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[DPRG] Videoing robot/steadycam

Subject: [DPRG] Videoing robot/steadycam
From: Dale Wheat dale at dalewheat.com
Date: Fri Jul 29 17:37:52 CDT 2005


That sounds like the DIY steadycam featured in the premier edition of O'Reilly's 
MAKE magazine.  I'd be interested in seeing the results.  I'm also wondering if 
it will be fatigue-inducing (if it's the same technology).


Dale Wheat
(972) 486-1317

David P. Anderson wrote:
> Howdy,
> I have been doing a lot of videoing of the new outdoor robot
> and I have run into the following problem (and solution):
> Because the robot goes FAR AWAY, I can't sit in one place and
> shoot the video.  This means I have to be on the move, chasing
> the robot through the woods or where ever it decides to go.
> And that means that the videos are all shaky and bouncing up and
> down from my continuous walking, which gets old and slightly
> nausea-producing on the finished mpegs.
> This in spite of the "steadycam" capability of my video camera.
> But last night I came across the following website:
> <http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/steadycam/>
> and today I spent the $14 and built one, and it works just dandy!
> It's actually pretty amazing.  It smooths out all the bouncing
> and shaking, even when I am going up/down stairs.  Remarkable!
> I'll post some video as soon as I get something worthy...
> best regards,
> dpa
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