(19)
(11)EP 3 800 877 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION
published in accordance with Art. 153(4) EPC

(43)Date of publication:
07.04.2021 Bulletin 2021/14

(21)Application number: 19931506.0

(22)Date of filing:  11.07.2019
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04N 5/232  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2019/095647
(87)International publication number:
WO 2021/003748 (14.01.2021 Gazette  2021/02)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(71)Applicant: SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518057 (CN)

(72)Inventors:
  • WU, Qiongwei
    Guangdong 518075 (CN)
  • XU, Zhenhua
    Guangdong 518000 (CN)
  • YANG, Jian
    Guangdong 518000 (CN)
  • BEI, Shimeng
    Guangdong 518000 (CN)

(74)Representative: Goddar, Heinz J. 
Boehmert & Boehmert Anwaltspartnerschaft mbB Pettenkoferstrasse 22
80336 München
80336 München (DE)

  


(54)FOLLOW FOCUS WHEEL ASSEMBLY, HANDHELD APPARATUS, AND IMAGE CAPTURE SYSTEM


(57) A follow-focus wheel assembly includes a supporting member, a follow-focus plate, and a follow-focus wheel. The supporting member includes a supporting seat and a mounting seat formed by extending outward from the supporting seat; the follow-focus plate and the follow-focus wheel are located on two sides of the mounting seat respectively, and the follow-focus wheel passes through a through hole on the mounting seat and is then connected to the follow-focus plate in a rotatable manner. The supporting member is used for connecting an external structure, and the follow-focus wheel assembly is mounted in the external structure via the supporting member, where the follow-focus wheel partially extends out of the external structure when the supporting member is connected to the external structure. The follow-focus wheel assembly provided in the present invention has a simple and compact structure and can be miniaturized. The follow-focus wheel assembly meets the requirement of performing a focusing operation with a single hand. Due to the simple structure, the structural strength and stability are improved while the operation cost and production cost can be effectively reduced. Moreover, the assembly and disassembly are convenient. In addition, the present invention further provides a handheld device and a photographing system with the follow-focus wheel assembly.




Description

TECHNICAL FIELD



[0001] The present invention relates to the field of control technologies, and in particular, to a follow-focus wheel assembly, and a handheld device and a photographing system using the follow-focus wheel assembly.

BACKGROUND



[0002] Damp control knobs can be widely applied to industrial machinery and digital products, for example, controllers of camera devices in the film and television industry, such as a follow focus, a wheel, and a somatosensory controller. They are able to adjust precise positions. Moreover, the control knobs have a good hand feeling in control.

[0003] Currently, common follow-focus wheel structures used for follow focuses may be grouped into two categories: one category is an external follow-focus wheel module of an electronic device, where an independent follow-focus wheel module is connected to an electronic device through an interface; the other category is a follow-focus wheel structure integrally designed with a handle or a handheld device.

[0004] However, existing external follow-focus wheel modules have high costs and occupy limited plug-in interfaces of electronic devices, affecting the overall appearance. Moreover, the plug-in follow-focus wheel modules are large in size and need to be operated by two persons or with both hands, making the operation complex. The integrated follow-focus wheel structure has the problems of poor structural strength and stability in a limited space of the electronic device, and is inconvenient to assemble/disassemble and repair.

SUMMARY



[0005] Embodiments of the present invention provide a miniaturized follow-focus wheel assembly with a compact structure. The follow-focus wheel assembly can be mounted in an electronic product as required, to solve the problems of the follow-focus wheel structures used in the existing electronic devices as mentioned in the background. In addition, the embodiments of the present invention further provide a handheld device and a photographing system that use the follow-focus wheel assembly.

[0006] According to an aspect, an embodiment of the present invention provides a follow-focus wheel assembly, including supporting member, a follow-focus plate, and a follow-focus wheel;
wherein the supporting member includes a supporting seat and a mounting seat formed by extending outward from the supporting seat, the follow-focus plate and the follow-focus wheel are located on two sides of the mounting seat respectively, and the follow-focus wheel passes through a through hole on the mounting seat and then connects to the follow-focus plate in a rotatable manner; and
wherein the supporting member is used for connecting an external structure, the follow-focus wheel assembly is mounted in the external structure via the supporting member, wherein the follow-focus wheel partially extends out of the external structure when the supporting member is connected to the external structure.

