VariZoom VZStealthPZFI Throttle Controller

VariZoom VZStealthPZFI Throttle Controller

VariZoom VZStealthPZFI Throttle Controller

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Product Highlights

  • Controls Zoom, Focus, Iris and Record
  • Throttle Provides Speed Zoom Control
  • Compatible w/ HVX200 Series
  • Compatible w/ HPX170 and the DVX100B
  • Compatible w/ HMC40 and the HMC150
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VariZoom VZ-Stealth-PZFI overview

  • 1Description

The Varizoom VZ-Stealth-PZFI is a zoom/focus/iris controller designed specifically for the Panasonic AG-HVX200 and AG-DVX100B camcorders. The throttle is pressure-sensitive for fine-tuned zoom adjustments, while the focus and iris knobs, located on the sides, provide clean and easy operation. Most notably is the ability to operate each function simultaneously. Multiple users can control individual aspects of the rocker, which can be very useful during crane or moving shots.

Pressure Sensitive Throttle
The VZ-Stealth-PZFI comes equipped with a pressure sensitive throttle. This allows users to vary zoom speeds for smooth, sustainable adjustments.
UPC: 877038002241
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VariZoom VZStealthPZFI Throttle Controller
  • 2-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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    • 1Description

    VariZoom VZ-Stealth-PZFI specs

    Compatibility Panasonic AG-DVX100 and AG-DVX100B
    Dimensions (LxW) 2.8 x 2" (7.1 x 5.1 cm)
    Weight 0.3 lb (136 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 3.4 x 3.2"

    VariZoom VZ-Stealth-PZFI reviews

    VZStealthPZFI Throttle Controller is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy for each Panasonic AG-HMC151 My setup consists of Panasonic AG-HMC 151 mounted on Pocket Jib from Kessler Cranes, equiped with SmallHD DP1 field monitor. I have added rear control center to jib in order to preview and control basic camera functions. VariZoom with throttle is must have ingradient of this setup. PROS : I have choosen throttle instead of rock, because I can use simoultanously focus(thumb of right hand) and zoom (index finger of righ hand) and keep left hand free to operate on camera movement controller. CONS : connectors are in collision with HDMI conntector (necessary to use filed monitor) and it's difficult to connect all properly.
    Date published: 2010-10-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked very well ... for exactly 2 years I had this controller since Feb 2015. First one I had issues within a month, sent it back and received a new one . Second one I got worked great for a year, than it got a "zoom lock"� every time I turned on the camera for about 20 seconds (I had to zoom in and out for a few times, thought it was warming up the mechanism inside) but after that it worked fine, well actually great- it is the best featured controller I used so far.� However after two years the slight "zoom lock" got to interfere during a shot which turned this nice little product into a pretty ugly paper weight. This could have been an easy 5 star product but in this profession reliability is (almost) everything.
    Date published: 2018-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Better Value The Stealth Throttle Controller is so useful, it should be standard equipment for any serious user of the DVX100B. The controller firmly mounts to my tripod handle and even to the flat handle of my shoulder mount. The controls are intuitive and perfectly positioned for one thumb operation. Even better, B&H is a great place to buy this from. It arrived in mere days and there was no place on the internet where I could find it at a cheaper price, so why go anywhere else?
    Date published: 2008-06-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great controller! I'm currently using this controller with my steadycam and jib setups. It's nice that I have full control right at my finger tips with only one controller. All the controls and buttons are positioned well and can easily and quickly be adjusted. The controller is pretty well built, but the joggle wheels seem to be a little on the cheap side. Since you're not supposed to be rough on your camera equipment anyway, I would still highly recommend this controller when you can't get close to the camera while shooting.
    Date published: 2010-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth, Convenient Control I am currently using this controller with my HVX200A camera. The connections to this camera are not in the most convenient place if you need to insert or remove a memory stick, but that's no fault of the controller. It would probably attach much better to the DVX100B. It functions as described and I find the zoom rocker to be very smooth and sensitive. The ability to start and stop recording from the Varizoom attached to your tripod arm is worth the cost alone. The iris and focus adjustments work very well. It is fairly well constructed and attaches easily to even the largest of tripod arms. Basically, with this device, once your camera is setup, you can shoot and adjust on the fly using only this controller and never having to touch your camera. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2009-06-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Well I bought this to use with a Panasonic HMC 150 on a proaim crane. It worked fine. I had to have a extension for the cord in order for it to reach crane length, but once we got it hooked up, it handled the camera. The one drawback I had was that you have no way of telling if you're turning record on or off with the record button on the unit. When the camera is ten feet in the air, this is inconvenient. Otherwise, I'm pleased with the device and glad I bought it over more expensive options.
    Date published: 2010-08-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth Zoom & Iris control, in one hand One handed remote Zoom, Iris, and Focus, along with Record Start/Stop. The Zoom and Iris are smooth and accurate throughout the range of operation. I found I was able to operate the Zoom slider with my thumb joint, and make slight adjustments on the Iris at the same time. The Focus is a little less smooth. At higher Zoom and focal lengths, the focus wheel can be very sensitive. However at middle focal lengths, the focus wheel allows smooth and repeatable adjustments.
    Date published: 2010-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Mover Professional Videogapher The Stealth zoom control improves the ability for smooth starts and even acceleration through the move. The connectors must be pushed home smartly or it will not work.
    Date published: 2008-10-09
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