Rugby is a high-impact fast moving sport, and filming from the sidelines at eye-level simply doesn’t cut it. When players leap from one end of the field to the other in a just a few seconds there is no other way to keep up than to get above it all. That’s where the HI-POD comes in.
The HI-POD has been a smash at the 2010, 2012, and 2013 Rugby Sevens Las Vegas Invitationals, filming for the professional and college teams. In 2013, HI-POD live streamed the college invitationals from the field for the global audience that tuned-in. The international collection of professionals instantly saw the value of analyzing and critiquing their practices, giving them a competitive edge before game time. With competition always challenging for the top spot, aerial videography for analysis has never been easier to obtain, nor has it been more critical.
With the ability to not only use the HI-POD as the 31ft X-Line, but also as the 17ft Mobile, we give you the flexibility to handle any situation. The X-Line can be packed into two cases for your on-the-go team schedule. Traveling is made simple and efficient whether you’re on a car, plane, or bus.
The HI-POD will work with nearly any camera (under 10 lbs), which means you can keep up with technology as often as you want. It is not only an advanced system, but it’s very natural and intuitive to control. You move the position of the camera by turning the handle mechanism at the bottom of the base. The two are linked via a pair of cords running from the handle up to the head. In this way, the unit operates much like a ‘pulley system.’ There is no lag time or missed goal shots while the camera is tracking in – as there almost always is on cheaper, exclusively robotic systems. This is a huge advantage because you don’t have to guess where the action is going to be ahead of time. Something happens, and you’re there…instantly.
With over a decade in the industry you can depend on HI-POD to consistently deliver for your team. Our long-term track record, extensive client list, and excellent support system back this up every day. All HI-POD’s come with a 5 Year Warranty, and beyond that our offices are staffed with professionals who are ready to assist you with technical and logistics support.
With options to rent, buy, or finance it has never been easier to have a HI-POD of your own. Please visit our ‘Contact’ page if you would like more information.