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Old September 3rd, 2003, 03:20 PM   #31
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You can read a bit of a review for this unit in my post at this address..

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...rizoom+flowpod
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 07:02 PM   #32
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Hi,
I heard that the Flowpod *does* have weights for the bottom.
Also, Dan, what do you see as the problem with the Flowpod?
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 09:14 PM   #33
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FlowPod does indeed have weights for the bottom.
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 10:04 PM   #34
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Chris,
Are you still planning the Flowpod review?
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Old September 4th, 2003, 06:28 AM   #35
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Old November 15th, 2003, 01:19 AM   #36
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Varizoom Flowpod

Has anyone used this device? Please give your opinion on this camera stabilizing device, compare to Steadicam JR and the other popular one that I can't remember right now.?. Someone help. I want to buy one but I want the best one.
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Old November 15th, 2003, 01:49 AM   #37
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Old November 17th, 2003, 05:14 AM   #38
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I hear if you go with the Flowpod you should get the optional
balancing plate and vise. Not essential but helps to balance more accurately -- and quicker.
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Old November 18th, 2003, 03:37 PM   #39
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Hey, for you guys with the flowpod. Does that thing have a head
on it? Or how do you tilt when you're using it as a monopod?
And how is the Bogen quick release used with that?
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Old November 23rd, 2003, 07:32 PM   #40
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Flowpod Question

Does the plate that the camera is mounted to swivel? In other words, when the Flowpod is being used as a monopod, how is the camera tilted upward and downward?
Also, can the Flowpod be used with a Bogen quick-release plate?
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Old November 24th, 2003, 01:47 PM   #41
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Old November 25th, 2003, 04:30 PM   #42
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The plate does not swivel. You would tilt the monopod up or down. If the quick release plate has a female screwhole on the bottom, possibly. The plate for the pod attaches with a standard screw.
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Old March 27th, 2004, 09:31 PM   #43
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VariZoom FlowPod Footage online

This is Tom McKay from VariZoom. We made a very quick demo with some FlowPod footage Friday and we have it online now. For some reason there is no audio on the clip but we will have that fixed before long too. It was a bit windy but we managed to get some shots.

I know we have some FlowPod users in the dvinfo forums and we would like to post your footage if you will share it.

Tom

You can see it here:

FlowPod Page

http://www.varizoom.com/pages/flowpod.php

Videos

http://www.varizoom.com/movies/Varizoom768.wmv

another clip courtesy of our German dealer.

http://www.varizoom.com/movies/flowpod02.wmv
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Old March 27th, 2004, 10:37 PM   #44
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I can offer some. Tell me how. I don't have a server to post it on. By the way what's up with the longer aluminum shaft I see that extends to the first leg extension. Must be an upgrade. Mine is about half that length. I do like "the pod". I use it all the time.
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Old March 27th, 2004, 11:02 PM   #45
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FlowPod footage

Hi Rob,

Yes the longer shaft is an improvement over the earliest model. It is not a big difference other than it allows you to counter balance the camera with a little less weight.

If it is important to you I can swap you for the piece you have. You may want a case now too as it was not offered before.

If you can send over a few clips by email that would be great. I have a seperate email I use for large files I will send to you.

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