Cheap DIY Steady Camera Idea

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.


A Perfect Steady Camera

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.