The Manfrotto 522P remote zoom control pan bar is designed for users
of the Panasonic AG-DVC80 and the highly popular AG-DVX100 24P miniDV camera.
Built 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-DVC80 and AG-DVX100 at the user's fingertips. While simultaneously providing
them with greater control over framing and camera movement by allowing them
to keep their hand on the pan bar at all times.
Two Zoom Modes :
The 522P enables the user to control the cameras functions using just one finger,
and provides with a choice of two zoom modes. A zero power consumption "analog"
mode, and an advanced battery-powered, "digital" mode.
In the analog mode it puts control of basic functions with zero power consumption
such as record/stop and progressive min-max zoom at the user's fingertips.
The advanced "digital" mode requires three AA (1.5-volts) batteries and
provides a wealth of additional features, like; a professional zoom wheel,
which 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.