If you have the 18-80mm EF Mount with 20-pin port lens, it will require modification to the 5-pin port instead to work with ARFX Lens, we are currently working on getting support from Canon to either modify or replace existing existing 20-pin lenses.The5-pin serial port on the lens allows both sending and receiving of the lens data instead of just one-way communication.The 18-80mm EF-Mount with 5-pin port can also be separately purchased from our store (coming soon).
Any focus or zoomchangesonthe physical lens will be replicated in the virtual lens without exception. The data is read internally from the lens mechanics and internal lens metadata, not through an external sensor, achieving a true “plug and play” lens emulation solution with zero calibration time. Just load the plugin on your scene, connect, and shoot.
ARFX Lens supports all tracking systems supported by the ARFX Pro Plugin, which as of writing includes Vive Pro, Vive Mars, stYpe, Mo-Sys, and NoitomVPS. If your choice of tracking system is not currently supported, let us know as we are always looking to add support for more systems. If the tracking hardware already has a LiveLink plugin for Unreal, integration will be simple.
Our proprietary "plug n play" lens emulation solution in partnership with Canon: Allows for live green/blue screen chromakey composites, AR overlays and set extensions, and more. Includes the Canon 18-80mm Compact Servo Modified EF-mount Lens and cables for any EF mount cameras -- Developed in partnership with Canon and Butcher Bird Studios. Requires a subscription to the ARFX Pro plugin for Unreal Engine, tracking hardware (either Vive, Mo-Sys, or stYpe), and a video capture card that is compatible with Unreal Editor (Decklink 4K SDI recommended).