The vast majority of videos are shot by amateurs using mobile phones. Shaking, wobbling, and disorienting shots are an inevitable product of the widespread and unfiltered availability of video recorders. However, even seasoned cameramen using high-end equipment would feel naked without the assistance of a camera stabilizer. The steadiest of hands coupled with the keenest of eyes would still fail to replicate the smoothness that camera stabilization can provide.
The best natural stabilizer occurs in our own brains. Think about your vision when you walk or run. If we didn’t have an internal stabilizer, we’d likely feel nauseous with every twist, bump, or turn. Fortunately, we’ve evolved with a type of “biological software” that auto-adjusts shaky visual input to create smooth, anti-nauseating sight. Many cameras include built-in stabilization mechanisms, either through physical shifting of the lens glass or with software that adjusts the image sensor. Although, none of these built-in corrections can perform at the level that our brain does. To obtain cinematic steadiness, you need an external camera stabilizer.
There are hundreds of different camera stabilization rigs on the market. They range from low-end counterweight devices to professional grade, full-body Steadicams.
The Sevenoak stabilizer SK-SW02N is a lightweight, handheld camera stabilizer system designed for DSLR cameras weighing up to 6.6lbs/ 3KG. This system works so well that it allows you to get that incredibly smooth, graceful and steady shot even while going to extreme sports like running up and down stairs.
The camera platform of SK-SW02N moves back and forth, side to side, to quickly allow you to adjust the cameras horizontal balance. By varying the amount of counterweight disks on the base platform, you adjust the camera's vertical balance. When balanced properly the camera floats, always balanced, isolated from your hands undesirable motions and ready for you to move into action.
1) Fine adjustment Camera Balance Platform
2) Lightweight, hand-held, specially designed for recording video with DSLRs
3) Integrated quick-release Camera Plate
4) Adjustable convergence, precision, three axis gimbal
5) Adjustable dynamic balance and inertial control Base Platform
6) 360°rotation without limits
7) Can be extended if necessary in order to obtain the perfect balance
8) Built-in Spirit Level for balance checking
Min Length: 15''/ 39cm
Max Length: 23''/ 59cm
Product Weight: 5.7lb/ 2.58kg
Package Weight: 6.6lb/ 3kg
Max Load Capacity: 6.6lb/ 3kg
Counter Weights: 8 pcs.
Size: 16''×10''×6''/ 41×25×16cm