This weblog describes a side project of Ingo Rammer, one of the co-founders of thinktecture. (We normally provide software development consultancy services throughout Europe and help architects and software developers create applications based on Microsoft technologies, including .NET, WCF, Azure, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7).

If you're not a videographer, you might wonder what this project is about: A Follow Focus Unit allows a videographer/photographer to more easily focus a photographic/cinematic lens while recording. Contrary to autofocus systems in regular photo cameras and consumer videocamers, most "serious" videography (and basically everything you'll ever see in a cinema) depends on manual focus selection. Devices like these help camerapersons or camera assistents perform this job.