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Shaky footage stabilizer

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  • #97213


    Yesterday I got my roxant pro stabilizer for my canon 700d with canon 24mm pancake lens. I have watched all the roxant tutorial videos and they are really good tutorials but I still have shaky footage. The camera is level front to back. Side to side level and the drop time is around 2 seconds. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? Most of my shots have shaky footage even when walking slowly, knees bent and arms close to the body. I also get very dizzy when looking at some of my shots.

    One of my best shots.

  • #278592


    Well for one thing the 24mm pancake on the 700D is actually about a 40mm equivalent, meaning expect the same amount of shake you'd be getting using a 40mm on a Canon 5D full frame, which is not optimal………… next thing is you might want to tuck both elbows into the sides of your body with hands up toward your chin and keep your legs straight, walking gently heel to toe, not bent like so many incorrectly state.  Look up Stefan Czech on youtube, he is a certified Glidecam trainer in Germany and has an excellent 5 or 6 part tutorial which will partly apply to your use.  Try the Tokina 11-16mm lens, and, lastly, slow your footage down in post and you will get pleasing results.  In Stefan's tutorial series you will see that he has students practice carrying a full cup of water like a glidecam, trying not to spill, which may be of interest to you for some practice.  Once you get optimized, post us a follow up video of the progress.

  • #283813


    I’ m using steadicam s40, and it’s good. Maybe you can use it as a replacement, the price is similar to the roxant pro stabilizer

  • #283905


    from everything I have seen, it just takes a while to learn the right way to operate it and make it smooth.

  • #278601


    Thanks for the reply I will keep you guys posted!

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