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The Steadicam Curve is a gimbal-based handheld stabilizer for GoPro HERO, HERO2, HERO3, HERO3+, and HERO4 action cameras. It requires the LCD BacPac for proper balance and monitoring.
Once properly balanced, the Steadicam Curve is designed to allow you to capture extremely smooth shots without restricting your range of movement. A mechanical stabilizer such as this is the only way to truly avoid shaky footage when shooting handheld, and it can also help reduce some of the motion-induced "jello effect"--wobbly, distorted video--caused by the GoPro's "rolling-shutter" CMOS sensor.
The Steadicam Curve is a scaled down version of its bigger sibling, the Merlin, its size and form-factor designed to be in keeping with the compact, dynamic nature of the GoPro camera. When not in use, the handle tucks away beneath the camera mount, locking to the frame. In this folded configuration the Curve acts as a handle allowing you tote the camera around and can even function as an alternative camera rig for those shots where a handheld look is desired without sacrificing the control a rig provides.
Nice smooth action
100% good using this item
Nice solid built product, takes an hour or two to get it right but once you do, you're all good.
The steadicam is built well and has a nice fit and finish with all the machined parts but is finicky to adjust and doesn’t seem to work well with the newer hero 7’s or 8’s.