Introduction: 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
- 1in/25mm PVC
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
- Multiple washers depending on if your bolt if fully threaded (which mine isn't)
- 6mm ish Drill Bit
Step 2: Drilling
Drill into Plug and bottom of a T Joint
Step 3: Construct Camera Mount
Place Bolt and Washer through the bottom of the T Joint, Flip over and slide on the Spring and Washers. I needed to put on a few Washers as the thread did not go all the way down. Screw down the nut until you feel some tension.
Step 4: Put the Whole Thing Together
It's pretty easy to put together after that. Above where your camera will sit, I found that the measurements I was given made it so that I had to add a bit of extra pipe, this is most probably because the video where I got this from was American and the Joints are different.
Make sure you compress where pipe joins as to prevent it falling apart
Step 5: Enjoy
Enjoy your nice steady footage.
Other options are to paint it or where you hold it you could put BMX Grips.