Precision Speed Control 2

Each day over a thousand Cinematography Electronics PRECISION SPEED CONTROLS go to work eliminating the scan line on computer and video monitors, synchronizing projected images, and permitting flickerfree filming with HMI lights. The PRECISION SPEED CONTROL established, and continues to be, the industry standard for precise control of motion picture camera speeds.

The PRECISION SPEED CONTROL 2 is a stylish, lightweight control with over 150,000 different crystal speeds, digital tachometer, and digital footage/meter counter. Automatic camera recognition and compatibility to more than 45 different professional motion picture cameras make the PRECISION SPEED CONTROL 2 indispensable to cameramen, enabling them to achieve effects on film in an artistic and imaginative format.

Precision Speed Control 2

Precision Speed Control 2

With its broad speed range and unsurpassed camera compatibility, the PRECISION SPEED CONTROL 2 is the best overall choice for controlling your motion picture camera. This multi-purpose control solves the problem of irritating scan lines on computer or video monitors by matching the speed and phase of the film camera. The PRECISION SPEED CONTROL 2 matches the film camera's speed to a projected image to eliminate the rhythmic "breathing" of that image. Also, the crystal accuracy and resolution of this control provide many additional flickerfree filming speeds for use with HMI lights.

The PRECISION SPEED CONTROL 2 is a true speed control with over 150,000 different crystal speeds. The speed range is continuous from 1 through 159.999 frames per second (fps) in .001 increments. Speed selections are easily accomplished with six push button switches. A phase shift button slightly increases the filming speed while the camera is running. A camera ON/OFF switch is also provided for convenient operation.

Automatic camera recognition enables the control to set the proper drive requirement and top speed limit of each camera. A speed limiting switch is provided inside the control to override this automatic speed limit function. The PRECISION SPEED CONTROL 2 automatically compensates for the internal 24/25/30 fps switch settings on the Aaton, Arri 16SR1 and Arri 16SR2 cameras. This insures proper running speed with these cameras.

Prominently located on the front of the PRECISION SPEED CONTROL 2 are a bright red LED tachometer and footage/meter counter with reset and memory backup. The displays automatically compensate for most 16 mm or 35 mm cameras, and can be manually set for feet/meters, three/four perforation pull-down, or 16 Pana. Activation of these internal counter mode switches is indicated by an illuminated yellow LED on the front of the control.

All electrical connections are made through a Lemo camera connector and a detachable four foot cable terminated with a proper camera plug. A full range of camera-specific cables are available from Cinematography Electronics.

The classic shape of the PRECISION SPEED CONTROL 2 is machined out of solid aluminum. The total weight of the control is only 12 ounces (340 grams). The anodized black satin finish with engraved letters maintains its appearance through years of use. A lightweight black Delrin version is also available. It has the same features, classic shape, and engraved letters, but weighs only 8 ounces (230 Grams).

The PRECISION SPEED CONTROL 2 includes a detachable Dogbone Bracket. The Dogbone Bracket allows the control to be mounted to any camera which provides a 3/8-16 threaded hole. Numerous other methods of attachment are possible with our complete line of stylish bracketry. See our Cinematography Electronics bracket literature for additional details.

Chosen by cinematographers and camera rental companies for its broad speed range, ease of use, and unsurpassed camera compatibility, the PRECISION SPEED CONTROL 2 is the professional choice for your camera.



Size: Inch: 3.9 x 4.0 x 1.3   mm: 99 x 101 x 33
Weight: 12 oz. (340 Grams)
Construction: Machined Aluminum (Not Cast)
Finish: Black Anodize, Engraved
Camera Identification: Automatic
Crystal Speed Range 1.000 to 159.999 fps
Crystal Speed Select Switches: 6 Digit Push Button
Crystal Accuracy: 0.002%
Phase Switch: Push Button, Momentary
Phase Adjustment: Approximate + 0.1 fps
Speed Limiting Switch: Slide (Internal)
Camera On/Off Switch: Toggle
Digital Tachometer: Bright Red LED
Digital Footage/Meter Counter: Bright Red LED
Counter Reset Switch: Push Button, Momentary
Counter Memory: 4 Hours Minimum
Footage/Meter Switch: Slide (Internal)
Meters Indicator: Bright Yellow LED
3 or 4 Perf Switch: Slide (Internal)
3 Perf Indicator: Bright Yellow LED
16 Pana Switch: Slide (Internal)
16 Pana Indicator: Bright Yellow LED
Camera Connector: Lemo 12 Pin
Mounting: 3/8-16 Threaded Hole

Camera Compatibility 

Aaton 7 LTR, 54 LTR, LTR-X, XC, XTR, XTR+, XTR Prod, XO+, X Prod, 35MM (Type 1, 2, 3)
Arriflex 16SR (1, 2, 3), 16SRHS (1, 2, 3), 35BL (1, 2, 3, 4, 4S), 35-3, 35-2A*, 35-2B*, 35-2C*, 35-3C*, 435, 535, 535B
Panavision 16MM, Gold 1,2, Millennium, Panaflex, X, Platinum, Panastar 1,2, PSR
Moviecam Compact***
Mitchell Fries**
Showscan Showscan
Beaumonte Vistavision
llm Vistaflex
Msm Vistavision
Wilcam Vistavision
  * With Cinematography Electronics 2C CRYSTAL MOTOR BASE
  ** With Cinematography Electronics FRIES/ARRI MODIFICATION
  *** With Cinematography Electronics COMPACT PRECISION SPEED PLUS

System Components

Camera Cables

  • Aaton, Amphenol 9
  • Aaton, Lemo 8
  • Arriflex, Fischer 9
  • Arriflex, Fischer 11
  • Panavision, Lemo 10

Mounting Brackets

  • Adapter Bracket, 3/8-16 to 5/8
  • Dogbone Bracket
  • Square Hole Bracket, Arri 35-3, 35BL
  • Support Bracket for Arri/Pana Rods