Video Innovators S-800 Super Pro Shoulder Rest

Video Innovators S-800 Super Pro Shoulder Support - for Small Camcorders

Video Innovators S-800 Super Pro Shoulder Support - for Small Camcorders

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The S800 Super Pro Video Innovators Camcorder Support. Now you can hold your camcorder steady with less fatigue and enjoy the mobility it is designed for when shooting on-the-shoulder to help you produce smooth, professional looking videos.

The shoulder support can be used with most VHS-C, Hi8, Digital8 and DV camcorders, offers an extra-wide shoulder cushion.
The S-800 Super-Pro's camera platform is hinged from the shoulder cushion, so it can be moved laterally for different eyepieces, and a pivot-hinge, has a total adjustment of 6 1/2", accommodating almost any Hi8, VHS-C and DV camcorder.
The shoulder cushion features a contour that conforms more comfortably to the slope of the shoulder it is thinner on the inside and thicker on the outside.
Can accommodate two accessories, such as LCD monitor or video light.
Folds to less than 12" for easy storage.
Adjustable length of 6 1/2" and lateral adjustment of over 90°.
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Video Innovators S-800 specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.4 x 4.7 x 4.1"

Video Innovators S-800 reviews

S-800 Super Pro Shoulder Rest is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice accessory This is a really well made product, very versatile. I use it for event videography, and it makes adding additional equipment (such as mics) easy to manage and carry (I added a small shoe mount to the bottom rail and it fits my pack great). Adding a light (I use a litepanel) and other gear can make the rigging front heavy and negate it's usefulness, as it tends to pull forward. However, I also attach a monopod to the bottom and this allows me great stability and ease of use for longer coverage periods. A great product for the right situation.
Date published: 2008-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for what it is If you're going to move around, or need not to be tied to a tripod, then you need stabilization of some kind. I have tried this out with several other stabilizers - trying to find kit to recommend to colleges and small charities & businesses. This is perfect for small camcorders - for larger, semi-professional camcorders, it's fairly poor: the shoulder pad needs to be wider. If you're on a budget a Spiderbrace support is probably a better buy. However, I still rate this as I could also use the frame to attach on additional equipment.
Date published: 2010-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! Almost as much flexibility as handheld with almost as much steadyness as a tripod. A SUPERB accessory for times when a tripod isn't a good option!
Date published: 2008-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great with Canon 5D Mark II camera I use the S-800 Super Pro shoulder rest with my Canon 5D Mark II camera to film journalistic events. It's an inexpensive tool and I really found this system more helpful than a monopod. It allows me to move freely while filming.
Date published: 2009-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs tweaking There are a zillion designs and as many preferences with shooters. For us, this works pretty well. PROs: Lightweight, different handle positions, inclds metal flanges to attach mic's, etc CONs: The swivel part does not lock in place very well-its useable but does move. The shoulder pad seems designed for hulk hogan (very wide front to back). I might buy the chest brace if only for occasional support - you arm is still holding all the weight.
Date published: 2011-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Idea ..But .. Not a Super Pro !! It's a good idea but lacks in fit and steadiness. Had to bend out the curve to fit my shoulder and once I added my Panasonic HMC-150 it kept trying to pull itself forwards and down. I moved the handle so it points straight down to get better up lift in the front but then it wants to wobble left and right. I feel the curved part should be about two to three inches wider and about four to six inches longer. I've tightened the plastic wing-nut where it bends but it still tends to bend on me and I'm afraid to tighten the plastic wing-nut any tighter, afraid of breaking the plastic wing-nut. So I plan on some modifications to make it better. I've already drilled a small hole at the very back and the left front of the curved shoulder piece and added an adjustable strap with clips from an old shoulder bag and use the strap under my left armpit, which holds the shoulder rest tighter on my right shoulder. Next I plan on drilling another hole and adding another wing-nut, bolt and washer to keep the unit from bending. And even after these modifications I know I'll still need to use both hands to keep it steady. I do feel that Video Innovators should take a better look at this shoulder rest and make some modifications of they're own and not raise the price, mainly because to be called a Super Pro Shoulder Rest I feel it is lacking in the extras that it should already have. I did give it two stars instead of only one because it did have mounting brackets and nuts for lights, mics, etc. It's still not bad compared to some of the other shoulder rests/stabilizers that cost hundreds. I would mention it to a friend but I wouldn't recommended it. Not unless you plan on modifying it.
Date published: 2010-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice for the price I use this for event videography and capturing B-Roll for internet commercials. I really like all the places you can mount your accessories. I have my tripod mounting plate on the bottom and I can quickly go from Tripod to shoulder shooting. One side note: If you are a body builder you may find the curved shoulder plate does not fit too well (I bent mine a bit to accomodate) but this is not everyone's problem.
Date published: 2009-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from perfect fit Fits my Sony PD170 very nicely, the foam padding is comfy and you can adjust the camcorders position on the support forward/backward in seconds. The only complaint that I have that made me give 4 stars and not 5 is that I wish it would have been counterbalanced on the back, because it makes the whole rig want to dive forward. Maybe I can rig something on to the back, but I just with it came like that.
Date published: 2009-04-22
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