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What's one of the best parts about being a video professional? All the cool gear! In this weekly series, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman team up to discuss the latest and greatest equipment for video production and post. They talk about the newest cameras, like the Blackmagic 4K, pocket cinema cameras, and GoPros; accessories and adapters that will make your shoots run smoother; and the great tech being invented every day. And because they keep both cost and quality in mind, you'll never have to worry about blowing your budget or compromising production value. Come back every Friday for a new tip.
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So, Rich, it seems like GoPros have just kind of become ubiquitous with video productions. Everybody uses them. They're cheap. They're relatively high quality. They shroot 2, you know, 2K, 4K. >> Yeah. >> And you can put them just about anywhere. >> Yeah, I take these. All I get is the one with the thread mount. And remember, you can take the mount that you have there >> Mm-hm. >> Which is sort of the, the shoe mount with a thread. >> Yep. >> Or there's now another thread mount with the clip fits in. >> Yep. And it's not that these are just tripods. You could take these and wrap them around things. Put it around a tree branch.
Yeah, Robbie's arm, look it's the arm cam. >> Right the arm cam, right, like the, that works pretty well. >> Yeah, and the thing is, is that these are incredibly versatile. In fact, I usually travel with one of these, a beefier version- >> Yeah. >> And I take it on the road with my GoPro, and I, I probably shouldn't admit this, but I often hang the GoPro out my hotel window by wrapping the Gorilla Pod around things just to sort of brace it. >> Yeah that's that's a little more riskier than I'm, I'm willing to go. But no, you're right. >> I do put a safety cable on it. >> Well no but the thing, the thing that's really neat about these, as you pointed out, is because they are so bendable and flexible, especially with something like the GoPro that has such a wide angle of view, or can have a wide angle of view, you could wrap these to the ceiling, to a light-fixture in the ceiling and have a nice wide view of the entire room.
We often go, when we go on productions, we'll set these up in the back of the room, or the front of the room, and just have them roll for as long as they can, kind of taking in the entire scene. We're doing time-lapse or something like that, and one of the ways that's possible is by using a little mini tripod like this. >> And remember the Go Pro comes with a wireless app, so you can take one of these, wrap it around a rafter 30 feet in the air, and just leave the wireless network on. And when you're ready, trigger the Go Pro and start to get the shot. This is incredibly versatile. And I really like these.
And it's not just that it's bendy, it's that you have ridges here. >> That's true. >> And these ridges are designed to wrap around something and really hold it. Now, we've been talking about phones and GoPros, which are small and light, but don't worry. Even if you're into beefier cameras, there's a micro tripod for that.
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