New unannounced technology from Redrock Micro. The reason this device is so special, is because it automatically tracks focus on moving subjects externally, so it can be used on virtually any camera and lens combination.
We shot this as a one-shot with a wide-open Zeiss 35mm at f2 and 5D MKII on a MōVI M5. As an early technology proof, it was a bit quirky but I was blown away by its performance. It differs from something like the Canon dual pixel AF, because it works in any lighting (including backlight or darkness), it doesn’t require a face to focus, and it’s super fluid and organic.
I don’t think it will completely replace focus pullers, but in situations where you want to use wide open lenses and selective focus, or if its not in the budget, this device is a perfect solution because it solves the focus issue without having to ditch the MōVI altogether. I found it super useful for any filmmaker, but I think it will be especially useful for gimbal operators.
This was a proof of concept technology, so I don’t know what will be the final technical details and specs. Super excited to see where this goes.
Casamigos Commercial Shot With MōVI M5 & Redrock Micro’s Automatic Focusing Prototype