Super smooth footage and complete control of your camera with the electronic pan axis lock
|Scooped by Robin Good|
If you are looking for an effective solution to your steady-shooting needs, this new low-cost steadycam, called the Stabilizer, comes to the rescue, thanks to an exceptionally successful crowdfunding support at Kickstarter.
The Stabilizer has one unique feature that puts it one step ahead of all similarly priced video camera stabilizers: the hand brake. With this feature alone the problem of panning and rotating the camera in different directions while using a stabilizing device has been solved.
From the official Kickstarter page: "Direction changes and panning are some of the biggest challenges when shooting with a stabilizer. The goal of a stabilizer is to keep the camera steady by absorbing your movements. So when it comes to turns, this effect actually keeps the camera from turning with you.
When you want the camera to turn, you have to use your fingers to change the stabilizer's direction; thereby destabilizing the camera. It takes lots of practice to get stable direction changes using this method and even then, sometimes you ruin an otherwise great shot. Until now."
Apx price: $500
Check out this demo video: http://vimeo.com/63621967