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Old March 29th, 2004, 02:16 PM   #16
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Does anyone have any feedback on the Varizoom Flowpod?
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Old March 30th, 2004, 12:07 PM   #17
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I don't want to b too critical, but the test footage that they have posted, dosen't look that amazing.
I have no personal experience with the system.
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Old March 30th, 2004, 02:08 PM   #18
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After much consideration and second-thinking, I decided to try out the Flowpod. I am due to receive it today (in fact, any minute now). I have no doubt it has limitations, but for my intended uses it seemed a better fit. I will post opinions after getting some hands-on time with it.
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Old March 30th, 2004, 02:32 PM   #19
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Wayne makes a good point.

I got a DV Caddie. It costs about $200. I find it works very well for small cams such as the GL2 (& smaller). I wrote a review for dvinfo, but it's not up yet.

Another good stabilzer is any type that rests on the right shoulder and is braced at the chest area. A friend of mine built one for his GL1 a few years back, but sold it when he sold the cam. (He now owns a DVX100A.)

For the money, nothing beats a good tripod. I guess these are out of fashion now, because they don't look as cool or "Indie." :-))
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