I’ve been testing out the SoloShot2 for the last couple of weeks hoping it could track the cars we shoot as they drive by. The basic SoloShot2 costs $400 and the camera controller adds another $100. Despite several attempts, we could not get the camera controller to work. The sync process is a tedious one which requires at least a 10 minute setup each time.
In theory this is a great device and I think it would work great to track my son’s basketball or football games, as long as I placed the transponder on a referee because it’s too big to place on a player. As for my needs, the movement just wasn’t very smooth. It was rather abrupt and produced unusable footage.
Bottom line is that this is a nice device certain activities and I see the benefit, but it did not work for our needs in shooting automotive videos.