Zoom Servo Drive for Fujinon XK zoom lens: CDM-XK-Z

Motorize your Fujinon XK6x20 20-120mm T3.5 with Chrosziel

Controlled via SONY FS & LANC handgrip

The Sony FS5 / FS7 handgrip zoom rocker controls directly the servo drive unit. Other zoom rockers with LANC protocol are compatible too, e.g. mounted to handgrip.

Camera control signals forwarded

Control signals (e.g. menu / user buttons / focus magnification / camera run & stop) are immediately looped through to the camera.

Single unit mounted onto lens

Two captive screws keeping the single servo drive unit permanently fixed onto lens.

4 Zoom Modes

EB / Documentary,  Live / Hardcut, Silent, Direct Mode

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Zoom Servo Drive Fujinon XK6x20

CDM-XK-Z product introduction

Zoom Servo Motor for Fujinon XK6x20 zoom lens

0.42mins product video

All in one single housing

Developed for the Fujinon XK6x20 20-120 mm zoom lens the CDM-XK-Z enables ways of creativity that may be impossible just by zooming manually. To simplify the operator’s workflow the zoom servo drive is directly mounted onto the lens by two captive screws.

The weight of the CDM-XK-Z including digital motor, gear, PCB with CPU, screws and cabling is 0.44 lbs. (197 gram). With the zoom servo drive Chrosziel addresses camera operators who are working in the broadcast and documentary sector looking for a reasonably priced zoom servo drive.

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Sony FS5 Setup
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1. Sony handgrip / other LANC handgrips with zoom rockers are also compatible

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2. Zoom servo drive CDM-XK-Z with 4 zoom modes

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3. Fujinon XK6x20 20-120mm zoom lens

1. Sony handgrip / other LANC handgrips with zoom rockers are also compatible
2. Zoom Servo Drive CDM-XK-Z with 4 zoom modes
3. Fujinon XK6x20 20-120mm zoom lens
4. Chrosziel Light Weight Support 401-FS5

Photograph: John E Fry BA (hons)

Everything under control with Sony smart grip or any other standard LANC hand grip

Until today, the standard in zooming was using the zoom rocker of the smart grip or any other LANC compatible hand grip. A second hand grip was necessary for controlling the camera setting or forwarding any user commands. Since both devices were separated, the operator always needed to change his grip.

With the CDM-XK-Z Chrosziel unifies both functionalities into one single unit. Supported are the smart grips of the Sony PXW-FS5 and Sony PXW-FS7 or any LANC compatible zoom rocker.

For operation the power cable is connected and the two Jack cables with the handgrip and the camera. Once powered the zoom servo drive calibrates automatically the end stops of the lens. To further support the operator’s piece of mind Chrosziel implemented the so called “Soft Ramping”: Instead of having the zooming suddenly and unexpectedly stop, the zoom gently slows down the movement of the lens at the end stops.

By using a LANC device the operator may build his or her setup, like shoulder, Steadicam or Gimbal applications. Thus, makes the CDM-XK-Z an all-day companion for the Fujinon XK6x20 20-120 mm and gives the camera operator additional freedom of creativity.

All camera control signals forwarded

Control commands (e.g. menu / user buttons / focus magnification / camera run & stop) are immediately looped through to the camera via the LANC protocol.

By using a Sony PXW-FS5 or a Sony PXW-FS7 camera with a SWIT battery a D-Tap to a (straight or angled) Lemo compatible 5-Pin power cable is used (Chrosziel order numbers: MN-AB-A with angled Lemo compatible socket / MN-AB with straight Lemo compatible socket). The two Jack-Jack cables are forwarding the control commands from the hand grip.

If e.g. a Panasonic Varicam, Sony PMW-F5 or Sony PMW-F55 are used a combined cable with power and start / stop is required, like a Hirose 4-Pin to a (straight or angled) Lemo compatible 5-Pin cable (Chrosziel order numbers: F55-A2-PCAM-A with angled Lemo socket / F55-A2-PCAM with straight Lemo compatible socket). Also, the two Jack-Jack cables are forwarding the control commands from the hand grip.

