Posts Tagged ‘stabilization’

Sony Officially Announces the a7II in the US! Will Ship in Time for Christmas

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The Sony a7II and its impressive 5-axis in-body stabilization has generated a ton of well-deserved buzz since it was officially announced. There’s only one problem: it wasn’t officially announced in the US yet.

The main announcement was made in Japan and no US release date and pricing has been available… until today! The news just dropped, and American Sony fans can enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow knowing they can have the a7II in time for Christmas. Read more…

Reports Confirm that the 5-Axis Stabilization on Sony’s a7II Works with All 3rd Party Glass

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Just four days ago, Sony announced its a7II: the world’s first full-frame digital camera with 5-axis image stabilization build into the body. But as impressive as we know the image stabilization could be, no one was quite sure what glass said stabilization would work with.

The news, however, is all good. New reports are confirming that the a7II’s stabilization will work with all(!) 3rd party lenses.

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Kumbacam: One-Handed, 3-Axis Stabilization Gimbals for GoPros and Smartphones

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Small cameras are becoming more powerful with each iteration, but as powerful as they are, the lack of any quality stabilization options means shaky, unprofessional looking footage no matter what resolution you’re shooting at.

Here to hopefully solve this issue is Kumbacam: a Florida-based imaging company that has a lineup of one-handed gimbals specifically designed for GoPro and smartphone cameras. Read more…

Tip: Get Super Stable Video by Using Instagram’s Hyperlapse App at Normal Speed

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Do you want steadicam-smooth video out of your smartphone, without the additional bulk or expense? Well, if you have an iOS device and Instagram’s Hyperlapse app, you can pretty much do just that. Read more…

SteadXP Adds an Accelerometer to Any DSLR or GoPro for Better Image Stabilization

Image stabilization is a tricky business. There are a plethora of ways to do it: optical image stabilization, algorithmic stabilization and, more recently, hybrid options that combine the best of analogue and digital input.

A great example is Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app, which gathers data from the accelerometer built into your iPhone and uses that data to digitally correct for camera shake and give you smooth footage.

And now, an upcoming product called SteadXP wants to do the same thing for your DSLR or GoPro. Read more…

Make Your Own DIY Steadicam for $20 and a Bit of Elbow Grease

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The steadicam has become a staple in the cinematography industry. The problem more often than not, though, is that not a lot of people can afford one.

And so, since production models range in price from a several hundred to a several thousand, a number of tool-savvy people have set out to create their own DIY options. One such example is this extremely solid and good-looking creation by Instructables user and photographer survival434 Read more…

Fuji’s Weather Resistant 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Raises Image Stabilization Bar to 5 Stops

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Typically, lens announcements go unnoticed unless the lens in question is some optically incredible, super-wide aperture prime lens. But if the idea of an 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens leaves you thoroughly unexcited, we would beg you to read on, because Fuji’s first attempt at a weather-resistant XF lens might just knock your socks off. Read more…

Apple Patent Shows Off Unique Use of OIS for “Super Resolution” Photos

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Coming from Apple Insider is a discovery of an interesting patent application by Apple. The application, aptly titled “Super-resolution based on optical image stabilization” explains in words and graphics a way in which an optical image stabilization (OIS) system can be used to capture a series of images at variable angles, then combine them together to create a high-resolution file.

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BTS: Ultra-Stable MoVI Footage Shot While Flying Through the Air on Skis

The MōVI freefly systems are very expensive, there’s no denying that. But when you see this behind the scenes video and the footage that the Red Bull Media House was able to capture with it while the camera man launched off massive jumps and flew through the air on skis, you’ll never wonder whether or not it’s worth it again. Read more…

Pro Tip: Stabilize Your GoPro Videos Using Your Face

Here’s a video from back in 2012 that shows a basic GoPro video stabilization tip you might not have heard of yet. Put together by Mitch Bergsma of MicBergsma Productions, it shows you how holding your GoPro against your face will lead to more stable footage. Read more…