SOLOSHOT Automatic Tracking Tripod
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|Item Dimensions||5 x 5 x 31 inches|
|Item Weight||5.7 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||5.82 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
The setup is overly complicated, and the tracking does not do well going from one side to another. Bought this for my wife to use in showing horses, and it would constantly mis the tracking and record the opposite side of the track, or never have her in the frame.
I use it for filming surfing mainly. It definitely helps a lot with improving technique, being able to watch your self from a surf video perspective. Plus you won't miss footage of that one awesome wave that no one saw you catch but you swear was epic. Some of my friends with kids borrow it to film soccer, little league, or whatever...so they can watch their kids game and don't have to hold a camera the whole time.
How it works:
You basically just put on a waterproof armband and "pair" it with the base station (there could actually be multiple people on the same beach using multiple Soloshots because each arm band is only paired to one specific base station). The entire process of setting up the tri-pod, making sure the camera is level, and pairing the arm band with the base station takes about 5 to 10 minutes (much faster once you do it a couple times). After this point, the camera just follows the arm band wherever it goes.
Security / Theft:
I just set up next to my girlfriend or group of friends who are hanging out on the beach. If you could find something sturdy to lock to, there is a notch and bar in the base station you can use to lock the camera to the base station, and then lock the base station to a light post or bike rack or something.
Camera & Filming:
I use a digital HD video camera with a 20x optical zoom so I can get footage from a long way off.Read more ›
The set-up seems complicated at first, but becomes easy with familiarity.
The basic parts are:
Transmitter (this is what you wear on your armband)
Base Unit (comes permanently attached to an included tripod)
Video Camera (separately, you purchase whatever brand you want and screw it onto the Base Unit)
Basically, you turn on the Transmitter 10 minutes prior. When it is ready, you pair it to the "base unit", which has your video camera attached to it. Set your video camera to record (you will need a long lasting battery for your video camera). Then edit your footage into something like this (2 minute video of kitesurfing):
This product warrants 5 stars because it is so ingenious. However, I would suggest a more stout tripod since wind vibration was a big problem for what I was doing.
can hold larger cameras like DSLRs
long battery life
waterproof arm band
easy setup instructions (user friendly)
has a special mount for locking your camera to it (aka...so it isn't stolen)
you can add multiple solo shots together
price $299.....for just panning (but with a huge distance and accuracy of devise...its worth it)
it only pans left and right
arm band can be a bit bulky to wear
over all i love this and i bought 2 of these and both are perfect!
i can't wait to get the 2nd one!!!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Disappointed. In the description, it did not say that it has to be minimum 50' away from the object. This is useless. It does not track anything.Published 17 months ago by NP
we returned it. we thought I would do the job but what we wanted it to do, it was not designed to do. that was my fault. unit does great just not
what we needed.
I like the solo shot for filming my surfing to improve... It takes a while to figure out the zoom and setting... ounce you set it up works fine...Published 18 months ago by Carlos Martinez
We bought a Soloshot in December to film kids' sports and equine activities. It has been excellent. Allows you to watch your kids play without having to hold the video camera. Read morePublished 18 months ago by AmazonPrimeAddict
I surf and it is hard to get it to follow me smoothly. When I do turns it always gets ahead of me and i'm out of the frame. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Christopher Igou
It works. The armband transmitter is much larger and heavier than I expected.
I would give this 4 or even 5 stars if the device tilted but this model only pans which did not... Read more