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Picture of Camera Stabilizer Rig ~ Very Cheap
Here's a great way to stop shaky videos and get that Hollywood edge on your films with a step by step guide. Yes this is on YouTube but I've tweaked it slightly. Measurements I will have in Inches and mm/cm because I'm from New Zealand.
Please Note this is my First Instructable 

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
- 1in/25mm PVC
Lengths:
4 ~ 6in/154mm
4 ~ 4in/102mm
1 ~ 3 3/4in/95mm
1 ~ 1 1/2in/38mm
- 3 1in/25mm T Joints
- 6 1in/25mm Elbow Joints
- 1 3 in/80mm 1/4in/6mm thread Bolt
- 1in/25mm End Plug
- Spring
- Multiple washers depending on if your bolt if fully threaded (which mine isn't)
- 6mm ish Drill Bit
- Drill
 
gmjhowe2 years ago
This is a nice rig, It likes like it would be really easy to run around with.

However you are missing one vital element.

An example video! The best thing is to have a video showing the camera in movement both with and without the stabilizer.
Nice Cheap Rig!

I set up a Rig with the Atomos Ninja-2 on the Nikon D4.

From my blog:
Once set up all I have to do is start Live View (in video mode) and start the Ninja-2 recording. When I cycle the Live View button on the D4, the Ninja-2 starts recording when Live View is on and stops when I shut it off. Each time the Ninja-2 creates a new file for the next take. I turn on the Focus Peaking to ensure perfect focus and it stays on the whole time (does not reset when Live View is cycled). Perfection!

Check out my rig
here

Dan at Vigorotaku
BrociliTree123 (author)  gmjhowe2 years ago
Thanks your feedback means a lot being what seems like quite a switched on guy in terms of being Pro and all the followers and what not. I will work on getting a video up soon
Ranie-K2 years ago
Could you link to the American measurement/plans as well, please?
BrociliTree123 (author)  Ranie-K2 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZtlSVgG1h8
Here we are, This is where I got it from, but I changed it from the whole Tripod mount at the top. :) Enjoy your steady footage
ancienthart2 years ago
Extra picture showing it in use/how to use it?