[0007] By disposing a follow-focus plate and a follow-focus wheel on two sides of a supporting seat, the follow-focus wheel assembly provided in the present invention has a simple and compact structure and can be miniaturized. When being applied to an electronic product, the follow-focus wheel assembly can meet the requirement of performing a focusing operation with a single hand. Due to the simple structure, the structural strength and stability are improved while the operation cost and production cost can be effectively reduced. Moreover, assembly and disassembly are convenient.

[0008] According to another aspect, an embodiment of the present invention provides a handheld device, including a handheld structure and the foregoing follow-focus wheel assembly.

[0009] The handheld structure includes a first housing and a second housing, and the first housing couples with the second housing to form a handheld part and a mounting part, wherein the mounting part includes a mounting cavity, and the first housing is provided with an operation port in communication with the mounting cavity at a position corresponding to the mounting cavity.

[0010] The follow-focus wheel assembly is fixed in the mounting cavity, and the follow-focus wheel partially extends out of the operation port.

[0011] The handheld follow-focus wheel device provided in the present invention has a simple and compact structure and can be miniaturized by using the foregoing follow-focus wheel assembly, and can meet the requirement of performing a focusing operation with a single hand. Due to the simple structure, the operation cost and production cost can be effectively reduced while the structural strength and stability are improved. Moreover, assembly and disassembly are convenient.

[0012] According to yet another aspect, an embodiment of the present invention provides a photographing system. The photographing system includes a camera device and the foregoing handheld device. The handheld device is connected to the camera device in a wireless or wired manner, so as to adjust the focus of the camera device when the camera device is photographing.

[0013] By using the foregoing handheld follow-focus wheel device, the photographing system provided in the present invention can meet the requirement of performing a focusing operation with a single hand, and can effectively reduce the operation cost and production cost while improving the structural strength and stability. Moreover, assembly and disassembly are convenient.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0014] To describe the solutions in the embodiments of the present invention or in the existing technologies more clearly, the following briefly introduces the accompanying drawings required for describing the embodiments or the existing technologies. Apparently, the accompanying drawings in the following description show some embodiments of the present invention, and a person of ordinary skill in the art may still derive other drawings from these accompanying drawings without creative efforts.

FIG. 1 is an overall schematic view of a handheld device according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a schematic view of a handheld device connected to a camera device according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a partial exploded view of a handheld device according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a partial cross-sectional view of a handheld device according to an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a partial cross-sectional view of an embodiment of a handheld device according to embodiments of the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a schematic view after removal of a partial structure in FIG. 4;

FIG. 7 is a partial cross-sectional view of another embodiment of a handheld device according to embodiments of the present invention; and

FIG. 8 is a partial cross-sectional view of still another embodiment of a handheld device according to embodiments of the present invention.

Description of reference numerals:
Handheld device 1
Camera device 2
First fixing member 10a
Second fixing member 10b
Third fixing member 10c
First housing 12
Second housing 14
Handheld part A
Mounting part B
Third housing 16
Mounting cavity 100
Operation port 100a
Guide positioning part 100b
First fixing part 100c
Second fixing part 100d
Movable clamping part 100e
Supporting part 100f
Shielding member 101
First button structure 102
Second button structure 103
Control panel 142
Connecting part 160
Follow-focus wheel assembly 20
Supporting member 22
Follow-focus plate 24
Follow-focus wheel 26
Guide member 26a
Guide member 26b
Guide member 26c
Guide member 26d
Guide member 26e
Supporting seat 220
Mounting seat 222
Through hole 224
First step 224a
Second step 224b
Third step 224c
Boss 226
Operation wheel 262
Rotating shaft 264
Sinking slot 266
Locking member 268

DETAILED DESCRIPTION



[0015] To make a person skilled in the art better understand the solutions of the present invention, the following clearly and fully describes the technical solutions in the embodiments of the present invention. Unless otherwise defined, all technical and scientific terms used herein have the same meaning as commonly understood by a person skilled in the technical field of the present invention. The terms used in the specification of the present invention are only for the purpose of describing specific embodiments, and are not intended to limit the present invention.

[0016] The "embodiment" mentioned herein means that a specific feature, structure, or characteristic described in combination with an embodiment may be included in at least one embodiment of the present invention. This term appearing in different parts of the specification does not necessarily refer to the same embodiment or an independent or alternative embodiment exclusive of other embodiments. It may be explicitly or implicitly appreciated by those skilled in the art that the embodiment described herein may be combined with other embodiments.

