The Induro 75mm Hi-Hat and custom apple box- info and initial review

This ingenious tool allows stable placement of the camera in very tight locations, such as vehicle interiors; it also doubles as a fully functional video tripod, achieving full height when put on a desk, table or other secondary support. A full, complex rig can easily be mounted onto this hi-hat as it is rated to withstand a load of up to 165 pounds.

I can put a wide variety of photo or video heads on the hi-hat; because of the 75mm bowl, it’s easy to set up Dutch angle shots and to level the head to the horizon- or to the included bubble level. The leveler can be used whether or not the bowl is employed, due to its location on the base.

Construction: build quality is excellent. It’s very versatile in terms of height options due to the adjustments possible in each independent leg, and the swiveling rubber mounting feet permit bolting or spiking of the hi-hat as shown below, when desired.

I highly recommend combining a hi-hat with a good fluid head to get the most out of both- they were born for each other and are a wonderful asset in addition to jib and slider for achieving the kind of camera motions which contribute to the production value of projects.

Manfrotto 502 AH fluid head, custom wood apple box (platform)

Manfrotto 502 AH fluid head, custom wood apple box (platform)

used 3/8" flathead hex bolts and wingnuts

used 3/8″ flathead hex bolts and wingnuts

side view

side view

closeup of bolted Hi-hat

included: Rode Stereo Videomic Pro on articulated arm and 5" HDMI monitor

included: Rode Stereo Videomic Pro on articulated arm and 5″ HDMI monitor

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there are 3 attachment points built into the unit

there are 3 attachment points built into the unit

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