Now Available – Stabilization / Backpan upgrade. Designed and built by Academy Award winning motion picture engineers, the Cinema Pro has been chosen by DPs and producers around the world for its smoothness, stability, and versatile feature set. In production for many years now, the Cinema Pro is extremely reliable, easy to set up and operate, and capable of imperceptibly slow or lightning fast moves with no sacrifice in stability. Carrying an impressive set of standard features and a proud pedigree, the Cinema Pro outperforms the competition at a fraction of the price and works with a huge range of film and video cameras.
The hand wheels offer fully independent, scalable control of pan and tilt, mimicking the classic gear head from the world of feature filmmaking. The hand wheels are slaved to the advanced console, which features a superb 3-axis joystick with customizable response for pan/tilt/zoom, oversize control knobs for focus and menu adjust, backlit keypad, and a whole host of parametric menu settings and interface options. The system is compatible with virtual set software, motion data import/export, and is capable of controlling servo lenses directly or can be integrated seamlessly with our TOC external lens drive motor system.
The Cinema Pro is used on a regular basis by crane & jib operators, visual effects studios, sports & racing productions, and feature film crews worldwide. Available with a wide array of options for camera & lens control, mounting hardware, and even wireless control up to 1 mile, the Cinema Pro is the ultimate in affordable true motion control heads, with superb mechanical stability and frame-accurate, recordable 5-channel control for absolutely precise repeatable motion control sequences. If you have any questions, please email or call us, or you can visit one of our demo/rental outlets for a hands-on experience.
- Joystick control for Pan/Tilt/Zoom, separate Knob for Focus
- Record and move to up to 2000 marked positions
- Record and playback 1 hour and up to 2000 takes
- Share recorded data w/ laptop: upload/download
- Programmable max. speeds for individual motors
- Programmable smoothing controls for each motor
- Precise homing control via pushbutton commands
- 2500′ max std extension, longer w/ fiber optic option
- Wireless Option available
- Programmable motion limits for both pan & tilt
- Servo tuning available at Full Function Remote
- Fuji/Canon/Preston serial & analog lens control
- Zoom Compensation for smooth moves at telephoto
- Camera sync. feature for frame-accurate shots
- Advanced Intervalometer provides 3 modes for stretching moves in time
- Extremely rigid for smooth motion @ telephoto
- Full slip rings for continuous 360 degree motion
The Advanced Controller, aka ‘Full Function Remote,’ is the brains of the system that contains all the parametric motion control and recording capabilities, as well as an LCD readout, connector panel, pan/tilt joystick, and zoom/focus controls. The Advanced Controller can be used stand-alone for desktop/tripod operations or paired with optional Control Input Units such as the hand wheels or pan bars.
Demo & Rental Showrooms
Lightstone Rentals – 1425 Gardena Ave #8 Glendale, CA 91204 (818) 730-6054 cell / (818) 241-2203 office
VariZoom HQ – Austin TX (512) 219-7722
CVC – Freisen, Germany – 00496855 996046
CAMERA CRANE SPECIALISTS LLC – Evanston, IL – (847) 869-0300
BAD DOG PICTURES – St. Louis, MO – (314) 966-1016
Cinema Pro Kits
This kit includes:
The Cinema Pro Remote Head
The Hand-wheels Unit with Advanced Controller
Power Supply w/ 30′ XLR Extension Cable
50′ Communication Cable
Hard Travel Case
Ed Chapman of Hydraulx Visual Effects
I really like the small form factor of the VariZoom CinemaPro… I also really like how easy the Cinema Pro system is to set up.
I am very pleased with the Cinema Pro System. Especially with the price as compared to other systems of that caliber.
Abad Rosa of Gatocrane
I have been waiting a long time for a product at this price. The Cinema Pro does everything I need it to.
Jason of Meddin Studios
VariZoom’s Cinema Pro is a great product. We use it weekly.
When we began our search for a high end motion control system to put atop our camera boom we found VariZoom / MocoDyne Cinema Pro series to offer the largest feature set that was fully expandable and high performance. We purchased the Cinema Pro Head, the encoded Pan Bars, and more recently added the Jib Stick. We plan on additionally purchasing the Cinema wheels as we can cover all aspects of production with this full featured system.
-J. Osterday Meddin Studios