December 2, 2011 | Posted in:Film, Music, Photography, Uncategorized, YouTube


Hey guys! So I decided to do a test to see if a monopod which retails for around $15 in conjunction with an Image Stabilized lens would be just as steady as a Glidecam HD-4000 which retails for around $500. I went out to Tree Tops Park to run some test footage with the monopod. I did both walking and running shots and what I found was that the monopod is okay for walking shots (still not perfect) and running was way too shaky. If your going for the handheld look for running it would be great (ex: Action sequence). The monopod worked well on smooth ground for walking shots. If you’re on a budget and can’t afford the $500 Glidecam HD-4000, the monopod can work with walking shots you just gotta walk very slow and watch where you’re walking. Check out the test footage that I shot below and leave your comments on what you think!


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