[0017] An embodiment of the present invention provides a follow-focus wheel assembly, including a supporting member, a follow-focus plate, and a follow-focus wheel.

[0018] The supporting member includes a supporting seat and a mounting seat that is formed by extending outward from the supporting seat; the follow-focus plate and the follow-focus wheel are located on two sides of the mounting seat respectively, and the follow-focus wheel passes through a through hole on the mounting seat and connects to the follow-focus plate in a rotatable manner.

[0019] The supporting member is used for connecting an external structure, and the follow-focus wheel assembly is mounted in the external structure via the supporting member, where the follow-focus wheel partially extends out of the external structure when the supporting member is connected to the external structure.

[0020] By disposing a follow-focus plate and a follow-focus wheel on two sides of a supporting seat, the follow-focus wheel assembly provided in the present invention has a simple and compact structure and can be miniaturized. When being applied to an electronic product, the follow-focus wheel assembly can meet the requirement of performing a focusing operation with a single hand. Due to the simple structure, the structural strength and stability are improved while the operation cost and production cost can be effectively reduced. Moreover, the assembly and disassembly are convenient.

[0021] Based on the foregoing follow-focus wheel assembly, an embodiment of the present invention further provides a handheld device, including a handheld structure and the follow-focus wheel assembly.

[0022] The handheld structure includes a first housing and a second housing, and the first housing couples with the second housing to form a handheld part and a mounting part, where the mounting part includes a mounting cavity, and the first housing is provided with an operation port in communication with the mounting cavity at a position corresponding to the mounting cavity.

[0023] The follow-focus wheel assembly is fixed in the mounting cavity, and the follow-focus wheel partially extends out of the operation port.

[0024] The handheld follow-focus wheel device provided in the present invention has a simple and compact structure and can be miniaturized by using the foregoing follow-focus wheel assembly, and can meet the requirement of performing a focusing operation with a single hand. Due to the simple structure, the operation cost and production cost can be effectively reduced while the structural strength and stability are improved. Moreover, the assembly and disassembly are convenient.

[0025] Based on the foregoing handheld device, an embodiment of the present invention provides a photographing system. The photographing system includes a camera device and the foregoing handheld device. The handheld device is connected to the camera device in a wireless or wired manner, in order to adjust the focus of the camera device when the camera device is used for photography.

[0026] By using the foregoing handheld follow-focus wheel device, the photographing system provided in the present invention can meet the requirement of performing a focusing operation with a single hand, and can effectively reduce the operation cost and production cost while improving the structural strength and stability. Moreover, the assembly and disassembly are convenient.

[0027] In order to make a person skilled in the art to better understand the solutions of the present invention, the following clearly and fully describes the technical solutions in the embodiments of the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings in the embodiments of the present invention.

[0028] Since the follow-focus wheel assembly is installed in an electronic product for use, for ease of description, in the following embodiments, the structure of the follow-focus wheel assembly is described in detail in the embodiments that illustrate the handheld device. Referring to FIG. 1, an embodiment of the present invention provides a handheld device, including a handheld structure and a follow-focus wheel assembly 20; the handheld structure includes a first housing 12 and a second housing 14, the first housing 12 couples with the second housing 14 to form a handheld part A and a mounting part B, and the mounting part B is used for mounting the follow-focus wheel assembly 20.

[0029] Moreover, the handheld device shown in FIG. 1 may further include a third housing 16. One side of the third housing 16 is connected to both the first housing 12 and the second housing 14, to couple the first housing 12 and the second housing 14 to form an accommodating space of the follow-focus wheel device. A connecting part 160 is provided on the other side of the third housing 16. The connecting part 160 is used for connecting a controlled external electronic device, such as a camera device. FIG. 2 is a schematic view of a camera device mounted on the connecting part 160. In some embodiments, the third housing 16 may be a part of the first housing 12 or the second housing 14.

