Polaroid Stabilizing Video Mount

Polaroid Stabilizing Video Mount

Polaroid Stabilizing Video Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Chest/Shoulder Brace w/ Camera Mount
  • Adjustable Brace
  • Thick Foam Contact Points
  • 1/4"-20 Screw Mount
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The Polaroid Stabilizing Video Mount is a simple stabilization solution for smaller camcorders and digital cameras that shoot video. The adjustable chest/shoulder-brace system makes the jumps and jitters of handheld videography a thing of the past. Made of hardened PVC, the Stabilizing Video Mount employs a spring-tension design for its center column. The chest and shoulder contact points are padded with thick foam for comfort. There's also an adjustable heavy-duty nylon strap that hugs the rig fast to your body, looping under your arms and around your back. You'll find your hands free to handle zoom, focus, lighting, etc.

Mount your camera via the rig's standard 1/4"-20 screw. Designed to handle smaller HD camcorders, most prosumer camcorders, as well as video-capable still cameras, the Stabilizing Video Mount will help keep your shots stable as you move comfortably through long, active days of shooting video.

Snap-on connector allows you to attach and detach the stabilizer from the camera system quickly and easily
Includes a storage pouch for carrying the unit to different shooting locations
UPC: 815361011493
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Dimensions (HxWxD) 6.25 x 5 x 14.75" (15.9 x 12.7 x 37.5 cm)
Weight 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
Shoulder Strap Adjustment Range: 10-55" (25.4-139.7 cm)
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Package Weight 2.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.8 x 6.5 x 5.0"
Stabilizing Video Mount is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best DSLR shoulder rigs I was working on a web series a few weeks back when a grip offered his to me for the day and I was so surprised by how comfortable it was. When he told me the price, I immediately went home and bought one. The biggest issue is its capacity. I hooked up my 5D, 24-105 L series, a zoom H4 mounted to the camera shoe, and a DCI Run & Gun follow focus (which is heavier than it should be). While the product still worked great, I could see that much more weight would overtax the spring and the arm. If you're not using a lot of camera peripherals it's and awesome subsitute for, and in fact I would often choose it over the MUCH more expensive and complicated rail systems like RedRock, Zacuto, and Jag35. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2012-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still on the Fence I bought this to compensate for a recent shoulder surgery. I am still on the fence. First it is bigger and bulkier than I thought it would be. And when it is in place it is somewhat unwieldy and not as stable as I would like. The strap does help stabilize the shoulder part from leaning or tipping off the side. But since I am pretty much limited to one arm it is not so simple to get it on, fasten the strap, mount the camera and then adjust it to my specific needs. It's like- there must be a simpler device. I think it would be a better fit for a man than a woman like myself. When everything is in place, it does support a DSLR and 1 1/2 pound lens fairly well. And it is well priced .
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steady as she goes I still use Super 8 cameras as well as 35mm film cameras and a Kodak P880 digital still. The video mount is really designed for light weight cameras and some of my S8 movie cameras are just too heavy to be safely held by this mount. That's not a negative against it..........just an observation. I also added another strap to firm up the attachment which also added more safety. The device really does a great job once it's adjusted and comparing shots with and without clearly shows the Mount as being the winner. But remember it's made of plastic and requires some care so nothing breaks..and I might just reinforce the shoulder loop with metal strap so my heavier cameras can be used safely. All in all, considering the price, I think it's a fine product designed for amateur cameras and sure beats carrying a tripod around. Just treat it gently.
Date published: 2011-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Shoulder Stabilizer I was pleasantly surprised with this unit. I am a large person and was a little concerned after reading some of the other comments. However, the unit fits well on my shoulder and works well. I was able to keep the camera steady without excessive arm fatigue. Thus, the unit works as described. The only con would be the price. I saw a similar unit from another company for $cheaper, but I would have had to get it from another company. The extra money for this brand is well worth the price from B&H. By the way, B&H had the same price or lower for this brand.
Date published: 2012-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This works great ! I can't believe how inexpensive this is, especially considering that the price of video accessories seem to start near $1000 each. It is mostly plastic But it is well made and sturdy. It takes the load off of your arm and allows you to capture stable video without getting exhausted. With practice you can even get smooth walking shots (easier with wide angle lenses). Don't hesitate, this will improve your videos and won't hurt your wallet.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value I bought this to take video with a Sony a57 DSLR. I had previously used another Polaroid chest stabilizer using 15 mm tubes, but this one is more comfortable to use, and allows the camera to be carried with very little support from the hands. The top goes behind your shoulder, and the spring-loaded clamp presses against your chest. (The design is not ideal for women!) A strap can be fastened around the other side of the body, which protects against the clamp coming loose, although if you're holding onto the camera too, it should be fairly secure even without the clamp. A series of plastic extensions allows the camera to be mounted at various heights, distances, and angles. These all screw on with the same 1/4 thread used on the base of the camera. You could potentially add a second tripod mounted accessory to some of these fixtures, but you'd need to add your own 1/4 screw. I've seen references to metal construction in other comments. Perhaps the design has changed - the one I received was mostly thick plastic. There's a slight flex to it, but it seems sturdy.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good tool but tends to lean I bought this to try on a three hour (continuous) shoot. The product is sturdy and holds my DVX-100B very well. I added a few washers to the mounting screw to allow for a firm connection of the camera base to the platform. (The mounting screw was longer than the threaded hole on the camera so adding the washers below the platform made up for the extra screw length). Once that was done, the product is solid and secure. It definitely reduces arm fatigue on a long shoot. The only drawback is the tendency of the unit to tilt right (if used on the right shoulder) since the shoulder rest is not tilted enough to account for a natural shoulder slant. I find myself leaning to the left and raising my right shoulder to keep the camera level. This causes muscle strain in the shoulder when used for a long shoot. I tried adding extra padding but haven't found the right support to make it right. I will still use it for shorter shoots as it is a solid tool for the low price. For longer shoots, I have used (and recommend) a balanced system such as Glidecam or Steadicam - though they are admittedly much more complex and expensive.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy ? Not for you Hello all.Sturdy? Check Simple to use and setup? YesFor everybody ? No way I was so excited when the package came, i even arranged my gear to go shoot right away!Opened everuthing up and set it up in a glance , in the car ! Now comes the time for my first no hand shooting and duh i couldnt wear the band *insert sad face here* I am not the usual steve , i am a heavy powerlifter 6,2 277lb , the band didnt even go on my shoulder, tried diffrent ways to wear it but non other than around the back under the pits would be holding it.i am only giving it 4 stars on build quality but i didnt try it myself, my wife did but she doesnt think its suitable for women.All in all the product is good but the company should have stated the band width in specs.
Date published: 2015-12-08
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