LIVE AIR 3 MOTOR SMART
Intelligent LiDAR AutoFocus System

A decade of honing, striving for simplicity to the extreme, We have always pondered on how to make the follow focus system simpler and more user-friendly, So we had to start from scratch and rebuild. LIVE AIR 3 SMART is born for simplicity, abandoning all cables, fancy screens, and complicated menus. Users don’t need to spend time learning more, nor do they need to look at unnecessary data. Simply insert the battery into the motor, and it powers on automatically. Everything is designed for faster, simpler, and easier operation.

Evolution and Innovation

Four Major Milestones of PDMOVIE Follow Focus System

2013

Launched the first generation of the "REMOTE AIR" wireless focus pulling system.

2013

After arduous research and repeated trial and error, we successfully launched the first generation of the "REMOTE AIR" wireless focus pulling system. This wireless focus puller has brought users an unprecedented experience with its outstanding performance and excellent cost performance. At the same time, it has laid a solid foundation for the development of subsequent products.

2015

First-generation "REMOTE AIR PRO" professional-grade three-channel wireless follow focus was born.

2015

Our proud first-generation "REMOTE AIR PRO" professional-grade three-channel wireless follow focus was born. What sets this follow focus apart is the integration of the focus motor and signal receiver module for the first time, allowing for intercommunication between the motors. To achieve more convenient interaction control, a controller perfectly fitted to the iPhone screen was specially designed, along with the development of the popular "REMOTE AIR APP." This innovation has been highly appreciated and praised by numerous professionals in the film and television industry, further strengthening our determination to create even better follow focus systems. 「Review History」

2018

Created the first generation of "LIVE AIR" single-soldier-level full wireless focus puller. 

2018

Through continuous self-affirmation and negation, we have abandoned all the gimmicks and burdens, dared to subvert tradition, and created the first generation of "LIVE AIR" single-soldier-level full wireless focus puller. By fully streamlining and reducing the size of the controller and motor, we have achieved a minimalist design. At the same time, we have abandoned the screen and equipped the controller and motor with independent power systems, enabling wireless control of the lens without the need for any cables. This innovation has made it easier for more users to use wireless focus pullers and has brought them higher-level and more diverse shooting possibilities. 「Review History」

2023

Simple, convenient, intelligent, and practical - these are its labels. Welcome to use "Motor Smart".

2023

With ten years of product development experience, we have turned ideas into reality. We have successfully made the world's smallest wireless controller with self-contained power and a 1/4 screw, while the motor integrates signal transmission and reception, motor driving, laser ranging, and independent power supply. Through lens data collected by the REMOTE AIR APP over the years and intelligent AI algorithms, the motor now has autofocus capabilities. You can choose to manually control the lens, or use intelligent automatic lens control. This huge innovation will provide more possibilities for focus pulling applications for film and television professionals. Simple, convenient, intelligent, and practical - these are its labels. Welcome to use "LIVE AIR 3 SMART".

MOTOR SMART

Powerful Torque
0.75Nm/1.0Nm

Working Time
8-10 hours

Assisted Autofocus
max 4M-5M

One-Button
Setting Function

Remote Control
Max 100M

2 Option switch
AF - MF

AI Lens Model Virtual Technology

20000+

Since the release of REMOTE AIR APP in 2015, users have shared over 20,000 sets of lens data with us

512+

Through analysis and extraction of the data, we have built a set of 512 virtual lens models

AI

Achieve unparalleled accuracy in autofocus by automatically retrieving the closest lens model through lens marking, and then utilizing AI algorithms to simulate actual lens data.

A vast database of over 20,000 sets of lens data

Through data refinement, we have constructed over 512 virtual lens models

During the lens marking process, automatically invoke the lens model that closely resembles the actual lens, and then utilize AI algorithms to simulate data that closely resembles the characteristics of the real lens.

Designed For an Unparalleled User Experience

High-Precision integrated chip that combines four modules of ranging, Receiving, driving and power supply into one.

