A few Makers send in “The Steady Orb” a $425 adjustable camera stabilizer [via] – Link. Seems nice, the Makers also reminded us that you can also make your own (pictured here) for $14.
$14 Video Camera Stabilizer by Johnny Lee. 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. MAKE 01 – Page 84.
Related: Other camera stabilizer projects – Link.
2 thoughts on “Steady-ORB $425 – or make one like it for $14”
this seems silly, and not much like the real steady-orb at all.
This is just attaching your camera to a bar with weight at the bottom. there is no detachment from the movement of your arm, like the steady-orb provides. instead, it just stabalizes the camera by adding weight to the bottom of the bar..
For not much more money, but a fair bit more skill, you can actually replicate the steady-orb. I did it myself, and I’m certain it provides better results that this thing.
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