In this month’s Buyer’s Guide we examine a number of options for camera support and stabilization, each designed to keep your camera motion smooth and consistently steady.
Featuring the newest gyroscope accelerometer grip, part of a new generation of high-strength, high-efficiency two-axis precision devices, the ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer is compatible with DSLRs and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The ZeroGrav Gyro is specially designed to detect a camera’s angular velocity and acceleration in 3D space, calculating the camera’s position to provide stability assistance for even complex motion shoots. The unit incorporates twin handles for a steady grip, center of gravity assurance and pitch balance.
ProAm USA’s Autopilot camera stabilizer allows DSLR and HD video cameras up to 8 pounds to seemingly float over the most rugged terrain. Autopilot absorbs unwanted camera motion and keeps shots smooth and steady. Equipped with a three-axis bearing gimbal, the Autopilot is constructed of an aluminum frame with a powder-coated and anodized finish that is both corrosion-resistant and durable. It weighs 4.6 pounds.