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Build a DIY Camera Stabilizer from PVC Pipe

If you’re looking for a way to take steadier video using your video-enabled DSLR or camcorder, this cheap DIY stabilizer shoulder mounts your camera for jitter-free video.

All you’ll need for the project is some PVC piping and connectors, some nuts and thumb screws for the camera mount, and (optionally) some black paint, tape, and foam to make the build more comfortable and professional looking. Watch the video above to see the build in action and then hit up the link below for a detailed build guide.

PVC Camera Shoulder Rig [via Hack a Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/28/12

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