You’ve probably seen these at live sporting events or variety shows – like when you see a cameraman walk backwards while following a boxer entering the arena before a boxing match. The device he is wearing is called a Steadicam. This is an apparatus that one wears in order to stabilize camera movement. It’s designed mechanically separate the movement of the camera operator from camera in order allow for smooth shot even when the operator is running or moving abruptly over an uneven surface. There are camera operators who train specifically to use this equipment and specialize only in the operation of a steadicam.
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