[0030] In this embodiment, as shown in the exploded view in FIG. 3 (where the second housing 14 and the third housing 16 have been removed), the mounting part B includes a mounting cavity 100. With reference to FIG. 1, the first housing 12 is provided with an operation port 100a in communication with the mounting cavity 100 at a position corresponding to the mounting cavity 100. With reference to the partial cross-sectional view in FIG. 4 (where the second housing 14 and the third housing 16 have been removed), the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 includes a supporting member 22, a follow-focus plate 24, and a follow-focus wheel 26. The supporting member 22 includes a supporting seat 220 and a mounting seat 222 formed by extending outward from the supporting seat 220. The mounting seat 222 may extend outward at any angle from any position of the supporting seat 220; for example, the mounting seat 222 may extend outward from an edge position of the supporting seat 220, with an extension direction perpendicular to the mounting seat 220. The follow-focus plate 24 and the follow-focus wheel 26 are disposed on two sides of the mounting seat 222 respectively, and the follow-focus wheel 26 passes through the through hole 224 on the mounting seat 222 and is then connected to the follow-focus plate 24 in a rotatable manner. The follow-focus plate 24 may be fixed on the mounting seat 222 via a first fixing member 10a.

[0031] The supporting member 22 may be fixed in the mounting cavity 100, so that the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 as a whole is fixed in the mounting cavity 100, to implement the connection between the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 and the handheld structure, where the follow-focus wheel 26 partially extends out of the operation port 100a when the supporting member 22 is fixed in the mounting cavity 100. Of course, the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 provided in this application may be mounted on a structure other than the handheld structure. That is, the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 may be connected, as a module, to another external structure. Specifically, the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 may be connected to the external structure via the supporting member 22, and when the supporting member 22 is connected to the external structure, the follow-focus wheel 26 partially extends out of the external structure.

[0032] Further, in some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 4:
A boss 226 axially extending outward from an end portion of the through hole 224 is formed on a side of the mounting seat 222 where the follow-focus wheel 26 is disposed, and the through hole 224 penetrates the mounting seat 222 and the boss 226. The boss 226 and the follow-focus wheel 26 are sheathed together. In some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 4, the follow-focus wheel 26 includes an operation wheel 262 and a rotating shaft 264 that are coaxially connected. A sinking slot 266 coaxial with the rotating shaft 264 is provided on an end surface facing the mounting seat 222 of the operation wheel 262. After the rotating shaft 264 passes through the through hole 224, the boss 226 is wholly or partially located in the sinking slot 266.

[0033] In some embodiments, at least one guide member is further disposed inside the through hole 224, and the at least one guide member is sleeved over the rotating shaft 264, to guide the rotation of the rotating shaft 264. For example, two guide members (26a, 26b) may be provided as shown in FIG. 3, and one guide member 26c may be provided as shown in FIG. 5.

[0034] When the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 in the present invention is provided with two guide members (26a, 26b) as shown in FIG. 3, with reference to FIG. 4 and FIG. 6, the guide members (26a, 26b) have been removed in the cross-sectional part in FIG. 6 on the basis of FIG. 4, the through hole 224 may be provided with a first step 224a at an end away from the follow-focus plate 24, and two ends of the guide member 261 in an axial direction abut against the first step 224a and the follow-focus wheel 26 respectively. Further, as shown in FIG. 4 and FIG. 6, the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 may further include a locking member 268, the through hole 224 may be further provided with a second step 224b at an end close to the follow-focus plate 24, and the locking member 268 fits the second step 224b to lock the guide member 263. The locking member 268 can prevent the guide members (26a, 26b) from moving axially relative to the rotating shaft 264, so that the guide members (26a, 26b) have a stable guiding effect, which facilitates the rotation of the follow-focus wheel 26, and improves the hand feeling in operation.

[0035] Further, as shown in FIG. 6, a third step 224c may be provided in the through hole 224. The third step 224c is located between the follow-focus plate 24 and the second step 224b, and the locking member 268 is located in a space formed by the third step 224c. In this way, the structure of the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 becomes more compact, which can facilitate the miniaturization.

[0036] In the embodiments of the present invention, the guide member may be specifically a bearing.

[0037] In some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 7, there may be no guide member between the boss 226 and the rotating shaft 264. In some other embodiments, as shown in FIG. 8, guide members (26d, 26e) sheathed with each other may be disposed between the boss 226 and the rotating shaft 264. The guide members sheathed with each other may be specifically at least two copper bushes sheathed with each other.

[0038] Further, in the embodiments of the present invention, as shown in FIG. 1 to FIG. 3, the handheld part A may be a columnar structure, a central axis of the handheld part A is parallel to the rotating shaft 264 of the follow-focus wheel 26, that is, the central axis of the handheld part A is perpendicular to a rotation plane of the follow-focus wheel 26. In some other embodiments, the relative positions of the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 and the handheld structure may be altered, so that the rotation plane of the follow-focus wheel 26 is parallel to the central axis of the handheld part A, or the rotation plane of the follow-focus wheel 26 is at a particular angle with the central axis of the handheld part A, which is not limited herein.

