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Sky 200 GC

PRE-ORDER: Ships End of September
4.16 out of 5 based on 121 customer ratings
(121 customer reviews)

$2,899.00 $2,599.00

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Product Description

Everything you need to begin recording immediately! Your Hi Rise Camera unit includes:

      • Sony HDR-CX405 Video Camera
      • 7-Inch HDMI Viewing Monitor
      • Custom Tripod
      • Telescoping Pole
      • (3) 10” Straight Stakes
      • Easy-Spin Pole Base
      • (3) Anchor/Sand Bags
      • Carrying Bag (for the entire unit)
      • Back Pack (for electronics)
      • Video Camera Housing & Shield
      • Electronics Cable & Camera Remote
      • Solar Battery & Viewing Monitor Battery Pack
      • Tilt Control Handles and Cables
      • Product Brackets/Clips

Product Details

Video Camera: The Hi Rise unit includes the Sony HDR-CX405 video camera. The power of the CX405 makes it ideal for use as an endzone camera or for mid-field camera. This camera is known world-over for providing superior HD video quality, being a simple to use & operate, and light-weight. As part of the Hi Rise unit, the camera does what it is known for – shooting high quality video.
Key Features:

      • HD Video: 1920×1080 recording
      • Dual recording in both mp4 and AVCHD formats
      • Zeiss 30x optical zoom lens
      • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
      • Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/Active mode

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Viewing Monitor: This high-resolution LCD monitor will enable you to have true HD viewing experience of the event while you are recording. This 7” LCD monitor provides extremely high video output quality and is very simple to use. A true win-win!
Key Features:

      • Resolution 1280x 800, high contrast, 16:9/4:3/full screen display
      • TFT LCD screen with wide viewing angles
      • Monitor can used for HDMI port, AV port and Live View.
      • Magnification and peaking modes ensure that focus is sharp and is pixel-perfect in every part of the image.
      • Accurate reproduction of the HDMI signals
      • Includes headphone jack to monitor sound

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Custom Tripod: Each tripod leg can be adjusted to different lengths, which is great for suiting different/uneven terrains. You can shoot videos just as easily on the field, court, street, as well as uneven surfaces. The tripod’s extension legs are anodized aluminum to keep corrosion at bay.
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Carbon Fiber Telescoping Pole: Built with high grade carbon fiber, the telescoping pole extends up to 20 feet! The pole is divided into four easily adjustable sections and simply clamp lock into place.
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Easy-Spin Base: This aluminum and rubberized Easy-Spin base enables you to smoothly and quickly rotate the telescoping pole to capture high-angle shots with ease. The rubberized bottom offers great traction for indoor and outdoor terrains.
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Video Camera Housing & Shield: This assembly provides a secure location at the top of the telescoping pole for the video camera and also plays a key role in the tilt control functionality of the unit.

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Electronic Cable and Cable Remote: This custom cable includes a sleek and slim design to provide the HD video from your camera to the monitor. It also connects your camera multi-port to the remote control to zoom, record, and more from the base of your unit.

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Handle Bracket: The Handle Bracket provides a comfortable easy-grip handle for users to effortlessly rotate the camera back and forth. It also plays a key role in controlling the camera tilt functionality.

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Viewing Monitor Bracket: A sturdy yet light-weight aluminum L-bracket provides overall strength and durability to support your viewing monitor.

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Video Camera Housing & Shield: This assembly provides a secure location at the top of the telescoping pole for the video camera and also plays a key role in the tilt control functionality of the unit.

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Solar Battery Pack: This 10000 mAh solar charger includes exclusive iSolar charging technology. In addition to the modern and sleek design, this battery can automatically adjust the current and voltage to achieve maximum power.

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Tilt Control Cables: This cable assembly connects the Handle Bracket to the Video Camera Housing & Shield. These cables enables the user to control the tilt of the camera from the base of the Hi Rise Camera unit. orange-bar

Straight Stakes: These ground anchor stakes include cold rolled steel construction for durability and strength.  Additionally, the bottom pointed end-tip makes for easier installation in compact and firm soils.

