Moza has been making some fascinating and peculiar merchandise for some time, a few of which I’m certain you haven’t heard of but. Certainly one of their extra area of interest merchandise is the Slypod Professional, a slider/monopod/jib combo merchandise. It’s undoubtedly not in your common checklist of kit for movie and video manufacturing.
If one thing like this piques your curiosity, then this video overview from Armando Ferreira is value watching. He goes over some potential use instances and easily how nicely the product works. It’s additionally good to know that Moza is constant to develop the Slypod collection with extra fashions and upgraded variations.
A advantage of this evaluate is that Armando has been utilizing Slypods for a yr at this level. He additionally admits that the sooner Slypod wasn’t fairly to a degree the place he would suggest it to everybody as a result of many quirks it has. Now with the Professional mannequin he does discover it worthwhile to speak about and it ought to be fascinating to listen to about what’s good (and never so good) with the newest launch.
In probably the most fundamental clarification, the Slypod is a monopod that’s motorized, permitting it to successfully operate as a slider or jib as nicely. It’s not fairly any of these issues, however it may possibly fill the position in quite a lot of instances.
One factor to notice is that the Slypod can get loud when shifting fast – you possibly can hear it within the video. The brand new Slypod is light-weight, product of carbon fiber, has a number of Arca-type and threaded mounting factors for stability, and might lengthen out about 20”.
There are a number of completely different buttons for management. One is an influence button with some shortcuts and two others are easy lengthen/retract controls. Some cabling can join it to a digital camera for added digital camera management.
It’s an fascinating gadget.
A brand new head solves quite a lot of the problems with the primary. It’s a fluid head that may be adjusted in almost any course. This lets you create completely different pictures that you just wouldn’t usually be capable to get with standard gadgets. An instance is an overhead slider transfer. Sliders have tracks and such that will present up, however the Slypod can simply lengthen straight out over the topic.
There’s a cellular app that may carry out extra management choices for the Slypod. Opening it up you possibly can shortly see the battery degree together with some menu shortcuts. One choice for fundamental motion will present some wonderful management for making motion. You possibly can choose pace and site, permitting you to solely lengthen out part of the best way as a substitute of simply working your entire size of the Slypod.
One other mode referred to as Gearshift permits for ramping upwards and downwards for an ease in/out sort transfer. Acceleration Mode does comparable, however easy eases in or out in a single course and holds the ultimate pace for the rest of the transfer.
Different modes are a Silent Mode which limits pace to maintain motion quiet, Artistic Mode which connects to the digital camera to do issues like time-lapses, and Linkage Management which lets you add a Moza gimbal together with the Slypod for 5-axis of motion.
It’s a distinct segment product for sure strikes, however in case you want that transfer then it turns into invaluable. Within the huge image it’s a pretty inexpensive choice.
What do you consider the Slypod Professional?
[source: Armando Ferreira]