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CowboyStudio Shoulder Support Pad for Video Camcorder Camera DV / DC
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- Fully adjustable for camcorders and cameras
- Fits most video cameras
- Stabilizes and reduces shaking
- Adjustable to different body sizes
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|Package Height||5 x 6.9 x 14.3 inches|
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From the Manufacturer
The CowboyStudio Hands Free Shoulder Pad For Camcorders is a great edition to any studio. This lightweight video support helps to eliminate camera shake while recording, at an affordable price. This hot item is an absolute must for anyone serious about getting the perfect shot, time after time.
Tripods prevent camera movement and provide stability for both motion and still photography. A tripod is also helpful in achieving precise framing of the image. Use of a tripod may also allow for an easier approach to photography. In relation to film/video, use of the tripod offers stability within a shot as well as certain desired heights. A tripod of some sort is often necessary for professional photography.
Some of the benefits of the Cowboy Studio Shoulder Support:
Helps you produce smooth, accurate, and effortless shots
Helps to avoid vibration
Cuts down the burden on your arm during a shoot
Can accept any standard mounted camera/camcorder
Can support up to 13lbs
Style: Shoulder Support
Top Customer Reviews
Durability: Some have said that this product is too fragile. For use with my Canon HV-20 and HV-30 cameras, I detect no flexing or likelihood of breakage with normal use. The support seems quite tough, unless one has a very large and heavy camera (which should have its own shoulder support). To break this product, I would have to do it deliberately, over my knee or by standing on it. I do not imagine how it would break in "normal use," unless perhaps an earlier version of the product had a weaker design or material.
Comfort: My back gets tired as I hold a video camera up and ready for a long time. With this shoulder support, I can let my arms and back relax a lot. At a wedding last year, I ran out of steam early in the evening, due to the need to hold the camera up to my eye, and soon I took many shots from a chair or struggled to be in the best positions to capture important moments. At the wedding events of this year, though, this product allowed my camera to hang from my shoulder rather than be held up with my hands. I was even able to rest my arms on the stem, staying ready to shoot, rather than having to hold my arms up all the time.Read more ›
Some of the people who can actually afford the pro shoulder rigs out there are actually using this $24 one in conjunction with their rail system because the supports on this little guy are actually much more ergonomic than the ones that often come with the more expensive stuff. Go Figure.
EDIT: 10 months later and I finally broke the extender piece. Seems like a combination of over tightening and pressing the camera down while using it order to gain stability broke the piece. I'm still able to use the remaining pieces to make something that works, but it's not ideal. I'm buying another one. Totally still worth it.
Be aware, that because the front part of this shoulder mount rests on your chest, you will get some breathing movement in your shot. I didn't realize the first time I took this thing out, but now I know that I just have to control my breathing and be aware of the movement.
* It's very sturdy considering the materials and the price. I have no problems trusting it with my GH1, though I might be a bit wary with something significantly heavier (or more expensive).
* Very comfortable to use.
* Very versatile. I can customize all the angles and positioning to fit me, which is nice since I have a relatively small frame.
* Folds to be very compact, small enough to fit into most camera bags.
* Plenty of 1/4-20 mounting points for accessories (sound recorders, monitors, etc.).
* Looks professional enough that you wouldn't be embarrassed to use it around clients or actors, etc. (unlike a lot of DIY or other cheap rigs).
* Would be nice if there was an easier way to add counterweight when using it as a shoulder rig (it has a 1/4-20 threaded hole that can be used, but there's no easy way to attach weights).
* A couple of the plastic bushings are a little stiff. Like maybe the inside isn't perfectly round.
Really, for the money you're not going to find anything more versatile or better quality. Most decent DSLR rigs start at around $400 and go up from there. For $80, this thing is a steal. I know some people who are wary of cheap rigs like this, thinking that if it breaks in the middle of a shoot, they'll be screwed. But at this price, you could just buy a spare to keep around (which is probably what I'll do) and still spend less than half what most rigs cost.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great product, it just doesn't fit my body :( not the products fault, but because I can't use it, I couldn't give it full stars.Published 23 days ago by John Gardner
This is a cool shoulder rig. I wasn't sure where to start when I was looking for one, and after a lot of searching I discovered this one. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Stephen E.
First thing's first: I'm a small man, and I have no idea how this fits on big men or ladies. But I've used this thing for several different productions, both professional and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ChestBrother
Felt SUPER cheap and uncomfortable. The padding on the chest is pretty thin and there is NO padding on the back shoulder. I'd go with something higher quality.Published 1 month ago by CheerfulMatt
This is the second one I've bought. Although it works the exact same way, this one feels considerably cheaper than the other one, so that was a bit disappointing.Published 1 month ago by T. D. Araujo