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Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle

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Product Highlights
  • Attaches via Standard 1/4"-20 Mount
  • Fits Most DSLR Cameras & Camcorders
  • Shock-Proof Padded Handle
  • Finger Groove for Maximum Grip
  • Non-Slip Rubber Rails
  • Multi-Position Mounting Platform
  • Removable Shoe Mount Holds Lights & Mics
  • Ideal for Skiing, Snowboarding & Skating
  • Works for Racing, Boating & Motocross

The Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip allows you to hold your camera down low when filming skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, auto racing, motocross, BMX/FMX and even when boating. Besides just facilitating a novel filming perspective, the ActionPan will steady your shot as well. It can be used with most SLR cameras or camcorders (with max height of 4.5") that feature a 1/4"-20 tripod mount. The 1/4"-20 screw on the bracket is adjustable, to better accommodate cameras of different configurations.

The ActionPan features a shock-proof rubber handle that alleviates stress by offering a comfortable, secure grip. There's also a finger groove for securing grip, as well as non-slip rubber rails for further securing your camera to the mount. As an added bonus, the ActionPan is equipped with a removable accessory shoe mount on the top, which can hold your video light, camera flash or external microphone. If you plan to capture action sports from any angle, especially low angles, the ActionPan is a must have.

Fits most compact cameras and camcorders with a standard 1/4"-20 mount
Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, auto racing, motocross racing, BMX/FMX and boating
Cushioned handle alleviates physical stress during lengthy filming
Comfortable finger grooves for maximum grip
Removable shoe mount securely holds video lights, flashes or microphones
Shock-proof padded handle
Stable, multi-position mounting platform
Non-slip rubber rails
Compatibility Most compact cameras and camcorders with standard 1/4"-20 mount
Attachment Method Standard 1/4"-20 mount
Material ABS polymers
Shoe Mounts 1x (removable)
Maximum Camera Supported Height: 4.75" (12.0 cm)
Weight 12.3 oz (345 g)
Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle
  • Removable Accessory Shoe
  • 1/4"-20 Accessory Shoe Mounting Screw
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Mounting Screw
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle
     
    4.3

    (based on 47 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (40)
    • Lightweight (38)
    • Durable (20)
    • Highly compatible (19)
    • Produces high quality film (8)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (5)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (27)
    • HD shooting (20)
    • Home movies (19)
    • Shooting indoors (17)
    • Documentaries (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Aspiring film maker (19), Tech savvy (14), Film professional (5), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great For The Price

    Great for shooting low angle and hand held shots, adds a lot of smoothness to the shot after some practice. If you're looking for something at this price point, it's great. If you're...Read complete review

    Great for shooting low angle and hand held shots, adds a lot of smoothness to the shot after some practice. If you're looking for something at this price point, it's great. If you're looking for something that will last a really long time, go with a higher priced, sturdier item made with less plastic. Again, I love it at the price point, highly recommend it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Useful tool

    A useful tool everyone should have. I use this with my Sony HDR-CX580v, GoPro Hero 3: Black Editon, and Canon Rebel T3i. Very useful for low angle shots. Don't expect this to...Read complete review

    A useful tool everyone should have. I use this with my Sony HDR-CX580v, GoPro Hero 3: Black Editon, and Canon Rebel T3i. Very useful for low angle shots. Don't expect this to cut out ALL of your shakiness. It takes practice to use this right. I use Final Cut Pro X in post, to use the stabilization effect on the desired clip. I wasn't exactly thrilled with the fact that this is made of plastic. However, it feels surprisingly solid. If you take care of it, it'll really work for you. The mount on top is useful if you want to put a light or shotgun mic on it.

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    4.0

    Action Handle

    By Chris

    from Decorah, IA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting

      Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

      works well. Easy to use. pretty comfortable.

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      2.0

      Ehhh

      By Sean

      from Lancaster, PA

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Design

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

      This will definitely give you better control over your camera. However it's poorly constructed from plastic, and hard to tighten your camera and mounted microphone down tight enough.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      You need this!

      By Nico

      from Reno, NV

      Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

      I would recommend this Action Pan Grip to anybody with a video camera. I've gotten some amazing shots I couldn't have gotten without it. Very durable and has a cold shoe adapter which is very convenient. Very fairly priced.

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      5.0

      Neat little handle!

      By Nelson

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Travel

        Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

        I got this handle for my GoPro Hero2. It's simply fantastic. Light weight, great cushion. I plan to use it also with my camcorder & DSLR.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good product.

        By Sibylle

        from Quebec- Canada

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight
        • Produces High Quality Film

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

          Used for shooting videos on different circonstances ,very light ,practical and well designed .

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Great Gadjet for DSLR

          By Boo

          from Coldstream BC

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

            Great price for a very handy tool. Hold my 7d just perfect for low shooting with a wide angle lens.

