Steadicam rigs are expensive, take years to master and require a Man of Steel strength to operate. Many video producers may not be physically built to be Steadicam operators. With that in mind Jesse Spaulding, a three year Steadicam operator and professional aerial cinematographer from Missoula Montana, put his Steadicam in the closet and created The Ghost.
The Ghost is a robotic camera-stabilizing rig for small video cameras that is programmed to stay level. It's made from carbon fiber to minimize weight and withstand the abuse of field use. The Ghost requires only one operator with the option of using two hands, so one arm won’t get too fatigued. The Ghost also has an option to connect to a receiver and transmitter for remote operation and supports cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D800, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema or small cameras up to 3.5 lbs.
The Ghost is currently on Kickstarter looking for pledges with the goal of shipping kits before Christmas. Click this link to support this project.