Stabilizer for vehicle/golf cart

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    • #64506
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I am working on a commercial video shooting a golf course. I am trying to get flowing footage from the top of a golf cart as I drive around the course.  My problem is that the video is very shaky and mostly unusable because the golf carts are very basic and have no shocks.  I have a sticky pod that I strapped to the top and front, but it still shakes.  Does anyone know of a good stabilizer, DIY or less than $75 that would create smooth shots from the top of a vehicle?  

    • #207611
      AvatarFX1shooter
      Member

      SteadyCam (way above your budget) but not for the top of the cart… on a co pilot or …. walk

       

      sorry!

       

      Robert

    • #207624
      Avatardstarks
      Member

      You could try a suction cup mount then stabilize the footage in post. That's the only way I can think to do it for $75

      http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0&_nkw=dslr+suction+cup+mount&_sacat=0&_from=R40

    • #207656
      AvatarEddieValiant
      Participant

      If you search on Youtube for  DIY stabilizer, or DIY steadicam, there's bound to be a video that will help you out. There are plenty of DIY vids on YT, and some are quite good.

       

      That would be my suggestion, unless you can rent a Glidecam or Steadicam. What kind of camera are you using?

    • #207714
      AvatarAviv Vana
      Participant

      suction cup has my vote. otherwise knockoff steadicam with you holding it.

    • #207728
      AvatarDuane Conatser
      Participant

      If you do your own editing…and if your editing software has a "Warp Stabilizer" effect such as does Adobe After Effects and also Premier Pro CS6. Both do an amazing job of stabilizing footage after it has been shot!!

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