April 27th, 2016
This last week I had a chat with John Mans, the owner of Dinkum Systems which makes these cool clamps called ActionPods. I’ve had a similar clamp for many years but I like the ActionPod Pro much better because the part that attaches to the clamp is much longer (8″) and the clamp on the ActionPod Pro is much stronger and has a clamp that is better designed.
I saw your post regarding the question of putting an Osmo on a pole for a high shot. I wanted to let you know that it works GREAT! The results are very elegant and sweeping jib shots that cannot be achieved with a drone. I got a 25′ pole and clamped the Osmo to one end using a Dinkum Systems ActionPod Pro mount THEN used another ActionPod Pro for the iphone monitor at the back end. BEAUTIFUL shots! See video example here.
This makes a great way to get some elevated exterior video without using a drone. It won’t replace a drone but it gives a result some where between an elevated still shot and full-on droneography.