photo and video enthusiast a compact yet powerful device that enhances the capabilities of HD video enabled Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras. Like Canon's EOS Utility, the FC1 uses Canon's USB protocol to allow control of a wide range of functions, but without the limitations and bulk of being tethered to a computer. The device is handheld, weighing under 5 oz. including batteries, and less than 3" in diameter. It is connected to your camera with a standard mini-B to A USB cable, and can be used as a remote control or attached to a rig using a 1/4"-20 mount located on the back of the anodized aluminum enclosure.
The FC1 uses the autofocus motor in lenses to control focus, even while recording video. This also works in any Live View modes, which can be useful for photography. The HDMI output can still be used in tandem with the controller, as well. The nine other switches located around the central focus knob can be used to access important camera functions, such as video start/stop, digital zoom, saving focus points, and adjusting camera settings. If your intended use is as a remote control for a camera mounted on a crane or jib, the FC1 has been successfully tested with non-powered USB extension cables past 25 meters in length.
All Canon, Sigma, and Tamron autofocus lenses are known to function.
Tokina lenses work, but can experience camera lock ups with the Canon 7D if the focus command rate is set faster than the lens is able to move the internal focus element.
Manual focus lenses will not have focus control, but other functions such as settings changes or video start/stop will work.
Note: The autofocus motor noise is audible to internal microphones on Canon cameras, especially if AGC (auto gain control) is enabled. We recommend that an external microphone be used in combination with the FC1 USB Focus Controller.
Controls focus by use of lens autofocus motor
Initiates video start/stop, image capture, digital zoom, autofocus/metering, and live view
Controls ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, and focus zone position (while not recording)
Saves and returns to four focus points*
Reversible knob direction to match 3rd party lenses
Does not interfere with HDMI output for external monitor or electronic viewfinder use
Uses standard mini-B to A USB cables (the same cable for connecting a Canon camera to a computer)
Non-powered USB extension cables extend range to 25+ meters
30+ hour battery life on two AAA alkaline batteries
Compatible with lithium and rechargeable AAA batteries
Includes 1/4"-20 mounting point for attachment to rigs
Constructed of CNC milled 6061 aluminum
Approx. 2.7" x 2.7" x 1.6" and 4.7 oz total weight with included batteries
Made in the USA
Function Standard Handle
The Function Standard Handle mounts easily to any industry standard 15mm rod. It includes a dual-ply rubber grip which features soft gel like pads for improved comfort.
5" Durable dual-ply rubber grip
Precision CNC machined from 6061 aluminum
Black anodized for durability
Mounts to any 15mm rod
Made in the USA
Weight - 5 oz (142g)
Grip diameter - 1.25" (3.2cm)
Overall length - 6.37" (16.2cm)
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