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Zoom Commander®

Works with popular
DV & Hi-8 Cameras
and more, including

Panasonic
See DVX model for DVX100, DVC80, DVC60 and DVC30

Canon
GL1
GL2
XL1
XL2

XL1S
Optura
Elura

Sony
VX1000
VX2000
DSR-250
PD100
PD150
PC100
PC110
TRV9
TRV11
TRV18
TRV27
TRV33
TRV50
TRV900
TRV950
& TRV Hi-8
Cameras

& virtually all TRV Hi-8, TRV Digital 8 & TRV miniDV



The Zoom Commander® series
A LANC digital zoom controller for every need and every budget

basic model
Zoom Commander®

deluxe
Zoom Commander® II

deluxe
Zoom Commander® Pro

Zoom Commander

Zoom Commander II

Zoom Commander Pro

  • Dual zoom controls
  • Focus controls
  • Run/pause (record)
  • Automatic camera power up (always on)
  • Silent operational controls for clean audio
  • V-block swing away clamp
  • Slope mount only
  • Extra Velcro® included
  • Made in USA
  • user manual (pdf) 
  • Dual zoom controls
  • Focus controls
  • Record/pause
  • Automatic camera power up (switchable on/off)
  • Silent operational controls for clean audio
  • Camera power UP button
  • Camera power DOWN button
  • Auto-Focus ON-OFF (for cameras that support this feature)
  • V-block swing away clamp
  • Slope & flat mounts
  • Extra Velcro® included
  • 12' lanc extension cable
  • 25' lanc extension cable 
  • Made in USA
  • user manual (pdf)
  • Dual zoom controls
  • Focus controls
  • Record/pause
  • Automatic camera power up (switchable on/off)
  • Silent operational controls for clean audio
  • Camera power UP button
  • Camera power DOWN button
  • Auto-Focus ON-OFF (for cameras that support this feature)
  • V-block swing away clamp
  • Slope & flat mounts
  • Extra Velcro® included
  • 12' lanc extension cable
  • 25' lanc extension cable
  • VTR controls: Stop, Play, Rew, FF, Pause and Record
  • Made in USA  
  • user manual (pdf)

Zoom Commander®
Just   $119.95 + $9 s/h

Zoom Commander®  II
Just $159.95 + $9 s/h

Zoom Commander® Pro
Just $179.95 + $9 s/h

Flat mount
Slope Mount

both mounts included with deluxe models
Control Your Camera Comfortably From Your Tripod Handle Or Anywhere

Why You Definitely Need a Zoom Commander® On Your Handle
The Zoom Commander® digital zoom controllers give you exceptionally smooth and reliable focus, record, and dual zoom controls right under the tip of your thumb- all wired directly into your video camera's LANC or control-L or I/O jack. This lets you control these important camera functions, and the tripod handle with the same hand--- instead of having to operate the camera with the opposite hand with the controls suddenly on the wrong side of the camera. Our zoom controllers also leave your other hand free for microphones and other things…. and keep your fingers away from the camera, so you won't ever jostle your camera again in the middle of a take, or record audio of your fingers brushing the microphone or other camera parts. Also, you'll have…

No more uneven zooms.....because you get Two Complete Sets of Zoom Controls, Each With Variable Speed Preset
Get the zoom speed right every time. With our zoom controllers' two sets of zoom controls, you can preset each one to a different speed, and have two reliable and repeatable zooms right under the tip of your thumb. No fumbling with variable throttles, rocker switches or other pressure sensitive zoom controls that make you guess how far to push to get the right zoom speed. And no more having to keep it held down exactly right to maintain an even zoom speed. Preset the speed (rehearse it if you like) and get a zoom speed that repeats precisely and evenly every time. Each pair of zoom buttons has its own continuously variable speed set dial, so set them anywhere you like. If your prefer, you can also vary zoom speed while shooting by adjusting the speed dial while pressing the zoom button at the same time.


flat mount
Versatile Positioning and Lightning Quick Attach and Detach
The Zoom Commander® mounting plate and Zoom Commander® each have Velcro® attachment pads, so you can attach the Zoom Commander® zoom controller vertically, horizontally, even diagonally, orienting the controls completely the way you like them. And, of course, the Velcro® lets you detach just the zoom controller in an instant, and put it back in an instant, without having to undo the clamp. The clamp itself uses two solid aluminum v groove blocks and screws down snug on the tripod handle or elsewhere and stays put. When you want to move the Zoom Commander® to another tripod or to your shoulder brace, the swing away block also lets you remove the entire zoom controller and clamp without having to unscrew and completely disassemble the clamp (and without having to reassemble it when you move it back).


 
slope mount

Control Your Camera From a Distance
Included free of charge with every Zoom Commander® II or Pro model digital zoom controller are 25 foot and 12 foot lanc extension cables. Just attach one or both of these to the end of the controller's 6 foot lanc cable and you can control zoom and focus from as far away as 43 feet (further if you buy more lanc extension cables. ). Use it in any number of limited access situations. You can also use two Zoom Commanders® to control two cameras from one location from as far as 86 feet apart (further, if you buy more lanc extension cables).

