Specialized Mounts for Still and Video Imagery
by David Peters
If you know Wood’s Powr-Grip, you know that vacuum cups are widely used for lifting and maneuvering a variety of materials, such as glass, stone slabs, appliances, etc. But did you know Powr-Grip also offers a large variety of cups that can be used for mounting a wide range of items? Let’s take a look at the photo and video applications.
Good Enough for Professionals. Good Enough for You.
Face it, in this age of the selfie, virtually everyone has access to a digital camera. And not all of those people are solely bent on holding the camera at arm’s length, just to snapshot the Broncos sweatshirt their Grandmother in Denver sent them. And not everyone is satisfied with shaky cellphone videos featuring daily meals – later to be uploaded to Facebook. Some like to take meaningful photos, like landscapes, wildlife, sunsets and UFO’s streaking the night sky with beams of light (or is it just me?). Some like to thoughtfully frame videos of major life events, like weddings, reunions, and alien abductions (just me again?). From amateur to pro, WPG has a mounting solution that will surely please those inclined to digital imaging.
Another professional spotlight of our equipment mounts is on the TV show Alaska State Troopers, as the officers hunt down the dregs of humanity to give them a well-deserved home behind bars. You can spot our mounts in the front window, in the back window – those cruisers are a rolling commercial for the Wood’s Powr-Grip Gripper! And no wonder, there’s nothing that can compete with the robust quality, value and dependability of a Wood’s Powr-Grip camera mount.
For casual use, our equipment makes the non-professional capable of world-class footage. Just take world champion Moth racer, and internationally acclaimed sailing contender, Bora Gulari. In 2009, he wrote to us ask us if we thought that our Cleat would hold up if stuck to the bottom of his Moth Bladerider Hydrofoil with a video camera attached. We informed him that it would probably do the job, but that he should attach a safety strap to the camera and the boat, “just in case”. We informed him that some of the screws used in the Cleat were steel and would be subjected to rust in a marine environment, but before he read our suggestions, he took the Cleat out for a sail. He was truly amazed and has been bragging us up all over the world.
The camera supports have a 1/4-20 threaded post on the mounting head, so all will work with a wide variety of digital cameras (some cameras may need adapters). The Cleat is the most economical of the three supports, while the Gripper and the Nukklehead are designed with more serious photographers and videographers in mind.
To get your own camera mounts, find the Authorized Dealer nearest you.
David Peters had more than 40 years of experience in sales and marketing. He was the Digital Media Expediter for Wood’s Powr-Grip Co., Inc., responsible for interactive marketing, tracking, market research and new product introduction.