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Using sony A7s mark 2 + Tripod + 70-200 Sony G lens on a boat (Stabilization)


Mohamed El-Fallal
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Hi ,I am Mohamed From Cairo And my question is about stabilization.

 

I I am using sony A7s mark 2 + Tripod + 70-200 sony G lens on a boat (Stabilization), what should i do to get the best steady footage

 

1- Turn on lens stabilization ONLY. (and which stabilization option since it has 2 stabilization options).

2- Turn Camera Steady ONLY.

3-Both

4- None

 

Thanks

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Hi ,I am Mohamed From Cairo And my question is about stabilization.

 

I I am using sony A7s mark 2 + Tripod + 70-200 sony G lens on a boat (Stabilization), what should i do to get the best steady footage

 

1- Turn on lens stabilization ONLY. (and which stabilization option since it has 2 stabilization options).

2- Turn Camera Steady ONLY.

3-Both

4- None

 

Thanks

Your in-camera/lens stabilizers may work ok if you're shooting on a large ship. But, if you are shooting on a small boat, bouncing in the water, the movement will be much bigger than your camera can stabilize. Turning on camera/lens stabilizing here may well make things look worse as it locks and then looses the ability to stabilize, causing jumps in the image.

 

So, on a bouncing boat, your could shoot hand held and learn to love the excitement of shaking and movement, or, if you really need a stable shot, think about using one of the electronic hand held camera stabilizers. The electronic stabilizer might even work on a tripod. For really wide action shots, you could even think about mounting a go-pro camera directly to the boat.

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Check out these links, there may be some very valuable information that'll help towards solving your problem.

 

First check out this short, I think they accomplished the type of shots you're trying to get. Start at the 5 minute mark.

https://vimeo.com/213754792

 

Now start this at the 28 minute mark and the cinematography talks about how he got those steady shots in the water.

http://gaddisvisuals.com/episode82/

 

Daniel April may actually be a member here (or some members here may know him), so you may be able to reach out to him directly.

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Your in-camera/lens stabilizers may work ok if you're shooting on a large ship. But, if you are shooting on a small boat, bouncing in the water, the movement will be much bigger than your camera can stabilize. Turning on camera/lens stabilizing here may well make things look worse as it locks and then looses the ability to stabilize, causing jumps in the image.

 

So, on a bouncing boat, your could shoot hand held and learn to love the excitement of shaking and movement, or, if you really need a stable shot, think about using one of the electronic hand held camera stabilizers. The electronic stabilizer might even work on a tripod. For really wide action shots, you could even think about mounting a go-pro camera directly to the boat.

Thanks a lot Bruce Greene :)

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Check out these links, there may be some very valuable information that'll help towards solving your problem.

 

First check out this short, I think they accomplished the type of shots you're trying to get. Start at the 5 minute mark.

https://vimeo.com/213754792

 

Now start this at the 28 minute mark and the cinematography talks about how he got those steady shots in the water.

http://gaddisvisuals.com/episode82/

 

Daniel April may actually be a member here (or some members here may know him), so you may be able to reach out to him directly.

Reggie A Brown this is a great help, thanks :)

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If you're looking for another piece of equipment to help, Glidecam has a stabilizer that's only meant to keep the horizon line leveled. It's called the Glidecam Tru-Horizon.

 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&O=&Q=&ap=y&c3api=1876%2C%7Bcreative%7D%2C%7Bkeyword%7D&gclid=Cj0KCQiAus_QBRDgARIsAIRGNGjsHNQfOR2iYpPhTfg1HXJMkYTONSWSQJ6CHYOj_Z2YkjsJPZCNuooaAvjeEALw_wcB&is=REG&m=Y&sku=1333932

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