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03Sep Several Great New Sponsored Product Giveaways


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If you didn’t catch some of the recent announcements, here’s a quick run-down on a few great Sponsored Product Giveaways currently going on. These are officially sponsored by brand names such as Dynamic Perception, the DVEStore, Varavon, Benro, P&C, and many more.

One of the most exciting and generous contributions this week is from Dynamic Perception [...]

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28Jul Varavon 815FH Video Fluid Head Overview


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A few months back, you might have noticed Varavon had released an 815FH Video Fluid Head. I just received this unit for review, so I here’s a quick run through some of the features. The unit is all metal and carries a good amount of weight to it. It feels pretty solid. This is a [...]

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07May Varavon Mini Armor Cage Rig for DSLR Video


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Vimeo member SatoStudios threw up this great little overview of the Varavon Mini Armor Video Cage while in use. It may look unusual, but the weird shape was designed to leave clearance to all basic controls of your typical DSLR camera body. The lightweight frame offers just enough mounting areas to put your common video [...]

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30Apr Varavon Multifinder Uni Universal LCD ViewFinder


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Varavon’s new Multi Finder ‘Uni’ is an upgraded version of the original Varavon Pro Finder LCD ViewFinder. The universal ability is achieved by an adjustment plate that allows multi-axis adjustments to align with most DSLR cameras on the market with a 3.2″-3.5″ LCD such as the 5D Mark III, D800, Nikon D4, and more.

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26Mar Varavon Tilt Jib Assembly and Video Samples


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Varavon’s latest Tilt Jib Mini Crane is not the most portable system on the market, but the highlight of this product is the ability to tilt the camera when performing vertical movements. Many other jibs will keep the camera horizontal which will cause you to lose tracking of your subject.
The Varavon Tilt Jib comes [...]

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20Feb Varavon Motorroid Motorized Slider Upgrade + Timeroid


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Exciting news as Varavon will be offering a new motorized add-on / upgrade kit for their slider products. Assembly of the new ‘Motorroid’ kit can be seen in the video (below).

As a variable speed slider the kit looks great to provide very consistent and smooth video tracking shots. If you follow the assembly video you [...]

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05Feb Varavon Tilt Jib T3 PreSale Discount


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Unlike many portable jibs, the new Varavon Tilt Jibs can actually tilt the camera when performing vertical movements to keep your subject in frame. This all accounts to a slightly heavier setup than the other Carbon Fiber Mini Cranes shown recently (here), but the Varavon Tilt Jib is strong enough and long enough to support [...]

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21Jan Varavon T1 T2 T3 T4 Tilt Jib Systems


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Varavon is a company that offers a variety of different DSLR Video products from LCD ViewFinders, Shoulder Rigs, Video Cages, and of course well known for their Video Sliders. This time they have released various Tilt Jib systems labeled the T1, T2, T3, and T4 (model number dependent on size).
The T1 is the smallest [...]

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30Nov Varavon 20% OFF Holiday Sale


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For those who know Varavon, probably best known for their video sliders and viewfinder products, they are currently running a 20% Holiday Sale until Dec. 31st. More about the offer and Varavon products can be found at the company website: http://Vifocam.com.

Varavon 20% Off Holiday Sale – ends Dec. 31st 2012

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28Oct Varavon Slider Balance Pulley Counterweight Kit


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Check out this interesting new pulley / counterweight kit that mounts to Varavon Sliders. The counterweight allows you to position your slider in slanted angles so that you can lift the camera with ease or to keep your camera from crashing down. A plate mounts to the slider carrier, and the counterweight is hung through [...]

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26Sep Varavon New Multi Finder LCD View Finder


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Varavon has released a new Multi Finder that is more compatible than their early versions which were very model specific. The new Multi Finder has more adjustments side to side, forward and back, as well as up and down to fit DSLRs from Canon and Nikon. The entire loupe can be removed to leave [...]

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19Sep Awesome DIY Motorized Varavon Slider


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Earlier this week, Andy sent over a few videos about his DIY Motorized Video Slider that can be controlled through an Intervalometer (time lapse remote). Through this remote, he was able to control speed and also delay movements of the slider. The most exciting part of this build is the basic parts used, and the [...]

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18Jun Using Varavon Sling – Focus Zoom Lever


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Varavon sent out a few units of their latest product – the

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08May Varavon VaraCrane and Dolly Cart


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Varavon has released a new product called the VaraCrane which is a solid bar designed to mount a fluid head on one side and a counterweight on the opposite end. Throughout the VaraCrane are 1/4-20 and 3/8 threads for various mounting points or to reposition the counterweight or fluid head.
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07Apr Varavon Slidecam Slider Updates


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Jordan received a replacement Varavon slider and it shows off a few added changes. First, the legs now have it’s own dedicated bag instead of being thrown in with the entire slider. That’s one thing I mentioned when I first received mine. If they all sit in the same bag together you could easily have [...]

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25Feb Varavon Slidecam Lite – Awesome


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I shoot a lot with smaller cameras, and i’ve tried plenty of small camera sliders. The IGUS was the best thing working for me when I cut it down to about 24″, but now it’s all about Varavon’s new Slidecam Lite. This thing is very light, but solid. I’m very pleased with the overall build [...]

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