The SteadyWheel with its optional iPhone mount
Despite its steel weights, the rig weighs in at a fairly reasonable 1.6 pounds (726 grams)
The SteadyWheel acts as what professional cinematographers would call a “Fig Rig” – this allows users to get a wide, stable grip on the camera, and to be able to incorporate swooping, twisting movements into their shots
The SteadyWheel is a circular stabilizing rig for video cameras
The SteadyWheel is made of ABS and stainless steel
As can be seen by the increasing number of stabilizing rigs available for DSLRs and small camcorders, people don’t like shaky hand-held video. Most of those rigs are inspired by the Steadicam Smoothee, utilizing a counter-weighted arm that extends below the gimbal-mounted camera. It’s an effective set-up, but one that’s also kind of fiddly. Fabricator and machinist Robert Stone has created something much more simple, in the form of the SteadyWheel.
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