LIVE AIR

SPECS

Motor (PD-BTM) 
Weight:176.5g 0.39lbs
Dimension (L x W x H):10.8 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm
4.25 x 1.89 x 0.91 in.
Torque:0.4Nm Max
Working Voltage:6.4 – 8.4V
Drive GearModule: 0.8, Teeth: 40
(Optional: 0.4M/90T, 0.5M/72T, 0.6M/60T)
Noise:<28 Db
Wireless Transmission:Bluetooth 4.2
Transmission Distance:≤10m 33ft
Battery Type:Canon LP-E12
Battery Capacity:600mAh
Battery Voltage:7.2V
Runtime:Up to 4 hours
Charging Time:60 Mins approx.

Controller (PDL-TC-AF/AZ) 
Weight:79.0g 0.17lbs(PDL-TC-AF)
58.5g 0.13lbs(PDL-TC-AZ)
Dimension(L x W x H):6.6 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm (PDL-TC-AF)
2.6 x 1.69 x 0.91 in. (PDL-TC-AF)
6.6 x 4.3 x 1.4 cm (PLD-TC-AZ)
2.6 x 1.73 x 0.55 in. (PLD-TC-AZ)
Wireless Transmission:Bluetooth 4.2
Transmission Distance:≤10m 33ft
Battery Capacity:300mAh
Working Voltage:3.7 V
Runtime:Up to 8 hours
Charging Time:30 Mins approx.
Charging InterfaceMicro USB Input: 5V/1A-2A

Remote Air APP 
System:iOS
Version:9.0 or Higher
Wireless Transmission:Bluetooth 4.2
Transmission Distance:≤10m 33ft
Screen Adaptation:5.5 in., 4.7 in., 4 in., 3.5 in.

Motor (PD-BTM) 
Weight:176.5g 0.39lbs
Dimension (L x W x H):10.8 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm
4.25 x 1.89 x 0.91 in.
Torque:0.4Nm Max
Working Voltage:6.4 - 8.4V
Drive GearModule: 0.8, Teeth: 40
(Optional: 0.4M/90T, 0.5M/72T, 0.6M/60T)
Noise:<28 Db
Wireless Transmission:Bluetooth 4.2
Transmission Distance:≤10m 33ft
Battery Type:Canon LP-E12
Battery Capacity:600mAh
Battery Voltage:7.2V
Runtime:Up to 4 hours
Charging Time:60 Mins approx.
Controller (PDL-TC-AF/AZ) 
Weight:79.0g 0.17lbs(PDL-TC-AF)
58.5g 0.13lbs(PDL-TC-AZ)
Dimension(L x W x H):6.6 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm (PDL-TC-AF)
2.6 x 1.69 x 0.91 in. (PDL-TC-AF)
6.6 x 4.3 x 1.4 cm (PLD-TC-AZ)
2.6 x 1.73 x 0.55 in. (PLD-TC-AZ)
Wireless Transmission:Bluetooth 4.2
Transmission Distance:≤10m 33ft
Battery Capacity:300mAh
Working Voltage:3.7 V
Runtime:Up to 8 hours
Charging Time:30 Mins approx.
Charging InterfaceMicro USB Input: 5V/1A-2A
Remote Air APP 
System:iOS
Version:9.0 or Higher
Wireless Transmission:Bluetooth 4.2
Transmission Distance:≤10m 33ft
Screen Adaptation:5.5 in., 4.7 in., 4 in., 3.5 in.

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Unboxing

Quick Setup

Review By Newsshooter

Review By Stephan Knight

FAQ

GENERAL

PDL-AF comes with a finger wheel controller, it suites someone who is looking for a remote follow focus. It can be mounted on a rig or handles and become a useful tool for self shooters.
PDL-AZ works similarly but it is specifically made for someone who is looking into achieving a smooth “push-pull” effect in their shots, so ideal for zoom and iris control.
The two are compatible and available to be purchased separately or as a kit.

Any lens can be used providing the focus/zoom ring is not incredibly stiff. For photo lenses, you will need a 0.8Mod Lens Gear to wrap around the focus ring, that way it can attach correctly to the motor.

You can auto calibrate easily with a single press then hold of the button on the motor or controller, bear in mind this will only work with cine lenses or lenses with hard stops.

Super easy, once the motor is setup and switched on, you can calibrate by turning the lens by hand to each end of the focus scale, then turn back the other way slightly. Then wait for the lens to register in the middle of the scale and the motor will be activated. Those end points will be assigned as ‘hard’ stops.

Good question, its very powerful. Torque is 0.4Nm maximum, so can pull focus on any lens including most stiff vintage or cine lenses.

We can sell replacement motor gears, in different pitches: 0.4, 0.5, 0.6 and standard 0.8.

You can download the latest manual at pdmovie.co.uk in the downloads section.

7.5-10ms, but the lens response will depend on the stiffness of the focus/zoom ring.

We are based in London, UK.
Our store is located in the heart of sunny Shoreditch, between Old Street and Liverpool Street Station. You can come a visit our store/showroom – everyday Monday-Friday from 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM – and try out our newest products.

Of course! We have multiple ways of helping you with your needs. One of the best ways to get help is to follow us on Facebook HERE. Or you could email us HERE.

COMPATIBILITY AND CONNECTIVITY

The wireless range is rated up to 50m in open space. Realistically we recommend up to 10m in a normal environment to maintain a stable connection.

Fear not! It’s simple to pair the controller to the motor via bluetooth. by 3 clicks and then hold the button to restart the bluetooth scanning. This must be done on both controller and motor to pair them up.

Only iOS devices(9.0 or higher) are compatible. (Android not supported)
Screen Adaptation: 5.5 in., 4.7 in., 4 in., 3.5 in.

You can download the REMOTE AIR App in App Store of your iOS device, (Android not supported)

1. Make sure the app is not running on the background
2. Turn on the Bluetooth on the iOS device
3. Turn on the motor
4 Launch the Remote Air app and next to the motor for auto connection,
once connected the motor LED will stop flashing

No, the Live Air is 1 to 1 system , you can only connect to one motor with one iOS device, for multi-channel control systems please check with our REMOTE LIVE 3, REMOTE AIR 4, REMOTE AIR PRO 2.

BATTERY AND POWER

The motor uses common batteries that can be purchased off-the-shelf at many stores or online. The model that you should look for is: LP-E12 batteries.

It takes approximately 30minutes to charge the controller, and 60mins to charge the LP-E12 battery.

The Controller lasts up to 8 hours(with LP-E12 600mAh) and the Motor lasts up to 4 hours.

The controller has an internal 300mAh Li-ion battery. The motor uses a LP-E12 battery which is 600mAh.

Yes! You can power the controller from a 5v USB source, so for instance a power bank would be a great way to prolong the controller battery life and keep the internal battery topped up.

The colour of the LED can change, it indicates the battery life:

100-75% WHITE
74-50% GREEN (Recommend for minimum battery level for storage)
49-25% YELLOW
24-0% RED (Need to charge)

 

No, The motor need to remove the battry to switch off and will turn on automatically when the battry installed. Save unnecessary steps to get you working faster!

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