Smartphone photographers wishing they had a gimbal to keep their video footage smooth and steady, may be interested in a new tutorial published the YouTube that provides a low cost DIY smartphone gimbal solution. Check out the video below to learn more about the project and how to build your very own.
Using a fewer empty food cans, a paint roller, some elastic bands and a floor mop head the COOPH team have fashioned a fantastic working smartphone gimbal. Shop bought smartphone gimbals can cost around £100 for a basic system but creating your own allows you to tweak the mechanics to meet your exact requirements.
“The COOPH team are back with a new DIY Friday installment. In the comments on some of our recent gimbal videos, the community challenged us to make a DIY gimbal especially for smartphone film makers, and here it is! Using only our smartphone and some items found around the house, we created a rig capable of capturing stable shots of even the most high-speed action! We’re sure you will enjoy it and maybe even try it out for yourself! “