Introducing V-Control – USB Follow Focus

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Shenzhen, August 2012 - Aputure Photo Tech Co. is pleased to announce V-Control, a USB follow-focus controller for your Canon DSLR camera, coming in a half the price of the competition!

V-Control is a handheld USB fdesigned to control certain Canon DSLR cameras that use Canon’s USB protocol. Switch between still and video modes with ease. Seven versatile buttons and a center control give you full control over exposure, live-view, and focus settings. It will revolutionize the way you shoot stills and videos.

Compatible models include: 1D4, 5D2, 5D3, 7D, 60D, 600D, 550D, 500D/T1i, 1100D/T3.

Main Features

  • World’s 1st mode-switching USB focus device
  • Total exposure control (shutter, aperture, ISO, EC)
  • Total live-view control
  • LCD display for adjustment settings
  • Multiple focus options in still mode
  • Four focus point presets in video mode
  • Two USB ports for ergonomic flexibility
  • Simple operation & easy portability
  • Compatible with many accessories


 

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  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Nekto

    And where i can buy it?

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  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Igor

    Hi, where can I get this… Im absolutely interested in buying it instantly…

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  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Igor

    is there any way to be able to make a beta testing of the product and make a review video?

    thanks

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Kaziba

    and compatible Canon models are ?

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  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Igor

    Im wondering if the tool can be really used as follow focus during video shooting… or if the steps are to slow or to fast….

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog david

    why only canon ??
    what about nikon ?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Compatible models include: 1D4, 5D2, 7D, 60D, 600D, 550D, 500D/T1i, 1100D/T3

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Igor, yes the tool is intended for video use. Steps can be set at many different speeds, using two different parameters (step size and send rate). All in all, you’ll have 27 different possible speeds!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Igor

    Is there any chance to make a test review with video about your new product? Could you send me one soon? Thanks

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi David, it’s because Nikon has a different USB protocol than Canon. We are currently working on developing a Nikon model though.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Igor, stay tuned, it should be available by the end of the month. Check with your local dealer, and also keep your eyes open on eBay and Amazon.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog MiltosFoto

    Hi, I just found out about this product and I will purchase that as soon as it is for NIKON use!!!

    Please make this happen as soon as possible!
    Thx!

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  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Igor, please send us an email at aputurephoto at gmail dot com with your ideas.

  • http://www.rocksolidmediaproductions.co.uk Isaiah

    Hi,
    I am a canon dslr master class film maker.
    My ff is a right pain as it often restricts me from being able to use my matte box.
    Does this work with manual lenses or only motor driven lenses as I own a numer of M42 primes and would love to know that it’s possible..

    REGARDS
    Isaiah.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Isaiah, manual focus lenses will work, but you lose control to focus or set focus points. However you can set exposure settings and take stills and videos, etc. Just no focus control…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Myles

    Hi there,

    Is it possible to get a long cable to rig up so I could use the DSLR at the end of a 6ft jib and control the camera from the other end?

    Thanks,

    Myles

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Yes Myles, that would be possible, but you’d have to purchase the longer cable separately.

  • http://alboem.com George

    Hi. When I found the device in ebay, I double asked for compatibility with 5DmkIII and they told me after asking you that it fits.
    It works for a few seconds and then the camera crashes with ERR 70.
    Any help?
    Can it be updated via USB?
    Thanks…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Looks like that dealer told you the wrong information. V-Control is not yet compatible with 5D3. We are working on it…

  • http://alboem.com George

    will I be able to update the firmware myself via USB?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Henry

    Can the V-control unit work with Canon 650D?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Henry, unfortunately this model is not compatible with V-Control, yet…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi George, as of now, we don’t have any firmware updates…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ George

    The dealer told me that he had a mail from you stating that it is compatible.
    I asked him to forward it to me and I’ll let you know.
    BUT, you’re not answering my question:
    WILL I BE ABLE TO UPDATE IT MYSELF?
    YES OR NO?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Satish

    Hi. I have 7d, when using on jib we get preview from usb port. If we use v-control usb focus controler we can get camare view from second usb port?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Satish

    can we get A/V out from your controler?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Satish, ther eis no A/V out from the controller, only 2 USB ports. A/V out ports are usually found on the camera.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Satish, not sure I understand your questions, but you’re unable to get both live view/LCD preview and focus control at the same time, as they both utilize the AV-out (USB) port.

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  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Matthew

    This product looks great. Any timeline as to when it will be ready for the 5D3?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Matthew, V-Control is now 5D3 compatible! Though you might want to wait a few weeks until they get out to dealers. And it’s always good to test in person first. If you get an old one, we should be able to exchange for a new one (waiting on word about that…)

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Satish

    hi
    how can we get preview from 30 feet distance when using v-control usb follow focus? have you any solution?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Satish, seems like this would require a 30ft USB cord! Or you could wait until we develop a wireless version with LCD (probably won’t happen anytime soon!)

