Barber Tech SteddiePod  and Joby Gorillapod Ballhead X  Reviewed
By far, one of the biggest giveaways of amateur video is shaky footage. When the visual images shake, an audience can quickly realize that they are watching footage captured by a person or crew rather than feeling that their eyes are the same as the cameras. Since no one...
Green Mountain Video tommy-TRACK Tripod Mounted Tube Dolly System Review
We received the tommy-TRACK, a tripod mounted tube dolly system from Green Mountain Video, at our Videomaker headquarters recently. We were skeptical at first but after using this rig for over a month on several of our tutorial based DVDs as well as several other productions, it has proven...
Camera Motion Research Blackbird Handheld Camcorder Stabilizer Review
Camera Motion Research has a new handheld stabilizer for camcorders that weigh between one and eight pounds, called the Blackbird. It has an adjustable lower T-bar assembly that comes with both an 11- and a 15-inch horizontal weight bar, plenty of counterweights, two mounting brackets, tripod adaptor and all...
Videomaker's 2009 Best Camcorder Support: Omni-Tracker Slim Line Dolly Review
View all of the best consumer video production products of 2009, selected by the editors of VideomakerLittle Dolly Coaster We have all done crazy things to pull off a dolly shot. We know shopping carts don't hold a candle to the soft tires of a wheelchair, and that shock absorbers...
Atlas Camera Support and Stabilization System Review
With the size of many HD camcorders occupying the 5-to-7 lb. range, the need for some extra stabilization is important. Holding one of these HD camcorders for more than half an hour makes for an uncomfortable experience and produces shaky video. The Atlas Camera Support and Stabilization System alleviates...
Delkin Fat Gecko & Cam Caddie Scorpion Camcorder Support Review
Support Staff As video cameras become smaller in size yet produce incredible footage, now is a good time to get that new cam. Many of the newer camcorders have image stabilization, which is good news for small cameras, because the smaller they are, the harder they are to hold...
Manfrotto 503 HDV Tripod Head Camera Support Review
Nice Head Light Manfrotto released its 503 tripod head a while back, then updated the design, added a few features and dubbed it the 503HDV. As usual with Manfrotto, you can purchase most of the parts separately, so, if you have good legs, you might need to upgrade only your...
Manfrotto 585 Modosteady 3-in-1 Camera Stabilization System Review
3-for-1 Support "The size of camcorders has been shrinking since their inception," writes Videomaker Publisher/Editor, Matthew York,in this month's editor's column, and along with that smaller size come big support issues. Aside from missing many features the bigger camcorders offer, due to the lack of real estate,...
In our "Hands On" segment, Andrew shows us some features to an affordable tripod, the M25 by Matthews.
In our Video Bits & Bytes segment, Mark discusses Matthews M25 tripod and Black Magic Designs Intensity Pro. Derek talks about icaught.com and flektor.com. In our segment, Andrew and Mark focus on lighting for Chroma Keying. In this week's "Take 20", Jennifer and Charlie review "The...