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ThunderChunky 03-09-2014 11:11 AM

Snowboarding Stabilizer
Looking for a stabilizer for my Camera for snowboarding. I have an action pan,

Vello ActionPan Professional Grade Stabilizing Action VB-1000

but it sucks. I wanted to get the weighted stabilizer like this,

EVS Online: Steadicam Smoothee With iPhone 5 Mount

but I have heard th wind fucks up these bad and are bad for snowboarding. I don't know how well anything else would work for snowboarding.

Any ideas? Or experience? I hate shaky shots and it near impossible to not have them with follow filming.

Kevin137 03-09-2014 11:22 AM

I have an ActionPan as well, it works well for what i want it, but it is certainly not a pro solution...

I have played with similar to what you are looking for, but i can say in all honesty, that unless you buy high end pro equipment, then you are wasting your money...!!!

I have found better results from using image correction afterwards on it's own...

It is not so much wind, but that to change the point of focus just does not work with any of these basic devices...

A good LONG pole is far superior in my opinion, the shorter the pole the more shaking i find...

Argo 03-09-2014 11:49 AM

I have a couple action pans. I put some fluffy Velcro between the camera and mount. It cleaned up the picture alot and keeps the cameras from sliding around.

chomps1211 03-09-2014 01:40 PM

Pro solutions exist for photography and cinematography, but they are usually large, cumbersome and expensive. The only true steady cam devices, use a high speed gyroscope. Everything else is just a way to hand hold and point the camera a little more conveniently and steadier. Video is still gonna shake a bunch with your arm and/or the motion of your body. :dunno:

I think the long GP pole is a better (more convenient and much, much cheaper!) solution in IMO, since the length of it slows and smooths a lot of the tracking, camera swings, and transitions. Just my 2₵ :thumbsup:

Argo 03-09-2014 01:45 PM

I got my holders On eBay for like $8 each... Maybe $12....

Ten 03-09-2014 01:51 PM

Steadicam Curve is pretty good for gopros, very small as well so can fit in a jacket pocket or back pack

ThunderChunky 03-09-2014 02:31 PM

I'm not looking for a Gopro. It's for and actual video camera. I don want anything crazy. It's just with follow with the action pan is just to shaky for my likes. I would like the weight stabilizer, but the wind messes up the weight in front.

And what do you mean with the focus?

ThunderChunky 03-09-2014 02:54 PM

Anyone had experience with those weight stabilizers snowboarding. I heard it through a video forum. None used it for snowboarding, but said without a doubt it would mess it up.

ThunderChunky 03-09-2014 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by Argo (Post 1599370)
I have a couple action pans. I put some fluffy Velcro between the camera and mount. It cleaned up the picture alot and keeps the cameras from sliding around.

Unfortunately it's the whole action of my arm holding the action pan. The camera isn't shaky as far as mounting. It's the shakiness of riding that messes up the footy.

cav0011 03-09-2014 02:59 PM

Might be worth shooting ba a pm he does film parks and wrecks

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