The Slave Thumbwheel is a very ergonomic, highly flexible thumb/finger wheel control, with REC trigger.
It connects to the AUX port on a MK3.1 or Latitude Receiver (and will not function without the Receiver).
It requires the use of a 5 pin slave cable for use.
The button performs Run/Stop (Requires suitable run/stop cable from Receiver to Camera).
The unit has the ability to set lens limits.
When plugged into 'In1' (Aux) on the Latitude the Thumbwheel will control Focus as default.
When plugged into 'In2' (Aux) on the Latitude the Thumbwheel will control Iris as default.
The unit can also pivot via the Arri style Rosette on an M3 bolt allowing for better positioning. The clamp fits diameters from 22mm to 38mm. The unit is precision CNC milled and wire EDM cut from aerospace grade aluminium and is very lightweight, great for Steadicam and Gimbal use!
Attach the thumbwheel to the receiver AUX port with the slave cable.
The thumbwheel should now auto detect and work, if not you will need to set up the AUX port.
Click / MENU / AUX / MODE / select KNOB
Now select which axis motor class you want to control with the thumbwheel, example for focus.
Click / MENU / AUX / AXIS / select FOCUS
Please Note: Occasionally we have found that the system may pick up voltage interference (noise) on the port depending on your setup. You can turn 'OFF' the AUX port when not being used to prevent this.
You can flip the direction of the Thumbwheel by holding down the 'Record' button for 10 secs.
You can use the Thumbwheel independent of the hand Controller. This can often be a good stripped down setup for use with gimbals or solo setups. Simply plug the Thumbwheel in to the AUX port, make sure the port is set to 'KNOB' (it should be by default) and turn off the hand Controller.
You can use the Thumbwheel in conjunction with the hand Controller to operate any of the FIZ motors. Make sure 'KNOB' is selected in the Aux mode menu, then when you plug in the Thumbwheel it will override control of the selected FIZ motor.
Note: If you are experiencing motor jitter when using the Thumbwheel please have a look here.