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Old November 2nd, 2001, 08:55 PM   #1
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New Stealth Zoom

VariZoom is about to ship it's new Stealth Controller. Like all of our new products we sell direct at a significant discount for one month prior to our shipping dealers.

You can see the controller here http://www.stealthzoom.com

You can also see this recent review by the watchdog here:

http://www.dvinfo.net/stealth.htm
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Old November 2nd, 2001, 09:49 PM   #2
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What is the price $199 or $229? Watchdog says one, Varizoom site says the other. Can it be shipped outside the US
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Old November 2nd, 2001, 10:29 PM   #3
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As I understand it, $199 is the introductory offer. I'm sure Tom will correct me if I'm wrong. Tell 'em you saw it on the Watchdog.
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Old November 2nd, 2001, 10:39 PM   #4
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Old November 2nd, 2001, 11:18 PM   #5
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Old November 3rd, 2001, 09:50 AM   #6
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RE: $199 or $229. for Stealth

Sorry for the discrepancies

All orders are shipping at a sale of $199. even those orders we have already received at $229.

Can't send anything out of the country until January.

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Old November 21st, 2001, 08:09 PM   #7
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VariZoom StealthZoom

Just wanted to let those interested know that the StealthZoom special offered in this thread for $199. will expire at the close of DVEXPO on December 7th

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Old May 14th, 2002, 03:01 PM   #8
 
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Kudo's for Vari-zoom

I just wanted to post a note that brings attention to VariZoom's terrific customer support and relations. I have a PRO-LX that I use with my XL1s. There has been some problems with the PRO-LX and the XL1s "standby" mode. To their credit, VariZoom has been very responsive and offered me a loaner until the problem is resolved. I must say, it's quite unusual to find a company so willing to help out. Kudo's to VariZoom. They've earned themselves a dedicated customer.
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Old May 15th, 2002, 09:01 AM   #9
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I also have the XL1S and just bought the proLX what is the problem with the standby function? also have you noticed that the zoom control buttons have to be pressed down all the way to activate zoom( not very sensitive to touch)
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Old May 15th, 2002, 07:45 PM   #10
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George, I also use the Pro-LX and have the same problem with the zoom buttons. The buttons also become intermittent if when fully depressed, you move your finger a little from side to side. To Varizoom's credit, they did send me another unit, but it exibits the same problem. I don't know if I've discovered the "correct" pressure or if the buttons are getting broken in, but they do seem more consistent now than when new.

The stand-by problem affects only the XL1S and when the VZ is connected, the camera will not go into stand-by mode. Varizoom is aware of the problem and they are working on a solution, but I haven't heard that a fix has been found yet. The camera will properly power down the tape transport with VZ attached if you have chosen that option.
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Old May 16th, 2002, 12:32 PM   #11
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If you don't like the way the buttons function on the Pro-LX, you might want to look into the "new" PG-L. It is a bit more compact overall and does not have the rec search buttons, however it does put the focus buttons on top, which I like a lot. The "old" PG-L had buttons for zoom like the Pro-LX, but the "new" PG-L has a rocker, which I like a lot better than the buttons. The "new" PG-L is now my favorite VariZoom controller. If you can do without the rec search buttons and the data code button, then I highly recommend the PG-L. Hope this helps,
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Old May 16th, 2002, 12:36 PM   #12
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Old July 2nd, 2002, 04:13 PM   #13
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Varizoom dealers in UK

Just picked up 'Computer Video' magazine from my local newsagents, and what did I see a whole page display ad, advertising Varizoom and the various products they sell.

You are able buy their products though various UK dealers.

I'm sure I'll be sending some business their way, either as myself or via recommendations.

This is fantastic news.

Cheers to Chris for having them as your sponsor, and thanks to Varizoom for branching out into the UK.

For more information go to:
http://www.varizoom.com/uk/

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Old March 30th, 2003, 10:45 AM   #14
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New VariZoom products at NAB

Hello,

This is Tom McKay from VariZoom. I wanted to let everyone know about a few new products we are about to introduce at NAB Expo.

We have so many new products that I won't list them all but I will list those that are most relevant to this forum.

1. VZ-Stealth LX This is our new Stealth control that includes a few extra features: Data screen on off, frame shuttle + and -, also auto focus. PLEASE NOTE: Auto focus feature on any control is not much use to 3 ccd camera user. The reason being that nearly all of the top 3 -ccd mini dv models are incapable of using this auto focus feature. The GL1 and GL2 are the exception and these camcorders make full use of the options. Most all 1ccd sony and Canon cameras with lanc will work including PC series 100 and up.

Xl1, XL1s, pd150, dsr250, Vx1000, vx2000 do not support auto focus. The slide switch on the side of these cameras to choose auto/manual locks you out of this option.

http://www.varizoom.com/controllers/stealthlx.html

2. FlowPod This is our entry in to motion stabilization and we are very proud of this new creation. It keeps the weight centered over the hand which is less fatiguing. With our patent pending locking handle it doubles as a high strength monopod. One other feature of this unit is it allows for stabilized Low Mode operation with the optional low flow kit.

http://www.varizoom.com/pages/flowpod.html

3. VZ-Rock This is for the users that feel more comfortable using a rocker type control. This unit is fully loaded with all the features of the NEW VZStealth-LX. We made this unit extremely sturdy and machined the shell and precision rocker from solid aluminum.

It cost's a little more than a Stealth due to extra machining and a little less than our popular VZProL and PGL

http://www.varizoom.com/controllers/rocklx.htm

4. VZ-DVXFF This our new Follow focus control for the DVX100 control. It has 4 positions you can mark in and either manually dial to pre programmed positions or you can push a button and go there automatically.

Works well with our recently release VZ-StealthDVX
http://www.varizoom.com/controllers/dvx.htm

Not available on site as of today but will be present at NAB at VariZoom booth.

5. VZ-StealthJVC Stealth JVC (For JVC 300-REM) In a joint venture with JVC VariZoom created this control for the NEW DV300-REM Streamcorder. If you already have a Streamcorder and you want to have studio control you will need to arrange to have your camera shipped to JVC to be flashed with new compatible software. This is estimated to cost $200. including roundtrip shipping and hardware. The REM version of this camera is not shipping yet but will include the compatible VariZoom software.

Not available on web site as of today but you can see the control and camera together at NAB in both the VariZoom and JVC booths.


This post is for information only. I am leaving soon for NAB and will not be available to reply to any questions. Any questions please call us toll free.

Best regards,

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Old October 30th, 2003, 08:39 PM   #15
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New VariZoom 702-M monitor power kit

This is Tom McKay from VariZoom. We have a couple of new monitor accessories that are now available. Below is our latest press release for the 702-M. We also have a new, and very strong, articulating arm for supporting monitors the VZAR5K.

http://www.varizoom.com/pages/ar5.php


VariZoom Lens Controls, manufacturer of professional and prosumer video camera equipment, is now shipping the BattMan VZ-702M Lithium Ion battery kit. Ideally suited for powering on-camera LCD monitors 7 and smaller, this new device incorporates a compact battery that mounts directly under the monitor and still accommodates a shoe mount for mounting on top of camcorder. This unique, lightweight, high-quality battery device allows shooters to power their LCD monitors for approximately two hours. The battery is center-weighted under the camera so it does not stress the shoe mount with off-center weight as do rear-mounted battery packs. Extra batteries can be purchased and stacked together under the monitor so additional power is ready and convenient. Kit includes charger, AC power supply, car adapter and one Li-Ion battery with LED life indicator. More information can be found at www.varizoom.com or call 888-826-3399

Direct link to product: http://www.varizoom.com/pages/701m.php
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