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Camtrol Prime 22

B&H # CACP22 Mfr # CAMP12000
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Product Highlights
  • 2012 Model
  • Used with Large DV / DSLR Cameras
  • Maximum Capacity - 7 lb (3.17 kg)
  • Adjustable Stabilizing Platform
  • 5.25" (13.3 cm) Vertical Stabilizing Bar
  • Centering Channels
  • Channeled Mounting Plate
  • Quad Pod Retractable Landing Legs
  • Ergonomic Grip / One-hand Operation
  • Multi-faceted Mechanism

The Camtrol Prime 22 is a hand-held camera rig that allows you to capture ground level and overhead shots with large DV / DSLR cameras having free angle LCD displays and with combined camera/lenses weighing up to 7 lb (3.17 kg). It consists of an ergonomic grip, an adjustable stabilizing platform and a 5.25" (13.3 cm) vertical stabilizing bar.

While the centering channels allows you to find and adjust the camera's center of gravity for stable shooting, the Channeled Mounting Plate (CMP) enables secure attachment of cameras to the Camtrol Prime 22 and provides anti-slip / anti-vibration protection. In addition, the CMP has retractable legs that protect the mounted camera from impacts and scratches.

The CMP is attached to the camera with the help of a 1/4" mounting thumb screw. The 1/4" thread at the bottom of the thumb screw is compatible with quick release plates, monopods, or tripods, and allows the operator to easily switch between free shooting and static shots.

Quad pod retractable landing legs (QPRL) of the Camtrol Prime 22 allow you to customize the camera setup for different camera applications. Using the legs, you can configure the Camtrol Prime 22 to be used as a safe and stable editing and dubbing platform as well as a self imaging video trainer

Adjustable ball joints with locking mechanism and vertical stabilizer bar allows you to customize the Camtrol 22 for desired shooting conditions. By manually changing the configuration, you can capture ground level shots, overhead shots, and around-objects shots without even bending.

As you can operate the Camtrol Prime 22 rig with a single hand, you can conveniently operate the camera via a remote controller with the other hand. Thanks to a multi-faceted mechanism, the Camtrol Prime 22 also supports iPad and 2-camera operation.

You can attach the Camtroller and V-slope bracket to the action control grip via the Receiver Post for Remote and Accessories (RP/RA). Running the wires through the hollow grip, you can plug the wires into a LANC port or a digital L line. The RP/RA can also be used with an accessory shoe adapter to connect light panels and microphones.

A secure grip allows you to safely hold the camera and capture steady floating and dramatic moving shots. It works for both right and left handed operators. The Camtrol Prime 22 has a sturdy aluminum construction with an anodized finish. Measuring 10 x 6.375 x 2.5” (25.4 x 16.2 x 6.4 cm) in collapsed state and lightweight at 1.8 lb (0.816 kg), the Camtrol Prime 22 is highly portable and can be stored easily in an operator's photo bag.

Hand-held camera rig - allows you to capture ground level and overhead shots with large DV / DSLR cameras having free angle LCDs
Supports combined camera/lenses weighing up to 7 lb (3.17 kg)
Consists of an ergonomic grip, adjustable stabilizing platform and 5 .25" (13.3 cm) vertical stabilizing bar
Centering channels - allows you to find and adjust the camera's center of gravity for stable shooting
Channeled Mounting Plate (CMP) - enables secure attachment of cameras to the Camtrol Prime 22 and provides anti-slip and anti-vibration protection
Retractable legs - protect cameras from impacts and scratches
Quad pod retractable landing legs (QPRL) of the Camtrol Prime 22 - allow you to customize the camera setup for different camera applications - safe and stable editing and dubbing platform and as a self imaging video trainer
One-handed operation and the ability to operate the camera with a thumb of the other hand through a remote controller assures comfortable camera shooting
Multi-faceted mechanism - supports iPad and 2-camera operation
You can attach the Camtroller and V-slope bracket to the action control grip via the Receiver Post for Remote and Accessories (RP/RA)
Run the wires through the hollow grip and plug it into a LANC port or a digital L line
RP/RA can also be used with an accessory shoe adapter to connect light panels and microphones
Adjust the 3 locking ball joints and vertical stabilizer bar and customize the Camtrol 22 for desired shooting conditions
You can capture ground level shots, overhead shots, and around-objects shots without even bending (by just manually changing the configuration)
Secure grip allows you to safely hold the camera and allows you to capture steady floating and dramatic moving shots
Works for both right and left handed operators
Dimensions of 10 x 6.375 x 2.5" (25.4 x 16.2 x 6.4 cm) in collapsed state renders the unit high portability and can be stored easily in an operator's photo bag
Lightweight at 1.8 lb (0.816 kg)
Dimensions 10 x 6.375 x 2.5" (25.4 x 16.2 x 6.4 cm)
Weight 7 lb (3.17 kg)
Camtrol Prime 22
  • 1 - Year Warranty
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    Camtrol Prime 22
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Professional quality (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Highly compatible (5)
    • Improves performance (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (5)
      • Complex projects (4)
      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      the best tool for low angles

