VariZoom StealthyGo

Tom McKay from VariZoom provides an overview of the new StealthyGo mutli-use camera support at NAB2014. This was an unplanned video; I happened to run into Tom McKay and Tom Smith from VariZoom outside the LVCC. I was on my way over to South Lower and they were heading back to their booth in Central. They had the StealthyGo with them and I asked, “what’s that,” and Tom gave me a quick rundown of its features on Video.

I used to work at VariZoom about fifteen years ago, and I can tell you that Tom McKay is a trade show warrior from the word Go. He puts a massive amount of effort into his booth presence and that’s not an easy thing to do. This was done very late on Day Three, and you can tell his voice is a little hoarse. Four day marathons like NAB in the dry Nevada desert will do that to you, so I sure appreciate Tom giving one more pitch before the end of a very long day. See that water bottle in the shot? You can’t get enough of it, honestly. You have to constantly keep hydrating yourself at NAB.

Here are the product descriptions mentioned in this interview:

VariZoom StealthyGo™ is the third and newest generation of our popular, triple-award winning, patented Stealthy series. The StealthyGo™, unlike its all-metal predecessors, is made from strong, lightweight, weatherproof composite. The StealthyGo™ is a patented support that, like a transformer, goes from telescoping ‘selfie’ mode, to monopod mode, tripod mode, 3-point shooter mode, camcorder mode and hip mode, where it hangs from a belt clip for quick access, so you never miss a shot. We feel the StealthyGo is the ultimate GoPro™ and small camera support, making the GoPro™ even more useful and stable in multiple applications. The StealthyGo™ is water-resistant, so you can go freshwater swimming and take it with you – just shake off the excess water when done.


Manufacturer’s Site: VariZoom USA


About The Author

After completing my degree in Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, I managed a video production studio "back in the tape days" while waiting for the digital video revolution to arrive and for the internet to become mainstream. Things started to get interesting in November of 1997 when I launched The XL1 Watchdog, my first web site dedicated to digital video technology. In January of 2001, that site morphed into DV Info Net — the Digital Video Information Network. More than fifteen years later, the longevity of DV Info Net is exceeded now only by its popularity and reputation as one of the leading technology information resources in the broadcast and professional video markets.

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