Teradek User Guide

MOTR.X Quick Start Guide

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MOTR.X provides six times the service life of conventional brushed motors and features new in/out motor ports for data and power, allowing MOTR.X units to be daisy-chained from one unit to the next. MOTR.X is compatible with all Teradek RT wireless FI+Z systems and perfectly balances size, weight, and torque.



  • FIRMWARE UPGRADE: Click here to update your product to the latest firmware before use.
  • PRODUCT REGISTRATION: Click here to register your eligible products and gain access to premium technical support.
  • TERADEK RT APP: Click here (only available on iOS) to download the Teradek RT App. 
  • RT MANAGER DESKTOP APP: Click here (Windows/Mac OSX) to download the RT Manager Desktop App.



  • MOTR.X is a powerful device that is capable of causing injury or damage. Use caution when touching the drive gear if the device is powered on. 
  • MOTR.X is not to be used on extremely stiff or damaged lenses.
  • MOTR.X requires no user maintenance. Opening the motor can affect its internal calibration and void the warranty.
  • The motor body is used as a heatsink for the brushless windings. It may get warmer than a brush-type motor.
  • Power input must not exceed 32V. Ensure that the power source’s voltage is between 7-17V. Exceeding 17V can damage the motor and void the warranty.


MOTR.X powers up once it is connected to a Teradek RT device.

  1. Attach the motor to the camera support rod.
  2. Rotate the lens ring so that it’s not too close to either end stop, then mesh the motor's drive gear with the lens ring gear.
  3. Tighten the rod clamp knob (E).
  4. Connect power from the receiver to either motor input (D) using a 4-pin connector. The motor(s) will then begin calibrating. NOTE: Power input must not exceed 17V. If connecting multiple motors, use a separate 4-pin connector to “daisy-chain” the other units together.
  5. If you see evidence of backlash affecting accuracy, ensure that your mount, rails, and camera are extremely rigid, as mounting flex is the main cause of inaccuracy.

Pin-Out Connection and Descriptions


  1. To manually assign an axis (Focus, Iris, Zoom) to the motor(s), press and hold the Axis Button (C) for one second, then release it once the correct class indicator is illuminated (B)
  2. To assign or change the motor’s axis from the controller, select SET CLASS from the controller’s MOTORS menu. The motors will be listed according to the last four digits of the motor’s serial number (found at the bottom of the motor). 


Other performance parameters (performance mode, the direction of rotation, etc.) can also be modified from any controller’s MOTORS menu. Below is a list of available motor-specific menu items.

  • RECALIB - Calibrate end stops for motors
  • RESPONSE - Adjust the motor’s response time
  • SET CLASS - Assign or change a motor(s) particular class
  • SET SERIAL - Change the motor(s) serial number
  • ACCURACY - Alter the motor’s backlash compensation
  • TORQUE - Configure the motor torque settings and power consumption


The Teradek RT App for iOS devices allows users to configure all of the major functions via Bluetooth such as motor axis selection, creating lens maps, start/stop, and includes virtual sliders for calibrating FIZ controls on the MDR.S. 


1. Download the Bolt App.

2. Navigate to ADV>BLUETOOTH on the MDR.S, then select YES to enable.

3. Enable Bluetooth on your cellular device, then open the Teradek RT app. Your device will automatically detect your MDR.S if it is within range.

4. Select the RT device(s) you want to configure.


1. Open the RT app, then select the device (MDR.S or controller) the motor(s) are configured to.

2. Tap the Settings icon on the top-right corner, select Device Settings, then scroll down to the motor you want to assign a specific axis to.

3. Tap the Class button to select an axis. From this menu, you can also configure the motor’s response speed and orientation. 

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