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SteddiePod – A Tripod, Monopod, Jib And Boom All In One? Yes!

May 10, 2012 by  
Filed under All Posts, Equipment, Reviews, Video Production

I almost walked past the SteddiePod booth at NAB. Lucky for me and them, they had some well trained booth workers who drew me in long enough to get my attention and get me to take a serious look at their product. Meet one of those enthusiastic people in this short video we shot at their booth.

At first I thought, “Oh, great. Another camera stabilizer that doesn’t work well.” Boy, was I wrong! I’ve owned and worked with a number of stabilizers and have never been as excited about a product as I was the SteddiePod. You’ll see why when you watch the video.

(If you aren’t able to see the video, you can go to YouTube and watch it there.)

The SteddiePod has many functions and performs them all well. With its fluid tripod head and three stable legs, it serves as a highly portable tripod. It works great as a handheld stabilizer and you can quickly get high, stable shots when extended to its full 77 inch height. It serves well as a handheld  jib arm. It does so much yet only weighs a little over 5 pounds.

Seriously, if you are wanting some smooth moving camera shots, the SteddiePod should be at the top of  your wish list. It is on mine.

Recommendations:

Barber Tech SP1SH STEDDIEPOD Camera Stabilizer – $449 (On sale at B&H)

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4 Responses to “SteddiePod – A Tripod, Monopod, Jib And Boom All In One? Yes!”
  1. Joan says:

    I will be attending a huge show in my market(beauty) and was concerned about being able to take my video recording equipment into the show. Has this ever been a problem for you guys?

    • Rick Smith says:

      Joan, do you mean this is an expo or a stage show? Usually at an expo type of event it’s OK. The vendors want the exposure and will usually be happy to be on camera and talk about their products. If you mean more of a seminar type of event, that’s a different story. Presenters usually don’t want you to tape them without their permission; they want to protect their intellectual property. In all cases, the best advice I can offer is to ask.

    • Kim R Miller says:

      Joan,

      Since the type of shows we would be inclined to take videos of are specific to that industry, we never were concerned. We’ve found that recording on the trade show floor was not a problem since many vendors like the exposure, but taking video of special conference sessions/training courses was not allowed. I would ask the show producer if video recording would be allowed and then get permission.

      Kim

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