New Zoe ENG Remote Zoom for Professional Broadcast Cameras
introduces Zoe ENG by Bebob, an updated version of the Zoe remote zoom control
for full-size broadcast cameras. Zoe ENG offers a full range of innovative
remote functions, including Variable Stepless Zoom Speed Control, Record
Start/Stop Button, Return Function, and Reversible Zoom Direction, in a compact user friendly package.
requiring multiple models to accommodate different lens systems, the Zoe ENG
utilizes electronic software to adapt beautifully to different optics. This
versatile new zoom control is available in a choice of two configurations. The
Zoe-ENG-8 is fully compatible with all Angenieux, Canon, and Fujinon 8-pin
lenses. The Zoe-ENG-12 works with all 12 pin lenses. Operators who wish to
adapt the unit for other camera systems can simply exchange the Adapter Cable
a streamlined casing of lightweight, durable shock-resistant polycarbonate, Zoe
ENG adjusts zoom function through the system’s innovative pressure-sensitive
rocker switch. Speed of the zoom is in direct relation to the pressure applied
to the control. Integrated software prevents stuttering when changing speed or direction.
The result: truly stepless zooms, silky smooth ramp-up and precise
manipulation, regardless of speed. Ergonomically contoured for maximum comfort
and ease of use, the rocker offers three thumb positions — left, right, or
center, and is capable of 133 degrees of rotation – the most offered with this
type of control. This allows for greater control and more sensitive manipulation
of the zoom function.
ENG’s controls are handily located. On top, Return Record, and Direction
buttons are distinctively shaped for fast and easy touch recognition. To safeguard
against dirt, rain or other environmental hazards, all controls are covered
with a vinyl protective layer. Zoom ramping speed is pre-adjusted via a
convenient rotating selector wheel on one side of the unit. The shape of the housing
is designed to protect the wheel from damage and prevent
accidental repositioning of settings. An ergonomic jack and a countersunk
potentiometer avoid accidental activation.
Set up is
quick and easy. The Zoe ENG’s quick-release clamp attaches to tripod panhandles
of up to 34mm diameter. Its 11.8″ (30cm) coiled cable extends to 35″
(90cm), providing ample room between the camera and panhandle. A rugged 90
degree elbow plug connects neatly to the camera’s output.
exclusively by 16×9 Inc., the new Zoe ENG Remote Zoom is available at a special
introductory promotional price of $545 (U.S. MSRP is $695). For more information,
contact 16×9 Inc., 28314 Constellation Rd., Valencia, CA 91355, Phone:
818/972-2839, Fax: 818/972-2832, www.16x9inc.com