Build your own DIY Digital Stabilized Camera Gimbal

Videographer Tom Antos created this advanced DIY camera stabilizer which he demonstrates in this video. Although this surly isn’t as sophisticated as the MōVI M10 handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal, its still quite impressive and only cost a few hundred dollars if you feel like building it yourself.

Update: Over time this video turned viral and it is still getting constant views even today, several years after it was published. For all those who are interested in stabilized camera gimbals here are all the videos that we have published on this topic to date.

You can also check out many more interesting DIY photography projects here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

20 comments

  1. What an inspired and fabulous leveraging of technology used by RC model aircraft flyers.  A very neat spin-off of the tech and nicely implemented.  Congratulations to Tom Antos for coming up with this. 
    There are modern and up-coming flight controller boards that fully comprehend X, Y and Z axis – if Tom isn’t already using one then these may well up the game even further in respect to how effective the gimbal compensates for physical movement.

  2. with software stabilizer that will remove the X Y shake it can be useful. however, it will always be wobbly. and probably without any good rolling shutter effect remover it will still look chip.
    the movi m10 results look like Hollywood movie with less than an independent film price tag.

  3. Beautifully built hardware, very nice. As a non-american, the kid’s ‘run and gun’ t-shirt really made me shake my head though.

  4. Thanks for this post about my rig. But my website is incorrect. It’s actually TomAntosFilms.com

    Thnx!

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