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VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control

B&H # VAVZROCKDVX Mfr # VZ-ROCK-DVX
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You Pay: $165.13
Product Highlights
  • For HVX, DVX, HMC, DVC Series & Others
  • Wide-Sweep Variable Rocker
  • Offers Record/Pause

The Varizoom RockDVX is a zoom controller for a wide range of Panasonic camcorders, including the HVX200, HMC150, HMC40, and AG-DVX100 (see Compatibility). The unit's pressure sensitive rocker allows for high-precision zoom operations that are easily duplicated from one instance to another.

Pressure Sensitive Rocker Switch
Unlike many camera controllers, the VZ-Rock-DVX comes equipped with a pressure sensitive rocker switch. This allows users to vary the rocker's speed, providing smooth, sustainable zoom adjustments.
Material ABS Plastic
Compatibility Panasonic DVX100, DVX100A/B, HMC40, HMC150, HPX170, HVX200/A, DVC30, DVC60, DVC80
See Compatibility Chart for current list of cameras and available features
Cord Length 40" (101.6cm)
Dimensions (LxW) 2.8 x 2" (7.1 x 5.1 cm)
Weight 0.3 lb (0.1 kg)
VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control
  • 2-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    VariZoomRockDVX Zoom Control
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves performance (12)
    • Compact (10)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Highly compatible (8)
    • Professional quality (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (6)
      • Complex projects (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (6), Professional artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      MUST HAVE for Panasonic/tripod owners!

      I use this zoom rocker for filming skateboarding on my Davis and Sanford fluid head tripod. Skateboard cinematogrpahy requirs a lot of zooming in and out, using one hand on the zoom on the...Read complete review

      I use this zoom rocker for filming skateboarding on my Davis and Sanford fluid head tripod. Skateboard cinematogrpahy requirs a lot of zooming in and out, using one hand on the zoom on the camera, and one hand on the tripods stick, I could never unlock my tripods full potential.
      I can now use both sticks with my tripod and it is a world of differance. I should have bought this years ago, any sports videographer would be nuts without it.
      It has excellent sensitivity, it utilizes the amazing capabilities of zoom speed range the Panasonics poses.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Could be better

      This is an adequate product. Two things however I feel I should point out: The spring in the rocker feels a bit weak and sometimes barely returns it to detante position. Also the...Read complete review

      This is an adequate product. Two things however I feel I should point out: The spring in the rocker feels a bit weak and sometimes barely returns it to detante position. Also the unit will not fit over the padding or plastic covering on the end of the tripod handle. Other than that, not bad. I am using a Panasonic AC130 so I don't have much choice. It will get the job done though and beats reaching over to the camera to zoom.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Moski

      from Greeneville, TN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

          Our church is new to video. I bought this controller along with a Panasonic AG-AC90 camera & a Dracast DVT Pro-1 tripod. I couldn't be happier with all three. The controller is great. It is smooth & attaches easily to the tripod.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          I would purchase this item every time

          By Paul

          from Plymouth, Ma

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Record Button To Small

          Best Uses

          • In The Studio
          • Sporting

          Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

          I video tape high school sports, have already done hockey and basketball, the zoom working very smooth, the cable connection helps that it is long enough to reach the camera, matter of fact it is plenty of cable

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Could be better

          By Dave

          from Lynchburg, Virginia

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality

          Best Uses

            Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

            This is an adequate product. Two things however I feel I should point out: The spring in the rocker feels a bit weak and sometimes barely returns it to detante position. Also the unit will not fit over the padding or plastic covering on the end of the tripod handle. Other than that, not bad. I am using a Panasonic AC130 so I don't have much choice. It will get the job done though and beats reaching over to the camera to zoom.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Very smooth zoom

            By S Casteel

            from Port Saint Lucie Florida

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Event videography
              • In The Studio

              Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

              I use these with the Panasonic AG-HMC40, and it works perfectly with a wonderfully smooth variable zoom. Works Great!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Infinitely easier with this zoom-rocker!

              By True Focus Films

              from Burlington, MA

              About Me Business Owner, Filmmaker, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Theatrical Staged Events
                • Weddings

                Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

                This is our 2nd RockDVX zoom rocker. We use these on the Panasonic HMC150 when recording staged theatrical events. It is so much more comfortable than using the camera's zoom rocker when recording long programs, and allows for smooth, controlled zooms while holding the tripod handle. These are well made zoom controllers and will easily stand the test of time. Our 1st zoom rocker (identical to this one) is 6 years old and still works perfectly. B&H was wonderful, as usual, and shipped the product the same business day. If you're considering a zoom rocker for Panasonic cameras, this is the one to get.

