Hi Guys, I'm new to the forum. I do operate Red cameras quite often, but I actually registered on the forum specifically for this conversation. I've been following the progress of the RT Motion Mk3 system for many months now. Their website is crude and not very well updated.
I am very eager to know (I'm guessing, as are many others) as much as possible about this WFF system. From what I've read in all the above submissions, it does sound very promising. In fact, almost too good to be true at what it claims to do, and the price point at which it does it.
The website does not publish a user manual (at least, not for non-customers) - though I read above that the firmware is still being refined, so a user manual would not yet be finalised. Going by the multi-channel functionality, it would in theory blow the BFD digital system right out of the water, and Hocus Products are going to have a lot of thinking to do, considering that their (apparently) competing Axis1 system is just that - A single channel system, for the price of a dual channel RTMotion.
So my ultimate curiosity at the moment is how it compares, both in functionality, and in quality to these two other brands.
I've also been highly intrigued by the OLED display on the controller unit. I wonder how useful the data display on that really is. I've read above that the focus distance is linearly quantified on a 0-999 scale. Do the manufacturers hint, or imply that this could be an accurate logarithmic distance reading with a future update? (alla Preston's lens mapping). Same for the T-stop, as Berringer asked...
Apart from this, most obviously, I'd love to know how the motor really performs - speed, accuracy, noise etc. David Kellerman above claims that it's quieter than the M-One. I have to say, though I'm not very familiar with how much noise an M-One makes, that that's a very high standard to be comparing to. So that already sounds promising.
Judging as well from the few photos of the receiver unit - irrespective of whether it performs well or not (though, again, the above submissions sound very promising), I'm very impressed by how small they've managed to make it. It makes me question now what necessitates the substantially larger sizes of the BDR and the Axis1 receiver units.
So, to Mr Kellerman, and to Mr Baumber (warm regards from Sydney, Australia!), I'd like to pass my congratulations for buying one of these systems, and being among the first owners. You are both lucky, and very brave. Along with all others who've written in this thread, I would deeply appreciate, and eagerly await an in-depth review of the system (with pics, and/or videos hopefully...), once you've gained enough experience with it to comment, and perhaps to draw some preliminary comparisons with it and the other competing systems.
Also, despite my efforts in searching, I have found very little conversation about this WFF system elsewhere online. If anyone can link me to another source (if there happens to be one), I'd be most obliged.
Thanks guys! All the very best.