Poor Mans Steadicam...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by acearchie, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    So I think most people know about the poor mans steadicam.

    Now some of the parts are harder to find in the uk so there is the £9.50 steadicam.

    I have yet to try this out and was open to suggestions about how to best go about a nice cheap steadicam solution! I have been using a closed tripod for a while now but it would be nice to have a dedicated steadicam part that I can carry around with the tripod.

    Also if anyone has had any experience with homemade jibs / cranes or anything else feel free to share in this DIY movie equipment thread!
     
  2. vanakaru macrumors newbie

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    I made nice steady out of old table lamp - you know the one like a scisor with 4 springs on the side. You just need to find one that balances your camera weight correctly.
     
  3. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Any pics?

    Can't really vision it you see!

    Also any examples of it working, I have my full movie on youtube but Ill see if I can find the section where I used it alot...
     
  4. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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