Summary: If you’ve ever taken extended video without the aid of a tripod you know how shaky the video can be. After a while your arms get tired and it’s impossible to keep the video constantly steady. Sima’s VideoProp (SVP-3) can help keep your video steadier. While its no replacement for a tripod, it is handier and lighter than a tripod. I almost never take a tripod with me, but it’s very easy to carry the VideoProp in my camera bag.
Pros: Convenient to carry, lightweight, and improves camcorder steadiness for extended video.
Cons: Not a replacement for tripods. Not much improvement for videos under three minutes.