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Video Camera Housing & Shield: This assembly provides a secure location at the top of the telescoping pole for the video camera and also plays a key role in the tilt control functionality of the unit.

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Carrying Bag (soft): This durable and water resistant carrying bag includes a 5,370 inch cubic capacity (88 liters). In addition to being strong and spacious, it is also Airline/Check-In compliant. Please note: Hard Carrying Case is not included with the Hi Rise Camera unit. The Hard Carrying Case can be purchased separately in the Accessories section of the website.

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Back Pack: This durable and high quality back pack includes contoured shoulder straps, chest strap, and overall backpack design that provides the ultimate comfortable fit. Internal padding surrounds your equipment to provide additional protection.

 

Weight 120 lbs
Dimensions 108 x 12 x 12 in

121 reviews for Sky 200 GC

  1. 5 out of 5

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    This unit has been great for us! Just what we were looking for.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    The product is just what I was hoping it would be and is absolutely perfect for our low budget community college athletics program. I am able to use this camera system to live stream our games online, save it for game film, and then use the film as a way to make recruiting videos for our athletes to get recruited by 4-year schools.
    For any athletics department without a press box, this camera is a must-buy.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    The best camera I have experienced in my 20 years of coaching. Fantastic quality, durable, lightweight and easy to tote and set up. Great product at a great price!

  4. 3 out of 5

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    Just ok

  5. 4 out of 5

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    I’m amazed at the quality and portability of this product at this price point. This group is really onto something!!!!!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

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    Very cost effective, easy to work with, well designed and works well. When combined with Video Champ, gives my team(s) all they could ask for.

    Added bonus. The customer support is first class.

  7. 2 out of 5

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    It would be great if the tripod was easier to set up. Getting the tripod level using the leveller is too hard.

  8. 4 out of 5

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    Our New Hi Rise End zone Camera has really enhanced our ability to focus on ourselves as well as opponents systems of executing an Offensive and Defensive Strategy and Philosophy.

  9. 3 out of 5

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    It gets the job done. It takes about 15-20 minutes to set up. It would be better if it was a 5-minute set up. That is the only downside in my opinion. Overall, it is a good quality product.

  10. 5 out of 5

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    When I first was shopping for a camera for our program, the price of the product caught my eye. Since it was thousands of dollars less than the other cameras I had looked at, I was very skeptical to say the least. After talking to the sales rep (and a few references), I went ahead and bought it. Man, let me tell you this thing has been great for us. High quality product and great customer support. I’ve even referred other coaches I know.

  11. 3 out of 5

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    It takes watching the video a few times to make sure you put it together correctly. But other than that, it’s good.

  12. 4 out of 5

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    This is our first end zone camera and it has been great for us. Previously, we were not able to afford any type of camera unit. This has really changed the game for us from a player evaluation and strategy perspective.

  13. 2 out of 5

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    I don’t like the orange cables. They get tangled.

  14. 5 out of 5

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    It’s a great unit and the customer support is First Class.

  15. 4 out of 5

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    Great video quality and like the unit. Wish the sand bags were larger. Overall, very satisfied.

  16. 3 out of 5

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    Takes too long to anchor the unit in the ground. You can use the sand bags, and it is much easier and quicker to set up. However, the stakes make this unit really sturdy and secure. Sand bags could be better quality as well.

  17. 3 out of 5

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    Make sure to read the instructions before putting it together….seriously.

  18. 5 out of 5

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    This is a great unit….especially for the price! We had a different brand end zone camera previously and we paid more than twice as much what we paid for this one. This unit that we have now works much better and everything very high quality. I would highly recommend.

  19. 4 out of 5

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    Really like it. We travel with our unit. Good for home and away games.

  20. 5 out of 5

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    The camera quality and zoom on this thing is crazy! We love it.

  21. 4 out of 5

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    We had a few issues at first when we received our unit. Our sales rep took complete care of us and got all issues resolved asap. Great customer service! Then, we used the unit for the first time. Let me tell you the quality of the parts are awesome. For the price, we were prepared to get a unit that was a bit lower…..but this stuff is heavy duty! Now, the only downside is that it takes about 15 minutes to set up. It is easy to do. Once you set up the base, it is straightforward.

