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Old August 30th, 2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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Bewildered by all the choices for stabilizers

This year, I wanted to add a little stabilization to my action shots.
One of my primary customers is a Cheer Squad from a local High School.
I produce an end-of-year DVD of their sideline cheer activities.
Previously I used a shoulder-mounted Video Camera which provided me passable stabilization.
This year I am shooting with a Canon VIXIA HFG20.
I thought my "style" was run-and-gun, but upon further thought, I plant my self, frame the shot, and shoot about 30 seconds of video at a time.

Anyone care to recommend a stabilizer for my situation.
One item of concern is that during Basketball games, I sometimes shoot from the baseline, so
the rig needs to be small enough that I can be nimble enough to scoot out of the way of a fast break.
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Old August 31st, 2014, 01:30 AM   #2
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Re: Bewildered by all the choices for stabilizers

How about this Best Budget DSLR Video Shoulder Rig - DSLR Video Shooter.

I use one without all the bolt-on additions which I find unnecessary, preferring to hold the camera rather than the rig. It works well for me both with a DSLR and my HF G30. The only thing I add is my usual QR plate.

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Old September 4th, 2014, 10:52 AM   #3
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Anyone else have a suggestion?
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Old March 28th, 2015, 12:01 AM   #4
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Re: Bewildered by all the choices for stabilizers

You should look in to the Fotodiox WonderRig Elite shoulder rig, its very comfortable, affordable and sturdy along with being compatible with a wide range of devices.
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