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#1 Mohamed El-Fallal

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:44 AM

Hi ,I am Mohamed From Cairo And my question is about stabilization.

 

I I am using sony A7s mark 2 + Tripod + 70-200 sony G lens on a boat (Stabilization), what should i do to get the best steady footage

 

1- Turn on lens stabilization ONLY. (and which stabilization option since it has 2 stabilization options).

2- Turn Camera Steady ONLY.

3-Both

4- None

 

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#2 Bruce Greene

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:51 AM

Hi ,I am Mohamed From Cairo And my question is about stabilization.

 

I I am using sony A7s mark 2 + Tripod + 70-200 sony G lens on a boat (Stabilization), what should i do to get the best steady footage

 

1- Turn on lens stabilization ONLY. (and which stabilization option since it has 2 stabilization options).

2- Turn Camera Steady ONLY.

3-Both

4- None

 

Thanks

Your in-camera/lens stabilizers may work ok if you're shooting on a large ship.  But, if you are shooting on a small boat, bouncing in the water, the movement will be much bigger than your camera can stabilize.  Turning on camera/lens stabilizing here may well make things look worse as it locks and then looses the ability to stabilize, causing jumps in the image.

 

So, on a bouncing boat, your could shoot hand held and learn to love the excitement of shaking and movement, or, if you really need a stable shot, think about using one of the electronic hand held camera stabilizers.  The electronic stabilizer might even work on a tripod.  For really wide action shots, you could even think about mounting a go-pro camera directly to the boat.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:15 PM

Check out these links, there may be some very valuable information that'll help towards solving your problem.

First check out this short, I think they accomplished the type of shots you're trying to get. Start at the 5 minute mark.
https://vimeo.com/213754792

Now start this at the 28 minute mark and the cinematography talks about how he got those steady shots in the water.
http://gaddisvisuals.com/episode82/

Daniel April may actually be a member here (or some members here may know him), so you may be able to reach out to him directly.

Edited by Reggie A Brown, 15 November 2017 - 08:16 PM.

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#4 Mohamed El-Fallal

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:55 AM

Your in-camera/lens stabilizers may work ok if you're shooting on a large ship.  But, if you are shooting on a small boat, bouncing in the water, the movement will be much bigger than your camera can stabilize.  Turning on camera/lens stabilizing here may well make things look worse as it locks and then looses the ability to stabilize, causing jumps in the image.

 

So, on a bouncing boat, your could shoot hand held and learn to love the excitement of shaking and movement, or, if you really need a stable shot, think about using one of the electronic hand held camera stabilizers.  The electronic stabilizer might even work on a tripod.  For really wide action shots, you could even think about mounting a go-pro camera directly to the boat.

Thanks a lot  Bruce Greene :)


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#5 Mohamed El-Fallal

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:57 AM

Check out these links, there may be some very valuable information that'll help towards solving your problem.

First check out this short, I think they accomplished the type of shots you're trying to get. Start at the 5 minute mark.


Now start this at the 28 minute mark and the cinematography talks about how he got those steady shots in the water.
http://gaddisvisuals.com/episode82/

Daniel April may actually be a member here (or some members here may know him), so you may be able to reach out to him directly.

Reggie A Brown this is a great help, thanks :)


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#6 Mark Arica

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:01 AM

If you're looking for another piece of equipment to help, Glidecam has a stabilizer that's only meant to keep the horizon line leveled. It's called the Glidecam Tru-Horizon.

 

https://www.bhphotov...m=Y&sku=1333932


Edited by Mark Arica, 22 November 2017 - 01:04 AM.

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#7 Mohamed El-Fallal

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 02:11 PM

Thanks Mark Arica :)


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