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10-01-2019, 10:08 PM
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holding a camera for video work

Ok this is what I now use which for me helps stop camera shake when doing video work



I find having the handle on the bottom of the camera gives me more control when using a DSLR camera hand held.

For an outlay of under £10 it is well worth the money
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11-01-2019, 03:35 AM
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Re: holding a camera for video work

I am surprised you haven't got a gimbal.

I have a couple of mounts but the most useful for videos is the L bracket which also has a couple of mounts for flash or lights.

My action camera has a very handy knuckle duster grip which is really steady It can also be fitted to a quarter inch thread but is not that sturdy for an SLR.



I have a couple of mini tripods which when attached to the camera and locked provide a very stable grip (folded up obviously) about the same size as your hand grip but my favourite is this G Clamp:





You can hold it similar to your pistol grip, stand it up right or clamp it to a gate/bar, door handle - just about anything. Brilliant device. Of course it can be used for stills too. I think the whole lot came to a total of less than $20, certainly less than $30 - dirt cheap.

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11-01-2019, 11:35 AM
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Re: holding a camera for video work

I don't think that would be much good Bruce with a heavy Nikon D810 and an afs 80-400 mm f4.5-5.6 G lens attached.This weighs in at just over 6lb, with the battery pack @ over 7lb let alone a flash gun added.
even with the 70-200mm lens the weight is almost the same.

Most of the problems lie with the ball head, they are not designed to hold this kind of weight


I have one of these but only good for camcorders really

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11-01-2019, 11:40 AM
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Re: holding a camera for video work

Glad to see that some people make the effort to stop camera (video) shake. I find it is one of the most annoying things when watching videos particularly those recorded on phones - that and not observing the 3-5 second rule.
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11-01-2019, 11:47 AM
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Re: holding a camera for video work

Why not consider a DJI osmo ?
I use my DJI MAVIC2pro but in hand held mode ( using gimbal to eliminate shake) for any ground based video work but obviously have the option to fly /airborne if needed but the main thing is the gimbal for professional footage


https://youtu.be/8xu0xFjx3FM



I use inspire 1 drone for most of my commercial work but have recently bought the Mavic2pro ( note the name as itís deifferent to the old mavic pro) and with 20,000 mega pixel camera , 4KHD camera with a myriad of options built in this is an amazing camera system and as Iíve found recently its ability to shoot in low light is amazing , I canít believe the results Iím getting with it and itís now fast becoming my favourite camera system but and hereís the thing you can buy a hand held camera mount for about £20 ... Iím yet to even bother as I use mine for ground based much the way this guy is ( but I do t even bother with the float skids , I simply leave the arms folded and hold it in my hand allowing the gimbal to do its thing .... I canít recomend this airborne camera system highly enough ( they do a zoom lense version to but I donít require that and prefer the 1íí hasselblad lense on the pro) ... but you may find itís what your looking for


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11-01-2019, 12:15 PM
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Re: holding a camera for video work

Originally Posted by Longdogs ->
Glad to see that some people make the effort to stop camera (video) shake. I find it is one of the most annoying things when watching videos particularly those recorded on phones - that and not observing the 3-5 second rule.
I do have other means as well such as a fluid tripod video head

The best gadget is this one. It turns through 340deg and
In manual mode turn speed can be altered also tilts more than in the video which can be controlled in manual mode, as in the video


can be tripod mounted as well
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11-01-2019, 12:23 PM
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Re: holding a camera for video work

Originally Posted by Longdogs ->
Glad to see that some people make the effort to stop camera (video) shake. I find it is one of the most annoying things when watching videos particularly those recorded on phones - that and not observing the 3-5 second rule.


3 of my videos recorder Boxing Day .... no camera shake here lol


https://youtu.be/BrEtRWmmom4


https://youtu.be/4P-E4L9UV_0



https://youtu.be/0fa94ngk4A0



https://youtu.be/2VjIgTV_1io
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11-01-2019, 12:25 PM
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Re: holding a camera for video work

Steve
you ask why not use a DJI osmo ? I want to be able to use my existing cameras

As for the drone they can be anything from £1500 to £3000+ and that is not including buying an I phone costing several hundred pounds more

Bit different from the £7 pistol grip I think
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11-01-2019, 12:30 PM
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Re: holding a camera for video work

Originally Posted by marmaduke ->
3 of my videos recorder Boxing Day .... no camera shake here lol


https://youtu.be/BrEtRWmmom4


https://youtu.be/4P-E4L9UV_0



https://youtu.be/0fa94ngk4A0



https://youtu.be/2VjIgTV_1io
Yes, lovely and smooth.
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