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Old 01-11-2012, 02:15 PM
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DIY Camera Stabilization for Video

Do you have an idea, device, or procedure that you use to stabilize your video camera for recording on uneven wilderness terrain?

There are expensive commercial options (e.g. Steadicam, Glidecam), but I've seen a plastic bag being used to get similar results as the bulky, heavy Glidecam.

I've used a trekking pole with a camera mount, while using a makeshift gyro - but it's not dependable enough.

Other than built-in stabilization functions, what have you used to produce smooth video footage (while on the move in wilderness terrain)?

Effect Example (Notice the smooth, flying/gliding effect):



Here's an example (with and without) another stabilization product: Lensse MidX Camera Stabilizer:



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PS: Here's a DIY stationary camera stabilization option: Ultralight Camera Stabilizer.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:14 PM
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I made one once but it didn't work great. Nice idea though. I believe that the problem with it was a weight issue (not enough).
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I've seen this effect accomplished by using a tripod that has one of its inner supports disconnected and used as a handle. This makes sense if the tripod is already being carried.

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