Aladin MKII

ALADIN MKII

The universal Lens Control System.

MODULAR AND EXPANDABLE:
THE EXTENSION MODULE

The Aladin MK II motor controller offers the basic equipment connections for 8 motors. This is expandable through an extension interface where additional extension modules (max. 5) can be mounted – meaning that special functions for your particular application easily can be realised.

The following optional extension modules are available:
  • ALADIN MKII Extension Interface Base: Extension interface basic unit for acceptance of up to 5 extension modules (AL2-EXT-BASE)
  • ALADIN MKII Digital Lens Interface: Extension interface module for the control of digital ENG lenses (Fujijon/Canon) (AL2-EXT-DLI)
  • ALADIN MKII Rear Camera Interface: Extension interface module rear camera for connecting digital and analogue rear camera controls (zoom & focus) (AL2-EXT-HK)
  • ALADIN MKII Lensport Interface: Extension interface module LensPort for broadcast functionality such as IRIS remote control, VTR / Talkback FIZ switching, FIZ Follow and Read Out, for connection to the camera-side 12-pin Hirose Lensport port (AL2-EXT-LP)
  • ALADIN MKII Motor Interface: Extension interface module for two additional motors (AL2-EXT-MOT)
  • ALADIN MKII Roll/Tilt Sensor Interface: Extension interface module roll/tilt sensor -90°/+90° (AL2-EXT-RTS)
  • Cover basic housing: Cover for free extension interface slots (AL2-EXT-PLATE)

THE MOTOR CONTROLLER

The central control unit.

Hardware equipment:
  • 8 motor channels
  • 2 serial ports
  • Time code input (LTC)
  • Multicolour OLED Display
  • Ergonomic membrane keyboard
  • Camera start/stop socket
  • BNC connector for radio or cable
  • 2 x 3/8″ thread
  • USB port
  • Robust aluminium housing

HAND UNIT: THE TRANSCEIVER

The Aladin hand unit is characterised by a modular design. Depending on the requirements you need for your project, you can combine the various hand-held modules.

The upper end of the hand unit usually consists of the transceiver module MK II and combines the motor controller with the hand unit:
  • 16 transmitting channels in the 434 MHz band (alternatively 869 MHz band upon request)
  • Serial port RS232/422
  • Multicolour OLED display for all necessary information
  • Joystick with 5-axis menu navigation

HAND UNIT:
THE FOCUS/IRIS-MODULE WITH VARILOCK

The Focus-Iris module offers the following functions:
  • Handwheel with VariLock function – mechanically adjustable end stops
  • Adjustable fluid damping for the hand wheel
  • 2-fold expansion each for handwheel and slider bar
  • Interchangeable scale ring – large, small and flat rings available
  • 2-fold expansion each for handwheel and slider bar
  • Connector for gooseneck LED light
  • Direction switch each for handwheel and slider bar
  • Camera run/stop switch

HAND UNIT: THE ZOOM-MODULE

The zoom module offers you joystick-controlled, precise zooming:
  • Military-grade sub-miniature joystick
  • An LED column indicates the position of the zoom
  • Setting of the maximum speed via knob
  • Set buttons for zoom limits
  • Zap button for quick movement of the telephoto position
  • Direction switch for joystick

HAND UNIT: THE BATTERY

The battery: the energy source of the Aladin hand unit for an entire day of shooting!
  • NiMH cells
  • Can be charged at low and high temperatures
  • 800 mAh / 7.2 volt
  • Rechargeable with charger (AL-CH)