AUTOFOCUS

Assistive Autofocus

The advent of MOTOR SMART has made handheld shooting more versatile and flexible.
LiDAR automatic ranging can project a total of 4096 ranging points with a field of view angle of 28°. It accurately measures the distance to the subject within the effective range and automatically controls the motor to drive the lens for autofocus based on the data.
KINEFINITY-EDGE + DZOFILM Vespid 25mm T2.1

Wide-Area Focus

The motor rangefinder will automatically identify and autofocus on objects in the scanning range that are closer to the camera.
KINEFINITY-EDGE + DZOFILM Vespid 25mm T2.1

Real Shot Reference

4 MODULE
Drive Module
High Troque
Low Latency, High Precision
Antenna Module
The latest 5.3 Bluetooth connection technology, with a control distance of up to 100 meters
LiDAR Module
Fast scanning target distance AI analysis travel data Assisted autofocus
Power Supply Module
Supporting fast charging and quick replacement, with a battery life of nearly 6-10 hours
FOCUS CONTROL
The World's Smallest Thumbwheel for Focus Control
31mm*32mm
Weight: 28g
Max 100M

Easy Installation Anywhere, Without Any Obstacles

The controller comes with a 1/4-inch screw and can be mounted on any equipment with a corresponding screw hole, such as kits, handles, and monitors.

REMOTE AIR RIR Large Handwheel Device

Get rid of spatial limitations, operate wirelessly and appear more confident.

Intelligent and Comprehensive

A-B Point lens limit. A-B point lens automatic operation.

AF SETTING

Quick Lens AF Marking

After completing lens travel calibration, simply mark three positions to quickly complete the marking process and enjoy autofocus functionality.
*Please perform lens AF marking in a spacious indoor environment for higher success rate.

Manual/Automatic Calibration

Using the motor button, easily start automatic lens calibration. For lenses with infinite rotation, manual calibration can also be used to set the lens travel distance

Fast AF Channel Switching

Differentiate lenses that have been AF marked using lens label stickers, switch the motor channel to match the labeled lens, and then calibrate the lens stroke to enable autofocus functionality.
*Autofocus mode compatible with most standard movie lenses, not suitable for infinite focus lenses or macro lenses with non-linear progressive zoom.
16384 DPI
High Resolution
The controller has a travel resolution of 16384 DPI, and the motor has a travel resolution of up to 16384 DPI per rotation, enabling low-latency response to operational commands.
0.8 MOD
Standard Gears
Comes with a 0.8 Mod gear as standard, and additional 0.4/0.5/0.6 Mod gears can be purchased for easy compatibility with various lenses.
AF & MF Switching
Rotate the controller to the end and wait for 5 seconds to switch from manual focus mode to autofocus mod.
Rotate the controller back by more than 20 degrees and wait for 1 second to switch from autofocus mode to manual focus mode.
One-Button Setting Function
All settings can be configured using a single button press
MOTOR SMART LiDAR
Real-time distance measurement and assisted autofocus achieved through AI algorithm
Power Light
Real-time feedback on motor power and response speed status
Channel Light
Ability to store AF data for up to five lenses
Motor Battery Life
MOTOR SMART MINI
LI-42Bx2 Battery / Endurance: 6-8 hours
Supports quick disassembly
MOTOR SMART
LI-42Bx3 Battery / Endurance: 8-10 hours
Supports quick disassembly
Controller Battery Life
PDL-TC-AFX
LIR2477 Battery Endurance: 8 - 10 Hours upports quick disassembly
Double Power Mode
When the MOTOR SMART is in a high-speed response state and the battery is at 100% capacity, it will automatically activate the Double Power mode. In this mode, the motor's power output is doubled, and the peak torque can reach up to 1.5Nm. The radar scanning rate can also be increased to 480Hz. When the battery level drops below 95%, the motor will automatically exit the Double Power mode. To keep the motor in the Double Power mode for an extended period, an external power source can be connected via the Type-C interface.
Type-C Quick Charge
MOTOR SMART can quick charge the battery and enter to double power mode through Type-C interface.

