Introducing the iDC SYSTEM ZERO Gearless Follow-Focus from iDC Photo Video for small form-factor cameras.
The iDC SYSTEM ZERO is a compact and modular follow-focus solution for filmmakers who wish to maximize the utility of their HDSLRs. SYSTEM ZERO is a logical evolution of our original and award-winning iDC Run & Gun. Fast and easy lens changes highlight this affordable follow-focus design as there are no gears to worry about. This gearless solution offers an excellent documentary Run & Gun style of shooting yet will easily accept Tripod adapter plates when the shooting situation calls for it.
First a big "thank-you" to all of you who have expressed interest in the iDC SYSTEM ONE.
We had hoped to be delivering our first batch of System One kits by July 15th but production delays continue to plague us. Our machine shop and anodizer have been overwhelmed with increasing demand for our original Run & Gun so it now looks like we'll need a few more weeks for them to catch up. This is extremely frustrating for us and we'll be taking steps to expand production through additional sub-contractors at the earliest opportunity.
As the only guy actually using System One on a daily basis, i can say it will be worth the wait!
Once again, sorry for the delays. If I could chop off some heads and not do hard time in the Big House, I promise you I would...
At the time of this writing, we’re just a day away from leaving for Las Vegas and the annual NAB Convention. The 2010 National Association of Broadcaster’s Convention will be the official debut of our new super-compact and modular HDSLR camera platform henceforth known as iDC SYSTEM ONE.
SYSTEM ONE is built upon a Double-Dovetail MonoRail. This monorail may be directly mounted onto most of the smaller-scale fluid heads and monopods from Gitzo, Bogen, and Manfrotto with no adapters or quick release plates required. If you use another brand of fluid head or quick release system, no worries; the iDC SYSTEM ONE monorail will be quick to adapt via either the industry-standard 3/8”-16 or 1/4”-20 threaded bosses.
I recently met Dirk Fletcher, a very nice fellow who is a Big Cheese on the Design Faculty at Harrington College. He's obviously a fellow tinkerer and willing to approach things with an open mind. Dirk lent me a sample of an external viewfinder he adapted for the 5D MKII. Dirk used components from a traditional video camera and sorted out the electronics to make something rather interesting. Watch the attached video clip to learn more...