HandlePod Makes a Simple Camera Mount for the DIY Steadicam

Some type of steadicam equipment has almost become a requirement for motion tracking video. People have become accustomed to seeing video from a camera that seems to float on air. Camera shake from obviously hand-held equipment screams “amateur” and “unprofessional”.

There is an abundance of camera stabilization equipment available, much of it in the “Do It Yourself” category. The one thing most of these DIY solutions have in common is a complex camera mount that requires the purchase of dedicated equipment or hours of building complicated systems to provide the necessary camera movement. The reason is the need to balance the camera on the steadicam.

DIY steadicam supports any camera

The HandlePod DIY steadicam supports most cameras from a DSLR to a smartphone.

HandlePod solves the problem by providing an instant camera mount with all the movement necessary to balance any camera on a simple DIY steadicam made from PVC pipe. The HandlePod steadicam will support a DSLR, a palmcorder or a smartphone with only minor variations in the construction.

Three-axis rotation plus a slotted camera mount with 2.5 inches of front-to-back movement makes it easy to balance the camera. It is the ideal solution to the often difficult problem of balancing the camera on a DIY steadicam, especially one with a gimbal and roller bearing.

HandlePod is a Versatile Camera Support

HandlePod attaches to the PVC steadicam in seconds with the elastic shock cord. It releases just as quickly for all the other uses HandlePod serves—hand-held stabilization against any solid support, firm attachment to support objects with the elastic cord, mini-tripod support on any flat surface. It is the most versatile camera mount device for the simplest DIY steadicam design available.

 

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2 thoughts on “HandlePod Makes a Simple Camera Mount for the DIY Steadicam

  1. Will

    Great post, this will help us shoot video of our projects under construction at BarronCustomDesign.com Constructions sites are inherently unstable !

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