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Digital Juice Spyder Pod Vehicle Camera Mounting System

B&H # DISPCMS Mfr # DJ.SPYDER.POD.VCMS
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You Pay: $795.00
Product Highlights
  • Solid & Stable Mounting System
  • 3 Vacuum-Actuated 4.75" Suction Mounts
  • Interchangeable 3", 6", & 12" Legs
  • Made of Aluminum Alloy & Stainless Steel
  • Spring-Loaded Ratchet Joints
  • Versatile Camera Mounting Plate
  • Soft Cloth Carry Bags for Suction Mounts
  • Safety Kit included

Shooting dramatic action sequences from a moving vehicle is now easy with the Digital Juice Spyder Pod Vehicle Camera Mounting System. This innovative system consists of three components - 3 suction mounts, a camera mounting plate, and length adjustable legs. The 4.75” vacuum-actuated suction mounts come with locking pins on the side and adjustable ball joints for flexible positioning. They help to securely fasten the system onto smooth surfaces or windshields of automobiles.

The system features three 3”, 6”, and 12” rods, each with a diameter 7/8” to provide you with a strong and stable mounting base. These interchangeable multi-length legs can also be linked together in various combinations to suit your shooting needs.

The versatile camera mounting plate accommodates almost all camera units. It sports one 3/8"-16 and eleven 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes, along with a thru-hole for each thread pitch, for easy attachment of accessories like lights, monitors, and articulating arms. You can also connect a fluid head (sold separately) for enabling smooth and flexible camera movements by using the optional Digital Juice High Hat Raiser unit, which can be attached using four 1/4"-20 holes.

The mounting stage of the plate comes with 2 attachment points, each fitted with 2 adjustable locking ratchet joints for tilt and swivel. This no-slip ratchet system features a spring-loaded ball bearing mechanism and can be easily locked or unlocked.

The Spyder system comes with a safety kit that includes 2 suction mount safety anchors, 3 variable length safety straps, 2 pinch strap anchors, 2 hook-and-loop anchor straps, 2 carbiner anchor straps, and a set of soft cloth bags that can be used to storing and organizing. Additionally, the safety kit can also be used to secure your camera and mount with up to 3 additional anchors on the vehicle.

Vacuum-Actuated Industrial Grade 4.75" Suction Cup Mounts

Ensures strong and secure hold on smooth surfaces of moving vehicles and allows flexible positioning of the camera
Quick and Easy to Set Up
Interchangeable and variable length legs can be easily linked with each other to provide the apt shooting position

Rugged and Sturdy Construction

Components constructed from professional-grade, high-quality aluminum alloy and stainless steel ensure durability

Safety Kit

Lightweight compact package protects components from damage allows safe mounting of camera to any moving vehicle

Versatile, High-Quality Mounting Kit

Ensures safety and flexible positioning of the camera when shooting to achieve shake free footage

Innovative Ratchet Joints

Ratchet locks on the legs come with spring loaded ball bearing mechanism to hold camera securely while vehicle is in motion

50 lb Load Capacity

Accommodates almost all camera rigs and configurations
Mounts Suction: 3 x 4.75" (120.65 mm)
legs Mounting: 3 x 3" (76.2 mm)
3 x 6" (152.4 mm)
3 x 12" (304.8 mm)
Diameter Legs: 7/8" (22.09 mm)
Plate 3/8"-16 threaded
1/4"-20 threaded for camera mounting
Materials Legs & camera plate: Precision-machined high-grade aluminum and stainless Steel
Camera plate: sealed spring-loaded ball bearing positive locking ratchet joints
Carry bag: soft cloth suction mount carry bags, vacuum-actuated industrial-grade 4.75" (120.65 mm) rubber suction cup mounts, heavyweight nylon polyester fabric and suede leather
Load Capacity Camera Base: 50.0 lb (22.6 kg)
Dimensions (Diam. x H) 8.5 x 13.0" (215.9 x 330.2 mm)
Weight Net weight: 15 lb (6.8 kg)
Spyder pod camera base plate: 3 lb (1.3 kg)
Spyder pod suction cup mount: 1 lb (0.45 kg)
Spyder Pod Safety Kit (straps & anchors): 2.2 lb (0.9 kg)
Spyder Pod leg extension rod (12")
0.6 lb (0.2 kg)
Spyder Pod leg extension rod (6"): 0.40 lb (0.18 kg)
Spyder Pod leg extension rod (3"): 0.20 lb (0.09 kg)
Spyder Pod carry bag: 3 lb (1.3 kg)
Digital Juice Spyder Pod Vehicle Camera Mounting System
  • Spyder Pod Safety Kit
  • Spyder Pod Carry Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Digital JuiceSpyder Pod Vehicle Camera Mounting System
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    Great value and solid mount

