compact LCS

ergonomic design & high reliability

The compact LCS is a 3 motor control system, which works with up to 3 cforce motors, offering great ergonomic design, high end features at a great price.

ergonomic design meets features and reliability


The Compact LCS offers affordable quality, functionality and reliability.  Ready-to-use 1 motor sets  are available with either a cforce mini or cforce plus motor but can be upgraded to a 2 or 3 motor system easily at any time. Also a set without motor is ideal for customers who already own a cforce basic , cforce mini or cforce plus motor but are looking for the additional flexibility of an additional but affordable system.

Precise control for up to 3 motors is made possible in both wireless and cabled configurations through the ergonomic and easy-to-use hand unit. cforce mini and cforce plus motors provide outstanding performance and can be used in any combination through their smart daisy-chain connectivity .

The lens handling license software* allows you to create, save and display real-time‘ lens data on the hand unit in a variety of color themes to suit your shooting environment.
With a wide selection of power supply cables and optional run/stop control for all of today‘s popular cameras, the compact LCS is the smart choice.

*cworld is needed to create and transfer lens files to compact LCS. Up to 14 lens files can be saved in the internal memory of the compact LCS hand unit

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compact hand unit

Constructed using quality materials and available in ergonomic configurations for either right or left handed operators, the compact LCS hand unit breaks the mould with its integrated 2.3” color screen capable of displaying data and menu options even in direct sunlight. Thoughtfully laid out function buttons make navigating the menu settings quick and easy.

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compact camin

The compact camin is a small and lightweight wireless box that can be mounted anywhere on or near the camera.
Using just 3 connectors, the compact camin provides an interface for:

  • power

  • control for up to 3 motors

  • universal interface for camera run/stop control for  today's popular cameras

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cforce motors

The cforce motors provide a versatile daisy-chain connection. While the cforce mini is designed for light weight operations, supporting high speed performance, the cforce plus motor provides a high torque to drive even the stiffest lenses in cold conditions.
The compact LCS is available with cforce mini/plus or without motors. However aditional motors can be add independently any time.


Lens data display

You can store up to 20 lenses on the compact LCS hand unit, for live lens data display, including Focus, Iris, Zoom and Depth of Field information.

run/stop control

We are offering a wide range on support cables for all our system. Run/stop cables for most standard cameras, like ARRI, RED, Panavision, Canon, Sony are available for the compact LCS.

cworld compatibility

All compact LCS systems are now compatible with cmotion`s cworld device. This allows you to create lens data through a mobile device and store up to 20 lens files directly on the compact hand unit. You can also use the mobile device for lens or distance live display.

color themes

The compact LCS hand unit offers 5 different color themes for optimized display visualization for every light condition.

technical data overview


weight of hand unit
707 g (including battery and marker ring)
weight of camin
156 g
weight of motors
cforce plus: 326 g (including clamp)
cforce mini: 173 g (including clamp)
wireless frequency
2.4 Ghz
wireless range
up to 30m (100 feet) indoors, 200m (600 feet) outdoors
wireless channels
8 channles
environmental requirements
from -20° to 50° C (-4! to 122° F)
operational hand unit hours with fully charged battery
up to 8 hours
transmission delay
Software update via USB port
maximum axis control
3 motors
motor compatibility
cforce basic, cforce mini, cforce plus
hardwired operation possible
Yes (connect directly to cforce motor via LBUS cable)
same function for left and right handed operators
Yes (option for focus knob on righ or left side when ordering. For more information, please contact
independent wireless control units per camin
display on hand unit
2.3" color TFT
Start/Stop function
ARRI, Sony, Red, Canon, Black Magic, Broadcast cameras (via 12p Hirose)
shows focus , zoom, iris position
shows lens data
Yes (cworld required to create lens data. Saves up to 14 lenses on hand unit)
range finder compatibility
Yes (for cfinder III through LBUS connector of the cforce daisy-chain. For UDM, Cinetape, Through ARRI LCUBE). cdistance is required for range finder read out
autofocus function
set direction, torque and ramp of motor
set digital lens limits
shows battery and connection status
color themes for optimized display read out
5 color themes
compatibility to other products
cdistance, cfinder III, knob solo, pan-bar zoom, steady zoom, UDM (via LCUBE)
automatic motor calibration
manual motor calibration (for lenses without hard stops)
save settings via USB
camin: Le 4p (LBUS), Le 10p (EXT), Le 3p (RS, power)
power supply hand unit
battery, 2400mAh, 7.2V
power supply camin
from 14V to 32V