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Brad Hruboska

Preston HU1 MDR1 microwave

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Selling my personal Preston handset HU1 and MDR1.

I have upgraded to the HU3 and MDR 2 and looking to consolidate my gear a bit.

This has been a fantastic unit that has been a great workhorse tool for me. In 18 years I have only replaced two fuses and changed the iris slider this past Christmas,which got a bit loose. The main knob works like new. New slider has zero hours on it.

The unit comes with a omnishot battery adapter and i will include two large Sony M size batteries with the purchase.

The original charger and batteries are included which will likely need a rebuilt as they have not seen a charge in 5 years since I switched to the omnishot adapter.

This unit does work on 12 and 24 V, there is no external 24v adapter needed as in the UHF versions.


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(1) P tap /safetap 12v power cable


(1)Sony VTR run stop cable

(1)Sony f5/55 run stop cable

(1)Red One Run Stop cable

(1)Epic Run Stop cable BNC

(1)Epic run stop cable lemo

(1) arri 3 pin run stop (alexa/amira)


(2) motor cables (24")


(1)jerry hill Uni clamp (15mm,5/8",19mm)

(1)jerry hill 15mm clamp


(1) FI &Z hand unit 1

(1) FI&Z transmitter module (microwave)

(1) MDR 1


(1) omnishot sony M battery adapter

(2) M style omnishot M batteries

(1) lightweight no name charger

(1) SONY lightweight charger


(1) spare transmitter antenna


(2) DM-1 digital motors


(6) lens marker rings with studs

(3) lens marker rings without studs

(3) preston Nimh batteries for recelling

(1) preston battery Nimh charger

(1) spirilox bound manual

(8) pico fuses for MDR driver board


(1) Nanuk hard case


Asking 5000.00 USD for the lot.

will consider breaking up motors and MDR separately if kit does not get serious offers.


This unit actually outperforms my current Preston for range.


it cannot be upgraded to G4

there is no serial port for cinetape


This would be a great unit for a newer op who needs a reliable focus unit that can be offered to production at a reasonable price, and gives you an upgrade path to HU-3 by re-using the motors and having the cables remade.




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