Can the cmotion Cinefade VariND be used without a lens control system?

Yes, it is possible to use our cmotion Cinefade VariND as a standalone variable ND filter or standalone Motorised Polariser without a lens control system.

The filter is powered through a LBUS to D-tap or RS power cable and the User can dial in the level of ND or rotation angle of the polariser via two buttons on the back of the motor block. A OLED display reads out the current ND value or rotation angle.

The VariND can save the Camera Assistant time from having to manually swap out traditional ND filters and the DP can control the exposure more precisely by changing ND values in a third of a stop rather full stops.

For the Cinefade variable depth of field effect an iris motor is slaved to the cmotion Cinefade VariND, requiring a cmotion cPRO lens control system.

Please feel free to contact us for more details or if you have any further questions.

Standalone variable ND filter and Motorised Polariser