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If you're having trouble keeping that video shot from shaking, here's an alternative to $8,000 Steadicam camera stabilization gear: Steady-ORB, created by Hollywood cinematographers for mere mortals. This lightweight 3.2 lb. device is made of aluminum and Teflon, and it was designed specifically for DV camcorders. You can place it on the floor or a table and use it as a tripod, or you can carry it around and it gives you a steady shot while you're moving. You're also able to flip it upside down to get extremely low-angle moves.

Take a look at the video and you'll see this goes far beyond that image stabilization technology that's included with camcorders. Available on the Web for $425.

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