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    Re: New Camera Stabalizer

    It's probably what I could do with but would find it a bit cumbersome for discreet street photography!

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    Re: New Camera Stabalizer

    @15k...

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    I wonder how I could attach it to my helicopter ...

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    Hi Andrew,

    Are we going to see you at next years Cape Epic race? This thing should work.

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    Re: New Camera Stabalizer

    Separating the roles of aiming and holding the camera is an interesting idea, and the resulting videos are impressive. Nevertheless, until I can justify spending triple my current photography investment on a stabilizer, I'll stick with my $30 ghetto GlideCam made from a monopod and a 2ft piece of 2x3in steel tube.
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    Re: New Camera Stabalizer

    Quote Originally Posted by RustBeltRaw View Post
    Separating the roles of aiming and holding the camera is an interesting idea, and the resulting videos are impressive. Nevertheless, until I can justify spending triple my current photography investment on a stabilizer, I'll stick with my $30 ghetto GlideCam made from a monopod and a 2ft piece of 2x3in steel tube.
    I gave up booze. My shots are suddenly in focus and I have more money to spend on photography!!

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    Re: New Camera Stabalizer

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    I wonder how I could attach it to my helicopter ...
    Colin - I suspect that you will need a new helicopter to handle the extra weight.

    On the other hand, perhaps someone will come out with a more affordable model. Steadicams and the like are fairly old, passive technology that rely on gimbals and a counterweight (and shuffling cameramen) to work. I'm a bit surprised that no one has taken some off the shelf accelerometers and wired them to a fairly basic controller and tied these to two (or three) servo motors; one on each axis you are trying to control motion to.

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    Re: New Camera Stabalizer

    Quote Originally Posted by Clactonian View Post
    I gave up booze. My shots are suddenly in focus and I have more money to spend on photography!!
    Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong...

    Fortunately my taste for small-batch and micro-distilled bourbons isn't nearly as expensive as my photography habit.

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    Re: New Camera Stabalizer

    Doesn't bourbon come in tanker trucks? I believe they also leave in some of the diesel fuel to make it taste better.
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    Re: New Camera Stabalizer

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew1 View Post
    Doesn't bourbon come in tanker trucks?
    I wish. Bulk is cheaper.

    I believe they also leave in some of the diesel fuel to make it taste better.
    It's called Canadian Club. My favorite (Valentine Vodka's whiskey) adds a dash of maple syrup.

    Diesel Bourbon is actually a pretty badass brand name...

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