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Steadicam video camera camcorder stabilizer???

Hi,

I was thinking about getting a inexpensive steadicam type of video camera stabilizer, can anyone recommend one for me? I was looking at the Butterfly 1000, has anybody used this one? If so, please let me know what you think or if you can recommend another low priced one that you have used I would appreciate it!

http://www.jmwenterprisesinc.com/videostabilizer/

Thanks - Rob

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(NT) (NT) Why not just a normal tripod????

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Tripod is not functional like a steadicam

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Hi, thanks for your suggestion, although a tripod would give me a better way to hold my camcorder, I don't think it would give me the steadiness of a balanced steadicam type of video stabilizer.

Maybe a tripod with some sort of balancing apperatus attached to it might work?

- rob

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A brick works too.

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The issue of platform stability is widely documented and discussed but for years I would when no tripod was to be used tape a brick or other heavy object to the camera. The 1 to 5 pound wieght really helped.

Bob

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Hmmm...

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How would I mount the camera to it?

Thanks - rob

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(NT) (NT) Ask the gaffer or rigman to do that.

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steadicam

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You may want to try B & H. They have a good selection.
bhphotovideo.com

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No steadicam at B&H???

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Hey, thanks for the link, but I didn't see any steadicam stuff there, maybe I'm missing something?

thanks - rob

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steadycam at B&H

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There are steadicams at B&H!!!

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Hey, thanks for the link...that got me where I wanted to go.

Nice selection of steadicams, but some are a little too pricy for me, but something to look forward to down the road.

thanx - rob

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Steadicam: An Idea worth Flirting With

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Steadicam is not only about counterbalancing the camera but is also about separating the camera from the operator - hence why professional Steadicam rigs cost so friggin' much.

However, the benefits of a counterweight are very visible.

Try this link for some DIY inspiration: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/steadycam/

Best of Luck

Regards,
Ross.

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Thanks for the steadicam link...

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Hey, thanks for the link, that site was very informative about stabilizing cameras and it was cool that he did it with commonly available parts, but I was interested in something a little more professional looking and the one at the link below is adjustable to match the weight of different cameras.

http://www.jmwenterprisesinc.com/videostabilizer/

Thanks - rob

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Think versatility, mobility and stability

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What good is a device that is limited in its overall uses? If you're doing Hollywood that's one thing, but videography these days requires a lot more than a one trick pony. I wanted a video camera stabilizer that could do a lot of tricks. I own a Quad Pod All in One. Its got amazing versatility so you can use it on a tripod when needed, quick release off to go steady handheld, switch to swivel pod mode for lenthy shoots, all fast on the fly. I can mount 2 video cameras to it or 1 video and 1 still camera. It's very mobile and goes just about anywhere unlike steady cams. I make more money with it too. Not only is it versatile and mobile its very steady via 4 point stabilization.

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video camera stabilizer !!!

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I just wondering Enyone tried to make kompass stille nedle point stabilizer instad of using ujoints and gimball ??

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