2. Hop on Some Wheels
Even if you perfect the video stabilizer walk, you may never be able to completely eliminate that unsteady frame. The best solution to this is to add wheels to your camera. Of course, you don’t have to literally put wheels on the device, but if you, the filmmaker, cancapture the shot while moving on wheels, you’ll notice a much smoother result. If you’re a particularly adept skateboarder, this is a great way to keep the camera steady while shooting without having to move slowly by foot, but anything from riding in a car to hopping on a bike can produce a smoother image.
3. Get Rid of Extra, Heavy Accessories
Handheld stabilizers will get heavy fast, especially if you’re spending the entire day filming. Trust us, your arms will be exhausted after a long day of shooting, which is why you should try to make your camera as light as possible when using video stabilizers. This means removing big, heavy batteries, using a smaller lens and recording audio separately so you won’t need to lug a heavy microphone around above your camera. Lightening your camera will make it easier to keep the handheld stabilizer steady and help your camera last longer. It’s also a smart idea to invest in a tripod for your video stabilizer to help relieve some of the strain off your arms and improve the steadiness of a still shot. Tripods are particularly great when filming, panning or tilting shots, as well.