      By Soerfi

      from Switzerland

      About Me Business Owner, Filmer, Photographer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects

        Comments about Camtrol Prime 22:

        the quality is great and the rig is very versatily.
        i use it mainly to shoot very low wideangle skate shots with my nikon d4 and i was extremly surprised how cofortable the grip is. even the rig has some weight it doesn't feel heavy at all and you can operate it easily for hours beause of the perfect grip.
        I just love it!

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        5.0

        Jack of all trades, Master of many

        By Ben

        from CA

        About Me Professional Artist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Camtrol Prime 22:

          I shoot dslr, with my Camtrol prime 22 and it is phenomenal. The versatility is outstanding, and comes in hand in many situations. There is a nice weight to it which aids in stabilization and feel. The Camtrol Prime 22 allows for an infinite variety of camera support configurations, which makes it adaptable to any shooting environment.

          Quite simply. The Prime 22 makes shooting quality video easy!

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          5.0

          shooter's tool

          By trent

          from tampa, fl

          About Me Hobbyist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Camtrol Prime 22:

            I am a film hobbyist and camtrol makes it fun and easy for me. and most camera equipment is expensive, camtrol is affordable and the quality is amazing.

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            5.0

            Flexible, LightWeight and Compact

            By Premonition Films

            from Portland, Oregon

            About Me Professional Artist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Follow cams
              • Independent Films
              • Timelapses

              Comments about Camtrol Prime 22:

              This rig has changed the way I shoot video, from follow cams to shoulder mounted shooting this little rig does everything!

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              5.0

              WOW!!

              By matt

              from breckenridge, CO

              About Me Film enthusiast, Hobbyist, Professional snowboarder

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Action sports shooting
                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • Outdoor events games

                Comments about Camtrol Prime 22:

                I use my camtrol for every type of shooting.Its super compact and versatile.The best thing about camtrol is the comfort I have when using it, and the protection my camera's get from the high quality design. From my expensive camcorder to my video phone camtrol makes my shooting easier.I am not a professional shooter but with my camtrol I get professional grade shot's all day!

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By martin

                from New York

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Camtrol Prime 22:

                  amazing!!!

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                  5.0

                  Camtrol Magic

                  By Pasifeka

                  from South Pacific

                  About Me Full time photojournalist

                  Pros

                  • High Quality
                  • Lightweight
                  • Ultimate flexibility

                  Cons

                  • Zero negatives

                  Best Uses

                  • Video and time lapse

                  Comments about Camtrol Prime 22:

                  The Camtrol is the manifestation of pure genius. I use it with multiple action cameras, pro video camcorders and the exciting Lumix TS3, GH2 and even my Canon hybrid DSLR's. The low & high angle perspectives achieved with the Camtrol give high value production results for a bargain. As PacWest Conference videographer, I am excited by innovative opportunities the Camtrol has afforded me in volleyball, cross country, & basketball. The History Channel has asked for some Volcano related video work...on the trail over the lava tubes will be a perfect Camtrol challenge. Get a Camtrol today, it will brighten up your work and put excitement into even your most boring assignment. Cheers Mates

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                  • Business
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