  22. 5 out of 5

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    It’s great for us. The price was right and high quality.

  23. 4 out of 5

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    Good product. I would recommend.

  24. 4 out of 5

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    Good quality video. I would recommend.

  25. 3 out of 5

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    I wish the tripod legs were a fixed distance. It would make the set up time much quicker.

  26. 4 out of 5

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    The instructions and videos are good and make it easy to set up. The remote lights up, which makes it easy to know when you are recording.

  27. 5 out of 5

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    Works great for our team.

  28. 4 out of 5

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    Good product.

  29. 3 out of 5

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    I am the parent volunteer that films the games. After I learned how to set up the system and took it down a few times, I got the flow down. Then, we had a game when it rained. The unit does not come with rain protective gear. Our coach called the company and they advised that their rain gear will come out this Spring, but it is not available yet. So we don’t film in rainy weather…..which is not good for us. Once they offer rain gear, I’ll give them a better rating.

  30. 4 out of 5

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    I like that the unit is lightweight and can travel with the team. It’s not as quick to set up as our sidewinder, but it’s a good camera tower.

  31. 5 out of 5

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    It’s our first video camera tower purchase and we use it for practices and games. The video quality is great and glad we purchased it.

  32. 5 out of 5

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    Exactly what we were looking for. Simple and easy to set up.

  33. 5 out of 5

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    Good product at a good price.

  34. 4 out of 5

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    Overall, it’s great. The only thing that I don’t like is the fact that the tripod legs are adjustable. For us, we use it on a concrete surface. So we don’t need to adjust the legs….which could take a while to get level. Other than that, the video quality is crystal clear and the overall product quality is really good too.

  35. 5 out of 5

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    The quality is great and it’s simple to set up.

  36. 5 out of 5

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    The customer service and support is great. When we had a question, we were able to speak to a company rep quickly. They are knowledgeable and friendly. Two thumbs up.

  37. 3 out of 5

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    Staking the unit in the ground takes too long.

  38. 4 out of 5

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    Great instruction videos. Also have a laminated instruction manual that comes with it. Easy to set up. We like it.

  39. 4 out of 5

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    Works good. The only thing that I would change are the tilt cables. If you don’t pay attention, they can be a little tough to set up. Other than that, it’s all good.

  40. 5 out of 5

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    Just received our unit. Impressive. Great quality. Can’t wait to set it up. So far, so good. Customer service has been good too.

  41. 3 out of 5

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    I don’t like the tripod. Everything else is solid. Tripod takes too long to level and set up tripod cords. However, the tripod and all of the parts are very high quality.

  42. 4 out of 5

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    Customer service has been great. Very friendly and responsive. This is just what we needed!

  43. 3 out of 5

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    The only complaint is that Sony camera automatically segments video every 3 or 4GB into individual files. For our soccer games, that means the game may be in 3 segments. You can merge into 1 file with the Sony computer software that is free, but it is just an extra step that I don’t want to have to do.

  44. 5 out of 5

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    We will be ordering another one!

  45. 4 out of 5

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    We’ve had a good experience with it. For the price, it is a great value. It does take a little bit longer to set up than my other end zone camera (my other camera took 5 minutes to set up, but it was $5k). For the cost savings, it is worth the trade off.

  46. 2 out of 5

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    I don’t like the ‘free-style’ tripod. I am referring to the legs of the tripod. I wish they are fixed legs. I spoke with my rep and he did advise that they will be launching a new tripod in May and it will have fixed legs and do away with the cables. Once they roll out the new tripod and if it works like the rep advised, I will change the review to 5 stars. Other than that, everything else with the unit is good.

  47. 4 out of 5

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    We use it for all of sports teams. It is light and can travel. The camera shoots GREAT quality. My basketball coach mentioned that the camera has a mode that creates segmented clips automatically, so make sure you are filming in the correct mode.

  48. 5 out of 5

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    good price. good quality product.

