We are excited to announce the release of our new Version 21 Firmware coming March 1, 2022. V.21 will be available free from our website for Cine RT Systems with Data & Accessory Ports. Clients with older systems can add these ports to their Cine RTs with the Retrofit, a modification that is backward compatible with all systems. A PRG-100 Programmer is required to connect your Cine RT System via USB to professional Lemo connectors.
The new firmware contains a host of refinements to menu operations, display formatting, and system alerts. We have also made it our mission to rework the core Rangefinder to improve data speed and stability. It has been our pleasure to collaborate with several major lens control system manufacturers to provide faster serial protocol speeds, as well as bi-directional communications for the new Arri Hi-5.
Version 21 unlocks these new Serial Output options and offers the new Beta LCS Focus Tracking Menu to enhance focus tracking for the Arri Hi-5, Arri WCU-4, c motion c pro (c pro plus), Teradek RT, and Heden Ymer-3. Distance information is sent to the Preston Cinema HU3 and HU4 in the native Preston Serial Protocol (focus tracking from third-party serial not supported at this time).
Watch this space for more info coming soon!