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Ahmed

    Hi i upgrade my camera to 650D so there is any chance that it will work with it in the near future ?!!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Ahmed, although we’ve updated V-Control for the 5D3, we haven’t yet done so for the 650D. No word on this at the moment…

  • http://mercianmedia.co.uk Alex

    Just ordered mine. This will make my dslr rig so much easier to use!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Rich

    Any idea on the timeframe for the development of the Nikon USB controller, in particular the D800? Weeks or months?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog The A-Team

    Hi Rich, definitely months, not weeks! Stay tuned…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Vince

    Will buy a Nikon controller as soon as you make them available!!!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Antonello

    Please a contoller for my D800!!! SOON!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Antonello

    The Nikon owners need it!!!

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  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Ali Farahani

    I want to use this with my camera (5d mark ii) on a jib arm. if i use a long usb cable for example 30 feets cables between camera and V-Control , can i use this as well? is may long usb cables makes problems in focusing?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Ali, I can’t exactly say because we haven’t tested it under this scenario, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. For best results, use the cable we provided, of course.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Ali Farahani

    Thanks for reply. but if it is possible plz do a test with a long cable . its very important for use camera on the moving equipments. plz share your results. i think if it gives nice results with long cables can help to increase number of sales.

  • http://www.timescapes.us Chen

    Still working on the Nikon side? Would love to have this…sometimes I wished I gone with Canon….

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Boon

    sony a77 please

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Yoni

    Hi
    Can I use this device along with canon 60d and an external monitor that uses the HDMI port of the camera?. the competitors does allow that.
    thanks

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Yoni, yes you can. Actually, we have a video monitor coming out in the next few days. Stay tuned to blog for more information!

  • http://www.xtreemtec.nl Xtreemtec

    I also need to know if this controller is going to work well with 30 feet (10 meters) of usb extension.
    For example does it put 5V on the line to power an Extensioncord?

    We have had a solution now with a tablet but after connecting a long cable the driver on the tablet was not strong enough for a relaiable connection. Had a lot of drop outs..

    Now we working with a laptop and use the Canon remote shoot utility. But we need something that is small enough to put on the jib.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Luis C

    Sony A65 A77 blow away any canon for video shooting at price point.
    please give us this control for this camera as soon as possible thank you Luis.

  • http://www.mediapartner.es Roberto

    Hello, does this controller work with the Magic Lantern Firmware on EOS 550D?

    Thanks in advance

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Roberto: yes, the engineers say that it should work fine.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ Kevin

    Are there any updates that this will work with the canon 650d

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Kevin, as of yet, no, but stay tuned…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ serdar

    hi, when it comes to Nikon model?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Hi Serdar, still uncertain about when the Nikon version is coming…

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ Julian

    Sorry, but the compability with 650D, will appear ?
    julian

  • http://www.maofilm.it MAURO

    hi, when possible an update firmwire for the Canon EOS 650D?
    You can download from your site Aputure?

    Thanks in advance

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog/feed/ The A-Team

    Julian & Mauro, not compatible with 650D yet. Please stay tuned…

  • Tinalyd

    I would love to see the V-Control in combo with the Gigtube Wireless. This would be the ultimate product of the century

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    We are working on it :)

  • empty

    Is it compatible with 6D?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Officially, not yet.

  • demetris

    any news on 650D combatibility?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Not yet…but please stay tuned to this page for any changes: http://www.aputure.com/technique-49.html

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Adam,
    Do u think the speed is not enough while switching? It moves to another focus point simultaneously now.

    Wating for your reply soon.

    Regards
    The A Team
    Emily

  • Adam

    i was just wondering if you have control over how fast or slow they switch between the points

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Adam, no, it can’t set the switch speed. V-Control can set adjusting speed while focusing. User manual here: http://www.aputure.com/en/product/v_control_usb.php If anyelse in doubt, contact us soon.
    Cheers
    The A Team
    Emily

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi, which camera do u use?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi,Qshahzad,
    Our engineer said it maybe the lens problem,can you try to change the lens and check whether it happened or not.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    hi, sorry that this v-control ufc-1 is not compatible with canon 6d. U can check the compatible cameras here: http://www.aputure.com/technique-49.html If u use corresponding camera, u can use it to cooperate with monitor.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi, I am sorry to tell u that V-Control is not compatible with 5d. U can check the compatible cameras here: http://www.aputure.com/technique-49.html

  • qshahzad

    But in your website there is written compatibility 5d iii

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Yes, it is compatible with 5dii and 5diii instead of 5d. If u use 5d iii, the problem won’t happen normally. Tell me more details plz.

