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How To Take The Shaky Out Of Filming Shaky Situations

The lightweight MōVI could get a steady shot in an earthquake

How To Take The Shaky Out Of Filming Shaky Situations

As most of us with home video collections know, a shaky hand behind the camera can make for a highly unpleasant viewing experience. The same challenge presents itself to Hollywood cinematographers. Until now.

Meet the MōVI M10, developed by Freefly systems. According to their website, it is a handheld, "3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal." In other words, it's a lightweight contraption that the cameraman straps to his or her chest, completely stabilizing the image.

As first pointed out by, Vincent Laforet, a decorated filmmaker/photographer, created a short film and behind-the-scenes look at how the MōVI works, and what kind of images it can produce.


For more film tips, check out Fast Company's look at the groundbreaking cinematography used to film Inception, and how Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller and Michael Cera are saving Hollywood from a digital demise similar to that of the music industry.

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