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****** Page 1 ****** Operation Manual P-22GX EAGLE AMERICA SALES CORPORATION 1840 S. Elena, Suite 202 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 CAMERA SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

****** Page 2 ****** P-22GX Tripod System Package Copyright O Eagle America Sales Corporation 2011 All rights reserved. Reproduction of any part of this document including images, artwork, or writing without prior written consent of Eagle America Sales Corporation in writing is strickly prohibited. 2

****** Page 3 ****** Safety Where there is a risk of injury, or damage to equipment, this warning symbol will appear. This equipment may cause harm if not used in accordance with this operation manual. Before operating this equipment, please read manual for safety. Always maintain payload to within the maximum capacity limit. Ensure slide plate lock lever is firmly tightend. Ensure tripod is securely positioned, and all leg locks are in the locked position. Do not modify, or dismantle equipment, as it may cause damage, and injury. When using pan and tilt features, ensure the lock knobs are fully loosened. Always remove camera and accessories before transporting. Never carry tripod system by grabbing the pan arm as it may cause damage. Technical Specifications Weight Height Payload Counter Balance Pan Drag Tilt Drag Tilt Angle Ball Diameter Tripod Section Camera Plate Slide Range Plate Attachment Spare Screw 6.1kg / 13.41b 62-170cm / 24.4″-67″ 6kg / 13.21b FIX FIX FIX +90/-80 75mm 2 Stage Slide Plate +35/-35mm 1/4″- Screw with video pin 3/8″ – Screw * 2 pcs acebil.com 3

****** Page 4 ****** Contents Safety Technical Specifications Components Counterbalance Operation Setting up the Tripod Mounting the Camera Balancing Pan and Tilt Further Information 11 acebil.com

****** Page 5 ****** 1 2 4 7 11 10 12 1 – Pan Handle (PH-4) 2 – Pan Bar Mount 3 – Slide Plate 4 – Slide Plate Lock Knob 5 – Tilt Lock Knob 6 – Pan Lock Knob 3 5 8 6 9 7 – Ball Leveler 8 – Bubble Level 9 – Ball Leveler Fixing Handle 10 – Leg Lock 11 – Lower Leg Lock 12 – Ground Spreader (GS-3) 5

****** Page 6 ****** P-22GX Counter Balance The definitive way to find the most accurate counterbalance between camera/accessories and a tripod head is to actually mount the camera on the head. However, you can use this counterbalance chart to get a rough idea of the correct counterbalance. The vertical axis of the chart depicts the height of the gravitational center and the horizontal axis is load weight (total weight of the camera and accessories). Based on the combination of these two elements, you can find a suitable tripod head for your camera. When a standard lens, microphone and battery are used, the normal height of the gravitational center is approximately 125mm / 4.9″(for a shoulder type camera), 100mm / 3.9″ (semi-shoulder) and 75mm / 3.0″ (hand-held). The height of the gravitational center will not shift much even when a different lens or a different battery is used on the back of the camera. Please be aware that attaching a light or a monitor on top of the camera will shift the center of gravity. 150 125 E 100 75 50 25 o 4. 1 4 2 3 Load capacity (kg) 4 5 6 7 6

****** Page 7 ****** Setting up the tripod. 1. Release tripod holding hook. 2. Extend tripod to desired height. O Unlock upper leg locks while holding the tripod. @ Adjust legs to desired height, and re-engage leg locks. Repeat steps with lower leg locks if desired. 3. Unfold tripod, and ensure spreader is extended and fully horizontal. 4. Adjust pan arm position. O Loosen pan arm lock knob, set to desired position.. @ Tighten pan arm lock knob firmly. 1. 3. 4. 7

****** Page 8 ****** Mounting the camera. Load capacity is 6kg 1 13.21bs. – Do exceed the load capacity as it may cause damage to equipment or injury. When mounting and removing camera, ensure the tilt lock knob is firmly tightened. 1. Ensure tilt lock knob is tightened. 2. Remove the slide plate. O Loosen the slide plate lock lever. @ Pull slide plate out. O Press slide plate safety lock to release slide plate. 3. Mount the camera to the slide plate. Align the camera screw and video boss with the camera, and tighten camera screw securley. 4. Mount camera and slide plate to the tripod head. O With camera mounted, insert slide plate back into the tripod head. @ Tighten slide plate lock lever securely, for final step. 5. Loosen the ball leveler fixing handle, adjust head using the bubble level, and tighten the ball leveler fixing handle securely. 2. 4. fri 3. 3. 5. 8

****** Page 9 ****** Balancing When balanced correctly, it will take a minimum amount of effort to tilt the head smoothly. When perfect balance is achieved, the head and payload can be set to any tilt angle, and will maintain its position without the operator holding it ( hands free ). Ensure all accessories, including pan arms are mounted prior to balancing. WARNING Prevent the payload from free falling when tilt lock knob is loosened. Failure to secure the camera and payload may result in damage to equipment and injury. While securing the payload, loosen the tilt lock knob, and adjust the slide plate position until perfect balance is achieved. ril 9

****** Page 10 ****** Pan and Tilt The head can be locked at any chosen position by using the pan and tilt lock knobs. To lock the head, turn lock knob fully clockwise. To unlock the head, turn lock knob foully counter-clockwise. DO NOT use lock knobs to supplement drag, as it may cause damage to the head. WARNING Panning Unlock the pan lock knob by turning counter-clockwise fully. Pan the head left to right as needed. Lock into position by turning the pan lock knob clockwise fully. n Tilting Unlock the tilt lock knob by turning counter-clockwise fully. Tilt the head up and down as needed. Lock into position by turning the tilt lock knob clockwise fully. c 10

****** Page 11 ****** Further Information For more information on products listed in this manual, visit us online: acebil.com or contcact us at: Eagle America Sales Corporation Acebil 1840 S Elena Suite 202 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 TEL: (310) 375-6600 FAX: (310) 375 6608 To view our full line of Acebil camera support equipment, visit us online: acebil.com Camera Support Equipment acebil.com 11


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