DIY Merlin Steadicam Camera stabilizer with test footage DIY Merlin steadicam that is easy to assemble. Parts are easy to find.
Steadicam Pilot - How to demonstration The New Steadicam Pilot for Video Production ()is a state of the art, lightweight stabilizer system designed especially for the modern breed of lightweight cameras from 2 to 10 pounds. For more info & pricing visit
Steadicam Pilot The Steadicam Pilot is a state of the art, lightweight stabilizer system designed especially for the modern breed of lightweight cameras from 2 to 10 pounds. Get yours here:
DIY Steadicam Merlin Version 2 of my DIY steadicam was modeled after the 'Merlin'. More details on the stabilizer can be seen here: www.yb2
Steadicam Merlin Demonstration video showcasing the capabilities of the Steadicam Merlin.
Steadicam Merlin Body Positions Body Position instructions for the Steadicam Merlin. For more information on the Steadicam Merlin visit or visit . Designed by Garrett Brown, the inventor of the original Steadicam Jr, the Merlin is the next generation hand held Steadicam system.
The Merricam (The $0 Steadicam) This video will show you my original technique for converting a tripod to a "steadicam", or MerriCam using only a screwdriver. All demo shots were done with no practice. I used the Sunpak Platinum Plus 7500 Pro tripod for this video, along with the Canon HV20. This technique is not meant for very large or heavy cameras, but is ideal for consumer-sized camcorders like the HV20.
Adidas Steadicam Spec ad for Adidas, based on Steadicam Writer/Director : Camera Operator : Mark Emery Moore
T2i steadicam: Hague MMC A look at the steadicam system I use with my Canon T2i, the Hague MMC. Hague website: www.b- Music from:
DIY $15AU steadicam how to DIY how to make your very own steadicam for under $15 australian, with comparative footage. Shopping list for Australian residents (QLD Brisbane) 1. pilates ring (bought in Kmart for $8) 2. 0.5KG weight (bought in Kmart $3) 3. 6m screws all sizes, nuts, wing nuts (bought in Homehardware Indro) 4. zip ties large (bought almost anywhere) Thanks for watching watch the extra footage here: Music by Kevin MacLeod: Filmed/Edited ~ 1-2 July 2010 ©David Fredlein 2010
DIY iPhone 4 Steadicam Here's a little instructional vid I did to show you how to make a steadicam for your iPhone (it also works great for small camcorders). Be sure to check out the demo vid over at . Edit: Not trying to take credit for inventing any part of this, lots of people have great posts on YouTube and elsewhere on how to make every part of this, and I highly recommend them. I can't credit them all, so use the search bar or Google. This is just my take on how to do it for an iPhone or small camcorder. It's just for fun. If anyone wants more details and instructions just let me know. Edit 2: Thanks for all the comments, I'm using your advice to tweak this thing and post one more video (and then I'm done with this thing, it's on to more useful tools). Right now this is more a stabilizer than a steadicam. A real steadicam needs to be completely balanced, which this rig is not. So stay tuned. Also as some have pointed out BE CAREFUL HEATING PVC PIPE! IF IT BURNS IT IS HIGHLY TOXIC (puts off Dioxin)! Don't let it catch fire, and perform in a well ventilated area, preferably with a mask. And the camera I used to film this How To was a Canon 5D Mark II with a 50mm 1.2L lens. No lighting, or post effects were used. Lastly if you want to purchase the phone holder I used, you can find it here, along with all the gear I used to film this How To: Thanks!
Niclas Närwall - Steadicam Operator - Let's Dance Behind the Scenes reel with television broadcast Let's Dance 2009. Steadicam Operator Niclas Närwall in action! THIS MOVIE IS MADE BY ME (Not the operator himself) Questions, comments? Write a comment :-)
Zero-cost Steadicam! Build a crude and simple 'steadicam' with no equipment at all. You just need the concept: a camera with a counterweight. Then simply grasp it at the balance point. (No, it's not QUITE as good as an expensive professional version. Heh.) Also: turn the tripod's pan handle sideways and grab it for more horizontal stability. This vid is a reply to "$14 steady cam" at www.cs.cmu.edu See all my "stupid steadicam tricks" videos at Note: Trolls & spammers blocked immediately. Zero tolerance.
Steadicam Flyer and JVC GY-HD111 Broadcast Live is an event held annually -at Earls Court in London - to showcase the latest equipment for corporate video and television production. I visited the show especially to try the Steadicam Flyer. It was my first attempt at using a stabilization system with an articulated arm and vest. I was very impressed with the build quality and smooth shots of the Flyer. I also liked the JVC GY-HD111, a camera with a professional look and compact size.
The Most Ridiculously Awesome Steadicam Shot Ever Watch the shot, and then how he did it. Very creative.
Make a $30 steadicam Learn how to make a $30 steadicam with parts you can get at your local sporting goods, and hardware store. Twitter: Facebook:
Steadicam Merlin Unboxing Just me unboxing the Steadicam Merlin.
