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Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-03-2009, 9:34 PM Reply   
I'm having a hard time shooting with my lightweight Canon camcorder getting steady footage. What's the best way to do this zoomed in a decent amount? I was trying it with a unipod-type setup resting on the rear seat but I'm looking for better results.

Thanks
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-04-2009, 3:19 AM Reply   
Strap a 5 lbs weight to your camera, hold it with both hands, and practice. You'll get better footage and your arms will get bigger too.

The mono-seat dealeo won't work unless it's absolute butter. Even then you're better off hand holding it.

Practice. ;-)
Old    Steve Bates (steve_b)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-04-2009, 6:11 AM Reply   
What he said.
I shot with a camera that was the size of a Taco Bell softshell taco for a year. It was impossible to hold steady...even in butter. I dug through a scrapyard and found some scrap iron. Then made a bar that weighed about ten pounds, drilled a hole, and mounted it to the cam. Made a huge difference. Quality of the camera was still crap, but at least it was a bit more steady.
Weight is your friend.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-04-2009, 6:33 AM Reply   
This worked pretty good with a little Canon HV10:

http://www.spiderbrace.com/
Old    Mike Vinckier (mikevlx)      Join Date: Apr 2008       08-06-2009, 9:09 AM Reply   
dude roddy, i have a amazing idea.

take one of my homemade skate handles...attach it upside downs...and then add a weight to it...

what do you think????

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