[0039] In some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 3, a guide positioning part 100b may be provided on a cavity wall of the mounting cavity 100, the supporting seat 220 may be correspondingly provided with a guide structure (not marked in the figure), and the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 fits the guide positioning part 100b via the guide structure (for example, slide into the guide positioning part 100b), so that the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 as a whole is positioned in the mounting cavity 100. Specifically, in FIG. 3, two guide positioning parts 100b are symmetrically provided in the mounting cavity 100. The two guide positioning parts 100b are located on two sides of the operation port 100a in the mounting cavity 100 respectively. Correspondingly, the supporting seat 220 is provided with two guide structures fitting the guide positioning parts 100b. The guide structure in the embodiments of the present invention may be specifically a groove structure.

[0040] Further, as shown in FIG. 3, a first fixing part 100c near the guide positioning part 100b may be provided on the cavity wall of the mounting cavity 100, a fixing structure (not marked in the figure) provided on the supporting member 22 may be connected to the first fixing part 100c in a fitting manner through a second fixing member 10b, to implement a fixed connection between the first housing 12 and the follow-focus wheel assembly 20. Specifically, the first fixing part 100c may be directly connected to a fixing structure provided on the supporting seat 220, or the first fixing part 100c may be connected through a connector to the fastening structure provided on the supporting seat 220.

[0041] Further, as shown in FIG. 3, a second fixing part 100d near the operation port 100a may be provided on the cavity wall of the mounting cavity 100, and a fixing structure (not marked in the figure) provided on the mounting seat 222 may be connected to the second fixing part 100d in a fitting manner through a third fixing member 10c, to further enhance the fixed connection between the first housing 12 and the follow-focus wheel assembly 20. Specifically, the second fixing part 100d may be directly connected to the fixing structure provided on the mounting seat 222, or the second fixing part 100d may be connected through a connector to the fixing structure provided on the mounting seat 222.

[0042] In some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 3, a movable clamping part 100e is further provided on an inner wall of the mounting cavity 100, and after the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 is mounted into the mounting cavity 100, the movable clamping part 100e clamps the supporting seat 220, with a clamping direction facing the operation port 100a.

[0043] In some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 4, a supporting part 100f extending from the operation port 100a into the mounting cavity 100 is further provided on the cavity wall of the mounting cavity 100, and after the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 is mounted into the mounting cavity 100, the supporting part 100f and the follow-focus wheel 26 abut against each other in an axial direction of the follow-focus wheel 26.

[0044] Further, in some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 3, the handheld device further includes a shielding member 101, the shielding member 101 covers the mounting part B from the outside, and the shielding member 101 is provided with an opening in a size matching that of the operation port 100a. The shielding member 101 may cover the peripheries of the structures such as the first fixing part 100c and the second fixing part 100d, to provide protection, and improve the overall aesthetic perception.

[0045] In some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 4, the first housing 12 is provided with a first button structure 102 near the operation port 100a, and the first button structure 102 is connected to the follow-focus plate 24. The first button structure 102 may perform a mechanical operation on the follow-focus plate 24.

[0046] In some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 3, the first housing 12 is further provided with a second button structure 103 near the operation port 100a, and the second button structure 103 and the first button structure 102 are located on two sides of the operation port 100a respectively. It may be appreciated that, the first button structure 102 and the second button structure 103 may be provided at any suitable positions of the handheld structure as needed. In other embodiments, the first button structure 102 or the second button structure 103 maybe set as a communication interface, a charging/discharging interface, or the like, which is not limited herein.

[0047] In some embodiments, as shown in FIG. 2, the second housing 14 may be further provided with a control panel 142, and the control panel 142 may be provided with a control key and/or a display screen, used for operation and/or display in a focusing process.

[0048] An assembly process of the handheld device will be described below:
The structure and use process of the present invention are described as follows:
The guide member 263 and the supporting member 22 are assembled to form a pre-assembled member 1. The follow-focus wheel 26 and the guide member 261 are assembled to form a pre-assembled member 2. The pre-assembled member 1 penetrates the pre-assembled member 2 and is then locked by the locking member 268, to form a pre-assembled member 3. Further, the follow-focus plate 24 is assembled with the pre-assembled member 3, to obtain the follow-focus wheel assembly 20. In this stage, the hand feeling and assembly stability of the follow-focus wheel 26 may be adjusted. After the adjustment, the adjusted follow-focus wheel assembly 20 is fixed into the first housing 12. Finally, the second housing 14, the third housing 16, and the shielding member 101 are assembled, to complete the entire assembly.

