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Dot Line RPS Studio FloPod I Video Stabilizer

B&H # DORS3124 Mfr # RS-3124
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You Pay: $209.00
Product Highlights
  • Fluid-Type Motion
  • Automatic Horizontal & Vertical Leveling
  • Drag Control Wheels
  • Dual Handgrips
  • Zoom Lever for a Lens
  • Counterweights
  • Reversible Handlebars for Low Angles
  • Weighs Just 2.1 lb

The RPS Studio FloPod I Video Stabilizer from Dot Line is an innovative stabilizing support for video DSLR cameras. Conceptually the FloPod borrows from stabilizers with 3-axis gimbals, but the form factor is all its own, and optimized for hybrid DSLR cameras that do both stills and HD video. Mounted to a C-bracket, the camera's weight pulls the bracket left & right, resulting in horizontally stable framing even as you walk and tilt the handgrips slightly side to side.

The FloPod stabilizer also allows rotation in the vertical dimension, and thus it eliminates movement that would otherwise result in front-to-back tilt. Three lock wheels serve as drag controls – two for the vertical axis (front-to-back tilt) and one for the horizontal axis (side-to-side shake). These allow you to customize the unit's "play" to accommodate different camera weights & for the degree of fluidity of movement that you want. You can also lock the vertical axis if you'd like to tilt forward and back with the FloPod.

An included zoom ring with a large lever attaches to your lens barrel; this allows you to zoom in and out easily with a single finger while you keep the rest of your hand on a grip. Also included are counterweights that add to the inertia of the camera, for more fluid motion. The result is smoother video capture from a lightweight, affordable stabilizer rig.

Camera stays level horizontally and optionally in the tilt (vertical) axis too
Comfortable foam handgrips
Handgrips can be rotated outward until they go from a 6 o'clock position to a 12 o'clock position for low-angle shots
Saw-tooth locks secure the positioning of the handgrips
Horizontal position of camera is adjustable
Camera plate is adjustable to accommodate different camera weights & lens lengths
Yoke has a removable accessory shoe
Weight 2.1 lb (1.0 kg)
With counterweights: 2.6 lb (1.2 kg)
Dot Line RPS Studio FloPod I Video Stabilizer
  • Zoom Lever
  • Accessory Shoe
  • Counterweights (0.5 lb)
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    Dot LineRPS Studio FloPod I Video Stabilizer
     
    3.0

    (based on 1 review)

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    3.0

    Lacking a lot of things

    By Hud

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

    • Lacks Functionality
    • Poor Performance

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dot Line RPS Studio FloPod I Video Stabilizer:

      First of all, the product did not come with any sort of directions on assembling or using the product. Dot Line's website didn't provide much help either.

      Once I figured out how to assemble it, the stabilizer was not very fluid. I attached the Canon 7D and was not satisfied. You can adjust the stiffness of the x and y tilt axis, but it still did not achieve stable shots.

      The product had good intentions, but lacked in too many places. Also, the product comes with one counterweight but you may need to purchase more to try and balance the camera with different lens weights.

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