The Panasonic VW-HU1 Detachable Handle Unit is a top handle and mic input for the HC-X1500 camcorder. The unit features two 3-pin XLR audio inputs, a microphone holder, a start/stop record button, a zoom rocker, and a built-in LED light.
The VW-HU1 attaches to the top of the camera using its proprietary connector and it's secured by a thumbscrew. The two 3-pin XLR audio inputs feature volume controls and selectable mic/line and +48V phantom power features so you can add two channels of audio to your recording. A mic holder on the top fits a standard shotgun mic for convenience.
Camera controls include a start/stop record button and zoom rocker, and a tally LED indicates when you are recording. The diffused LED light on the front of the unit allows you to illuminate your shot, and also provides dimming control. There is one shoe mount and one mounting thread on top to add additional accessories.
The Panasonic VW-HU1 Detachable Handle Unit for HC-X1500 features an extremely bright (70 lx at 1 meter) built-in LED light for reliable shooting in dimly lit locations. The Dimming Dial on the handle can be used to easily dim the brightness from 30%-100%.
|Inputs||2 x 3-Pin XLR|
|Phantom Power||+48 V|
|Controls||1 x Dimmer
1 x REC Button
1 x Zoom Rocker
|Interface||1 x Thumbscrew|
|Accessory Mounting||1 x Shoe Mount
1 x Accessory Thread