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Sony RM1BP Remote Commander

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  • LANC Remote Control

The Sony RM-1BP Remote Commander is a remote controller for Sony video camcorders that connects to the camera's LANC port. The remote control can be attached to a tripod handle and be used to control zoom, focus and start/stop. This added functionality is ideal for live event coverage such as concerts and sports.

Compatible with these Models Sony LANC-Interface Equipped Camcorders
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 4.25 x 3.25" (6.2 x 10.5 x 8 cm)
Weight 3.6 oz (100g)
Sony RM1BP Remote Commander
  • 90-Day Warranty
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    SonyRM1BP Remote Commander
     
    4.6

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (47)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (45)
    • Improves performance (41)
    • Lightweight (40)
    • Well built / quality (31)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (6)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting indoors (29)
    • Shooting outdoors (29)
    • Home movies (10)
    • Travel (10)
    • Upgrade (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (25), Tech savvy (19), Aspiring film maker (9), Parent (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (42)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A must have

    Outstanding product. A must for weddings and special events. The speed control switch is a great idea, It helps control the zoom speed. No matter how hard you press on the the...Read complete review

    Outstanding product. A must for weddings and special events. The speed control switch is a great idea, It helps control the zoom speed. No matter how hard you press on the the switch, it will still move smoothly with ease.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does the Job but needs slower setting

    I bought this because I do alot of interview shooting on a tripod, and It was hard to zoom without making the camera move. This does the job but only has 3 speed settings...Read complete review

    I bought this because I do alot of interview shooting on a tripod, and It was hard to zoom without making the camera move. This does the job but only has 3 speed settings on the zoom control. Even the slowest speed is not slow enough for me. I shoot really tight sometimes and i like to do an ultraslow pull or push. This unit is just too fast for that effect. One thing I do like is that it eases in and out of the push/pull. When you let off to end a push/pull it doesn't stop abruptly it will slow to a stop. This is subtle but helps so much.

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    5.0

    FABULOUS STUDIO CAMERA CONTROL

    By speedorms

    from milan, mi.

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Interface With Camcorder
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Quality Video Production

      Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

      very easy to get studio quality 'sneak in' shots without overspeed. sturdy feel, have waited years to get this and very pleased with it.

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      5.0

      Great Decision

      By Number1videoman

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

        This Remote by Sony has made my production so much better and easier. I totally forgot how great it was having a servo for your camera and it allows me or my crew to feel as if we are working in an actual television studio. Great Product, thanks Sony & B&H.[*]

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        5.0

        Must Have

        By Dugan Studios

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Pro photographer, Pro Videographer, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Tripod Mounted Cameras
        • Weddings

        Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

        I can't believe I didn't know about this long ago. Came across this while buying a new tripod and bought one to try out. After trying it out out I bought another one for my second camera, I shoot weddings with three cameras.

        RM1BP works great. Zoom control is as smooth as silk and three different speeds covers all situations. Focus control is fast and accurate for manual focus situations. Combined with record start/stop button I am no longer reaching to the camera when using a tripod.

        This is a must have for shooting pro video with a prosumer camcorder.

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        5.0

        Good Remote

        By Alan S

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

          Ease of use, works well, built well

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          • No

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          5.0

          Service beyond reproach

          By les

          from Brisbane Australia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

              Parcel arrived in less time from New York to Brisbane Australia than it took for a parcel from Sydney to Brisbane( approx. 1000kms) or for a parcel from Hong Kong to Brisbane. Keep up the good work B & H.

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              5.0

              A MUST HAVE

              By KOZE DESIGNZ

              from NYC

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Interface With Camcorder
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                I use this product for weddings and interview purposes. It has helped me do wonderful slow med and fast zoom without touching the camera. I recommend this for any level consumer.

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By KMH

                from Salina, KS

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                  Attached to tripod arm. I really like the three zoom settings with the stages. The placement of the zoom control makes it so I can grip the arm with hand, my thumb on the zoom, and move the arm and zoom at the same time. Quiet control -- no clicking that is picked up by video camera. Works great. I wish I wouldn't have had to pay the high price but over the years it should be worth it.

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                  4.0

                  Excellent remote for the money

                  By OBPbrian

                  from Central VA

                  About Me Production House

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                  I've used this product for scenery as well as concerts. I like the three speed base settings and how the control feels on the handle. The screw and clamp housing are plastic and don't feel as sturdy as I'd like for long term use.

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                  5.0

                  does what it is made for

                  By simon

                  from Calgary

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                      Overpriced, compromise for quality

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                      5.0

                      Very good accessory.

                      By Bean Dog

                      from Marrero, La.

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                        A very useful accessory which allows more flexibility when videoing and increases camera stabilization.

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                        5.0

                        great! no more shaky zooms

                        By ccd

                        from northeast pa

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                              love this

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                              5.0

                              good

                              By Robin

                              from 20348 105CT SE KENT,WA98031

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                                    Excellent

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                                    4.0

                                    How can you not have this?

                                    By JustMyVoice

                                    from Massapequa, NY

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Indoors

                                      Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                                      I do interviews; and it's great to be able to sit (while holding the commander) and control the recording while conducting the interview (as opposed to getting up and hitting the stop button).

