This is really great looking camera stabilization rig. It certainly can compete with the professional models and seems to cost a lot less. I really like the universal joint that allows for some incredible movement.
Inspired by the Steadicam Merlin, and unwilling to spend Â£500 on that device, I set about making my own, following the basic principles of the Merlin and other similar designs viewable on the internet.
More about DIY: Camera stabilizer
From the pages of MAKE:
- $14 Video Camera Stabilizer – You don’t have $10,000 to spend on a Steadicam? Make this ultra-low-cost video camera stabilizer and see how much better your video shots turn out. Read this article in MAKE: 01: Make Premiere, Page 84. MAKE: Digital EditionSubscribers–read this article now in your digital edition!