The Boom-Buddy allows a single crewed cameraman or sound recordist to quickly move from hand held boom operation to a static situation utilising a lightning stand instead of having to carry a dedicated mic stand, boom and weight.
Boom-Buddy can be mounted onto a 5/8" lightning spigot on a stand or grip. Do not extend the boom longer than is really necessary or it may become top heavy.
The Boom-Buddy is not designed to hold a boom at full extension without a counterbalance weight. The supplied Buddy-Bag can be slipped over the thickest end of the boom and a heavy item such as a battery or water bottle inserted to act as a counter balance.