Acebil Zoom Controller for Panasonic Mini DV or HDV Cameras

Acebil Zoom Controller for Panasonic Mini DV or HDV Cameras

Acebil Zoom Controller for Panasonic Mini DV or HDV Cameras

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Acebil Zoom Controller for Panasonic Mini DV or HDV Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Removable Camera Cable
  • Multi-Speed Zoom Rocker
  • Clamp Range 0.4 - 1.1"
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The Zoom Controller for Panasonic Mini DV or HDV Cameras from Acebil is a multi-speed zoom rocker and camera start/stop unit. It allows you to bypass your camera's built-in zoom control and REC start/stop switch so you can operate the camera remotely. This enables you to opearate your camera on a tripod and control your start/stop and zoom without removing your hand from the panhandle.

The controller connects to your camera via the stereo mini jack and features a push button for starting and stopping video recording. The zoom lever can be used to control the wide angle and telephoto functions, as well as the zoom speed.

Operating the zoom lever on your camera when it is mounted on a tripod can lead to unsatisfactory results, especially when trying to zoom, pan, and tilt at the same time. With this hardwired controller, you don't have to take your hand from the panhandle to start/stop your camera or to zoom.
The controller features a 2.5mm connector and includes cable with a 2.5mm connector on both ends.
Clamps to items 0.39 - 1.18" in width
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Acebil Zoom Controller for Panasonic Mini DV or HDV Cameras
  • Control Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Clamp Range 0.39 - 1.18" (10 - 30 mm)
    Cable Length 20.1" (510 mm)
    Connector 2.5mm stereo mini jack
    Ports and Connectors Number
    1

    Type
    Panasonic
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8"
    Zoom Controller for Panasonic Mini DV or HDV Cameras is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent remote control I purchased this for a Panasonic HC-X1. It took some research to figure out if it would work, but it does the zoom and stop/start perfectly and I'm very happy with it. The variable zoom speed controller is well designed.
    Date published: 2017-03-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would not buy this product again I bought the Acebil RMC-L1DVX Zoom controller for use with Panasonic AG-UX180. Issue 1: The start/stop red light is supposed to be ON while recording. The S/S red light illumination appears to be random. Sometimes the light is ON while recording and other times the light is OFF during record. The functionality flipflops unpredictably every few minutes. You can reset the light operation by disconnecting and then reconnecting the remote to camera, but the unpredictability renders the light useless. I record sporting events (100 S/S events per football game) and I have missed several plays because the remote red light was ON and assumed the camera was recording. I use a field monitor to track action but unfortunately it does not have a record indicator. I have to look for the camera record light which is very small, or the camera LCD to see if camera is recording. Issue 2: I bought this zoom controller hoping it would provide smooth zoom in/ zoom out. I have the Libec ZFC-5HD remote which provide excellent zoom control for Sony HDR-CX900 camera (need adaptor cables), but it does not provide smooth control for the AG-UX180. I bought the Acebil because it was marketed as being interoperable with Panasonic series. The Acebil remote provides slightly better zoom in/out control than the Libec remote but both operate poorly with the AG-UX180. The Acebil provide slow zoom for small angular rotations of the rocker switch (maybe 5-15 degrees). However, upon exceeding a certain angle the remote transitions to fast zoom. It is very difficult to position the rocker switch at the precise angle that produces a moderate zoom speed, especially in the field while panning to track motion. Unfortunately, I have a 4K pro video camera but get much better zoom control with my cheaper Sony HD video cam. I want to return the Acebil remote, but don't know if any of other remotes function better with AG-UX180.
    Date published: 2017-10-17
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