The Angénieux Servo Unit (ASU) is the Angénieux lens servo motorization system. It provides control of zoom, focus and iris. Thanks to its light weight (1.5lbs – 0.7kg) and compactness, the ASU improves the balance on handheld cameras, Steadicam and remote controlled cranes for a wide spectrum of applications: feature films, documentaries, TV studio productions, aerial shots.
It is compatible with broadcast remote handles, cinema remote controls and wireless remotes such as Preston, ARRI, Chroziel or others upon request. It generates lens metadata based on the Cooke/i technology protocol. PL mount /i Cooke interface is available on request. ASU and lenses are matched and calibrated at factory for optimum performance. The ASU can also be offered as a stand-alone item as well, however lenses must be returned to factory for the initial calibration.
First deliveries are planned for September 2015.
The ASU is compatible with all the Optimo Lightweight Cine Zooms : Optimo Style 16-40 and 30-76 , Optimo 15-40, 28-76 and 45-120 lenses, and Optimo Anamorphic 56-152 A2S and 30-72 A2S. It can also be used with the Optimo DP 16-42 and 30-80.