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LIVE AIR 3 SMART

LiDAR AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM

A decade of honing, striving for simplicity to the extreme, We have always pondered on how to make the follow focus system simpler and more user-friendly, So we had to start from scratch and rebuild. LIVE AIR 3 SMART is born for simplicity, abandoning all cables, fancy screens, and complicated menus. Users don't need to spend time learning more, nor do they need to look at unnecessary data. Simply insert the battery into the motor, and it powers on automatically. Everything is designed for faster, simpler, and easier operation.

Evolution and Innovation

Four Major Milestones of PDMOVIE Follow Focus System

2013

After arduous research and repeated trial and error, we successfully launched the first generation of the "REMOTE AIR" wireless focus pulling system. This wireless focus puller has brought users an unprecedented experience with its outstanding performance and excellent cost performance. At the same time, it has laid a solid foundation for the development of subsequent products. 「Review History」

2015

Our proud first-generation "REMOTE AIR PRO" professional-grade three-channel wireless follow focus was born. What sets this follow focus apart is the integration of the focus motor and signal receiver module for the first time, allowing for intercommunication between the motors. To achieve more convenient interaction control, a controller perfectly fitted to the iPhone screen was specially designed, along with the development of the popular "REMOTE AIR APP." This innovation has been highly appreciated and praised by numerous professionals in the film and television industry, further strengthening our determination to create even better follow focus systems. 「Review History」

2018

Through continuous self-affirmation and negation, we have abandoned all the gimmicks and burdens, dared to subvert tradition, and created the first generation of "LIVE AIR" single-soldier-level full wireless focus puller. By fully streamlining and reducing the size of the controller and motor, we have achieved a minimalist design. At the same time, we have abandoned the screen and equipped the controller and motor with independent power systems, enabling wireless control of the lens without the need for any cables. This innovation has made it easier for more users to use wireless focus pullers and has brought them higher-level and more diverse shooting possibilities. 「Review History」

2023

With ten years of product development experience, we have turned ideas into reality. We have successfully made the world's smallest wireless controller with self-contained power and a 1/4 screw, while the motor integrates signal transmission and reception, motor driving, laser ranging, and independent power supply. Through lens data collected by the REMOTE AIR APP over the years and intelligent AI algorithms, the motor now has autofocus capabilities. You can choose to manually control the lens, or use intelligent automatic lens control. This huge innovation will provide more possibilities for focus pulling applications for film and television professionals. Simple, convenient, intelligent, and practical - these are its labels. Welcome to use "LIVE AIR 3 SMART".

AI Lens Model Virtual Technology

20000+

Since the release of REMOTE AIR APP in 2015, users have shared over 20,000 sets of lens data with us

512+

Through analysis and extraction of the data, we have built a set of 512 virtual lens models

AI

Achieve unparalleled accuracy in autofocus by automatically retrieving the closest lens model through lens marking, and then utilizing AI algorithms to simulate actual lens data.

A vast database of over 20,000 sets of lens data

Through data refinement, we have constructed over 512 virtual lens models

During the lens marking process, automatically invoke the lens model that closely resembles the actual lens, and then utilize AI algorithms to simulate data that closely resembles the characteristics of the real lens.

Six Core Advantages

Powerful Torque
0.75Nm/1.0Nm

Working Time
8-10 hours

Assisted Autofocus
max 4M-5M

One-Button
Setting Function

Remote Control
Max 100M

2 Option switch
AF - MF

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Drive Module

Antenna Module

LiDAR Module

Power Supply Module

High Torque, Low Latency, High Precision

Drive Module

The latest 5.3 Bluetooth connection technology, with a control distance of up to 100 meters

Antenna Module

Fast scanning target distance AI analysis travel data Assisted autofocus

LiDAR Module

Independent power supply, supporting fast charging and quick replacement, with a battery life of nearly 6-10 hours

Power Supply Module

LiDAR Assisted Autofocus

LIVE AIR 3 SMART is user-friendly and requires minimal setup. The introduction of LiDAR distance measurement autofocus greatly reduces the difficulty of focusing, allowing creators to focus more on composition and design, providing them with greater inspiration.

4096

Measurement Point

4M-5M

Autofocus Distance

28°

FOV

480Hz

Max Frame Rate

Array Focusing Technology

LiDAR automatic ranging can project a total of 4096 ranging points with a field of view angle of 28°. It accurately measures the distance to the subject within the effective range and automatically controls the motor to drive the lens for autofocus based on the data.

