The VW-CTR1 Pan-Tilt Cradle for Camcorders from Panasonic uses a motion sensor featured on compatible Panasonic camcorders to automatically track a moving subject when mounted between the camera and a tripod. The cradle has a 352° (±176°) range of horizontal motion and a 30° (±15°) vertical range. In addition, the VW-CTR1 features Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing the pan and tilt functions to be operated manually from a smartphone or other mobile device. In manual operation it can be used with most small camcorders. Provided sufficient signal strength it can even be operated from another room making it suitable as a baby monitoring solution.
The VW-CTR1 features a 1/4"-20 screw for mounting a camera and features a 1/4"-20 threaded hole on the bottom so that it can be attached to most tripods. It can power from either two AA batteries or from and external power source via USB. An AC power supply is included.
1 x USB type A female - for controlling from compatible camcorder
1 x Micro-USB - for powering externally
External: 5 VDC USB bus power
Battery: 2 x AA batteries
|Power Consumption||1.4 W - while panning or tilting|
|Operating Temperature / Humidity||32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) / 80% RH|
|Storage Temperature / Humidity||14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C) / 90% RH|
|Dimensions||5.1 x 2.8 x 5.1" (130 x 72 x 130 mm)|
|Weight||12 oz (340 g)|