Do you take photos or record video ever? Of course you do! Whether it is on your iPhone or a professional camera, there is one thing that is always a problem - stabilization. We found a product this year to solve that problem once and for all.
It's called the Camtrol and it does exactly what its name suggests - helps you control your camera. In simple terms, it is a combination between and handle and a cradle, but it is a lot more than that. This seemingly simple gadget takes all of the weight of the camera from your wrist and suspends it from your entire arm. If you are anything like me, when recording long videos, my wrist is the part that becomes the problem, so this thing is great.
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In addition to using it as a handle for sweep shots or low shots, you also have the ability to configure it in any shape you want using the three ball joints, allowing for infinite degrees of motion and multiple points of contact. We have personally used it as a shoulder rest and it works perfectly adding the third point of contact for almost perfect stabilization without the need for a tripod.
Now, of course, if you are recording a 2 hour performance, a tripod might be your better option, but for a 15 minute interview or a series of still photos, I can think of nothing better than the Camtrol.