September 30, 2013

Keep Your Images from Running 'Afowl' with the Galluscam Stabilizer

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRKu785g0O0

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

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Haha that's so awesome

September 30, 2013 at 11:10PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Two guys walk into a psychiatrist's office and one of them says, "Doctor, my brother is crazy. He thinks he's a chicken". The doctor asks, "Why don't you turn him in?" And the sane guy responds, "I would but I need the eggs".

September 30, 2013 at 11:41PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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DLD

Woody

October 1, 2013 at 9:32AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Dimitri

No. This goes back to the 1930's at least. Even the Three Stooges used it.

October 1, 2013 at 11:14AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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DLD

Really a repost for an LG ad

i aint no hater but this is what this site has become of?

October 1, 2013 at 12:17AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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JAYEEE

Ugh. First of all, piss-funny, well-shot ad, worth seeing. Secondly, even if you're so severely and pretentiously anti-commercial that you can't pull a little enjoyment from the above, did you not notice all the other posts today? This is hardly all that "this site has become of" (and surely what you meant to say was, "Is that what has become of this site?"). So despite your best efforts, you are kinda coming off as a hater right now.

October 2, 2013 at 1:52AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Well put Lachlan. +!

October 8, 2013 at 8:51PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Ronno

This was fun! BTW the new GoPro is out! Looks like they cutting back on the exciting updates a bit though, no GoPro4 but 3+, something like what Canon did when upgrading 650D to 700D...

October 1, 2013 at 1:21AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Same technology used here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLwML2PagbY

October 1, 2013 at 3:54AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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I laughed so uncontrollably hard watching that.

October 1, 2013 at 6:23AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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V Renée
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Yeah the Galluscam looks awesome, but how much does it cost? ;)

October 1, 2013 at 4:44AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Wayne

You can get them on e-bay with Chinese chickens for much less.

October 1, 2013 at 9:33AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Rob

"Chinese chickens"!
LOL! @Rob… Do they come in brown too, or are they completely "featherless"?
This is so friggin' hilarious!

October 1, 2013 at 12:44PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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@WalReyes--They come with full feathers just like the OEM chickens; however, the feathers do tend to fall off after about two weeks of heavy use. The beak lasts for about a month. But if you're a student just starting out or on a limited budget, the Chinese chickens are a great way to learn basic poultry stabilization techniques.

The biggest challenge is a significant percentage don't survive the shipping. Anticipating that reality, they're packaged with a generous supply of sweet and sour sauce.

October 1, 2013 at 2:01PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Rob

I just ordered a Kung Pao model ... will be here in 6-8 weeks, just like my BMD PC.

October 1, 2013 at 2:55PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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DLD

I want one!

October 1, 2013 at 5:44PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Erwin (Netherlands)

A GAME CHANGER!

October 1, 2013 at 11:01PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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marcus

This is hilarious. Very creative commercial.

October 2, 2013 at 12:46AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Amy

I once put a chicken in a just-married friend's bathroom as some sort of joke but forgot that eggs are not the only thing getting out of this animal's bottom :-)

Loved that ad!

October 2, 2013 at 6:07AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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now i just need a way to put an HDSLR in its head..

October 3, 2013 at 2:28PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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juneau

I'm gonna wait for the Alexxa version to come out :D ... so excited to see the outcome

October 3, 2013 at 9:12PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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It might be cool to have an LG but I'm pretty sure the fowl will get you more chicks.

October 9, 2013 at 8:18AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Joe

Why did the chicken cross the road? To dolly in on the scantily clad girl in the music video shoot.

October 9, 2013 at 1:43PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Dave

Hurrah! After all I got a webpage from where I be capable
of in fact obtain helpful data regarding my study and knowledge.

July 29, 2014 at 5:18PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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