    By Pro Automotive Cinematographer

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Solid

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive
      • Video

      Comments about Digital Juice Spyder Pod Vehicle Camera Mounting System:

      I bought this mount for shooting a tire commercial and it proved to be great value. While not exactly cheap, it will give your camera a rock steady and secure mount in various positions on or in the car and is much better value than some more expensive rigs. We had a RED scarlet with side handle and lens hanging off the side of the car shooting the wheel with no problems. The only vibration/movement came from the actual body panels of the car flexing.

      This comes with three main suction points, and two more suction cups with eyelets and straps for extra security. The case it comes with is fantastic too - every has a place and easy to keep organized.

      I only have two reasons for not giving it 5 stars:
      - The metal set screws on the ball joints attached to the suctions cups is of low-quality and you have to be careful not to strip them as you tighten them up. Not a big deal, and the fabrication of all the other components is top notch.
      - You'll need the high-hat (not included) or some additional hardware for attaching a camera. The mounting base plate has no hardware for attaching a camera and is about 1/2 inch thick, so you'll need some longer bolts for attaching a quick release plate or screwing directly into the bottom of the camera. I used a high-hat and tripod head I had from my Kessler Cine Slider (standard bolt pattern!) and it was good to go. A high hat will also provide a MUCH faster way to level the camera, and is almost essential in my opinion.

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      4.0

      As good as it looks

      By Frenchie

      from Bristol, CT

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Locks In Tight
      • Smooth Movement
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cars
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Digital Juice Spyder Pod Vehicle Camera Mounting System:

        As far as car mounts go, this is one of the best ones that I've used. The first thing that stuck out to me was the quality. The aluminum and stainless steel make the unit feel solid, and the suction mounts are so rugged that I felt totally safe mounting my DSLRs. I was going to try a much heavier camera than your typical DSLR (ie. 20 lbs), but I did feel more nervous about that.The carrying case itself is also quite impressive. I was actually surprised at the craftsmanship and materials that went into it.The mount is very versatile and can be set up in many different ways all over your car, but this doesn't happen extremely quickly, but it is still relatively fast. There is a lot of experimenting when mounting this unit because you are not always sure if the leg length you chose is the correct size, which means you then have to twist the suction mount off, twist the leg off the base, then twist on a different leg, twist on the suction mount again and then finally try re-mounting. If you can take your time when setting up the mount then you're going to have good results; it's not like slapping on a GoPro.The smoothness of your shot will really depend on how you mount the rig and the vehicle's quality of ride. My first test had some shake to it at times, but the mount was not well supported on the bottom. Later during an actual shoot I made sure to support the lower end as much as possible which made every shot perfectly smooth. I actually couldn't believe how smooth the shots were especially since I was moving around 50 mph.My four star rating stems from a few issues I had. First there was no mounting screw for a camera, and since I didn't have a spare at home I needed to pick one up. Second I have had some issues with the ratcheting joints that lock down the legs. Sometimes one will become overly tight even after I simply finger tighten it, and then it really isn't all that easy to loosen it up again. I have also had a ratcheting joint come undone meaning that I cannot lock down the leg at all. I've been attempting to repair it without taking anything apart and have been unsuccessful...at least once everything else it locked down it's hard to anything. Last, while the safety equipment is a great addition (especially the extra safety suctions mounts), the straps don't get very taught. I might be missing something, but everytime I try and tighten the straps they just go limp. I actually just use bungee cords with the safety suction mounts.For the price that I paid early on, it is worth the money. At full retail price I would need to consider the importance of needing a mount much more. In the end though I don't know that you'll find a mount this well put together in the same price range.

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