Steadicam Merlin Demonstration It was quite windy out, so it swayed quite a bit when I ran. But still, amazing piece of technology. Thanks to Mr. Garrett Brown for an awesome invention! Oh, just to make a correction by the way, the camera is a JVC GR-D290U... sorry, didn't look at the bottom.
Steadicam Tutorial Tips : BFX : Weekend Extra Kyle Fasanella, steadicam operator, and curator of the famous gives us a rare glimpse at how a steadicam works. Now we know $8, 000 is a lot of money (more than we've ever seen at once), but we think you'll really enjoy watching this...and who knows, maybe you'll break the piggy bank for one of these babies.
DIY Steadicam Merlin Design Here's a closer look at my steadicam project. The metal universal joint used is a OFNA #15100. I haven't really practiced with it at all yet. My next upload will be my first outing with it.
DIY Steadicam Merlin Finally spent the time to make my very own Merlin. I need to modify a couple of things then it should be ready to get black anodized. 95% of the parts made on a manual mill, the rest on CNC mill and manual lathe. Handle is a 21 LED flashlight. The all-metal u-joint is from a 1/8 scale R/C truck. It will handle a 5 Lb. camera just like the real Merlin and weights less than a pound without weights. My first test of it will be at the up coming hot air balloon show.
Camera stabilizer DIY steadicam DIY Steadicam Camera stabilizer The gimbal has since been slightly modified.
Canon 5D mark II + Glidecam + Steadicam balancing and flying Watch my diy iPhone stabilizer video at More glidecam video at Ritwika singing Hunter, Dido cover at
Eurovision steadicam Karsten Jacobsen Steadicam segway
HOW TO MAKE A £9.50 STEADICAM! ~ LOW-BUDGET FIMMAKING (UK) I wanted to build a poor mans steadicam (the $14 steadi cam) but over here in the UK, you can't seem to get all of the necessary parts. So here's my solution..... I have to add - I built this ages ago when I was very naieve and didn't know what I waS DOING! I have since moved on to the flycam 5000 which has rendered this obselete now.
DIY Steadicam Glidecam My first attempt at a homemade Steadicam or Glidecam using all-thread rod , pvc pipe and a bit of wood. More details can be seen at www.yb2 you can also see my second revision here: www.yb2
Steadicam Pilot with Garrett Brown Inventor and cameraman extraordinare Garrett Brown gives a detailed demo of the Steadicam Pilot. Steadicam Pilot
Steadicam: Tips for Professional Video Recording with a Steadicam (Information Overdrive) Tom Upton gives us some insights to best utilize the Steadicam. BLOG: WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER: TWITTER: /crewscontrolcam
Steadicam Merlin For best results, always use both hands.
Shot on Canon 7d + Steadicam www.impression2 Canon eos7d + Redrock CinemaBundle+ Floatcam Pro FC12
Goodfellas - Steady Cam Shot One of the best scenes in one of the best movies of the 1990s - the steady cam shot.
Weekend Project: $14 Video Camera Steadicam Make this low-cost camera stabilizer for smooth, professional looking video.See the test results. Get the PDF for this project here: More great projects at
Steadicam Tango NAB 2010
Merlin Steadicam Quick Start Guide For more information on the Steadicam Merlin visit or visit . Designed by Garrett Brown, the inventor of the original Steadicam Jr, the Merlin is the next generation hand held Steadicam system.
Chicken Powered Steadicam - Pennywhistle Productions Click to share via Facebook!---- on.fb.me ----- I waited a couple of years for someone to make this video, so I finally decided to do it myself. I shot the video about three months ago and just now edited it down. The micro camera website mentioned above has lots of examples of what this camera is an how to operate it. You'd be pretty amazed how many uses there are for one. I hope you enjoy! If you enjoy my stuff, I would appreciate it if you subscribe! I've also posted another video which investigates the "Backdriven reflex" in more depth. It can be viewed here: Also, this video inspired another user, Jeremiahjw to create his own chicken powered steadicam. His video can be seen here: Pennywhistle Productions.
Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest Demonstration A short Steadicam Merlin arm & vest demonstration with the Sony HVR-Z1. --- You can see more of my work on:
Steadicam Training 101 Pt.1 Steadicam Training 101 with Jim Smith. Part 1 includes sections 1 & 2.
Chicken Powered Steadicam Comparison (chicken, human head, and handheld) Follow me on Facebook I was inspired by YouTube user destinws2 to attach a camera to a chicken's head after seeing some footage he shot showing the stabilizing capabilities of a chicken's head. Here are the results, along with comparisons to a human head, and handheld footage. Subscribe to Destin's channel at
Steadicam watch this Steadicam shot of Danny riding his Big Wheel in The Shining. it is the steadicam, but they built an elaborate device for this shot. you can read the details here: www.visual- so, it is and it isn't.
Interview with Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown on the New Tango at NAB 2010 We talk to Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown about his new product, the Steadicam Tango which can not only stabilize the camera but jib it as well.