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                • No

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                4.0

                It works just fine

                By tom

                from los angeles

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

                    I use this for my Panasonic AG-AC130 and works just fine. I love the screw lock that its long enough for any handle unlike the canon which is too short. But why the record button is too small.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Should of bought one earlier

                    By OTS Pro

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance

                    Cons

                    • Lacks Functionality

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

                    I bought this to go with my Panasonic AC130, and I wish I had bought it a few jobs earlier. It greatly helps my control my camera especially when I am panning the camera at the same time. I was surprised by the amount that you have to depress the rocker before it will react, a little too much for my taste. I would prefer a rocker that was more responsive or a way to adjust it. However for the price I can't complain too much.

                    It is very nice to be able to duplicate the same zoom and camera movement over and over again for different takes, while keeping my hands on the pan bar. I have used this more often than I thought I would. I originally got it for live event IMAG and similar projects, now I find that it is worth using even for a simple interview or product video.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great Tool

                    By Triciclo

                    from Philadelphia

                    About Me Independent producer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                    • Poor Design
                    • Pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Wedding events

                    Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

                    Used in wedding video production; easy to connect to Panasonic camera; use it on tripod harm and the cable length is adequate, probably a bit long for some users; great record/stop button removed from zoom control area which avoids accidental touching (it could be a bit bigger, receed more, and lit red when recording for a visual cue), rocker is slow to react and becomes responsive only past 35 degree angle, it will take getting used to; past models I used had a controller to regulate zoom speed this model doesn't offer that option.
                    It would be great to be able to manually adjust sensitivity of the rocker, so the zoom was activated as soon as we pass a specified angle, I find the steep angle needed to activate the zoom difficult to use when you are simultaneously controling the harm of the tripod and trying to avoid unecessary movement, for that reason I give it 4 stars.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    MUST HAVE for Panasonic/tripod owners!

                    By Greg

                    from Ontario, Canada

                    About Me Film Student

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great sensitivity
                    • Improves Performance
                    • NECESSARY
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio
                      • Sports

                      Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

                      I use this zoom rocker for filming skateboarding on my Davis and Sanford fluid head tripod. Skateboard cinematogrpahy requirs a lot of zooming in and out, using one hand on the zoom on the camera, and one hand on the tripods stick, I could never unlock my tripods full potential.
                      I can now use both sticks with my tripod and it is a world of differance. I should have bought this years ago, any sports videographer would be nuts without it.
                      It has excellent sensitivity, it utilizes the amazing capabilities of zoom speed range the Panasonics poses.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very useful

                      By Greg Smith

                      from Champaign, IL

                      About Me Teacher, Video Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Flexible mounting options
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Interviews
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

                        I bought this for a new Panasonic HMC80 and it works well, making it much easier to manage the camera on a tripod. It has a good feel and a nice long cable and should be able to mount on almost any tripod. It seems sturdy and well made. A tiny quibble is that the "dwell" or neutral range is a little wider than I'd like -- in other words, you have to press the lever a bit farther than I'd expect before the zoom starts to move. There is a mechanical centering adjustment that may help with this, however, and it's something I will probably get used to fairly quickly in any case.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great accessory

                        By Brendon

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        About Me Business Owner, Pro videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Event videography

                          Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

                          Durable and smooth operation.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This is the one!

                          By WRH

                          from Fayetteville, Ar

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

                            i'm more professional with the VZRockDVX .Smoother starts/zooms with pans.Better overall/easier control with having your zoom control on the tripod heads pan handle.And you sould use 2 long Telescopic Pan Handles.
                            WRH

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Varizoom controller "rocks"

                            By Video Bob

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

                              A must for tripod and tracking shots all with one hand.

                              May be difficult to mount around padded pan handles; not much room to spare.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Exceptional add on

                              By skippermedia

                              from Scranton, PA

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Assembly

                              Best Uses

                              • Movies
                              • Stabilization

                              Comments about VariZoom RockDVX Zoom Control:

                              If you haven't used one of these and have thought about getting one! DO IT!
                              I film allot of sports and this is simply amazing the change of how I do things.

                              I would also recommend if you have a tripod that has the ability to have to pan handles to get an additional one! One for the control and the other for your hand...

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