- Charged to 80% in 15 minutes
- Fully charged to 100% in 25 minutes
*MOTOR SMART MINI does not have Type-C interface
Discrepancy Comparison
ModulePD-BTMP-SPPD-BTMP-SPD-BTMP-NPD-MXPD-RP
Max RPM2200rpm
2200rpm (Double Power Mode)
1500rpm1500rpm3500rpm4500rpm
Instant power12W
24W (Double Power Mode)
8W5W60W95W
Max Torque1.0Nm
1.5Nm (Double Power Mode)
0.75Nm0.5Nm0.8Nm1.2Nm
Assistive Focus Stickers
Applying assistive focus stickers can increase LIDAR measuring distance. Users can use the provided reflective stickers or purchase their own preferred reflective stickers

Ultimate Tool for Solo Shooting

Automatic focus allows for an integrated user experience of receiving, monitoring, and controlling by a single individual
Product List
LIVE AIR 3 Motor Smart Mini 0.75Nm
Control Kit
PDL-AFX-S
In the Box

Lidar Motor Smart Mini

x1

Thumbwheel Controller

PDL-TX-AFX

x1

Lens Gear Ring

x1

LI42Bx2 Battery

x2

LI42B Charger

x1

LIR2477 battery

x2

LIR2477 Charger

x1

Assistive Focus Stickers

x1

Lens Label Stickers

x1

Hot Shoe Clamp

x1

Multifunctional Fixture

x1

15mm Pipe

x1

Micro USB Charging Cable

x2

Hexagon Spanner

x1

Secure Zipper Box

x1

LIVE AIR 3 Motor Smart Mini 0.75Nm​
Handgrip Kit
PDL-AFX-RA-S
In the Box

Lidar Motor Smart Mini

x1

Thumbwheel Controller

PDL-TX-AFX

x1

Lens Gear Ring

x1

LI42Bx2 Battery

x2

LI42B Charger

x1

LIR2477 battery

x2

LIR2477 Charger

x1

Assistive Focus Stickers

x1

Lens Label Stickers

x1

Hot Shoe Clamp

x1

15mm Pipe

x1

Micro USB Charging Cable

x2

Hexagon Spanner

x1

Secure Zipper Box

x1

LIVE AIR 3 Motor Smart 1Nm
PDL-AFX-RA-SP
In the Box

Lidar Motor Smart Mini

x1

Thumbwheel Controller

PDL-TX-AFX

x1

Lens Gear Ring

x1

LI42Bx2 Battery

x2

LI42B Charger

x1

LIR2477 battery

x2

LIR2477 Charger

x1

Assistive Focus Stickers

x1

Lens Label Stickers

x1

Hot Shoe Clamp

x1

15mm Pipe

x1

Micro USB Charging Cable

x2

Hexagon Spanner

x1

Secure Zipper Box

x1

Configuration Parameters​
ModelPDL-TC-AFXPD-BTNP-SPPD-BTMP-SPD-BTMP-N
Weight28g152g132g132g
Size32*32*31MM87*56*23MM87*56*20MM87*56*20MM
Torque-1.0Nm0.75Nm0.75Nm
Voltage3.6v9.6-12.6v6.4-8.4v6.4-8.4v
ConnectionBluetooth 5.3Bluetooth5.3Bluetooth 5.3Bluetooth 5.3
Power BatteryLIR2477 BatteryLI42Bx3 BatteryLI42Bx2 BatteryLI42Bx2 Battery
Power Cable-Type-C Socket--
Endurance8-10 Hours6-8 Hours6-8 Hours6-8 Hours
DistanceMAX 100mMAX 100mMAX 100mMAX 100m
LiDAR-LiDARLiDAR-
LiDAR Speed-60hz30hz-
Maximum power-15w10w7w
Gears-0.8mod/40 Teeth0.8mod/40 Teeth0.8mod/40 Teeth
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