The Light Ranger 2 is the first and only focus assist system designed for modern high-resolution cameras. The LR2M incorporates an infrared distance measuring system with 16 distinct measurement zones, allowing the focus puller to visualize the depth of an entire scene without looking away from the monitor. In this era of shooting the rehearsal, the LR2 provides focus pullers with innovative tools to accurately judge focus distance in even the toughest shooting scenarios.
Each of the 16 simultaneous distance measurements corresponds to a specific section of the image, and is represented with a green/white rectangle overlayed directly on top of the image at that location. The height of each bar corresponds to its distance in relation to the current knob setting of the HU4, giving immediate feedback to the focus puller for how to rotate the knob to bring any object into focus. White rectangles above the horizontal line on the monitor indicate the subject is further away than the current knob setting of the HU4, while rectangles below that line indicate a subject that is closer than the knob setting. Once the subject is within the depth of field (at the current HU4 knob setting), the rectangle(s) over that subject turns green.
The LR2M is perfect for crane, car-to-car, dolly, steadicam, and other shots where the camera is moving. It excels in low-light and any other situation where shallow depth-of-field makes critical focus a necessity.
The LR2M sensor has a 20° field of view for mid to long focal length lenses
Companion sensor unit LR2W provides 50° field of view for short to mid-focal length lenses
Industry-first focus assist system that overlays graphics onto a focus puller’s monitor
Works with Video Interface Unit to display distance and depth information for up to 16 horizontal measurement zones across the frame
Allows for seamless transition between manual and autofocus modes
OPERATING RANGE: 1’ to 40+’ (typically). Actual range depends on size & reflectivity of the subject as well as presence of smoke and/or fog either of which will diminish the usable range.