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Safe body strap for VCR, so that you are able to film your hands.
Works best if your camera has a LCD screen.
Can also be used with picture camera.
Great for filming your hands while cooking or for making instructables videos.

List of materials
A piece of wood approx. 15cm X 10cm (6" X4")
A bracket
A 1/4" camera screw
6 wood screws
A belt or a nylon strap.
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Step 1: Mount the hardware

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Remove the middle part.
Drill hole in metal, so that the 1/4" camera bolt can be inserted.
Add some washers and padding if necessary.
Fix the hardware on the plank.

Step 2: Strap

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Measure your waist, and find a suitable nylon strap.
Use one or 2 belts if necessary, depending on your waistline.

Step 3: Screw the Camera

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Screw the VCR or camera firmly to the contraption.
I use a piece of leather to protect the bottom of the camera, and some washers.

Step 4: Strap yourself

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Strap yourself, as high as possible, like under the armpits.
Make sure the camera is strapped safely to the wood, then slip it in your belt.
For extra safety, if your VCR has a strap, wear it over your neck.
cinepeg7 years ago
I made something like this with a ball-and-socket tripod head bolted to an old back-pack.

Here's a video of it.
mark1018 years ago
You don't look bad, RE:diets they say diets don't work. Healthy eating and exercise has to be a part of your lifestyle, a "diet" is like white knuckling it/waiting for the horror to end.and also diets cause rebound effects(of weight gain) in many people.
mark1018 years ago
you should have led with this picture
chefmichel (author)  mark1018 years ago
Makes me realise I need to go URGENTLY on a diet. Half of the word is starving, the other half needs to go on a diet....
Filming your hands? Hah! Now I know how all those pr0n videos were made. Good instructable though.
mikeys8 years ago
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Andrew5468 years ago
Why do you need to film the floor?
ve2vfd8 years ago
That bracket looks a lot like the one that comes with a CODE3 Dash-lazer :) Witht he camera on your chest, does it move around when you breathe or is it stable?
chefmichel (author)  ve2vfd8 years ago
Your are filming the movements of your hands, who are moving all the time. Breathing does not interfere, unless you cough or breathe with a lot of noise.