FreshDV Reviews the Cinevate Durus Follow Focus

Hands on with the highly-anticipated Durus follow focus system


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 and years. To date we’ve tested nine individual units, from ARRI, Chrosziel, Cinetech, Indifocus, Petroff, Redrock Micro, Shoot35/SGPro, and Zacuto. Today we’re adding another review video for the new Cinevate Durus follow focus. The Durus is a new arrival as of 2009, a single-arm, all-aluminum follow focus unit that is designed for 35mm adapters, HDSLR’s, and Red/Cinema applications (with the 19mm rod option).

Watch FreshDV’s review of the Cinevate Durus Follow Focus here. You can also view FreshDV’s full follow focus review series in this video playlist.

Thanks to Mazen Mawlawi for providing Durus + Red One images, embedded below.






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