DSLR Stabilizer SALE on SteadiGO glidecams!

DSLR Stabilizer SALE at www.SteadiGO.com!

 For a limited time all SteadiGO steadicams include FREE upgrades that include an Extra Counterweight Kit! This allows for stabilizing up to 5 lbs of video camera weight on the rig! At SteadiGO.com you can also check out video reviews by customers, see how it works!

Ready Steadi GO! Camera stabilizer, steadicam, glidecam Test Footage with the SteadiGO!

Stabilized video using the SteadiGO (Steadi GO) stabilizer (glidecam, steadicam)! This camera/camcorder/HDSLR steady-cam stabilizes the camera by balancing it on the rig. Once balanced the videographer can run, walk, skateboard, snowboard, ski or do just about anything while creating steady, smooth videos!

More info on the SteadiGO and rigs for sale at www.SteadiGO.com

The "SteadiGO" DSLR Video Camera Stabilizer (Runner Test Video)!

New SteadiGO DSLR Stabilizer Test Video!

DSLR Steady Rig! SteadiGO Test Video "Runner... SteadiGO
Shot by another happy customer! Great running shots even up stairs! This handheld rig is compact and lightweight making it perfect for running!

DSLR Camera Stabilizers on an Indie Filmmaker Budget

The SteadiGO is an affordable DSLR Camera Stabilizer and Camcorder Stabilizer. It retails for just $199.95! The SteadiGO (Steady Go) is a handheld steadicam merlin, glidecam style camera stabilizing rig at a fraction of the price! 
It's rugged, lightweight, compact and made in the USA!

The SteadiGO sells in a kit that includes everything you need to start shooting steady videos! Available at www.SteadiGO.com


DSLR Steadicam, Glidecam, Flycam type rig for DSLRs and Camcorders!

The SteadiGO is a handheld camera support for stabilizing video. Here's a new demo video using a Canon 600d HD-SLR.

On sale now at www.SteadiGO.com

SteadiGO DSLR Steadicam/Glidecam test video by fourten visuals!

The videographers at fourten visuals have produced another smoothed out stabilized video with their SteadiGO video camera stabilizing rig!
What's great about the SteadiGO (Steady Go) is that it can balance up to 4lbs of camera/gear weight and up to 5lbs with the optional extra weight kit. This was shot at 60 frames per second using the Canon 7D HDSLR video camera. Video by www.fourtenvisuals.com 

Full Frame vs APS-C Sensors for DSLR Camera Stabilizers + Steadycams

When buying a DSLR video camera you have a choice between Full Frame sensors or APS-C (cropped) sensors. A full frame sensor records the entire image that's taken into the camera through the lens. An APS-C sensor only records a cropped section of what's actually being seen by the lens.  
Here's a photo that demonstrates Full Frame vs APS-C:
As you can see there is a big difference. What this means is that a 35mm lens on a camera with a full frame sensor is recorded as a 35mm lens. A 35mm lens on a camera with a APS-C sensor will record only a portion of the image making the 35mm lens appear more like a 50mm lens.

Wider lenses work best with any type of stabilizer so having a 35mm lens actually work as a 35mm lens can be very important. If you've every used a video camera with a long lens or zoomed in and tried to keep the video steady then you already know that the longer the lens is the tougher it is.
This doesn't mean you can't use a camera with the APS-C sensor on a steadycam and not get steady results. I use a Canon 7D and Canon t3i (both have APS-C sensors) with my SteadiGO and get beautifully smooth results. Since my cameras have cropped sensors I use lenses from 28mm to 10mm when using a handheld stabilizer.

What you should consider if using an APS-C sensor is that if you want the equivalent of a 35mm lens you would need to use a wider lens closer to 20mm since it will be cropped by the sensor. Video courtesy of www.SteadiGO.com
Written by Aaron Marinel 
Owner - SteadiRigs LLC

SteadiGO (Steady GO) Customer Demo Video

The SteadiGO is a rugged, affordable handheld stabilizer.

Here's a demo video from one of our many happy customers! They used the SteadiGO with a Canon 7d and got some super smooth results!

Video by fourtenvisuals 
Buy the SteadiGO HERE!

Best Lenses for using DSLR Video Cameras on Stabilizers, Steadicams, Glidecams, Steadycams

DSLR video cameras are now capable of shooting crisp, beautiful HD video with many options for interchangeable lenses. 

In my opinion prime (non-zoom) lenses seem to be sharper and cleaner than most zooms. Of course that doesn't mean you can't break the bank and invest in a high quality zoom like the Canon EF 8-15mm or Nikon Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm. 

Wide angle lenses help to smooth out video when using a handheld stabilizer. Also lightweight lenses are better on a handheld rig because it lessons user fatigue. An extra couple pounds might not seem like much at first but if you're shooting a scene multiple times or running around a live event you'll really start to notice any extra weight on the stabilizer. Here's a demo using a wide angle lens and a SteadiGO handheld video camera stabilizer.
The bottom line: I recommend using prime lenses from 8mm to 35mm on any handheld steadycam. The wider the better, especially when your learning how to balance and use a stabilizer.

Written by Aaron Marinel 
Owner - SteadiRigs LLC

DSLR Stabilizers and Camcorder Stabilizers

With the fusion of DSLR picture cameras and HD video the independent film making community has the technology to create professional looking movies without breaking the bank. Camcorders have also come a long way in the last 10 years which is why all of our Camera Stabilizers have mounting options for DSLRs and Camcorders. 

Since DSLR video cameras have off set mounting points our rigs also have off set mounting points to compensate for easy balancing. Lighter DSLR camera bodies like the Canon t3i don't need the off set mounting points on our rig because they aren't heavy enough but heavier camera bodies like the Canon 1d, 5d, and 7d do. There are also centered mounting options on all our stabilizer rigs for the centered mounting points found on camcorders.


Video Camera Stabilization Teqnique and Tips

Walk this way... That's pretty much the tip here.
Stabilizers can only take out so much camera shake so the user must also turn their body into a shock reducing machine.

Walking and Posture:
Walking heal to toe and letting your feet smoothly roll from heal to toe really helps keep a smooth motion. You will also want to keep a straight back as a lot of people tend to hunch over. Keeping good posture will lessen fatigue.

Holding the Stabilizer:
Keeping the rig (your arm) extended away from your body will help keep things nice and smooth because your arm will take out some of the shake before it reaches the camera stabilizer.

Video courtesy of www.SteadiGO.com

Handheld vs Stabilized Video!

With the recent burst of affordable professional grade video cameras (camcorders and DSLRs) flooding the market it's become a lot easier and cheaper to own one. Though owning the latest and greatest camera doesn't necessarily make your movies and videos any better. Those in the business know there are many different factors involved with making great films and telling an interesting story. 

One obvious sign of amateur looking video footage is "home-movie" looking shakiness. *Here's a great video example of Handheld vs Stabilized:

A compact, durable video camera stabilizer that is priced right for the indie filmmaker.