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The FR7 zoom motor unit CDM-SFR fits seamlessly into the operating functions of the Sony PTZ ILME-FR7 camera. The FR7 Zoom Servo Drive is a compact and universal zoom motor that can be pivoted to almost any lens by simply mounting it on the 15mm rods of the Sony PTZ head. The servo drive is controlled via the Option port of the Sony ILME-FR7. The motor control can be addressed via Sony's camera-specific protocol and therefore can be used seamlessly with the whole ecosystem of the Sony FR7.

Due to the included Chrosziel Flexi toothed ring (#206-30), the CDM-SFR can be used with almost any zoom lens even without standard cine gearing. This opens up a complete new range of lenses to cover the creatives needs from wide angle lenses to long-zoom operation.

The FR7 Zoom servo drive unit is slid onto the 15mm rod and swiveled onto the zoom lens. The curly cables ensure safe operation within the full tilt and pan range of the Sony ILME-FR7. The tiny distribution box is mounted to the side of the FR7 base and has a built-in power input. Simply unplug the power supply of the FR7 and plug it into the distribution box. Then plug the power plug of the distribution box into the power input of the Sony FR7. Connect the RJ45 connector of the distribution box into the OPTION port of the cameras base unit (do not connect to the Ethernet port since you need this for the ILME-FR7 communication). Done.

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