            Very stinky plastic almost make you puke but perhaps time with take care of this.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By Axe

            from Wolfeboro, NH

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting

              Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

              Great purchase!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Its perfect

              By M26 Pro

              from Canada

              Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

              Its perfect

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              4.0

              It's as stable as you hand

              By Ringo156

              from Boise, ID

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                The cool thing is its light, adjustable weight location of camera and top mount for flash or LCD monitor. For the price you can't beat it.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great product for amater cameraman.

                By Tim Nguyen

                from Forsyth,Ga

                Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                I bought this last Christmat when I visited NY and used for a couple weeks so I can say this is very useful,it's make my video clip look more pro..It's cheap so you could get one soon.

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                5.0

                It works

                By Mike Ng

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Produces High Quality Film

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • Home Movies
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                  It works well and the build quality is good.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Tool!

                  By MetaVeritas Films

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                    This was the first stabilizer I've owned and love it! Some people talk about a flimsy design, but I have not found that to be true, though, I have a much smaller HD camera that I use with it. However, the lack of weight to help reduce some of the shakey-cam effects is something I have to stabilize myself. That is fine, though, as it is part of becoming an independent filmmaker! That being said, just like any tool, it takes practice to become proficient with it.

                    I found that using two hands on this device can add so much greater control than I expected than just one! On top of that, I sometimes use the back of the handle against my cheek as a third stabilizer since my camera uses a digital monitor for its viewfinder. This helps out greatly if I need to use one hand to adjust the focus or to punch in and out without having too much shake to the footage.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Worth the price!!!!

                    By Delisa

                    from Ny

                    Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                    This equipment is very affordable and easy to navigate with. Very light, and has a firm grip to hold. Works fantastic with my t3i camera. You just have to practice how to get your ideal shot

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                    3.0

                    It Works

                    By slapstikshawn

                    from philadelphia, pa

                    About Me Action Filmer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Weak Materials

                    Best Uses

                    • Action Shooting

                    Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                    handle was purchased for an iphone to film skateboarding. while it has a nice grip, i don't believe the foam material will last in sweaty hands. it would be great if someone made a grip/handle in this fashion designed for an iphone.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Simple and Great

                    By Alex

                    from BK, New York

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                      Use it for sweeping movements or action shots. A lot of fun. Even though, its plastic, it doesnt feel too cheap and its durable. Good for what it is.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      A Solid Accessory

                      By PH Klein

                      from Central Coast - California

                      About Me New to videography, Professional photographer, Technically Normal

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • B-a-d Smell

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • HD Shooting
                      • Home Movies
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                      This modestly priced grip should meet your needs. I purchased this grip for a canon HF G30 camcorder in hopes it would make all shots a little easier and not just low angle stuff. Camcorder mount is simple screw and top of the handle had an accessory shoe mount to hold video light or add-on of your choice. Padded ABS handle is light and sturdy. Flip out the camera screen and adjust to your sight line and low angles are a breeze. Even with added weight of video lights I found the grip makes using the camera for normal angle shots easier too...just hold the grip at curve and stabilize bottom with second hand.Inexpensive, functional and flexible. An easy pick I would make again.Single drawback is HORRIBLE odor this thing emits until well aired out...probably a result of plastic manufacturing...smells of burnt rubber!But for $ you can't go wrong!

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Useful tool

                      By Future director

                      from Birmingham, AL

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • HD Shooting
                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                        A useful tool everyone should have. I use this with my Sony HDR-CX580v, GoPro Hero 3: Black Editon, and Canon Rebel T3i. Very useful for low angle shots. Don't expect this to cut out ALL of your shakiness. It takes practice to use this right. I use Final Cut Pro X in post, to use the stabilization effect on the desired clip. I wasn't exactly thrilled with the fact that this is made of plastic. However, it feels surprisingly solid. If you take care of it, it'll really work for you. The mount on top is useful if you want to put a light or shotgun mic on it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Solid

                        By Jus McGus

                        from Orange, CA

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight
                        • Produces High Quality Film

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies
                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                          Its exactly what you hoped it would be. Very solid and stable. I have a Sony Handycam and Rode mic mounted on it and I have no fears when twirling it around or doing fast turns. It locks in really tight, and even has a tripod accessable slot at the bottom. All of my shots are much more stable when using this actionpan.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Not good for heavy accessories

                          By Arafet

                          from Tunisia

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies

                          Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                          Bought this for my camcorder and hook a GiSTEQ 190 flashmate on it... nice grip fits very well on hands.
                          the cons are weak cold shoe which doesnt tight enough such lighting firmly and could fall off, plus the plastic used is a bit flexible and swings around when you move it fast. I wish this grip was made of aluminium and I will definitely give it 5 stars.

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                          3.0

                          Good enough for light amateur duty.

                          By busboybusboy

                          from Glasgow, Scotland

                          About Me Parent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies

                          Comments about Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle:

                          My son wanted this to mount his video camera to allow him to handle it in a low position for making backyard movies with his pals.

                          Ultimately it's a plastic handle with a mounting screw for the camera. Yes I could make something similar from the junk around the house but it would not be as pretty and my son would have been less than impressed.

                          Flimsy and not robust enough for heavy use but does what it say on the tin.

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                          • Yes

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