Ok, they’re not in a tree. But they are on the in a van, in the snow, on tabletops, and maybe even thinking about hanging upside down.
The filmmakers over at NextWaveDV review the Induro Hi-Hat in the video above, saying that once you get used to having one on set, you’ll find it hard to go back to working any other way. They wrap up by saying:
“We definitely give the Induro a big thumbs up. If you’re in the market for a Hi-Hat or don’t even know you really need one, definitely check out the Induro. The solution is great and the price is so affordable that you could easily pick up one or more of them.”
Watch the video above and for more, check out NextWaveDV.
In addition to the tripod itself, Abram also takes a look at the Kupo Vision Arm, a handy accessory that can be be attached to the Hi-Hat along the base plate and used to mount an external mic, monitor, or other small device.
He wraps up the review saying:
“I am happy to recommend this tripod to both still photographers and filmmakers looking for a way to shoot low angles or on table-tops without having to rig up some makeshift thing to get the shot. Well done, Induro. Well done.”
How did he get there? Read the full review to find out.
Royce Rumsey is an automotive photographer who frequently works with Mercedes-Benz USA, as well as Daimler AG GMbH. Here are his thoughts regarding some photos he’s shot using the Induro Hi-Hat, along with some behind-the-scenes shots of the tripod in action by his colleague assistant, Jon Haverstick.
Only available in stores since December 2012, the LFB75S DR Hi-Hat Tripod Set is the newest member of Induro’s line-up of photo and video gear.
Patrick Moreau of Stillmotion says that the Hi-Hat means that “you can shoot more and shoot better,” Casey Warren of Mindcastle thinks it’s “one of the most invaluable hi-hats on the market today” and nofilmschool.com writes “the mounting options for this hi-hat are endless”.
So just what is this thing? Proper introductions are in order!
While we wait for his in-depth review, here’s one quote:
“I’m happy to report the Induro LFB75 legs are dead simple to setup thanks to large and easy to manipulate leg locks, a fast leveling base and the overall small size. All of these factors lead to a compact and quick to setup tripod for low angle work. Sounds like they got it right to me.”
He calls it, “a hi-hat that has been elevated to another level,” which I think we can take to mean both physically and metaphorically. He finds the system to be so versatile, in fact, he recommends it for use in place of a traditional camera system for travel or when it’s not possible to bring all your gear along.
“For me,” he concludes, “this is probably the most versatile hi-hat system out there.”
Watch the video above and check out more episodes of Gearbox on theC47.
Christmas came early for Jim Martin of Filmtools, who presents the new 75mm Hi-Hat in this short and sweet video.
Like the larger 100mm Hi-Hat, the 75mm features extendable legs, three different leg positions, and positionable rubber feet so you can get your camera wherever it needs to be to get the shot. As Jim says, the Induro Hi-Hat has “a lot more adjustments than with a typical hi-hat,” so check out the video above.