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  Product Literature

FI+Z
Light Ranger 2
MDR3
Focus/Iris hand Unit
Micro Force Digital2
Micro Force V+F3
Radio Micro Force
Digital Motors DM1X, DM2, DM-4X
Integral Motor Mounting Brackets

 

  Price Lists

FI+Z

 

  Service Bulletins Please see the End of Life and Limited Service product notification lists below.
  • End Of Life Product List
  • Limited Service Product List

  • Micro Force
  • V+F2 Calibration Procedure
  • V+F3 Calibration Procedure
  • Important Notice: Required updates for MF controls and video cables used with "digital" video lenses
  • Important Notice: Cable Modification for Sony F5/F55 with ENG Lens


  • FI+Z
  • HU3 Shortcuts, Tips, and Troubleshooting
  • Focus Knob Drag adjustment
  • Display Connector modification


  • V+F Lens Control
  • V+F Lens Control modification for Red Epic
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      Technical Notes Notes on Wireless Operation
  • Avoiding Microwave Interference
  • The Wireless Jungle
  • G4 Transceiver Upgrade

  • 3D Operation
  • FI+Z for 3D
  • Lens Tweak for 3D Lens Matching
  • 3D Rig Calibration with the HU3
  • MDR3D Stereo lens calibration

  • Integral Motor Bracket Installation

     

      Manuals

    FI+Z/HU3
    HU3 Quick Start
    MDR3 New Features
    Digital Micro Force2
    Micro Force V + F3
    Focus/Iris
    Radio Micro Force
    F/X Unit
    Video Lens Control
    Digital Micro Force

     

      SW Update
    Requirements
    and Procedure

    Important! PC users must install the full upgrade CD, if it's the first time Preston upgrade software is being installed. Please see the detailed instructions in the document below for updating with a PC or Mac.

    Firmware Update Instructions (PC and Mac)

    Full Upgrade CD 1.0

    Recommended USB-Serial Adapters

     

     

    PC Program
    Versions

    WARNING: Updating from HU3 v1.xx to v2.xx erases calibrated lens data!

    To ensure proper Light Ranger operation, make sure Light Ranger, Video Interface, MDR-3 and HU3 are all updated to latest SW version.

    HU3 v2.183   Read Me!
    MDR-3 v1.083
    Video Interface v1.060
    Light Ranger v1.03
    MDR-2 v1.52
    F/X v1.14
    HU3-3D v2.01
    MDR Simplex v1.50 Simplex

    Full Upgrade CD 1.0
    Download, extract (unzip the file), run setup.exe.

    MDR3 USB Diver 1.0

    Version with legacy lens mapping
    HU3 v1.36

     

     

    Mac Program Versions

    WARNING: Updating from HU3 v1.xx to v2.xx erases calibrated lens data!

    To ensure proper Light Ranger operation, make sure Light Ranger, Video Interface, MDR-3 and HU3 are all updated to latest SW version.

    HU3 v2.183   Read Me!
    MDR-3 v1.083
    Video Interface v1.060
    Light Ranger v1.03
    MDR-2 v1.52
    F/X v1.14
    HU3-3D v2.01
    MDR Simplex v1.50 Simplex

    USB to Serial Drivers Trouble on a MacBook Pro?

    Version with legacy lens mapping
    HU3 v1.36

     

     

     

    Firmware Versions

    HU3 Version History
    MDR-3 Version History
    MDR-2 Version History