Monday, August 24, 2009

$14 Video Camera Stabilizer

$14 Video Camera Stabilizer
A cheap and simple way to eliminate jittery action shots
Johnny Lee | Make Vol. 01 - 2005 | Pdf | 15 pgs | 4 mb
Professional camera stabilizers use a complex, levered arrangement to capture smooth-looking video, even when the camera and camera operator are in motion. The camera operator may walk (or even jog), move through tight hallways and doorways, and climb up and down stairs without shaking the camera.

Unfortunately, professional Steadicams cost upwards of $10,000. Even cheap, third-party stabilizers cost at least $600. So I decided to make my own. It cost me $14. Here's how you do it.

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