How To Build And Balance A $30 DIY Steadicam
If you went ahead and build yourself a Krotocam (which is one of the best DIY Steadicams I have seen to date), you may have noticed that it was not perfectly balancing on the right/left axis. This was the only thing stopping this half shaft based rig from being perfect.
But, tables have turned (or stars aligned or something). The good Chad Bredahl over at krotoflik has a great follow up video that shows how to fine-balance the Ktorocam and also how to use it with a GoPro. Tutorial and sample footage (AKA Chad eating his own dog crap) after the jump.
If you were wondering how footage from this DIY rig shows, here is a short shot with the Kotocam mini and a Hero HD, featuring rough terrain, some outdoors and even stairs.