[0049] By arranging a follow-focus plate 24 and a follow-focus wheel 26 respectively on two sides of a supporting seat 220, the follow-focus wheel assembly 20 provided in the present invention has a simple and compact structure, and can be miniaturized. When applied to a handheld device, the follow-focus wheel assembly can meet the requirement of performing a focusing operation with a single hand. Due to the simple structure, the structural strength and stability are improved while the operation cost and production cost can be effectively reduced. Moreover, the assembly and disassembly are convenient.

[0050] An embodiment of the present invention provides a photographing system. Referring to FIG. 2 again, the photographing system includes a handheld device 1 and a camera device 2. For the structure of the handheld device 1, reference may be made to the related contents in the foregoing embodiments in combination with FIG. 1 to FIG. 8, and details are not described herein. The handheld device 1 is connected to the camera device 2 in a wireless or wired manner, so as to adjust the focus of the camera device 2 when the camera device 2 is used for photography. In some embodiments, the photographing system 2 further includes a gimbal device. The camera device 2 is mounted on the handheld device 1 via the gimbal device. For example, in the embodiment shown in FIG. 2, the gimbal device is a tri-axial gimbal device, and in other embodiments, the gimbal device may alternatively be a tri-axial or dual-axial gimbal device, which is not limited therein.

[0051] With the foregoing handheld device, the photographing system provided in the present invention can meet the requirement of performing a focusing operation with a single hand, and can effectively reduce the operation cost and production cost while improving the structural strength and stability. Moreover, the assembly and disassembly are convenient.

[0052] Apparently, the embodiments described above are merely a part rather than all of the embodiments of the present invention. Preferred embodiments of the present invention are provided in the accompanying drawings, and are not intended to limit the scope of the present invention. The present invention may be implemented in many different ways. The embodiments are provided so that the contents of the present invention will be understood more thoroughly and comprehensively. Although the present invention is described in detail with reference to the foregoing embodiments, those skilled in the art can still make modifications to the technical solutions described in the foregoing embodiments, or make equivalent replacement to some of the technical features. Any equivalent structure made on the basis of the specification and the accompanying drawings of the present invention, and direct or indirect applications thereof in other related technical fields, shall fall within the scope of protection of the patent(s) of the present invention.


Claims

1. A follow-focus wheel assembly, characterized in that, comprising a supporting member, a follow-focus plate, and a follow-focus wheel;
wherein the supporting member includes a supporting seat and a mounting seat formed by extending outward from the supporting seat, the follow-focus plate and the follow-focus wheel are located on two sides of the mounting seat respectively, and the follow-focus wheel passes through a through hole on the mounting seat and then connects to the follow-focus plate in a rotatable manner; and
wherein the supporting member is used for connecting an external structure, the follow-focus wheel assembly is mounted in the external structure via the supporting member, wherein the follow-focus wheel partially extends out of the external structure when the supporting member is connected to the external structure.
 
2. The follow-focus wheel assembly according to claim 1, characterized in that, wherein a boss axially extending outward from an end portion of the through hole is formed on a side of the mounting seat where the follow-focus wheel is disposed, and the through hole penetrates the mounting seat and the boss.
 
3. The follow-focus wheel assembly according to claim 2, characterized in that, wherein the follow-focus wheel includes an operation wheel and a rotating shaft that are coaxially connected, a sinking slot coaxial with the rotating shaft is provided on an end surface of the operation wheel facing the mounting seat; and
after the rotating shaft passes through the through hole, the boss is wholly or partially located in the sinking slot.
 
4. The follow-focus wheel assembly according to claim 2, characterized in that, wherein at least one guide member is further disposed inside the through hole, and the at least one guide member is sleeved over a rotating shaft to guide the rotating shaft to rotate.
 
5. The follow-focus wheel assembly according to claim 4, characterized in that, wherein the through hole is provided with a first step at an end away from the follow-focus plate, and two ends of one of the at least one guide member in an axial direction respectively abut against the first step and the follow-focus wheel.
 
6. The follow-focus wheel assembly according to claim 4 or 5, characterized in that, wherein the follow-focus wheel assembly further comprises a locking member, a second step is disposed at an end of the through hole closer to the follow-focus plate, and the locking member couples with the second step to lock (the) one of the at least one guide member.
 
