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Fujinon introduces latest version of Precision Focus Assist system

Fujinon has introduced an expanded lineup of its focus system designed to improve the quality of HDTV image capture in field and studio applications.

The latest Fujinon Precision Focus Assist system is available on the company’s XA101x8.9BESM HD zoom, HA22X7.3BRD HD EFP lens, the HA26x6.7ESM HD studio lens, and the HA13x4.5BRD-S28K HD wide-angle lens.

Precision Focus Assist is a built-in feature that addresses precise focus issues in HDTV production stemming from the format’s shallow depth of focus and the lack of size and resolution in camera viewfinders.

Focus assist precisely adjusts the lens for optimum focus. A selectable area of the video image is sampled as the focus point. The camera operator can adjust the user selectable point with a roller-ball type of controller to position the focus point. Manual or automatic focus assist can be selected. In the manual mode, there are three, colored LEDs that assist in achieving optimum focus. When the automatic mode is selected, the system takes control and optimizes the focus. When panning and tilting, the operator can follow the focus point and position it above the object of focus as the camera is moved with the controller. It does not require tight zooming to focus and performs even on a wide shot.

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