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Camcorder stability during high zoom

by Leon_Ville / June 2, 2005 7:31 AM PDT

Does anyone who doesn't have a camcorder with an optical stabilizer find it difficult to keep their camera stable when using high levels of zoom? My footage sometimes comes out shaky and I find it quite difficult to use a stabilizer software since I am a mac owner and can't find a plugin for iMovie

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Camcorder stability during high zoom
by jcrobso / June 2, 2005 7:47 AM PDT

What is tripod!! John

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by drhiberd / June 2, 2005 10:15 AM PDT

If you are talking about 15-20x zoom or more, it is almost impossible to hold the picture steady without the use of a tripod. It is very, very difficult the higher the zoom. (The human hand shakes, there is no way around that)

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In addition to tripods, there are body braces which help
by Kiddpeat / June 2, 2005 12:40 PM PDT

hold the camera steady. A tripod is the first choice.

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Thanks for the Reply
by Leon_Ville / June 2, 2005 7:08 PM PDT

However, I guess I forgot to mention that in my situations, a tripod is inconvenient. The majority of the time, I shoot outdoors, and require to walk while shooting.

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Then you need to look at...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 10:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks for the Reply

Steadicam setups (body mount) and gyros.


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