* Film by @danielilabaca @stuntcameracrew
* BTS by @nbaetscher

Three-speed focusing speed to adapt to different shooting scenarios

The LiDAR MOTOR is equipped with three autofocus speed modes. High-speed mode for capturing fast-moving subjects with precision, medium-speed mode for everyday shooting scenarios, and slow-speed mode for creating a more cinematic breathing effect.

Front/Rear Focus Lock Change

Depending on the requirements of the shooting scenario, you can easily switch between autofocus on the front focus or back focus. The front focus is the default focus on the object closest to the LiDAR, while the back focus is the default focus on the object at the far end of the LiDAR scanning range. (The back focus autofocus lock mode requires connection to the controller. Without controller connection, the motor will only default to front focus autofocus.)

Autofocus Mode

The LiDAR motor does not require connection to the controller and can be used once calibration is completed.

Manual Focus Mode

When the controller moves away from the nearest focus position, it switches to manual control. It is recommended to reserve an empty channel for pure manual wireless control. *MOTOR SMART can be switched to pure manual control mode by pressing the motor button three times.

Double Power Mode

When the MOTOR SMART is in a high-speed response state and the battery is at 100% capacity, it will automatically activate the Double Power mode. In this mode, the motor's power output is doubled, and the peak torque can reach up to 1.5Nm. The radar scanning rate can also be increased to 480Hz. When the battery level drops below 95%, the motor will automatically exit the Double Power mode. To keep the motor in the Double Power mode for an extended period, an external power source can be connected via the Type-C interface.

Module

Max RPM
(Double Power)

Instant power
(Double Power)

Max Torque
(Double Power)

PD-BTMP-SP

2200rpm
2200rpm

12W
24W

1.0Nm
1.5Nm

PD-BTMP-S

1500rpm
-

8W
-

0.75Nm
-

PD-BTMP-N

1500rpm
-

5W
-

0.5Nm
-

PD-MX

3500rpm
-

60W
-

0.8Nm
-

PD-RP

4500rpm
-

95W
-

1.2Nm
-

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Discrepancy Comparison

Illuminance Performance

Motor Performance

Scan Rate

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Real Shot Reference

AF - Boxing

AF - Daytime

AF - Nighttime

AF - Surround

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High Resolution

The controller has a travel resolution of 16384 DPI, and the motor has a travel resolution of up to 16384 DPI per rotation, enabling low-latency response to operational commands

High Resolution

Standard Gears

Comes with a 0.8 Mod gear as standard, and additional 0.4/0.5/0.6 Mod gears can be purchased for easy compatibility with various lenses

Standard Gears

Manual/Automatic calibration

Using the motor button, easily start automatic lens calibration. For lenses with infinite rotation, manual calibration can also be used to set the lens travel distance

Manual/Automatic calibration

Quick Lens AF Marking

After completing lens travel calibration, simply mark three positions to quickly complete the marking process and enjoy autofocus functionality.

View Autofocus setup steps and download marking assistance focus card.

*Please perform lens AF marking in a spacious indoor environment for higher success rate.

Discrepancy Comparison

MOTOR SMART MINI VS MOTOR SMART

MOTOR SMART MINI

PD-BTMP-S

LI-42Bx2 Battery
Endurance: 6 - 8 hours
Supports quick disassembly

MOTOR SMART

PD-BTMP-SP

LI-42Bx3 Battery
Endurance: 6 - 8 Hours
Supports quick disassembly & Type-C Charging

SMALL WHEEL

PDL-TC-AFX

LIR2477 Battery
Endurance: 8 - 10 Hours
Supports quick disassembly

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Status Indicator, Simple and Clear

Lens Channel

Motor Status

ONE-CLICK SETTINGS

All setting commands can be completed with one button.

NO SIGNAL INTERFERENCE

The LiDAR motor does not require connection to the controller and can be used once calibration is completed.

Type-C Quick Charge

MOTOR SMART can quick charge the battery and enter to double power mode through Type-C interface
*MOTOR SMART MINI does not have Type-C interface

Can be charged to 80% in 15 minutes

Can be fully charged to 100% in 25 minutes

Assistive Focus Stickers

Applying assistive focus stickers can increase LIDAR measuring distance. Users can use the provided reflective stickers or purchase their own preferred reflective stickers

The World's Smallest Thumbwheel for Focus Control

31mm*32mm

Weight: 28g

Max 100M

Easy Installation Anywhere, Without Any Obstacles

The controller comes with a 1/4-inch screw and can be mounted on any equipment with a corresponding screw hole, such as kits, handles, and monitors

REMOTE AIR RIR Large Handwheel Device

Get rid of spatial limitations, operate wirelessly and appear more confident

Intelligent and Comprehensive

· ·A-B Point lens limit. A-B point lens automatic operation.

