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.

How To Build And Balance A $30 DIY Steadicam

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.

[Krotocam Mini - For GoPro's and Small Cameras (DIY Steadicam) | krotoflik]