Also, Chrosziel offers a variety of power cables with straight and angled plugs for all types of camera power out sockets and batteries including camera run / stop functionality (see PDF for download).

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Chrosziel Zoom Servo Drive Fujinon XK6x20
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1. LEMO 0B 5-Pin socket (camera start / stop, power)

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2. 2.5mm Jack port (control command In / Out)

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3. 2.5mm Jack port (control command In / Out)

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4. USB type mini A-B (firmware updates)

1. LEMO 0B 5-Pin socket (camera start / stop, power)
2. 2.5mm Jack port (control command In / Out)
3. 2.5mm Jack port (control command In / Out)
4. USB type mini A-B (firmware updates)

Camera Cable Matrix

Camera type

Sony PXW-FS5

Sony PXW-FS7

Sony PMW-F5 / F55, Panasonic Varicam

ARRI

Compact setup

D-Tap connector

MN-AB
MN-AB-A
(for use with e.g. a SWIT battery)
MN-AB
MN-AB-A
(for use with e.g. a SWIT battery)
n/a n/a

Hirose connector

F55-A2-P-CAM
F55-A2-P-CAM-A
(for use with e.g. a BP U-60T battery)
F55-A2-P-CAM
F55-A2-P-CAM-A
(for use with e.g. a BP U-60T battery)
F55-A2-P-CAM
F55-A2-P-CAM-A
(Camera power out)
n/a

Fischer RS connector

n/a n/a n/a RS-A2-P-CAM
RS-A2-P-CAM-A

Block battery

D-Tap connector

MN-AB
MN-AB-A
MN-AB
MN-AB-A
(for use with e.g. Anton Bauer battery w/o XDCA-FS7 adapter)
MN-AB
MN-AB-A
MN-AB
MN-AB-A

Hirose connector

n/a F55-A2-P-CAM
F55-A2-P-CAM-A
(for use with e.g. Anton Bauer battery w/ XDCA-FS7 adapter)
F55-A2-P-CAM
F55-A2-P-CAM-A
(Camera power out)
n/a

Fischer RS connector

RS-A2-P-CAM
RS-A2-P-CAM-A
(for use with break out boxes, w/o camera run stop)
RS-A2-P-CAM
RS-A2-P-CAM-A
(for use with break out boxes, w/o camera run stop)
RS-A2-P-CAM
RS-A2-P-CAM-A
(for use with break out boxes, w/o camera run stop)
RS-A2-P-CAM
RS-A2-P-CAM-A
(Camera power out)

The green status LED on the left side of the zoom servo drive CDM-XK-Z indicates which zoom mode was chosen

Chrosziel CDM-XK-Z Zoom Servo Motor: zoom modes

For freedom of creativity the operator may choose from four different zoom modes: EB / Documentary Mode, Live / Hardcut Mode, Silent, and Direct Mode.

EB / Documentary Mode

Designed for long and smooth zoom drives with the CDM-LWZ3-Z it offers slow creeping zoom transitions while keeping the motive perfectly framed.

Silent Mode

To reduce the sound of the zoom servo drive the maximum speed of its motor is limited to 40 percent making the setup almost inaudible.

Live / Hardcut Mode

To catch the best moments, the Live / Hardcut Mode is useful. It uses 80 percent of the maximum speed capacity of the motor offering fast zoom drives but with Soft Ramping.

Direct Mode

The Direct Mode finally uses the full speed capacity of the Zoom Servo Drive. The LANC commands are implemented instantaneously without ramping and smooth transitions. Useful for B camera operators catching snaps shots from the concert.

Exploded view

1. Gear cover
2. Motor gear
3. Digital servo motor
4. Mounting screw
5. Mounting screw
6. PCB with CPU
7. Cover
8. Status LED (on the back side)

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1. Gear cover

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2. Motor gear

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3. Digital servo motor

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4. Mounting screw

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5. Mounting screw

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6. PCB with CPU

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7. Cover

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8. Status LED (on the back side)

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