This vertical handgrip stabilizer is not a "steady-cam" type unit. The design of the FloPod is to have the camera's weight keep it automatically level in the horizontal axis. The fluid like movement can make video capture smoother. There are 3 drag control wheels (bright color) and corresponding lock wheels (black color) on the yoke assembly, 2 on the vertical axis and 1 on the horizontal axis that are to be adjusted for the weight of the camera.
Additionally, there is also one lock screw that can lock the vertical axis if desired, allowing the camera to be tilted at will. Both handles have comfort grips and are adjustable up to 180° from the 6 o'clock position to the 12 o'clock position. These feature a saw-tooth lock to provide a secure grip for the photographer and to meet his/her personal comfort. Included is a hand zoom ring that allows the photographer to adjust the zoom feature of the lens without moving his/her hand from the handle.The camera plate is adjustable to allow for different weights of cameras and lenses with a removable accessory shoe.