                                      A must have piece of equipment.

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                                      5.0

                                      RM1BP Remort Commander

                                      By Mudman

                                      from NYC

                                      About Me Director turned cameraman, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                                          Let's be honest. We, the masters of the prosumer equipment, would LOVE to shoot like a pro. We'd love it if our pans and zooms were like they were floating on air. We'd love it if every exposure was perfect and we knew how to use our filter.

                                          But we're editors, director and producers, right? We hire people to know these things. But the world is changing, and we no longer have the luxury. We need to know EVERYTHING! Production, camera, editing, sound, lighting... the landscape has changed.

                                          The prosumer equipment has not only allowed us to do this, but it's very existence may have brought on the change itself The gap between the best and us used to be as big as the Grand Canyon. Now? Only as wide as the Hudson River.

                                          What changed? The equipment. The gap between what we could afford and the quality it produced and the pro equipment that always had 2 or 3 zeros after the first number was HUGE. But with a SONY AX2000, and a good white balance, f-stop and focus, we can now fool A LOT of people into thinking we are cinematographers too.

                                          But one gap we could never close was the zoom. We looked like robots. We'd hold that fixed shot, and then when we pushed (ever so slightly) on the zoom in, the zoom would launch like it was being controlled by a joystick. Too fast out of the gate. Too fast on the landing. Too slow in the middle. Too uneven. We couldn't' fake our way out of a box! The pros had us beat!

                                          But now things are different. With the RM1BP Remote Commander by SONY we can now zoom with the best of them! No more awkward launches and finishes. We can be as smooth as silk! No longer is it so obvious that we are NOT professional cameramen, but all around decent editors and directors that can now get a descent zoom without hiring the pros or buying a camera that is more expensive than our cars.

                                          One GREAT feature? There is a choice of 3 speeds. Depending on the situation, one of them inevitably works. Another nice feature? The PLAY/PAUSE button is located right on the unit itself. No longer do you see that slight shake every time you roll or stop.

                                          The unit is small, effective and very much a good investment. It is not just a good idea to have one, but simply essential to the prosumer package.

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                                          5.0

                                          If you use a tripod it's a must-have!

                                          By HeDoesVideo

                                          from Williamsburg, VA

                                          About Me Semi-pro videographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                          • Quality Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Events
                                            • Shooting Indoors
                                            • Shooting Outdoors
                                            • Weddings

                                            Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                                            I use this with my HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount Camcorder while mounted on my ProVista Airlift Tripod with FM18 Fluid Head.

                                            The controls are in the right place and are easy to use. I think the 3 zoom speed settings are just right. I can't imagine not having this accessory when using a tripod.

                                            For the ease of use and quality I feel it's reasonably priced.

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                                            5.0

                                            Remote Control

                                            By Gary

                                            from East Wake Television

                                            About Me Film Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                            • Improves Performance
                                            • Quality Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                                                Works as advertised.

                                                Good touch and feel. Speed adjustable.

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                                                5.0

                                                Great Product!

                                                By the youtube dude

                                                from Estevan Sk Canada

                                                About Me Film Professional

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Quality Construction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Proffesional on location

                                                  Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                                                  I love this remote already! I have had this remote for 1 week and i love it. The features that come on the romote are great, especialy for having a nice slow zoom and you can also reverse the zoom so if you are left handed or you have to put the pan handle on the other side of the tripod it is easier to operate ... simple... AWSOME!!!!

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Good compact field alternative

                                                  By EventPro

                                                  from New York, New York

                                                  About Me Film Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                                  • Improves Performance
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Quality Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Sensitivity

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                                                    Suing this for live events. Much quicker to use than the regular Remote Zoom controllers. The Zoom control could be more sensitive but so far we have no other issues with this product in the field.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Very effective

                                                    By Maestro

                                                    from Richmond, Virginia

                                                    About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                                    • Improves Performance
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Quality Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Home Movies
                                                      • Replacement
                                                      • Shooting Indoors
                                                      • Shooting Outdoors
                                                      • Travel

                                                      Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                                                      This little remote is a favorite of mine. It is extremely flexible. Being able to determine how fast you want to zoom in and out puts you in full control. The whole concept of it being capable of switching from left handed to right handed is also a major plus. I just bought two more. Now all my cameras have the unit connected. Even short people can now run the cameras.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      good, but not great

                                                      By neighborsvideo

                                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                                      About Me Film Professional

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Quality Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                      • No ultra-slow speed zoom

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Sony RM1BP Remote Commander:

                                                        everything about it is great and works fine... only one complaint. I can't zoom as slowly with this unit as I can with the camera's zoom servo. This is dissappointing.
                                                        Focus moves way too fast to be practical, but I'm not sure who would use a remote for focus anyway. Other than that it works as expected and feels pretty good when operating. It's a little expensive, but the construction feels pretty quality and I prefer the feel of this one to that of the Bogen and other remotes. It attaches to the tripod easily and has a good grip so it doesn't slip. Bummer about the slowest speed not being so slow though. I'm using a Z7U.

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