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Alright, what I have here is a Steadicam smoothie. It's a small Steadicam unit specifically designed for handheld shooting, and what you want to do is be able to get fluid motion. Now, you need to balance it out, so the first thing you're going to do is take the Go Pro unit and attach it using the included base plate Slip that in, and then basically turn this lever here, it drops into place, and then close it. Now, ideally this is going to keep the camera right over the center.
The handle, typically locks into place for storage, then you just pop it back out. And what you're going to do is basically hold that, And see if it goes balanced. In this case, definitely not balanced. So there's two sets of nobs. One for front to back, and one for side to side. Let's start by getting the side to side balanced here. And I'll turn that. And then let go. Looks like it's just about centered over the middle there. There we go. And then I can adjust the rear knob here just a little bit to get the tilt. All right. That feels pretty good.
Note how I fluidly move. You may have to gently use your thumb here on the back. Just to keep it from free spinning. So occasionally, you touch that, just to stop it from moving. But not so much that you're adding vibration. And you see we get pretty smooth handheld motion there. Just keep the thumb on the back to brace it a little. I'm not really touching it. I'm just adding slight resistance, a little bit of drag. All right, that looks pretty good, let's go shoot with it.
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