  49. 5 out of 5

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    Ok, here we go. I am the team manager of a team that purchased the unit. We purchased the 2016 model last year. Honestly, if I reviewed it at that time, I would have given it 3 stars, but now I give it 5 stars. Keep reading below and you will see why. With the original unit we purchased in 2016…..I personally didn’t like that pole and how it functioned. I also didn’t like the way that the remote control worked either. Then, our team decided to upgrade the pole and the remote control. It made a HUGE difference for the BETTER. We have upgraded our unit so that we now have the Sky 200GC unit that is imaged above. It is a great unit and perfect balance of being lightweight to travel and also very durable. The set up time is much quicker that it was previously. Our Hi Rise rep advised that they will have a new tripod coming out this summer and we will probably get that too. I highly recommend.

  50. 3 out of 5

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    If the base was heavier, it would be better. I don’t always have time to anchor it to the ground and not always with weights for the bags.

  51. 5 out of 5

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    Great product and customer support.

  52. 4 out of 5

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    Great endzone camera. The price was right too. I recommend it.

  53. 5 out of 5

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    We use our unit to travel to tournaments and we have been pleasantly surprised. When we first saw it online I was skeptical because of the price…..but once it arrived, I could immediately tell this was a high quality product. Is it a 5 minute set up like our other system….No. But it was approx $2k compared to $5k. Plan on spending about 15 minutes to set it up. It is a good find.

  54. 3 out of 5

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    I inherited this unit from the previous coaching staff. Good: lighweight, easy to set up, travels well, long battery life; Bad: Must use anchors or sandbags to anchor to ground, not a fan of the tripod cables. In short, I am used to having a camera tower that has a heavy base 150lbs+ that you can leave unattended. This is not that type of unit.

  55. 5 out of 5

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    Just received our unit and used it last week. Easy to set up and got compliments on the look of it. The only thing that went wrong was the micro sd card was full really quick. However, I think that may be an error on our end with the setting. Overall, very impressed thus far

  56. 4 out of 5

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    Good quality. Gets the job done.

  57. 5 out of 5

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    Great customer support. We had questions about the set up for our volunteers and the support rep set up a skype mobile call to do a virtual demo.

  58. 4 out of 5

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    The only thing that we had an issue with was the electronic cable blew around when it was windy. Got a few velcro straps and problem solved. Called customer support and it looks like they did not include the velcro straps by mistake with our order. They are sending it to us at no additional cost. Other than that, the unit is good.

  59. 5 out of 5

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    Highly recommended. Simple. Easy set up. Good support.

  60. 3 out of 5

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    Spiral stakes takes a couple times to learn how to do it. I am not a fan of the tripod leveling.

  61. 5 out of 5

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    We originally purchased our first unit last year. This is when they sold the twist locking pole. We were not a fan. However, we recently purchased the new pole and it works great. goes up and down and clamp locks. Simple and much easier to use.

  62. 4 out of 5

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    Good value and works.

  63. 5 out of 5

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    Ours is good and easy to use.

  64. 5 out of 5

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    I definitely recommend.

  65. 4 out of 5

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    It works well. Good value.

  66. 4 out of 5

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    The only thing that I don’t like is the fact that the sony camera automatically divides the video into 2GB segments. It’s not a big deal because we can easily merge them back together. Just a little inconvenient. To get 5 stars, this needs to be an option that can be chosen by the customer for full video or segments.

  67. 3 out of 5

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    It’s great that the unit has the option to be staked into the ground, but it takes too long.

  68. 5 out of 5

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    Easy to set up and all parts are high quality. All of my coaches have been impressed.

  69. 5 out of 5

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    The instructions are very clear. We have students set up our unit and they don’t have a problem with it. The video quality is crystal clear and the price is right.

  70. 4 out of 5

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    Works good. Just wish the unit could be left outside overnight or anchored into the ground permanently.

  71. 5 out of 5

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    Just what we were looking for. Travels well and easy to set up.

  72. 2 out of 5

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    The hard case is not easy to close using the pin holes. They should make that easier to use.

  73. 4 out of 5

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    Overall, this tower has been good. I like the portability of the system. I wish the battery charger had more clear instructions on how to use it while charging it in your car. I figured it out, but it would have saved me time with better instructions.

