PRESS RELEASE: New Free Shooting Tool with Unlimited Options: Ergonomics & Camera Handling Combined
Introducing Camtrol: the world’s first free shooting stabilizing platform for camcorder and Video Enabled HDSLR Cameras.
PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 21, 2010 – Woodland Hills, CA (January 2011) – Shooting “the moment” on the move and quickly adapting to changing situations are a few of today’s videographer’s goals. “Free shooting” enables the shooter to move with his camera and not be bound by his equipment. If you are an action sports fan or pro, a video producer or educated photographer, a recreational photographer/videographer, a documentarian, an Indy filmmaker, or a gadget techie, Camtrol will revolutionize your ability of shooting moving low angle action shots, chest level shots, shoulder supported shots, and a variety of overhead shots using one or two hands.
Camtrol’s patented ergonomic grip, known as the Action Control Grip (ACG), provides unlimited variety in positioning and comfort. The ACG has an accessory attachment post which accepts all accessories, and when coupled with Camtrol’s V slope bracket and remote control, provides unlimited, variable, and creative shooting experience by having control of your camera under your thumb.
Camtrol is engineered with universal design and function: quick and simple. The Camtrol has centering channels that provide the shooter a variety of balancing options for any size camera. Camtrol works off the theory that the small lightweight cameras of today need two things to maximize their performance. By adding width and weight to the bottom of the camera, you get a steady, stable shooting platform. Camtrol excels at allowing the shooter unlimited comfort in shooting, and quickness in adapting or transforming the Camtrol to make shooting a moving low angle quick and easy, or shooting a over the crowd shot easy and ergonomic. Camtrol lets the shooter focus more attention on shooting the subject and less time contorting the body and camera.
Camtrol’s universal mounting thumbscrew allows unlimited positioning of any camera, and its cushioned platform takes shock away from the camera and reduces vibration. Its aircraft quality anodized aluminum body makes it ultra-lightweight and serves as armor for your camera.
The Camtrol Grand system, shown with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 digital camera and 14-140mm lens mounted. Also attached are an Ikan V5600 5.6-inch HDMI LCD and an unidentified LED video light, each mounted via optional 4-inch Camtrol articulating arms.
Photo provided by Camtrol LLC.
The retractable quad pod legs benefit the user by giving you an editing stand for your desktop and it also serves as a safe and convenient landing for your gear when ready to place it down, or set up another configuration. Being lightweight and collapsing the quad pod legs, Camtrol is compact and easily fits in any travel bag or backpack because it folds up flat.
With its three ball joints, Camtrol offers the most diverse shooting options made available to shooters and insures unlimited free hand shooting configurations, less fatigue, more comfort, and greater safety and security for your camera.
Camtrol’s guarantee: Attach your camera to Camtrol. Use this rig for two weeks. Then go back to your old way of shooting, If not satisfied, Camtrol will buy it back.
Models and Accessories Include:
The Camtrol Prime's standard size stabilizer bar allows for cameras and accessories measuring up to 3.75 inches in overall height. The Camtrol Prime weighs less than 1.8 pounds and supports up 7 pounds of camera, lenses and accessories $399.99 (MSRP)
The Camtrol Prime 22 mid all purpose stabilizer bar allows for camera and accessories measuring up to 5.5 inches in overall height. The Camtrol Prime 22 weighs less that 1.9 pounds and supports up to 7 pounds of camera, lenses and accessories. $399.99(MSRP)
The Camtrol Grand features a long size stabilizer bar for cameras and accessories measuring up to 7 inches in overall height. The Camtrol Grand weighs less than 2.1 pounds and supports up 7 pounds of camera, lenses and accessories. $449.99 (MSRP)
Camtrol “Moose” is a professional quality camera rig with two articulating arms that supports 20 pounds of camera, lenses and accessories. The Camtrol Moose weights 2.8 pounds. $849.00 (MSRP) Available with personalized serial number in early 2011 by special order.
Camtrol “Trol” Kit includes a Camtrol, a cushioned mini clamp, and a 4” articulating arm and works with all Cam phones (including i4 and Droid) and all tablets-iPad, Slate, etc. for $489.95 (MSRP)
Cushioned Mini Clamp for CamPhones, 4 and Camera Accessories - This mini clamp supports iPhone 4 or up to 8 pounds of camera accessories. Built to grip flat or round surfaces, mounting this mini clamp to the Camtrol 4" articulating arm allows the iPhone 4 operator to set up a video configuration for easy comfortable shooting while delivering a stabilizing platform for using the iPhone 4 in video mode. $33.00 (MSRP)
Articulating 4-inch Arm for Mini Clamp – The articulating 4-inch arm features metal construction with a locking control knob to release or engage the tension. The articulating arm permits easy mounting, placement and adjusting of the mini clamp to hold your iPhone 4 or other camera accessories. $59.95 (MSRP)
Additional accessories include:
Camtroller Remote CAMR2100 $99.00
V-Slope Bracket CAMC3100 $39.95
LCD Camshade 3.5” CAMHS4035 $19.95
LCD Camshade 3” CAMHS4030 $19.95
For more information about Camtol please visit www.camtrol.com or call 888- 722-6876.
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(First posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 12:47 EST)