Getting smooth video from a moving camera is difficult. There is always a new technology coming out to obtain it. In the past, servos have been used, but their gearing and latency can take away from the stabilization. For better results, brushless motors can be used to directly control the gimbal’s moving parts.
Commercial 3-axis gimbals can cost as much as $15,000. However, this two axis camera gimbal design could (in theory) be built for as little as $100. Check out the video after the “read more” to see an animated rendering of it. Continue reading