  74. 5 out of 5

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    Highly recommend!

  75. 5 out of 5

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    Good product. Good customer support.

  76. 4 out of 5

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    The video camera, Sony 405 cuts your video into shorter clips automatically. Not a fan of this. For sports like basketball, it is a bit frustrating. Other sports at our school don’t find this as an issue, but I am not a fan of it. Everything else is simple.

  77. 5 out of 5

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    This was a great find by our booster club! It’s a good match from the product to the price.

  78. 3 out of 5

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    Tripod took a while to set up. Not a fan of the level and cables in between the legs.

  79. 5 out of 5

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    We had a unit before with a different vendor and our freshmen managers could not set it up. With this unit, our managers were able to set it up with ease. Great manual and support info.

  80. 5 out of 5

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    Set it up in really windy conditions last week. The winds were probably 30 mph. Unit was staked in the ground and was solid as rock. On the video, you couldn’t even tell that we were filming in wind.

  81. 4 out of 5

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    Good stuff.

  82. 5 out of 5

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    I like the strength and durability of this product. With our last endzone camera, it was not made well. In addition to the good quality, this product was very affordable (and much less than our previous camera. I recommend it.

  83. 5 out of 5

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    I volunteer with our program to help film the games. We had an issue in the evening with the set up of the unit. I called the company friday night and I actually was able to speak with a customer service rep that helped us resolve the issue. This day and age, it is not very common to receive this type of support. We were able to record our game and all was well. I really appreciate the Hi Rise team for going the extra mile and providing great customer service.

  84. 2 out of 5

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    Not a fan of the spiral stakes and cables on the tripod legs. It took too long to set up and seems like it is a bit of an overkill. Unless I was planning on filming during a tornado, I don’t see why I need to anchor it down this way. Just my 2 cents.

  85. 5 out of 5

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    Works like a charm. Video quality is great and it’s not too big and bulky so it travels well too.

  86. 4 out of 5

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    The product is good. My only issue is that I am unable to figure out how to get the full game in one video file instead of it being broken up into 3 or 4 clips. I have reached out to customer support for more information. Once this item is resolved, I will come back and change the review to 5 stars.

  87. 5 out of 5

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    I have used a few camera towers in my day. This is by far, the easiest and best quality for the price. It’s affordable and user friendly. When asked, I have recommended it to other programs in our area.

  88. 5 out of 5

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    Just got it and used it a few times. I like the simplicity of the unit. The quality of the parts is very well done. I also like that the electronics are minimal…..low maintenance.

  89. 4 out of 5

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    Solid product. I wish the hard case was a bit smaller.

  90. 4 out of 5

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    Works well for us. If you come out with a tower that has 2 cams for a TW angle…I’ll up this to 5 stars!

  91. 5 out of 5

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    Recently purchased this tower and it has benefited us greatly. Easy to follow instructions and set up is pretty quick. Our volunteers that film say that it is much easier to use than our last unit. The video quality is of this camera is very good.

  92. 3 out of 5

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    Tripod cables can be a pain.

  93. 5 out of 5

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    Love the simplicity of the unit. Easy to use.

  94. 5 out of 5

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    Recently upgraded to the new remote and cable. It is WAY better than the one that we had at first. It lights up when recording and is a night and day difference.

  95. 4 out of 5

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    Good product.

  96. 5 out of 5

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    Just got it and took it for a spin. Works just like video we saw. Recommend.

  97. 4 out of 5

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    I wish it came with a larger memory card.

  98. 4 out of 5

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    I like just about everything with this camera rig. My only suggestion is creating an option for coaches to add another camera at the top of the unit. This will allow two different views for my coaches.

  99. 5 out of 5

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    My team parent was at the field and had a problem getting the unit up. It was a Saturday evening game. They called customer support and was able to get the issue resolved and recorded the entire game (found out it was operator error). The video from this game was critical for us to have. I wanted to give a quick thank you to the Hi Rise rep for helping us resolve our issue…..also with it being a saturday evening.

