If superb stability is what you seek, you would definitely love this FLYCAM HD-3000 24″/60cm Micro Balancing Handheld Steadycam Stabilizer.
The main component of the FLYCAM HD-3000 24″/60cm Micro Balancing Handheld Steadycam Stabilizer is made of pure aluminum, a material that renders it as lightweight and sturdy.
The combination of these qualities makes this camera stabilizer a good choice for professional cameramen who usually work with videography for prolonged periods of time and have to carry their cameras for a long period such as throughout the day for a full day’s shoot.
It is them important that not only is the material the camera stabilizer made from something sturdy but also light enough so as not to weigh down the carrier no matter how long the filming session is.
It comes with a micro balancing technique technology that allows you to set up your camera and balance it easily and without much fuss, unlike other camera stabilizers or mounts that can take you ages to properly balance your camera and can cause you a lot of frustration and can waste your time.
If you are in a hurry such as if you are trying to catch some natural light, this micro balancing technique will indeed help you out a lot. Within seconds or a few minutes, your set up is ready, properly and proportionately balanced so you can start recording in no time.
The top plate where you mount your camera can be adjusted on both X and Y axes, granting your ease and flexibility when filming for different angles of shots.
You can mount any DSLR or video camera on this plate that weighs up to 3.5 kilograms, which means that even if you own professional cameras that are a bit on the hefty side, you can confidently use this camera stabilizer.
It also has a quick release feature that allows you to access your camera quickly and without any fuss so that once you are done with the shot, you can easily pop off your camera and move on to the next task at hand.
The handle grips on this device are foamed so that you get a comfortable and slip-free hold to secure your device. These grips are attached to a three-axis gimbal that allows you vertical and horizontal movement while maintaining stillness and stability of the camera despite any hand movements.
This means that your hands are free to move around and adjust according to the shot you are currently taking without it affecting the stability of your camera. You pan will remain as still as if there were no surrounding movement no matter which direction your hands go as you adjust with the device.
The vertical balance of the FLYCAM HD-3000 24″/60cm Micro Balancing Handheld Steadycam Stabilizer is adjustable by counterweights on the base platform.
Other than this, the vertical balance can also be adjusted with a different option –by simply changing the tool-less telescopic central post. This way, you no longer need to bring too much counterweight to balance your device so that you can carry it around with ease without the cumbersome weights that are just for counter and balance.
For easy and safe transport such as when changing locations, traveling, or simply storing, the unit comes with its own foam-padded bag for protection. It also comes with a free table clamp to better secure your device in whatever circumstance you may need to, such as when shooting indoors and at acute angles that are otherwise difficult to achieve when held by hand or when mounted on a pole or bigger object.
Although it is simply a freebie, if you are an outdoorsy type of videographer, you may find that the table clamp is not that necessary, or may even have no use at all.
Also, some videographers may find it a bit challenging to carry for prolonged periods, especially true if you are on the smaller or lighter side. You may need to employ the aid of a tripod or armrest for this, although this could be quite a challenge if shooting while in motion.
If you want something that can support a hefty camera, this is probably one of your best bets since it can carry cameras with weights of up to 3.5 kilos.