Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a Steadicam Smoothee, part of Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Action Sports.
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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.…
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- Packing for the shoot
- Managing power on location
- Protecting your GoPro
- Mounting a GoPro
- Using a Steadicam Smoothee or Curve
- Using head, chest, or wrist mount
- Positioning your GoPro with clamps, poles, and GorillaPods
- Mic'ing and lighting a shoot