  100. 4 out of 5

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    It works good. I wish the camera came with a larger micro sd card…..it only came with an 8GB card. We purchased a larger card, so no big issue. Overall, very satisfied

  101. 5 out of 5

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    Video quality is great. Set up is easy.

  102. 5 out of 5

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    Works great with our sideline streaming equipment. Very affordable. So far it is much better than the previous tower we purchased from a different company that was over $6k.

  103. 2 out of 5

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    The spiral stakes are too hard to pull out of the ground! WTH!

  104. 4 out of 5

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    Video quality is good.

  105. 4 out of 5

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    The price is good. I like the angle and viewpoint. It allows us to more effectively prepare and plan.

  106. 5 out of 5

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    The customer support has been great. The instruction manual is very easy to follow. The video quality has been great even in windy conditions. With our previous unit we would see swaying in the video. We have not seen any swaying with the video filmed with our unit.

  107. 3 out of 5

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    Had my unit for a few weeks now. Overall, it is good. It is sturdy and made with good quality parts. It is also simple to set up. But, there are a few things that I would like to see different. If the backpack was a bit bigger, that would be very useful to allow me pack other items that I need for the game. They only provide you with an 8GB micro sd card for recording. You can purchase a larger size micro sd card to record more footage….I would have liked to receive a larger micro sd card with my purchase. The cards are inexpensive, but again, it would have been more convenient to have it with my purchase.

  108. 5 out of 5

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    This is a well built product and travels well. I have a 4 door Nissan and it fits in my trunk when I let the back seats down. Perfect for us. I recommend it.

  109. 4 out of 5

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    Good customer support and friendly staff. I like the anchoring mechanism for the tripod. Overall simple to use.

  110. 5 out of 5

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    This is what we were hoping it would be. I was a bit skeptical at first because of the pricing. Other units we were considering buying were 2-3 times more expensive. But let me tell you, the quality is great. This is our first endzone camera and it is a game changer.

  111. 1 out of 5

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    Awful product. Hasn’t worked since we purchased it a year ago. One issue after another. Stay away. A waste of $2000 plus. We are moving onto another product. Customer service wasn’t very good. Never resolved our solutions. Moving onto a better product.

  112. 5 out of 5

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    Just got it in and used it for a few games. Great video and easy set up.

  113. 4 out of 5

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    Would have given it 5 stars, but ran into a small issue. When the camera arrived, the box and a part was damaged. It took the company a few days to get us a new part……instead of shipping it overnight. That is my only complaint. Other than that, all is good now. I just think they should have sent the part overnight to us.

  114. 5 out of 5

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    The product is solid. I wanted to leave a quick note about the customer support. We had an issue with not being able to see the video on our streaming device and monitor. So we called customer support for their help. The rep stayed on the phone with us to resolve the issue (which was the streaming device, not the monitor by the way) and was doing internet searches to see what information was available on the streaming device since we were at the field and did not have access to the web. Then the next day, he called to make sure all was good. You don’t get support like that with many products any more. very helpful.

  115. 4 out of 5

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    Weighted tripod feet are VERY heavy….probably 10 pounds each. So it adds more weight to the base. If you don’t need them, remove them from the bag. I just lugged the entire unit to the game and back….it’s heavy. If you use the lighter feet, it is sooooo much lighter.

  116. 5 out of 5

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    Really good video quality. I like the ability to stake the tripod into the ground.

  117. 1 out of 5

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    We set up the tower for the first time right when we received it. Admittedly, the kid filming forgot to attach the HDMI clamp to the stress relief area on the shield and the end of the cable broke. We called Hi Rise and they advised us that the damage was not under warranty.

  118. 4 out of 5

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    Like the unit. Works good. The battery pack was confusing at first, but we got it now.

  119. 5 out of 5

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    This camera tower has been great. Easy to use. The instruction manual is simple and easy to follow. This is much easier to assemble than the other tower we had. Customer support rep has been very helpful and good to work with.

  120. 3 out of 5

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    Pretty good.

  121. 5 out of 5

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    Great product and exactly what we needed. Also lightweight so we are now able to record on the road. Customer support has been good too.

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