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Camtrol Prime 22 Camera Stabilizer Platform

SKU: CT12000 MFR: CAMP12000
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Why add Camtrol to your Cinematographic tool box?

Want your shots to be able to pan without being on a slider or tripod, to tilt without a jib, to dolly in or out (or follow or track) and not be tied to a rail system, then the Camtrol hand held stabilizing rig delivers "the freedom in motion" you're looking for to get the creative shots and angles.

For all other motions shots, break loose from the restraints of having your stabilizing equipment tied to your body. Check out Camtrol's hand held shooting rigs for any camera and lenses weighing 8 lbs or less. You'll have unlimited rig configurations and 180 degrees of angles, rather than the typical 30 degrees from the shoulder mounted, body restrained rigs.

What are the unique characteristics of Camtrol? Lightness and portability are essential for all videographers/photographers. When Camtrol is in its collapsed position it measures 11 1/2" long by 6 1/2" wide by 2 1/2" .. it fits easily into any camera bag.

The Prime 22 model weights only 2lbs, 4 oz and is made of aircraft quality aluminum. Most other stabilizers use gimbels and counterweighs to achieve balance and stability. Camtrol stabilizes all types of cameras-HDSLRs, camcorders, POV and iPhones - by initially tying its 1/4 20" male thumbscrew to each cameras 1/4 20" female center of gravity. Its weight and size provide the first key element necessary for stabilization: width and weight. Next its three balancing channels on its base allow you to find and balance your camera in less than a minute, not the 10-25 minutes necessary to achieve balance with gimbels and counte rweights. Once balanced with your Camtrol, you'll be able to lift your combined Camtrol and camera setup with one figure and if you change configurations, you do not have to rebalance your setup.

Once balanced with your Camtrol, you'll be able to lift your combined Camtrol and camera setup with one figure and if you change configurations, you do not have to rebalance your setup.

Camtrol's next engineering design that adds to stabilization is its customized vertical stabilizing bar that has 8 air channels drilled inside to provide additional dampening to vibration and shakes. The final stabilization ingredient Camtrols have is its patented kinematic chain of 3 ball joints that act to dissipate movement of your hand.

By separating the shooter from directly touching his camera, Camtrol offers the videographer/photographer the ability to control his camera thru a remote controller mounted on Camtrol's remote mounting plate with its hard wire threaded thru Camtrol's hollow anatomical handle...and thereby allowing the shooter to take ground level shots while standing normally or taking over the crowd shots without standing on ladders or chairs. In less than 60 seconds, Camtrol can be reconfigured from ground level, chest level, shoulder level, or over head shots.

A final unique feature of Camtrols is how they a ct as a suit of armor protection for your camera and lenses. Just extend its four retracable legs and you can safely place your camera on the ground because of Camtrol's quad pods. You can leave your camera on the Camtrol and plug your camera into your computer and use the Camtrol as an editing stand.

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Key Features

  • Made up of sturdy lightweight aluminum and is anodized to protect its finish
  • Balancing channels allow setup and stabilizing any rig in 2 minutes
  • Handles 7.5lbs of camera, lenses, and accessories
  • Allows 180 degres of angles
  • Adjusts in seconds for ground level, chest level, shoulder level, and overhead shots
  • Universal 14"20 mount accepts all cameras and video cameras

Technical Specs

Mount 1/4"20 universal mount
Clearance Overall clearance for camera and accessories 6 3/4"
Legs Quad pod legs for safely placing rig on ground or table
Bottom Mounting Bottom mounting thumbscrew has female 1/4"20 that accepts all monopods, and tripods
Compatible cameras Supports up 7lbs of camera, lenses and accessories
Construction Aluminum
Overall height Up to 3.75 inches
Dimension (Collapsed Size) 10 x 6.4 x 2.5" (25 x 16 x 6.4cm)
Weight Less than 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
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