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Which Camera Support Should You Buy? Jib, Dolly, Floating Stabilizer or Slider?


We all try to make the most out of the gear we have, but every video producer hits points in their career where they become limited by their equipment. Anybody who does video seriously knows it can be an expensive venture, and that it takes time to acquire all the gear we want. The world of camera support equipment is vast and can range from relatively affordable to shockingly expensive. A good tripod is worth it's weight in gold and everyone should have a shoulder mount to get basic handheld shots, but eventually, you're going to want to get some more dynamic shots.

Shooting Tip: Be Bold With Your Camera Shots


Shooting Tip: Be Bold With Your Camera Shots
When I'm on a shoot, I constantly think about what tool can take a camera shot from ordinary to extraordinary. There are some really great camera accessories out there that can help you achieve that exact goal. Who doesn't want to glide along the dolly track for that smooth shot, or throw on that stabilizer and get a great follow shot? Many times, just keeping your shot steady on a tripod can separate a beginner from a pro. However, relying too heavily on the tools in your arsenal can actually restrict your options.

Homemade Pan-&-Tilt Jib under $60


Homemade Pan-&-Tilt Jib under $60
Want to get those hard to reach shots that only a jib can provide? Is there not enough money in your pocket to afford to purchase one at a store? Well, heres a solution that might be just what youve been looking for. These step by step instructions will provide you with the knowledge to build your own jib at home and give you a reliable yet affordable jib that can be used on your next video shoot. Thanks to Bob Plate, a long time Videomaker reader, you can make your very own jib for under $60.