In the fall of 2007, FreshDV released an extensive review series of 5 popular follow focus units. We’ve continued to update this video review series in the following months. To date we’ve tested units from Chrosziel, Cinetech, Redrock Micro, Petroff, Indifocus, and Shoot35/SGPro. Today we’re adding two more review videos for the new ARRI’s MFF-1 HD follow focus, and the heavy-duty production-tested FF-4.
The FF-4 follow focus needs no introduction. The precursor to the FF5, it is one of ARRI’s flagship units and is considered by many to be an industry standard of quality. The new MFF-1 is ARRI’s entry into the lightweight HD camcorder accessories market, and is part of a kit that also includes 15mm short rods. baseplate and a mattebox. Designed for the PMW-EX1, it is equally at home with 35mm adapter units and other HD camcorder rigs.