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Follow Focus Cranks
Some scenes required to be shot expertly. They need to be precise, magnified and should have the perfect focus on them. Manual twisting is often hard for both beginners and professionals. An incorrect twisting action often results in unnecessary spacing of different scene sets and there are major speed differences between the shots.
Seeing shots that are not clear or are of amateur quality is the worst thing when it comes it filmmaking. If you rely more on speed, efficiency and precision in your shots, a follow focus device like a crank is your best option. This device is not necessary in terms of your camera gear but it can be really useful.
Follow focus cranks are for your crank operations making your focus turn in angles up to 360 degrees which is impossible for you to achieve when working on manual rotation. There are numerous cranks based on speed, angle of rotation and accuracy available in the market. There are some things you should consider when looking for the perfect focus crank.
The crank has to be durable and long-lasting. Most of the cranks nowadays are made up of aluminium due its lightweight and strength in holding the structure. Another thing to consider is friction. Your follow focus crank should be able to easily adjust to different frictional forces. There are some cranks which come with zero friction as well.
This depends on the angle of rotation you desire for zooming in. Speed is also an important factor you should know about. If you are looking for quick and smooth zoom adjustment, speed cranks are your jackpots. They help you adjust to different angles and help you get better quality shots. These are a perfect additional accessory to the follow focus.
The follow focus cranks are better if they don’t add much weight to your camera. The camera gear is already loaded with the rig, cage, case and other components. Cranks are usually light-weighted to make it easier for you to handle your cameras.
The follow focus must contain the particular cranks which produce zero backlashes to add to the important features. Most cranks also come with additional threads and levers which are significant in terms of knob adjustment. You have to use the knob to handle the crank so it is good for you to go for additional features to add up to the gear.
The perfect focus crank should fit any accessory port, should be durable and easily adjustable to give you a clear-cut result to add to your professional film making experience.