Tom Barrera dropped me a line with details of an interesting device he's created here.
His words:" A way to do photo and video journalism at the same time. I doubled my income with it.
Its called a Quad Pod Combo Al lin One".
And I like the maketese line "I doubled my income with it"
This isn't an endorsement, as I have never tried it, but equally I'm not being dismissive.
If it can help make the work of photojo and video easier then that must be useful.
Have a look and see what you make of it.
There are a couple of devices on the market for videojos: film maker Mike Figgiss' 'wheel like steady cam - the Fig Rig" has been used by a fair few friends of mine in shoots.
Then there's the steady cam junior - a smaller version of the steady cam, that perhaps doesn't get used enough.
A simple enough steadycam can also be obtained from a small tripod by weighting the bottom and extending the neck where you'll place your grip.
In Norway, if I can find the film, a senior exec has the camera attached to a pulley device.
Last week at Reuters one of their execs spoke about a min- body crane that helped you do Pieces to Camera or Standups so you could get an appreciable depth of field.
Keep those devices coming