Your home videos are probably shaky enough when you’re standing still. What if you wanted to track some moving subjects, but don’t want to make viewers seasick? DIYer YB2Normal demonstrates a homemade video stabiliser that runs about $US10 to build.
This contraption, made from PVC piping, wood, a skate mount and some nuts and bolts, won’t give you an eye for storytelling shots, or provide quite the same capabilities as the roughly $US25,000, trademarked Steadicam. It will, however, impress your friends who are used to amateur video motion looking mostly like a drunken run down a hallway with eyes half-closed. YB2Normal’s example video shows off what this little body-mounted contraption can do:
Provide your own great uses of a homemade steadying mount in the comments, or feel free to tell us how you keep your shots smooth without such devices.