We talk a lot about camera stabilization here at NFS, whether it's the handheld gimbal or shoulder mount variety. However, one man, known only as "Dave," has stumbled upon a revolutionary stabilization system that'll turn the whole filmmaking community on its head. Harnessing the power of the animal kingdom, Dave has created the greatest camera stabilizing system known to man by utilizing the perfect neck stability of the gallus gallus domesticus, known in certain circles as the "domesticated fowl" or the so-called -- "chicken."
Dave is a self-described cameraman, who is always aiming to push his craft to the limit. This included finding the "Holy Grail" in cinematography -- the steady shot. After drafting countless camera stabilizing prototypes, including a rig with a DSLR attached to the face mask of a football helmet, Dave came upon an internet video that changed the way he looked at stabilization.
Sure, call him a revolutionary in DIY stabilizing. He is. But I'd bet the farm that if you asked him, he'd say that he's just a guy with a camera, a chicken, and a tiny chicken-sized helmet full of dreams.
I won't keep you in suspense any longer. Introducing -- The Galluscam.
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Just in case you didn't catch it, this video was an ad for the LG G2's 2-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) capabilities. Other features of this smartphone are a 13-megapixel camera with scratchless glass and the ability to record in full HD 1080p.
Does the OIS of the G2 win you over, or do you prefer the chicken-operated Galluscam? Let us know in the comments.
Link: LG G2 smartphone