7. The follow-focus wheel assembly according to claim 6, characterized in that, wherein a third step is further provided in the through hole, the third step is located between the follow-focus plate and the second step, and the locking member is located in a space formed by the third step.
 
8. The follow-focus wheel assembly according to claim 4, characterized in that, wherein the at least one guide member is a bearing, or the at least one guide member is at least two copper bushes sheathed with each other.
 
9. A handheld device, characterized in that, comprising a handheld structure and the follow-focus wheel assembly according to any one of claims 1 to 8;
wherein the handheld structure includes a first housing and a second housing, and the first housing couples with the second housing to form a handheld part and a mounting part, wherein the mounting part includes a mounting cavity, and the first housing is provided with an operation port in communication with the mounting cavity at a position corresponding to the mounting cavity; and
the follow-focus wheel assembly is fixed in the mounting cavity, and the follow-focus wheel partially extends out of the operation port.
 
10. The handheld device according to claim 9, characterized in that, wherein the handheld part is a columnar structure, and a central axis of the handheld part is parallel to a/the rotating shaft of the follow-focus wheel.
 
11. The handheld device according to claim 10, characterized in that, wherein a guide positioning part is provided on a cavity wall of the mounting cavity, the supporting seat is provided with a guide structure, and the follow-focus wheel assembly slides into the guide positioning part through the guide structure to implement positioning in the mounting cavity.
 
12. The handheld device according to claim 11, characterized in that, wherein two guide positioning parts are symmetrically disposed in the mounting cavity, the two guide positioning parts are respectively located on two sides of the operation port in the mounting cavity; and
the supporting seat is correspondingly provided with two guide structures fitting the guide positioning parts.
 
13. The handheld device according to claim 12, characterized in that, wherein the guide structures are groove structures.
 
14. The handheld device according to claim 11, characterized in that, wherein a first fixing part near the guide positioning part is provided on the cavity wall of the mounting cavity, and a fixing structure provided on the supporting member is connected to the first fixing part in a fitting manner, so as to form a fixed connection between the first housing and the follow-focus wheel assembly.
 
15. The handheld device according to claim 14, characterized in that, wherein the first fixing part is directly connected to the fixing structure provided on the supporting seat, or the first fixing part is connected to the fixing structure provided on the supporting seat via a connector.
 
16. The handheld device according to claim 14, characterized in that, wherein a second fixing part near the operation port is provided on the cavity wall of the mounting cavity, and a fixing structure provided on the mounting seat is connected to the second fixing part in a fitting manner, so as to form the fixed connection between the first housing and the follow-focus wheel assembly.
 
17. The handheld device according to claim 16, characterized in that, wherein the second fixing part is directly connected to the fixing structure provided on the mounting seat, or the second fixing part is connected to the fixing structure provided on the mounting seat via a connector.
 
18. The handheld device according to claim 9, characterized in that, wherein a supporting part extending from the operation port into the mounting cavity is further provided on a cavity wall of the mounting cavity, and after the follow-focus wheel assembly is mounted into the mounting cavity, the supporting part and the follow-focus wheel abut against each other in an axial direction of the follow-focus wheel.
 
19. The handheld device according to claim 9, characterized in that, wherein a movable clamping part is further provided on an inner wall of the mounting cavity, and after the follow-focus wheel assembly is mounted into the mounting cavity, the movable clamping part clamps the supporting seat with a clamping direction facing the operation port.
 
20. The handheld device according to claim 9, characterized in that, wherein the handheld device further comprises a shielding member, the shielding member covers an outer side of the mounting part, and the shielding member includes an opening with a size matching a size of the operation port.
 
21. The handheld device according to claim 9, characterized in that, wherein the first housing is provided with a first button structure near the operation port, and the first button structure is connected to the follow-focus plate.
 
22. The handheld device according to claim 21, characterized in that, wherein the first housing is further provided with a second button structure near the operation port, and the second button structure and the first button structure are respectively located on two sides of the operation port.
 
23. A photographing system, characterized in that, comprising a camera device and the handheld device according to any one of claims 9 to 22, wherein the handheld device is connected to the camera device in a wireless or wired manner to adjust a focus of the camera device when the camera device is photographing.
 
24. The photographing system according to claim 23, characterized in that, wherein the photographing system further comprises a gimbal device, and the camera device is mounted on the handheld device via the gimbal device.
 




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