Saturday, August 4, 2012

Camera Stabilizer

I had some spare aluminum lying around and I decided to do something useful with it. Here you can see a simple camera stabilizer rig I built out of screws,washers and aluminum -  perfect for shooting movies while walking!

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This is the basic setup. Take a look at the animations and you will see which degrees of freedom the rig has got:


The idea behind this type of rig is, that the weight at the bottom keeps the camera horizontally stabilized. Being able to turn the handle left and right gives you the ability to do smooth
 turning shots.

Here's a picture with a normal camera mounted onto the rig:


The threaded rod is M5 and fits into my cameras easily. 
You can use the rig for many occasions. 
Furthermore I shot a little test video:






4 comments:

  1. This is such a simple idea, yet it works so well! I'll have to look into doing this stabilizer, my footage always looks terrible when walking.

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  2. Your blog is very informative and your articles are wonderful. thanks for sharing..

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  3. It looks interesting, useful and effectively. Thanks

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  4. Am I missing a walk through on how to build this?

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