REMOTE AIR APP

Ultimate Tool for Solo Shooting

Automatic focus allows for an integrated user experience of receiving, monitoring, and controlling by a single individual

Fully equipped with accessories, ready to use out of the box

Equipped with multiple accessories, from focus rings to versatile clamps, enabling the follow focus system to be quickly put into operation.

Product List

Configuration List

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PDL-AFX-RA-SP

$669 $599

PDL-AFX-RA-S

$569 $509

PDL-AFX-S

$469 $419

PD-BTMP-S

$339 $289

LiDAR MOTOR SMART

x1

PDL-TC-AFX

x1

REMOTE AIR RIG

x1

Lens Gear Ring

x1

LIR2477 Battery

x2

Li-42Bx3

x2

Batteries Charger

x1

Focus Assist Stickers

x1

Lens label stickers

x1

Hot Shoe Clamp

x1

Rod Adapter

x1

Multifunctional Fixture

x1

10cm & 5cm Rod (DIA 15mm)

x1

USB-C cables

x1

Microusb cable

x1

Spanner 1/4 screw

x1

Zipper Box

x1

LiDAR MOTOR SMART MINI

x1

PDL-TC-AFX

x1

REMOTE AIR RIG

x1

Lens Gear Ring

x1

LI-42Bx2 Battery

x2

LI42B Charger

x1

LIR2477 Battery

x2

LIR2477 Charger

x1

Focus Assist Stickers

x1

Lens label stickers

x1

Hot Shoe Clamp

x1

Rod Adapter

x1

Multifunctional Fixture

x1

10cm & 5cm Rod (DIA 15mm)

x1

Microusb cable

x2

Inner Hexagon

x1

Zipper Box

x1

LiDAR MOTOR SMART MINI

x1

PDL-TC-AFX

x1

Lens Gear Ring

x1

LI-42Bx2 Battery

x2

LI42B Charger

x1

LIR2477 Battery

x2

LIR2477 Charger

x1

Focus Assist Stickers

x1

Lens label stickers

x1

Hot Shoe Clamp

x1

Rod Adapter

x1

Multifunctional Fixture

x1

10cm & 5cm Rod (DIA 15mm)

x1

Microusb cable

x2

Inner Hexagon

x1

Zipper Box

x1

LiDAR MOTOR SMART MINI

x1

Lens Gear Ring

x1

LI-42Bx2 Battery

x2

LI42B Charger

x1

Focus Assist Stickers

x1

Lens label stickers

x1

Hot Shoe Clamp

x1

10cm Rod (DIA 15mm)

x1

Microusb cable

x2

Inner Hexagon

x1

Zipper Box

x1

Configuration Parameters

Model

Weight

Size

Torque

Voltage

Connection

Power Battery

Power Cable

Endurance

Distance

LiDAR Distance

LiDAR Speed

Maximum power

Gears

FUNCTION

Auto Calibration

Manual Calibration

Lens Channel

Direction

Motor Speed

Front Focus Lock

Back Focus Lock

AF / MF

Pure Manual Mode

Type-c Charging

AB Point Limit

Zoom Mode

App Control

PDL-TC-AFX

28g

32*32*31MM

-

3.6v

Bluetooth 5.3

LIR2477 Battery

-

8-10 Hours

MAX 100m

-

-

-

-

PDL-TC-AFX

-

-

-

On nearest focus

On infinity focus

-

-

PD-BTMP-SP

152g

87*56*23MM

1.0Nm - 1.5Nm

9.6-12.6v

Bluetooth5.3

LI42Bx3 Battery

Type-C Socket

8 - 10 Hours

MAX 100m

4M - 5M

2 - 480Hz

15w - 24w

0.8mod/40 Teeth

PD-BTMP-SP

Medium/slow speed

-

-

-

PD-BTMP-S

132g

87*56*20MM

0.75Nm

6.4 - 8.4v

Bluetooth 5.3

LI42Bx2 Battery

-

6-8 Hours

MAX 100m

4M-5M

2 - 60Hz

10w

0.8mod/40 Teeth

PD-BTMP-S

Slow speed

-

-

-

-