The Manfrotto 522P Remote Zoom Control Pan Bar is designed for users of the highly popular Panasonic DVX100 24P miniDV camera.
into a video head pan bar that attaches to any Manfrotto video head,
the 522P Remote Control puts all of the essential commands of the
Panasonic AG-DVX100 at the user's fingertips, while simultaneously
providing greater control over framing and camera movement by allowing
the user to keep their hand on the pan bar at all times.
enables the user to control most of the camera's functions using just
one finger, and provides them with a choice between a zero power
consumption "analog" mode for basic functions and three AA (1.5 volt)
battery-powered, advanced "digital" mode. The analog mode puts control
of basic functions such as record/stop and progressive min-max zoom at
the user's fingertips, while the digital mode offers a wealth of
For example, in digital mode, the
professional zoom wheel can be used to control one of three preset
maximum zoom speeds or a user-determined maximum speed, which can be set
at exactly the level the user wants. This user-determined zoom speed
setting remains programmed in the unit's memory even when batteries run
down, until the user decides to change it.
In addition, digital
mode allows users to choose between progressive zoom speed (the further
you rotate the wheel, the faster the zoom) and fixed zoom speed for all
options except the slowest preset speed. Simply pressing the button once
sets the zoom speed at progressive, while pressing it twice
automatically selects the fixed zoom option.
The 522P also
permits switching between left to right and right to left zoom, a
feature that is especially useful for left-handed operators. It has a
LED power indicator that alerts the operator to low power situations in
plenty of time to replace the three AA cells. The 522P is already
mounted on a telescopic video head pan bar and comes with all parts
necessary for quick and easy attachment to any of Manfrotto's
professional head models, 501, 503, 505, 510, or 516.
The 522P can also be attached to almost any pro head with a simple, optional adapter.