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3 Ways to Focus your shoulder mounted cinema camera

Handheld camera work is a flexable, dynamic and afforable way to block your scenes, but it comes with some challenges to overcome. Unless you can keep the camera in focus, the shots will be unusable. Today I look at the three major ways to keep you shots sharp from a shoulder mount.

  1. A follow focus operated by a AC or Assistant Camera

  2. Wifi connected device that selects points for the camera’s inbuilt autofocus

  3. a Remote follow focus that uses radio signals to focus the lens, and doesn’t interfere with the operators control.