Building your own camera stabilizer can be a fun and rewarding project. If you're up for the challenge the process will teach you the fundamentals of dynamic balance, weight distribution, design, and the precision involved to make it all happen. This is the start of our multi part series covering as many of the build steps we can. We've spent years perfecting our stabilizers and now want to share with you some of the knowledge we've gained along the way.
The anatomy of a floating camera stabilizer is fairly standard. How you implement it, however, is up to you. The example shown is broken down to its base components, some of which are simple to build, while others require precision machining. The good news is you don't have to let equipment limitations stop your DIY project, because we have many of the parts available in our DIY-Garage.