James DeRuvo of doddleNEWS #4 | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2018 podcasts with Larry Jordan

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James DeRuvo: Then I went over to Tiffen's booth. And a couple months ago, they introduced the Steadicam Air. It's not a steady cam, it's a monopod. But the cool thing about it is it's gas controlled and it's got a foot pedal. You'd no longer have those clips or those screws to take out the different quadrants of your monopod. It's just a foot pedal. You just put it down, you press the button with your foot and you move it up and down and up and that's it.

Larry Jordan: Can you do on air moves? Is it smooth enough for on air?

JD: It's really smooth and it's really cool. I want one, because I hate my monopod because I just don't like the clips, because they get loose and you got to tighten them. This is all gas controlled. It's really nifty 499. A little pricey for a monopod but it's well-built and it's really super nice.

LJ: Steadicam has always built good stuff.

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About Larry Jordan/Digital Production BuZZ

Larry Jordan is a 50-year veteran of media. Throughout his career, he has edited, produced, and directed at the local and network TV levels, and he's done extensive work with corporate training videos. He started his namesake website,, in 2003 and began using his extensive industry knowledge to educate current and aspiring media professionals. He has authored nine books and thousands of how-to articles on both production and post-production.

Digital Production BuZZ is a weekly podcast that focuses on the latest trends and advancements in media technology and also shines a light on the industry's leading innovators.

To learn more about Digital Production BuZZ and Larry Jordan, head here.

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