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Rob Easler September 3rd, 2003 02:20 PM

You can read a bit of a review for this unit in my post at this address..


Dave Largent September 3rd, 2003 06:02 PM

I heard that the Flowpod *does* have weights for the bottom.
Also, Dan, what do you see as the problem with the Flowpod?

Chris Hurd September 3rd, 2003 08:14 PM

FlowPod does indeed have weights for the bottom.

Dave Largent September 3rd, 2003 09:04 PM

Are you still planning the Flowpod review?

Chris Hurd September 4th, 2003 05:28 AM

Yes, it's just late, like everything else around here!

Eddie Jackson November 15th, 2003 01:19 AM

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.

Charles Papert November 15th, 2003 01:49 AM

Trying doing a search through the archives here.

Dave Largent November 17th, 2003 05:14 AM

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.

Dave Largent November 18th, 2003 03:37 PM

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?

Dave Largent November 23rd, 2003 07:32 PM

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?

Rob Lohman November 24th, 2003 01:47 PM


Rob Easler November 25th, 2003 04:30 PM

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.

Thomas McKay March 27th, 2004 09:31 PM

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.


You can see it here:

FlowPod Page




another clip courtesy of our German dealer.


Rob Easler March 27th, 2004 10:37 PM

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.

Thomas McKay March 27th, 2004 11:02 PM

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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