Intro: Simple Camera Stabilizer Under $10.00
I am constantly taking photos and video on boats and cars. The problem off shaky video and unstable pictures led me to create a stabilizer for better quality photography. This simple but effective tool has helped me capture movie-like action scenes for my home albums.
Step 1: Tools and Supplies
For this project you will need:
30 Half-inch cut washers
2 Fender washers (1/4 inch)
4 1/2' Long Quarter-inch Bolt and Nut (metric)
Wrench and Ratchet -11 mm
Step 2: Place Washers
Put one of your fender washers for the base followed by 30 Half-inch Cut washers. Set remaining fender washer on top.
Step 3: Thread-locker and Level
Grab your thread-locker and nut.
Loosely tighten the nut allowing some movement in the sandwiched washers
Level the washers by rolling them on a table or flat surface
Once plum, firmly tighten the bolt with your wrench and ratchet
Step 4: Tape It
Grab you electric tape and tightly wrap the washers putting 2-3 layers on.
Step 5: Go Play!
The stabilizer enhances the shot positions and stabilizes the video. Sorry I don't have a sample video
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