We used it for an obvious high and wide zooming in to an interview on the carpet (at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards). We also gave a special thanks to Hi-Pod. We loved the unit.— Jonathan Mussman- Producer, MTV
The HI-POD graced the cover of the January 2005 issue of Camcorder & Computer Video, and topped the magazine’s list of must-have pro-quality video products.
In an article entitled “Polishing Up Your Act” reviewer Stuart Sweetow wrote:
“Event Photographers frequently need to get shots from over people’s heads. HI-POD came up with a unique invention; a 15-foot monopod that allows you to pan, tilt and zoom your camcorder from the ground. With the HI-POD you can capture shots from over fences and above barricades, and never be limited by crowds.”
“The design makes it possible to have total tilt plate control of your camera at any height, from six feet to 15 feet.
Two years ago, the HI-POD guys made their debut at WEVA. This year, at the opening night party (WEVA 2004) they got some amazing high-angle photos on the dance floor that they played back the next day at their trade show booth.”
“You will get shots no one else can.”
“Having the need to get tennis footage for a health-inspired PSA, Greg and I took the HI-POD to an inside tennis club in the dead of winter.”
“Wanting to be high above the action was no problem, but everyone’s eyes were glued to the black monolith as we set it up.”
“The HI-POD does attract attention, so be prepared to spend time discussing it.”
“It only takes a few moments to get familiar with the controls, and they quickly become second nature.”
“Another use of the HI-POD at an indoor soccer field allowed me to get great angles of the action that my client wanted for his commercial. Arrive early, set up, answer questions, then get ready to shoot and have fun.”
“After using the HI-POD just once, you’ll recall 20 previous instances where having this would have saved you your life and back. Granted, it’s a little cumbersome for one person to operate all day, but in return you’ll get the best angles, you’ll have fun shooting, and you’ll be the center of attention.”
Over last few decades, we have seen some pretty awesome products and some very innovative technology that has truly changed the game as we know it. As technology advances and the level of play raises, competition in and around the game opens new doors to a lot of different markets and new businesses. At the NSCAA Convention I had the great pleasure of catching up with Rick Morales, Inventor and Founder of the HI-Pod, the uniquely robust and dynamic game video capturing system.
Often time we see shaky home-made videos of games that only capture a fraction of the game, or videos of matches where the ball, run of play and players are disconnected or segmented. As college recruiting and game analysis become a higher demand for developing players and teams of all levels, capturing adequate footage become the bigger problem. Even expensive cameras and a camera crew at ground level won’t ensure the best footage needed in terms of capturing most of the field, distant players and the ball in play. Rick’s new Hi-Pod system, as he explains solves the ultimate problem of aerial video capturing. His fully equipment HD video capturing system sores 30 feet into the air and is controlled from the handy monitor located a the base that makes recording a game focused, easy and reliable. Say “Good-Bye” to listening to goal celebrations and “Elevate” your video-recording to new heights.
The Spirrs Team is a Proud Supporter of new innovative products and services that have visionary goals of improving players, parents, coaches and the games as we know it.
We used it for an obvious high and wide zooming in to an interview on the carpet (at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards). We also gave a special thanks to Hi-Pod. We loved the unit. — Jonathan Mussman- Producer, MTV