2007 October 14th, 09:28
Low price "rock steady" Stabilizer!
I normally never endorse any products but I feel compelled to share this tidbit with those of you, who like I, can not tolerate the "Amateur Look" 10.5 Richter shakiness of most hand-held camcorders especiallynoticable on full zoom-in or when in motion. After much agony over jiggling video and nearly dumping the "national debt" $800 on a curved "dog legged barbeque stick" called the Steadicam Merlin, I (in my infinite cheapness) decided to "roll-the-dice" (yes, I live in Vegas) and purchase the Promax "SteadyTracker Ultralite." Well, guess what my friends? I rolled better than a Seven...I got an ELEVEN!! Holy silk Batman! My HV20 sitting on top of this otherwise "ugly duckling" of a handheld "dwarf tripod" gives me consistant video which just "floats thru-the-air!" I even did a "baton twirl" (like the majorettes do in a school marching band) and the results? ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Looks like a 360 degree spin I do in post production on my Avid editing software! PERFECTO! At just about $200 (one fourth the price of Merlin) this baby can't be beat if you want your footage to be steady-as-a-rock even while your in agitated motion. It's nice feeling when you dump-your-bucks on something of REAL value!