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Old April 28th, 2004, 03:21 PM   #16
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Yes, I wrote a review of the Zoe LANC controller. And Zoe does make a DVX controller. But it's a completely different product, since the DVX does not use (license) the LANC control protocol. It appears to offer some embellishments over the Stealth, but fundamentally it also only offers zoom and record control.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 04:51 PM   #17
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They had to coax that reference to the Zoe out of you, Ken.

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Old April 28th, 2004, 05:28 PM   #18
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It took a crowbar to get it out of him, eh? For Jacques, just an FYI, focus control is not supported on a Pansonic DVX or DVC camcorder's Aux input. In other words, lack of remote focus control is a limitation of the camera, not the controller.

And by the way, Jacques, it was great to see you again at NAB, as always!
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Old April 28th, 2004, 05:34 PM   #19
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Wayne,
Oh no! I really like the Zoe and still have my LANC model. Actually, I recalled seeing a reference to the Zoe DVX recently but had not looked into it closely. Looking it up on 16x9's site, it looks like a good controller. I might just have to grab one of those, too. I can use a 2nd controller, one for tripod pan handle mount, one for my DV Rig shoulder brace.

Just to set the record straight, the folks at Bebob (Zoe's manufacturer) were really top-drawer in helping with my LANC review. I highly recommend their products. Really!
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Old April 28th, 2004, 06:07 PM   #20
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It was great to see you too Chris. NAB is/was an amazing experience.
I think I wandered 8 hours a day for three days and saw most everything . . .
once.

You confirmed what the guys at Varizoom told me. It seemed a bit
unlikely that Panasonic wouldn't offer remote focus control, but I guess you
never get it all in a single package. The DVX-100a is still the camera
in its price range to buy IMO. I also liked the Century follow focus and
matte box rig . . . cool accesssories.

I really like the VZ Rock. I might sell my old controller and get one of those
soon.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 03:55 AM   #21
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who needs a zoe, when u can get mr. chrosziel's pull focus system....

yes yes theres more to it than focus and the focus pull system is twice the amount of my very first car... ( VW beetle with half the floor) but cmon, its the ultimate. Now if only i knew how to use one........
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Old May 16th, 2005, 01:45 PM   #22
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Cheap zoom controller for DVX/DVC camcorders

I THOUGHT a saw a $149 zoom controller on the web a month or two ago, but now I can't remember who made or where it was sold. B&H doesn't sell one for less than $189 right now. Any ideas who might make this controller?

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Old May 16th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #23
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I THOUGHT a saw a $149 zoom controller on the web a month or two ago, but now I can't remember who made or where it was sold. B&H doesn't sell one for less than $189 right now. Any ideas who might make this controller?

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T.J.
Must have been the SignVideo one for $129.95. Any experience with this piece of gear?
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Old May 16th, 2005, 06:58 PM   #24
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Ouch, Tim. You spend the dough for a really good camera, and you're going to skimp on the zoom controller? Hang on to your money till you can step up in quality. I prefer the Zoe which is available for $275.00 for the DVX, but others have their choices, some costing a bit less. But please, don't buy that unit from Sign Video. This is the one accessory you will use more than any other. This is not the place to save money.

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Old May 16th, 2005, 07:10 PM   #25
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I'm just currious Jacques... Considering it's the year of HD, how could you justify making such an investment in standard definition??? I'm a bit perplexed.
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