Zoom Commander® II and Zoom Commander® Pro Added Features
Both of our deluxe digital zoom controllers include auto-focus on/off controls, letting you switch between camcorder auto focus or zoom controller manual focus as needed (note: this feature may not work on some camcorders that have mechanical auto-focus switches). Both zoom controller deluxe models also offer manual camcorder power/up and power/down controls, plus a switchable camcorder auto power/up mode. If you always want your camcorder to remain powered up, switch on the auto mode. Then, whenever your camcorder times out and attempts to power down to standby, your Zoom Commander® zoom controller will keep it powered up. Meanwhile, you can power down any time you like using the manual control. Switch the auto mode off and the zoom controller lets you power/up or power/down manually as needed. This is especially useful if you wish to conserve battery power.

Both deluxe model zoom controllers also come with both sloped and flat mounting plates so that you can choose to mount the zoom controller flat on the tripod handle or sloped upward, whichever is most comfortable for you (this also makes it easier to adapt the controller to your shoulder brace). Two lanc extension cables are also included  with deluxe  zoom controller models as described above.

Zoom Commander® Pro Adds VTR Controls
The Zoom Commander® Pro is the ultimate digital zoom controller, giving you all the Zoom Commander® II features plus VTR controls. Now you can also control play, stop, pause, rewind, fast forward, and record…all from your tripod handle or anywhere. We reuse the same buttons so it's the same compact zoom controller. Just switch your camcorder between camera and VTR mode and the buttons change function.

The Right Stuff
The Zoom Commander® series digital zoom controller housings and attachment plates and clamp are all black anodized aluminum alloy, and very light and compact. The main push buttons are square and separate, and each intentionally only performs one camera action (that way you can't slip the wrong way as you might on a dual function rocker switch).The push buttons are also extremely tactile, and arranged in a logical grid, so your thumb can easily find the right button by feel-- so you'll always know exactly where to push.

So, now that you know all about it…..

Get the Zoom Commander®-- the reliable, ergonomic, and totally flexible zoom controller.
Choose from three  exciting models.

basic model
Zoom Commander®

deluxe
Zoom Commander® II

deluxe
Zoom Commander® Pro

Zoom Commander

Zoom Commander II

Zoom Commander Pro

  • Dual zoom controls
  • Focus controls
  • Run/pause (record)
  • Automatic camera power up (always on)
  • Silent operational controls for clean audio
  • V-block swing away clamp
  • Slope mount only
  • Extra Velcro®included
  • Made in USA
  • Dual zoom controls
  • Focus controls
  • Record/pause
  • Automatic camera power up (switchable on/off)
  • Silent operational controls for clean audio
  • Camera power UP button
  • Camera power DOWN button
  • Auto-Focus ON-OFF (for cameras that support this feature)
  • V-block swing away clamp
  • Slope & flat mounts
  • Extra Velcro® included
  • 12' lanc extension cable
  • 25' lanc extension cable 
  • Made in USA
  • Dual zoom controls
  • Focus controls
  • Record/pause
  • Automatic camera power up (switchable on/off)
  • Silent operational controls for clean audio
  • Camera power UP button
  • Camera power DOWN button
  • Auto-Focus ON-OFF (for cameras that support this feature)
  • V-block swing away clamp
  • Slope & flat mounts
  • Extra Velcro®included
  • 12' lanc extension cable
  • 25' lanc extension cable
  • VTR controls: Stop, Play, Rew, FF, Pause and Record
  • Made in USA  

Zoom Commander®
Just   $119.95+ $9 s/h

Zoom Commander®  II
Just $159.95 + $9 s/h

Zoom Commander® Pro
Just $179.95 + $9 s/h

Take advantage of our 30 day unconditional money back guarantee.
Order your Zoom Commander® digital zoom controller today.

Call 1-503-236-0000 (or for other order options click order
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One each of the following lanc extension cables is included at no charge with each Zoom Commander® II or Pro you buy. Plus one v block clamp is included with all Zoom Commander® models. However, you may wish to buy extras:
V Block Clamp  (first one free with all models)

Just $39.95 + $5 s/h

Put a clamp on each of your tripods & move your Zoom Commander® from one to the other in a flash

LANC Extension Cables  (first ones free with model II or pro)
12'  Just $14.95+ $5 s/h
25'  Just $19.95 + $5 s/h



Flat mount
Slope Mount
Your choice of flat or sloped mounting plate with Velcro® Just $9.95 + $5 s/h
(One slope mount free with basic model, one of each mounts free with model II or Pro)


The terms zoom controller, digital zoom controller, lens controller, camera controller, focus controller are generic descriptions.
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Zoom Commander® is a registered trademark of Sign Video Ltd.

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