Why You Need to Use a Stabilizer for Your Videos


When I got started into video, I had a difficult time stabilizing my shots. The camera seemed to pick up every jolt and shake of my body, no matter how hard I tried.

Until I discovered the power of the stabilizer.

While software like Adobe After Effects, and even YouTube will be able to stabilize your shaky clips, they don’t do a very good job of it and you will often be left with a hazy uncomfortable video when you attempt to stabilize during post-production. This is where a stabilizer saves the day. 

By isolating the camera operator from the camera, this allows for smooth shots even when moving quickly or over an uneven surface.

Here is a look at popular movie scenes that have employed the steadicam stabilizer:

The Art of Steadicam from Refocused Media on Vimeo.

If you are looking to improve the quality of your videos and achieve the cinematic shots you see in Hollywood movies, then I would suggest using a stabilizer.  

Here is a look at the stabilizer, dubbed flycam 3000, that I use for my shots.





David Gitonga






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