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Old January 27th, 2005, 09:05 AM   #1
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Simple LANC question.

Hello everybody,

I am under the impression that a zoom controller, regardless of the brand, can only match the maximum and minimum zoom speeds of your camcorder. Is this true? What would like is a zoom controler that will give me a slower zoom on my PD170, something comparable to what the XL1s can do.

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Old January 27th, 2005, 09:16 AM   #2
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Re: Simple LANC question.

<<<-- Originally posted by Patrick Moreau :I am under the impression that a zoom controller, regardless of the brand, can only match the maximum and minimum zoom speeds of your camcorder. -->>>

That's true. Varizoom's website claims however that not all brands of controllers can access the camera's minimum speed but their can. I really don't know if this is true or just marketing hype.

However I got a Varizoom Pro-L specifically because I wanted to do the slowest possible zoom on my PDX-10 and VX-2000. It has a dial where you preset the speed, and then when you press the rocker switch it runs at that speed. It works fine, however there is still a little "bump" when you begin a zoom at the camera's slowest speed. Evidently that has to do with the camera design and can't be avoided.
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