HandlePod and a Smartphone for Video From Your Car

Video shot through the windshield of a moving car can be compelling depending on location and time of day. It can be the perfect complement to a vacation/travel video. But how to do it? You can’t hold the camera and drive at the same time. A passenger could do it, but hand holding a camera in a moving car is shaky and uncertain.

Fortunately there’s a better way. HandlePod offers a number of options for shooting video from a car. You can attach it to the exterior rear view mirror. Or a passenger can hold it on the dash or against the side window for stable, shake-free video. But what if you are by yourself and you want to shoot some of the great scenery you are driving through?

HandlePod and cell on visor

HandlePod attached to the car visor holds a smartphone for video through the windshield.

The sun visor on your car provides a perfect mount for a smartphone equipped with a tripod adapter. Simply place the HandlePod on the visor and secure it with a couple of wraps of the elastic cord. Clip the visor back in place and set the smartphone to video. Now you are ready to drive and shoot video with one touch whenever you want to capture the scenery.

Time lapse adds another dimension to shooting from a car. Depending on the frame rate, you can zip through city streets at ninety miles an hour even if you’re only doing twenty. All it takes is HandlePod, a tripod adapter and your smartphone.

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