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« on: February 28, 2011, 00:24 »
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Looking for a compact to way to keep footage steady in situations where a tripod is not feasible.  I have been using a monopod but it is fairly easy to shake.  Any suggestions?


« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 03:35 »
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I bought the HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam Stabilizer.  Haven't really used it yet, I do all my video outside and the weather hasn't been good enough here all winter.  It's very difficult to set up but some of the clips I have seen on youtube look good.  They also have some bigger more expensive stabilisers that might be easier to use. http://www.b-hague.co.uk/Camcorder%20Stabilizer%20HCS3.htm

« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 07:56 »
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I've read some good reviews of SturdyShots. You might want to check that out, as well.

« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 02:17 »
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I bought the Hague Motion Stabilizer. Great as far as it goes. Takes at least a half hour to set-up, at least. The odds of getting it configured quickly are small. Also, there is no option, on these inexpensive weight balanced stabilizers to tilt up or down on the device itself. Easing in and out of the shot also presents some problems. Mostly it sits in the box - as I think twice about using it. You may consider one of the commercial post products (filters) like SmoothCam.

« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 06:14 »
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I've got the Glidecam2000.  I never spent enough time learning to use it.  You can have it for $225 if you want:
http://www.glidecam.com/product-hd-series.php

« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 10:48 »
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I could never get any form of steadycam to work and give me what I wanted.  I switched to a shoulder mount for my DSLR and a Fig Rig.  Those combined with using an IS lens are the most versatile in my opinion.


 

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