  • Taxiarhis

    Hellow from Greece
    I’ like to inform me if you working eos6d project for v-control.
    If yes when do you believe it will be ready?
    Regards by Taxiarhis

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    OK, no problem. I am not sure the accurate date while i suppose it will be this year.

  • Chris Summerfield

    I want to buy V-Control for my video work with EOS-1D Mark IV to use focus set points. Most important, it must be able to move from one set point to another (SP1 to SP2) gradually over a set time period (e.g., 5 seconds). Maybe this requires that V-Control must send continuous stream of commands with very fine interval with short (750 ms) ramp-up at start and (750 ms) ramp-down at end of interval, emulating the analog control of a human focus-puller. Probably V-Control can’t do this (yet), but this is my request for V-Control II.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Chris, thank u for your nice idea. And we are developing it and it will get perfect improvement very soon:)

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi dear, thank u for clear details. It seems that the controller has met problem. What about setting the focus step to 2 and the command rate to 4? If still no help, I have to suggest u to go to your seller for customer service.

  • nirlas

    Any updates on the Nikon D800 support?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Sorry, not yet. We only have v-control for Canon HDSLRs. We shall release news if any updated:)

  • GlobalCop

    Where can I get PDF for the manual?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi,GlobalCop,here is the link you can get the manual,http://www.aputure.com/V-Control/

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi, sorry it is not compatible with 6D. U can check the compatible list here: http://www.aputure.com/technique-49.html

    regards
    emily

  • Sean Halstead

    But it will be compatible one of these days, correct?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Yes, we are trying to inprove the compatibility.
    cheers
    emily

  • Sean Halstead

    Thanks Emily.

  • Hal White

    Do you know if this works with a Canon 6D ?? If you do not know Im willing to be a tester. (and if works willing to purchase)

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi,Hal Whie,
    Sorry,the V-Control can not support Canon 6D,have a nice day.
    Elva

  • Hal White

    are you planning support for the Canon 6d in the future ???

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Hal White,
    I can not sure now,I will inform you once the updated one is ready.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Sorry,it can not work for 1DX.

  • yogurt

    So 650d support?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Sorry,it can not.The V-control can work for Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 7D, 60D, 600D/T3i/Kiss X5,550D/T2i/Kiss X4, 500D/T1i/Kiss X3, 1100D/T3/Kiss X50

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Sorry,the V-control can not work for newer Canon currently,but we will test more camera.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    sorry,it can not work for 650D currently.

  • Warren Wilding

    Hi, I have a newly purchased 100D, essentially a 700D in a smaller body.
    Is there any likelihood of this controller working with this camera in the near future?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Warren Wilding,
    Sure,All Aputure controllers can work for your 100D,the shutter interface is same as 700D.Which product do you want?

    Best regards

    Elva

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Alex,

    The USB V-control only work for some Canon camera.V-control uses Canon’s USB protocol to allow control of a wide range of functions,but can not use Nikon’s USB protocol.

    Best regards

    Elva

  • Warren Wilding

    I was inquiring if the V-Control USB works with the 100D and 700D as these cameras do not appear in the compatability list.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi,Warren Wilding,
    Sorry,the USB V-control can not work for 100D and 700D.But the camera can use our other camera shutter and flash trigger.
    Best regards

    Elva

  • Tolly
  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hello Tolly, Yes, it is our new model.
    Best regards
    Elva

  • patricio

    The product is compatible with Canon T5i????

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi, sorry, it can not work for canon700D.
    Best regards
    Elva

  • MichaelvanK

    I know you haven’t mentioned it, but what about the Canon 70D?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Sorry. The USB focus controller does not support the Canon 70D, because it designed before 70D on the market. And we do not have the plan to update currently.
    Best regards
    Elva

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    First, I am sure our USB Focus Controller is compatible with T3i.

    Then, please tell me some more details about your operation so that I can find out what happened for you.

    Looking forward to your reply. My email ID is elva.deng@aputure.com.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Sorry, it is for Canon.

  • augure3

    count you update the firmware to be compatible with eos 700D?

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi Dear,

    Thanks for your suggestion, we can not reply you now. But we will try.

    Best regards
    Elva

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi, no firmware to support it so far, we shall release the news once we have new firmware, plz keep patient:)

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi, i sugguest u to try it in a retailer’s store, maybe it can work well. If not, plz wait our firmware:)

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi, I am sorry that there is really this problem when the V-Control is used with Mark III, but it is OK with other type cameras. And aiming at this problem, we have produced the upgrading UFC-1S. Hope this can help you. Do not hesitate to contact with me if you have any other problem. Thanks!

  • Ingo

    Hi, iám looking for a software update of the V-Control

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Hi, you can go to this web first (http://www.aputure.com/), then you input “V-Control” in to the serch blank space. Afterthat, you can find what you need. Thanks!

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Aputure

    Dear Falcao,

    You means our product works well, right? Thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Nancy Fang

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