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Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith) Classic Shoulder Pod

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If you are in the market for a new mount the Mighty Wondercam Classic Shoulder Pod may be just what you are looking for, and more. For years, this unique shoulder pod has been used by the Discovery Channel, PBS, CBS News, schools, and wedding and event videographers around the world.

This rugged, comfortable and lightweight aluminum shoulder pod has five adjustable positions to comfortably fit most camcorders and videographers. Aside for providing a comfortable and stable filming environment, the Wondercam has seven available mounts for attaching accessories such as external microphones, batteries and radio receivers. Weighing just 2.5 lbs the Wondercam can be easily mounted to a tripod.

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Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith)Classic Shoulder Pod
 
3.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Stable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Stabilization (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    4.0

    Works Fine

    By TVEngineer

    from Waco, TX

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Stabilization

        Comments about Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith) Classic Shoulder Pod:

        Our sports photographers say they have to have these when using the small format cameras.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Better than nothing...

        By G-$

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Lacking counter-balance

        Best Uses

        • Movies
        • Stabilization

        Comments about Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith) Classic Shoulder Pod:

        I would recommend this product, but with some precautions. Overall, a very good product. Rugged, well built, etc. The shoulder pad is not very ergonomic and I'll need to add a better pad one of these days. I am also going to have to customize it by adding some counterweights to balance the rig out a bit. As of now, I get one heck of an arm/chest workout when trying to use this for extended periods of time... [...], here I come!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Very Useful Shoulder Mount

        By sammy

        from virginia beach, Va

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Stabilization

        Comments about Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith) Classic Shoulder Pod:

        Mount my Sony Z1u to it
        Light weight, can travel easily

        Have to add weights to make it work
        and add padding to protect shoulder

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Mighty is good word

        By ST

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Stabilization

          Comments about Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith) Classic Shoulder Pod:

          If you are looking for a really sturdy and well made shoulder pod this is the one. It is a little heavy for my liking but at the same time it is very durable.

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          2.0

          Great for parts

          By Duane

          from San Francisco

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Cumbersome

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith) Classic Shoulder Pod:

              Unit is horrid but by tearing mine apart I was able to create several other devices for low shots and a copy stand so I did get use out of it but not for what it was created for.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              I would not buy this product again

              By VMaldi

              from Goiania Go Brazil

              About Me Serious amateur

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Cumbersome
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith) Classic Shoulder Pod:

                  Not ergonomic shoulder pad.
                  Heavy; tiring to bear the weight of a 4pds. (and over)camera fitted, without a device to link to a waist support.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Worth the money?

                  By Big Ron

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Professional Designer, Video Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                  • Expensive
                  • Not Ergonomic

                  Best Uses

                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith) Classic Shoulder Pod:

                  I recently purchased a HD Sony HVR Z1U camera. I have filmed with a Canon GL2 for many years. The Sony seems slightly bigger; enough to justify purchasing a shoulder pod - so I ordered the Classic shoulder pod form Mighty-Wondercam.It is constructed very well; all of the materials seem to be very durable and rugged - seems like it should last. My complaint with it is this; I honestly don't think a lot of thought went in to the ergonomics of the piece. The shoulder strap itself is a rigid arc of metal. It does have a "pad" glued to the inside of the frame; but it hardly constitutes cushion - it is more like hardened rubber. So right off the bat; holding this thing on your shoulder is not very comfortable. No matter how this shoulder piece is adjusted; it just never feels right.My other complaint is that no matter how I adjust the other 3 components that offer adjusting; I can not get the eyepiece in the correct spot. Perhaps it is the size of my specific camera; I'm not completely sure. On a positive note! Having this extra piece of equipment attached to the camera gives the operator many more options for holding the camera. I often find myself squatting low to the ground; using the shoulder brace as a mono-pod on the ground. I also collapse the shoulder brace all of the way down, and rest it against my chest, or under my arm. All of these options are more comfortable than placing it on your shoulder. I am happy to have it; I just think some more thought could have gone it to a piece like this. [$]Just my 2 cents.Ron

                  • How long have you owned it:
                  • One-to-three months

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                  4.0

                  "I would buy this product again .

                  By pete

                  from ohio

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Movies
                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith) Classic Shoulder Pod:

                    very good for dv cameras

                    • How long have you owned it:
                    • A month or less

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    An Excellent Product - 5 Stars

                    By David C-B

                    from SF CA

                    Comments about Mighty Wondercam (Videosmith) Classic Shoulder Pod:

                    I went into the market for a good shoulder mount. I wantedwhat film cameras have had since they've been light enough tocarry: a handheld look that is locked to the torso of theoperator: grounded, stable when still, a sense of weight, asense of natural movement. Using smaller video cameras andsuper 8, the high mobility drove me nuts. The tendency toroll the camera left and right without noticing it untilreviewing the footage drove me crazy. I bought threeproducts from B and H. This is the one I kept. The build feels strong, solid, firm. the hand grip is ahard rubber with excellent grip and feel. The adjustibilityis awesome. The camera can slide forward and back, up anddown, left and right to find the best balance for asituation and the best fit for the eyepiece, should you useit. Immediately out of the box it felt like an extension of me. This is hands down a huge bargain for the money. it's whatyou dream of as a consumer and rarely receive an excellentproduct worth the money. Absolutely earned my investment.

                    Expertise: Advanced Intermediate - 1/2 Pro work 1/2 Pro Bono

                    Problems Encountered: I'm telling you, this thing's awesome.

                    Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Cheapo $50 shoulder brace

                    Items I Recommend: quick release

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