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This Motion Focus System Lets Filmmakers Apply Focus on Moving Subjects

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Published: • References: andra and gizmag
Cinema Control Laboratories revealed its revolutionary 'Andra' system, a motion focus system that enables videographers and film-makers to maintain constant focus on a moving subject in a shot. This is incredibly difficult to achieve with current technology, especially for amateur filmmakers and those operating on a non-Hollywood budget.

The Andra motion focus system uses tiny motion capture sensors which can be physically placed on persons or objects. These sensors gather data about the subjects' movements, and this data is used by the system to automatically operate the camera's focus ring to keep the selected target in focus. You can even take control of how quickly you switch between different focus points by manually transitioning between them.

The Andra system is controlled using an iPad app. The inclusion of multiple physical sensors makes it unbelievably easy to switch the object of focus during a shot.