The Krotocam Is A DIY Steadicam You Can Build On The Cheap

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The Krotocam Is A DIY Steadicam You Can Build On The Cheap


The video above from Krotoflik walks you through the entire process. Most of the parts you need won’t be lying around your house, but they aren’t too hard to find online. A collection of washers at the base serves as a customisable counterweight to keep your rig balanced, while a bargain store flashlight is used as a clever free-rotating gymbal. The finished product looks surprisingly professional, and the sample footage linked at the end of the video is very impressive for something so inexpensive.

If you love this idea, but want something a little more compact for a GoPro camera, Krotoflik also offers a modified tutorial for the Krotocam Mini. Whichever model you choose, the video you capture should be leaps and bounds smoother than anything you could achieve by shooting handheld.

How to Build the Krotocam (DIY Steadicam) [YouTube via DIY Photography]

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