$14 steadycam anyone?

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rich951
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Sorry if this has been mentioned before, and apologies also for the blatant /. link theft! But this looks an interesting (and cheap) little project for anyone who's looking for something to do this Easter

$14 Steadycam

plettner
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I checked out the site. There are some great shots that can be acheived with that device. I might give it a go.

timropp
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I'm in the process of building one myself (found that site a couple weeks ago when I was looking into homemade steadycams for an upcoming shoot)

Mine's a little different - I took the head off a cheap (by cheap I mean $8!) tripod and using that on the top. It clamps onto the pipe perfectly and uses the same removeable mounting plate as my better tripod (still a pretty cheap one, it was only $100) so I can easily swap the camera between tripod and steadycam.

timropp
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Well, got mine made today... seems to work fine, especially for a $10 item! I've got my jvc dvl720 on it (your basic $400 miniDV cam) and it made a very noticible improvement in stability on motion shots. It's no hollywood pro using a true steadycam, but it's certainly better. Nice...

plettner
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Hi Timropp,

Are you able to post a link to a picture of it? It'd be interesting to see the different versions and styles people use.

timropp
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Don't have pictures taken yet, but I'll see if I can get some this weekend.