Virtually silent follow focus… I can hear you now; “Yeah, yeah right!”
Well you be the judge how quite the Silencer electronic follow focus system really is.
Oh yeah before we forget, it runs via a trigger grip.
Our goal when designing the Silencer was to make it simple to use. To accomplish this, we decided to use a trigger for the focus control; It reminded us of a video game joystick we’ve used for years, and we knew that anyone could pick it up and feel comfortable using it. Even someone with no experience could use the Silencer’s trigger, know exactly what they’re doing, and have fun with it!
As with most Kickstarter campaigns there are a few flavours on offer with the Silencer electronic follow focus system.
Silencer Pro Zoom
This one is the Silencer Lite:
Silencer Electronic Follow Focus System used on “The Money, a Suspense Film by Christopher Steinberger”
The Silencer motor delivers more power at a fraction of the sound levels compared to the standard servo motors used in other follow focus designs. In addition, the drive motor is enclosed in the rail and located in the rear of the camera. This makes the system quieter than other systems during operation; it’s virtually silent.
To find out more about the Silencer Electronic Follow Focus System, please see 24SHOTS Kickstarter campaign.