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Shooting Charlie with the Steadicam

The DIY Steadicam I made for about $25 is working really well since I modified it. See for yourself.

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Can you post the instructions/specs... or link to them? I want one of those!
February 4, 2007 | Unregistered Commenternalts
Mate, I have already. Look to the right of the first Steadicam video. Or go to http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/steadycam/ . I also blogged it here - http://www.welcometowallyworld.com/front-page/2007/1/29/make-a-25-steadicam.html

I modified it by using plumbers PVC pipe and glue. And I made the bottom vertical a bit longer than the top and handle. 40cms to 30cms and 30cms. And I had screwable endcaps. Very easy to make and works a treat. Oh I also had to modify the bolt that mounts the camera. The way he did it it was too high and the camera wasn't sitting down flush. Consequently in my first trial it was out of balance and the horizon was all over the place. Now I can hold it with one hand and everything is level. Great for pans and zip pans.

I reckon you could make one of these for peanuts if you had half the stuff lying around. I had to buy everything from scratch from an expensive Parisian hardware store. The bloody PVC glue was €7 (about $10). But I had the 1kg gym weight already - they are pretty cheap.
February 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterML
looks good!
February 6, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdelorumrex
blog addn bettae
February 6, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdelorumrex

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