Tino Liberatore and Brenda Klemme Parker were carrying this intriguingly versatile ProShot rig around Cinec the other day. It’s a cool combination of monopod, baby legs, stabilizer, and shoulder rig–all in one and easily configurable without tools.
A “secret” to its success is the special patent-pending 3.8 pound Hexweight at the bottom, which acts as a counterweight to stabilize cameras up to 20 pounds by adjusting the length of the post.
Two handgrips adjust for handheld, stabilizer and baby-legs modes.
In hand-held mode, the ProShot’s thickly padded neoprene cushion rests comfortably on the shoulder. The Hexweight is positioned behind you and adjust for best camera balance.
ProShot becomes a 4’8” (1.46m) tall Monopod in seconds. There are 5 telescoping sections and the Hexweight becomes a weighted, stabilizing foot and avoids the top-heaviness of traditional monopods.
In Stabilizer Mode you hold the rig vertically and adjust the swivel/tilt head to level out the camera. The ProShot handles adjust easily into different positions.
ProShot is rugged and water resistant. It’s compact and lightweight (6.5-lbs / 2.9-kg including Hexweight)t. Each ProShot comes with K-Tek’s swivel/tilt monopod head ( with 3/8” screw) and removable quick release baseplate with ¼” and a 3/8” threads included. A DSLR 15mm rod upgrade kit is also available.