Introduction: DIY Camera Shoulder Rest
Do you use a camcorder, do you have problems with the shakes, then you need one of these. It bolts to the tripod mounting on the camcorder and turns your camcorder into a shoulder mount.
Very easy to make and use for only 12 Euro.
Easily made from a aluminium gutter support. You might have to alter the length and the bend to suit your own camcorder. The Replacement sponge from a Plastic smoothener is used for the shoulder rest.
Step 1: Get Your Gear Together.
You need the following:
1.) a aluminium gutter support
2.) and another aluminium gutter support
3.) The Replacement sponge from a Plastic smoothener
4.) 2 Bolts and washers M 10
5.) 1 bolt for the tripod mounting of your camcorder
Step 2: Cut Off the Edges.
Step 3: Drill Two Holes
Drill two 11 mm holes. The placement of the holes depends on the size of your camera.
Step 4: Tighten the Two Bolds
Step 5: Create a Threat for the Bold of Your Tripod Mounting.
I’ve used an old screw to create a threat. I know there are more professional ways of doing this, but I don’t have the right tools.
Step 6: Attach the Tripod Mounting Bold
Step 7: Cut Off a Strip of Rubber
Measure the width of the aluminium strip. Cut off a strip of rubber slightly wider than the aluminium strip.
Step 8: Attach the Rubber to the Aluminium Strip
I’d used a roll of double sided tape, but perhaps it will be better to use glue.
Step 9: Attach the Camera
Attach the camera and start to shoot great movies.
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