SteadiRIGS - Video Camera Stabilizers, DSLR Stabilizer Rigs (steadicams, glidecams, shoulder mounts)
We Produce VIDEO CAMERA STABILIZERS, DSLR Steadicams, Glidecams, Shoulder Mounts, HDSLR Rigs and Blog about DSLR Video Gear and Tips! All of our Video Camera Steadycams work with Camcorders and DSLRs! We Sell Reliable Video Equipment at Affordable Prices!
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 is an affordableDSLR Camera Stabilizer and Camcorder Stabilizer on sale for $149.95! 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
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 bywww.fourtenvisuals.com www.SteadiGO.com
Our goal at SteadiRigs LLC is to create high quality,
affordable video camera stabilizers, steadycams, shoulder mounts and DSLR rigs
for independent filmmakers.
Our steadycams start at $197 with the SteadiGO (Steady
Go), a quick and easy handheld stabilizer. The SteadiGO stabilizes camcorders
and DSLR video cameras to help produce beautifully smooth videos.
Next at $347 is the SteadyDSLR. What makes the SteadyDSLR
unique is that it is a two in one system. The SteadyDSLR is a handheld video
camera stabilizer/steadycam and shoulder mount in one rig. With the push of two
buttons its frame can be locked in either steadycam or shoulder mount mode.
Like the SteadiGO and SteadiBRO it is equipped with camcorder and DSLR video
camera mounting options. This rig allows you to have everything you need in a
camera stabilizer in one system and at a fraction of the price.
I’ve been an independent filmmaker for the last 15 years and
have seen a growing need for affordable camera gear and accessories. This was
the inspiration for starting SteadiRIGS LLC which started when I built a
stabilizer for myself in my garage. Since then our mindset has been to produce
rugged, lightweight, reasonably priced stabilizers and camera rigs.
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 portionof the image making the 35mm lens appear more like a 50mm lens.
Wider lenses work best with any type ofstabilizer 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 knowthat 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 SteadyDSLR and get beautifully smooth results. Since my cameras have cropped sensors I use lenses from 24mm to 10mm when using a handheld stabilizer.
What youshould consider if using an APS-C sensor is that if you want the equivalentof 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
DSLR video cameras are now capable of shooting crisp, beautiful HD video with many options forinterchangeable 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 EF8-15mm orNikon Nikkor AF-S17-35mm.
Wide angle lenses help to smooth out video when using a handheld stabilizer. Also lightweight lenses are better on a handheld rig because itlessons 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, especiallywhen your learning how to balance and use a stabilizer.
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.
SteadyDSLR Camera Mounting Options
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.
Here's a few links to our line of Shoulder Rigs and/or StabilizerMounts.
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.
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 vsStabilized:
SteadiGO: A compact, durable video camera stabilizer that is priced right for the indie filmmaker.