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Barber Tech SteddiePod Camera Support With Velbon Pan & Tilt Head, Swivel Handle

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Product Highlights
  • Lightweight Handheld Camera Stabilizer
  • Can Be Used As Monopod or Boom
  • Swivel Handle Included
  • Supports Up to 6 lb

The SteddiePod SteddiePod Camera Support With Velbon Pan & Tilt Head, Swivel Handle from Barber Tech is a versatile camera support that can be used as a handheld camera stabilizer, a monopod, a boom, or for very low-angle bottom-mounted shots. It can also be used as a body camera mount/"ego cam", supporting the camera out in front of the operator, which allows the operator to shoot him- or herself walking, dancing, or performing. The SteddiePod includes a spring-loaded Velbon fluid head and a swivel handle which helps eliminate left-to-right chatter to give you the ultimate smooth shot. It can support a camera up to 6 lb in weight.

Lightweight handheld camera stabilizer weighs just 5.03 lb
Can be used as monopod or boom
Swivel handle included
Supports up to 6 lb
Load Capacity 6 lb (2.72 kg)
Material Aluminum
Head Assembly/Top Stage Velbon spring-loaded fluid head with a 1/4"-20 camera screw
Height Minimum Lens Height: 35" (0.89 m)
Maximum Lens Height: 77" (1.95 m)
Gimbal No
Monitor No
Battery N/A
Battery Mount N/A
Weight 5.03 lb (2.28 kg)
Barber Tech SteddiePod Camera Support With Velbon Pan & Tilt Head, Swivel Handle
  • PH-368 Fluid Head
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Swivel Handle
  • Soft Padded Carry Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Barber TechSteddiePod Camera Support With Velbon Pan & Tilt Head, Swivel Handle
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Improves performance (4)
    • Professional quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex projects (3)
      • Home movies (3)
      • Independent films (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (3), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      4.0

      True to its form-as advertised

      By Orlando

      from Philippines

      About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Barber Tech SteddiePod Camera Support With Velbon Pan & Tilt Head, Swivel Handle:

        SteddiePod is truly amazing. It is so versatile that you would not need another tripod at all. The only thing that I think that is bad about it, is that after a while it becomes too heavy to carry around. Nevertheless, it gets the job done.

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        5.0

        I fell in love with this thing

        By Rayne

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Film Student, Hobbyist, Producer, Professional Artist

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Barber Tech SteddiePod Camera Support With Velbon Pan & Tilt Head, Swivel Handle:

        I fell in love with the steddiepod in less than 10 seconds yesterday. I tested this thing and didn't want to put it down. Couldn't wait to tell my film friends about it today, it's seriously that incredible. You've just gotta see and try it for yourself.

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        4.0

        Great product!

        By Dr. Orlando

        from Manila, Philippines

        About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Barber Tech SteddiePod Camera Support With Velbon Pan & Tilt Head, Swivel Handle:

        This is really a great product and it delivered its features as published. My only problem is that it cost me an arm and a leg to have it shipped across the globe. Other than that, I will recommend it to avid videographers.

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        5.0

        This is it!

        By JLVideo DotAu

        from Melbourne, Australia

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility

        Best Uses

          Comments about Barber Tech SteddiePod Camera Support With Velbon Pan & Tilt Head, Swivel Handle:

          I was reluctant to buy the SteddiePod at the beginning.
          It has been almost a year in searching and trying different stabilizers and rigs or tripods with wheels and etc. Now all of them somewhat have limitation for my use... specially how long I have to take to set them up!!
          The Glidecam hd2000 with arm vest is the best thing out there IMO if you can set up fast enough. But I felt like I am a robocop and drawn too much attention to myself rather than the guests looking at the bride and groom. Merlin with vest is the same thing. But I think Glidecam has slight edge over Merlin.
          Without the vest though.. Glidecam is SOOO heavy! I can't do it more than 2 mins in one go.
          Merlin is a little lighter and I could handle it a little longer.
          All the shoulder rigs are great I could hold it for the whole hour but they are no stabilizers... so the footage is not so smooth.
          Now let talk about the Steddie Pod, I was able to make it stable within 5mins on my first attempt. That is impressive! (I do weddings and I couldn't afford to have set up time more than 30mins. As I normally have to go to both bride's and groom's house before I arrived at the wedding ceremony place.)
          I CAN SWAP HANDS while videoing!!! WHAT?! that's right this is the ONLY stabilizer I know that can do that!
          Best of all, I can use it as a monopod, though I cannot MF focus my lens due to that it will shake the camera, but it is great to NOT put your stabilizers on the floor and ruin the setting! Btw, I am now using AF lens on the camera so that I don't have to MF.

          When extended to the max, it getting pretty tall. I have some shots where there are balloons on the ceiling and all my photogs cannot take the pics of the balloons because they were too high up... but I can! :D

          I have watched Eddie do the promo before, I thought it's great that he could run with it and still got pretty stable shots.
          Now, even though all stabilizers will help you in certain extend... they will not help you if you don't know how to use them properly. So make sure that you have lots of practice with this thing. Eddie is a pro, so he can do it pretty well as he KNOWS how to walk, run with it and he certainly knows how to control it well and know it limitations.

          The down side though... The fluid head is not smooth and it is made of plastic.....:( I tried to change the head but I've found that it is stuck together to the stand/stick... meaning if I happen to brake the head then I will need to buy the whole thing again(??).

          But overall, I must say that I shouldn't waste my time and money to buy all the other stabilizers as they are now have been left in the house when I go to do any event shooting. And of course I am now don't need to carry one more tripod for my camera too.

          So bottom line, if you can spend time to calibrate your stabilizers and want the smoothest clips out of it then get Glidecam hd. But if you cannot spend time to calibrate then SteddiePod is a no brainier.

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