Here’s a very simple and cheap (but effective) steady camera idea for stabilizing a small handheld camera when shooting video. In the video on the left, I show and explain how I used it for shooting the video on the right.
I think I found the perfect amount of weight to add to a small handheld camera for shooting stabilized video, but first let’s look at shooting video with no weight, then adding 2 lbs of weight, then 8 lbs. BTW, this video (on the right) is 24fps, which is inherently jerky, so I’ll also be doing this with cameras that shoot 30fps and 60fps.
It’s time to play with the big boys! You can download and watch this HSBS 3D video (recorded with a Fujifilm W3 3D camera and a Sony TD30 3D camcorder) on the free Bigscreen Beta app. We’ll use our Oculus Rift, but we can also watch it with our Samsung Gear VR when that version is available, “soon”, as promised.
BTW, you can also download and watch a HSBS 3D video with any app that requires or can process the HSBS format.
Get out your magnifying glasses! Let’s look at the bank’s LED sign again to see if the Fujifilm W3 3D camera has perfect stereoscopic sync, i.e., genlock. This video starts with a 24fps segment, followed by five still shots, and then a slow motion segment.