Gini Follow Focus Video Test

O.K., so no matter how well constructed or functional something looks on paper, the proof is always in how well that thing works in the field. I have been using the Gini iFocus for a few weeks now, but I can't really show you what I have been working on for another week or so.

In the mean time, I shot this little unscientific test clip to show the kind of results that are possible with this unit.

I will qualify the results with the following:

I was using a Zacuto bridge plate and aluminum rails for this setup, along with a Gini cage mounted on a Manfrotto 504, all resting on top of some Varizoom aluminum sticks. This is not quite the ideal setup for closeup work, you will see a little movement in the shot, but that is more due to the flex in the rig and the slight breathing of the lens than the lash in the focus.

I was also testing a somewhat crummy rubber focus gear, again not the smoothest for closeup work, but you get the point.

I will have more to show you next week. -J.H.