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Camtrol Prime Hand-held Stabilizing Platform

B&H # CACP Mfr # CAMS11000
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Product Highlights
  • 2012 Model
  • DV/DSLR Hand-Held Stabilizing Platform
  • Camera Support - Up to 7 lb
  • 3 Locking Ball Joints
  • Vertical Stabilizer Bar
  • CMP (Channeled Camera Mounting Plate)
  • Scratch & Impact Protection for Cameras
  • QPRL (Quad Pod Retractable Landing Legs)
  • 1/4" Mounting Thumb Screw / Thread
  • Lightweight - 1.8 lb (0.82kg)

The Camtrol Prime Hand-held Stabilizing Platform offers an ergonomic base for DV and DSLR cameras with free angle LCD displays, and incorporates a customizable design to provide action and movement stabilization. Providing freedom of movement, it allows right or left handed operation via the action control grip.

Supporting a payload of 7 lb comprising of cameras, lens, and accessories, the Prime Hand-held Stabilizing Platform integrates a standard stabilizer bar that accommodates cameras with a vertical height up to 3.75" (95.3mm). Providing a high degree of customization, the platform integrates 3 locking ball joints and a vertical stabilizer bar. You can stand upright while capturing ground level, overhead, and around-object shots. The “shift on the fly” feature allows you to set the platform down anywhere, and all adjustments to the platform can be made using bare hands, eliminating the need for special tools.

Perfect balance is achieved via the Prime’s centering channels that allow you to easily locate and adjust the camera’s center of gravity. You can securely attach the cameras to the platform via the CMP (Channeled Mounting Plate) that also offers anti-slip and anti-vibration protection. Protection from impacts and scratches is provided via rear leg retraction forming a skid plate.

You can quickly and safely set down the camera anywhere to alter or reconfigure the current setup owing to the presence of the QPRLs (Quad Pod Retractable Landing Legs). A safe and stable editing and dubbing platform is provided by the Prime when its legs are extended. You can use the CMP to securely attach any camera via the 1/4” mounting thumb screw which has a 1/4” thread at its bottom that accepts quick release plates, monopods, and tripods. Switching between free and static shooting modes is easily possible via the Prime.

The RP/RA (Receiver Post for Remote and Accessories) provides for attachment of the Camtroller remote controller and V-Slope bracket (both sold separately) to the action control grip. All wires are run through the hollow grip ensuring a cable-free experience for the operator. Steady floating and dramatic mobile shots are rendered possible via the action control grip that incorporates a “true feel” grip experience. Constructed from lightweight aluminum, the Prime Hand-held Stabilizing Platform weighs 1.8 lb, and is anodized to protect its finish. You can store the Prime in your photo bag owing to its lightweight and portable (10 x 6.3 x 2.5" (254 x 160 x 93.5mm)) design.

Offers an ergonomic base for DV and DSLR cameras with free angle LCD displays
Incorporates a customizable design to provide action and movement stabilization
Provides freedom of movement via right or left handed operation support
Supports a payload of 7 lb comprising of cameras, lens, or accessories
Integrates a standard stabilizer bar that accommodates cameras with vertical height up to 3.75" (95.3mm)
Provides a high degree of customization via 3 locking ball joints and a vertical stabilizer bar
Allows you to stand upright while capturing ground level, overhead, and around-object shots
"Shift on the fly" feature allows you to set the platform down anywhere
Allows hand adjustments eliminating the need for special tools
Achieves perfect balance via centering channels that allow you to easily locate and adjust the camera's center of gravity
Provides secure attachment of cameras to the platform via the CMP (Channeled Mounting Plate) that also offers anti-slip and anti-vibration protection
Offers protection from impacts and scratches via rear leg retraction that transforms the base into a skid plate
Allows you to quickly and safely set down the camera anywhere to alter or reconfigure the current setup owing to the presence of the QPRLs (Quad Pod Retractable Landing Legs)
Offers a safe and stable editing and dubbing platform when its legs are extended
Acts as a self-imaging video trainer via rear-leg retraction
Provides for secure attachment of any camera to CMP via the 1/4" mounting thumb screw which has a 1/4" thread at its bottom that accepts quick release plates, monopods, and tripods
Offers easy switching between free and static shooting modes
Provides for the attachment of the Camtroller remote controller and V-Slope bracket (both optional) to the action control grip via the RP/RA (Receiver Post for Remote and Accessories)
Ensures a cable-free experience for the operator by allowing wires to run through the hollow grip
Allows you to capture steady floating and dramatic mobile shots via the action control grip that incorporates a "true feel" grip experience
Weighs 1.8 lb (0.82kg), is constructed from aluminum and is anodized to protect its finish
Sports a lightweight and portable (10 x 6.3 x 2.5" (254 x 160 x 93.5mm)) design, and can fit into your photo bag
Payload 7 lb
Weight 1.8 lb (0.82kg)
Dimensions 10 x 6.3 x 2.5" (254 x 160 x 93.5mm)
Collapsed Size 10 x 6.4 x 2.5" (254 x 163 x 64mm)
Camera Support Overall Height - 3.75" (95.3mm)
Construction Anodized Aluminum
Camtrol Prime Hand-held Stabilizing Platform
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Highly compatible (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Improves performance (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (5)
      • Independent films (4)
      • Complex projects (3)
      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
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      5.0

      Quality Product. Definitely Recommend

      By BC

      from Colorado

      About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Camtrol Prime Hand-held Stabilizing Platform:

        Great when used with POV cameras. I used a GoPro specifically. The difference with and without using the Camtrol is immense. I would not think twice about recommending this to any filmer for any purpose.

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        5.0

        multi cam shooting at its best

        By jimmy

        from burbank,ca

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Camtrol Prime Hand-held Stabilizing Platform:

          I bought my prime for my t3i dslr and my gopro2 with the trol accessory. After some quick adjustments I balanced out both cameras and was able to get amazing dual angle shot's with the ease of using one hand.

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          5.0

          Does the job well

          By Ben S.

          from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

          About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Action Sports
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • Weddings

            Comments about Camtrol Prime Hand-held Stabilizing Platform:

            Picked one of these up and absolutely love it. Really well built, sturdy yet light and compact. The ball joint setup makes for tons of different options to utilize your camera and shoot both interesting and smooth shots. I personally shoot DSLR and the Camtrol has been the tool for many shoots Ive done. Does a super good job of eliminating bounce around the edges of my shots that was created during handheld shooting or using sub-par rigs. Anyways, I Highly Recommend it!

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            5.0

            Best Stabilization tool out!

            By G-Money

            from Truckee, CA

            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist, Ski filmer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Action Sports
            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio
            • Skiing

            Comments about Camtrol Prime Hand-held Stabilizing Platform:

            I use this product to film all action sports in a Woodward Training facility. I absolutely love it! It is 100% stable all the time and extremely useful in the many ways you can transform it to get a great shot! Absolutely nothing wrong with it. No problems

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            5.0

            A cool tool for camera control!

            By Andre Hughes Ohio Cntr for Broadcasting

            from Denver, Colorado

            About Me Film Professional

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Travel

              Comments about Camtrol Prime Hand-held Stabilizing Platform:

              Our students and staff absolutely love our Camtrols! We check out dozens of cameras every day from our 6 campuses, and our students are in the field using Camtrols and shooting amazing video. I know that when a student checks out a Camtrol instead of just a tripod, they are going to come back with more interesting and unusual shots. We encourage that they use Camtrols and highly recommend this versatile product!

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