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Preston DM1X Digital Motor

Preston Cinema Systems
Abel Code: PR-4205
Mfr. Code: 4205
Estimated to Ship – 2-4 months
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
The DM1X digital motor can drive the focus rings of lenses at the highest speed available, approximately 2x the speed of the DM1, ideal for the latest generation of large diameter zoom lenses.
Key Highlights
  • For digital MDR-2/3 units
  • Compatible with Digital Micro Force
  • Compatible with Video Lens Control


The Preston DM1X Digital Motor is compatible with Preston MDR-2 and MDR-3 motor drivers, the Digital Micro Force and the single-channel Video Lens Control. The motor housing is machined from a solid bar of Magnesium alloy, and is coated with a special ceramic before painting for resistance to salt spray and moisture. The DM-1X features gears coated with Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) to provide toughness and efficiency.

The motor can be mounted to a variety of swing-arm brackets with conventional 15mm rods or directly mounted to matte box support rods with the Integral Motor Mount (sold separately).

NOTE: Includes 0.8 output gear, 1/4" width.

What's in the Box

  • Preston DM1X Digital Motor
  • 0.8 Output Gear


Key Highlights

  • For digital MDR-2/3 units
  • Compatible with Digital Micro Force
  • Compatible with Video Lens Control
  • 2x faster than DM1

Compatibility - Lens Control System


Mechanical & Electronic Controls

Gear Ratios:


9 in
7 in
11 in
2 lb
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