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Steadicam Curve for GoPro HERO Action Cameras (Red)

B&H # STCGPR Mfr # CURVE-RD
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You Pay: $99.95
Product Highlights
  • Fits HERO, HERO2, and HERO3
  • Handheld Mechanical Stabilization
  • Provides Isolation from Shake/Vibration
  • Helps Reduce "Rolling Shutter"
  • Handle Folds for Transport
  • Requires LCD BacPac

The red Steadicam Curve a gimbal-based handheld stabilizer for GoPro HERO, HERO2, and HERO3 action cameras. It requires the LCD BacPac for proper balance and monitoring.

Once properly balanced, the Steadicam Curve is designed to allow you to capture extremely smooth shots without restricting your range of movement. Since the HERO models the Curve is compatible with lack optical image stabilization, a mechanical stabilizer such as this is the only way to truly avoid shaky footage when shooting handheld, and it can also help reduce some of the motion-induced "jello effect"--wobbly, distorted video--caused by the GoPro's "rolling-shutter" CMOS sensor.

The Steadicam Curve is a scaled down version of its bigger sibling, the Merlin, its size and form-factor designed to be in keeping with the compact, dynamic nature of the GoPro camera. When not in use, the handle tucks away beneath the camera mount, locking to the frame. In this folded configuration the Curve acts as a handle allowing you tote the camera around and can even function as an alternative camera rig for those shots where a handheld look is desired without sacrificing the control a rig provides.

Mechanical gimbal designed to fully isolate the GroPro from handshake and vibration
Helps reduce the "jello effect" caused by the GoPro's "rolling shutter" CMOS sensor
Compatible with GoPro HERO, HERO2, and HERO3 action cameras
Requires LCD BacPac for correct balance and monitoring
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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SteadicamCurve for GoPro HERO Action Cameras (Red)
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves performance (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Professional quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      You will not be dissapointed!

      By JoseH2O

      from Round Hill, VA

      About Me Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Traveler, Retired

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies

        Comments about Steadicam Curve for GoPro HERO Action Cameras (Red):

        I wish I had known and purchased the Curve Steadicam for GoPro before my 8-day cruise to the Caribbean. I collected a lot of unusable footage due to the shaking and unstable recordings. Now that I've purchased the Curve for GoPro, I can not believe the difference. It is night and day! The Curve is actually super simple to operate and there was, at least for me, little or no learning curve to shooting stabled videos. I've tested it running up and down the stairs, walking on hard pavement, and playing with my dogs in uneven terrain with great results. Balancing the GoPro on the Curve was simple, even though I don't have the "required" LCD unit. Instead, I am using the battery pack (Model ABPack 301). I have sufficient range with its fine-tune adjustment to make it lean forward or backward past its balanced-point. I also found it to be lightweight and not tiresome to use even after extended periods of time. It is smaller than I expected and indeed, I would most definitely recommend the Curve Steadicam to my own brothers and sisters.

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        5.0

        Big step up from shooting handheld.

        By Paul

        from Oxnard, CA

        Comments about Steadicam Curve for GoPro HERO Action Cameras (Red):

        I bought this after coming back from a mountain climbing trip in the Philippines and seeing most of my footage was really shaky. I wanted something I could easily take on hikes and on travel that could fit in my pocket. I had the chance to take it out last weekend on a trip to Death Valley, and while the footage I got wasn't 100% smooth, it was waaay better than the footage I got in the Philippines. It really dampened the vibrations a lot, and any shakiness left I attribute more to my lack of experience than to anything else. I'm sure with practice, my shots will only get smoother. It fits easily in my jacket pocket, and is easy to set up, and the build quality looks really sturdy. Overall, I'm extremely happy with my purchase and I know its not gonna be a piece of gear that's just gonna end up sitting at home when I go out.

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        5.0

        Great tool if you take time to practice!

        By 1stCivDiv

        from East TN

        About Me Learning Videographer, Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Performance

        Cons

        • Takes Time To Master

        Best Uses

        • Sports And Action Video

        Comments about Steadicam Curve for GoPro HERO Action Cameras (Red):

        I use the Steadicam Curve to shoot mostly sports and especially mountain biking. The Curve gives me the shots I am looking for but definitely takes time and practice to manage the device. The technique for keeping the camera straight and managing the proper angle takes a varied approach. I use one hand for most "fixed" shots and control the angle and orientation with one finger and thumb. However, for video where I will be moving I prefer the two-hand method.

        While you will be able to shoot better with the Curve, it will take time to master so don't give up on it if at first you don't succeed.

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        4.0

        for 99 dollars...it's a good buy

        By Danielle

        from Hawaii

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Steadicam Curve for GoPro HERO Action Cameras (Red):

              I like how compact it is, but this also make it difficult to fly. The handle is very small and I have pretty small hands myself. Practice is the only thing that'll make it work. It's very easy to balance and carry around. If you want to add something extra to your gopro videos, then I highly recommend one of these.

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              3.0

              Time will tell

              By JV

              from South jersey

              About Me Documentary Sketch Etc

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Small

              Best Uses

              • Anything Gopro Handheld

              Comments about Steadicam Curve for GoPro HERO Action Cameras (Red):

              OK, I knew it was smaller, but was surpised how small it was. I have big hands though...with that said, holding your thumb and index finger where directed, it does work ok. Did a few tests and you could definitely see the difference compared to hand holding it. It's compact, which is great and the locking feature is also good. Definitely need the LCD backpack to stabilze it...would recommend unless you have big bucks to spend.

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              5.0

              Top Quality

              By Akra5ia

              from Herriman, UT

              About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Steadicam Curve for GoPro HERO Action Cameras (Red):

                  These guys know exactly what it takes to build a device that is actually complex and very simple at the same time. Thank you.

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                  System Extensions

                  GoPro -  LCD Touch BacPac for HERO3 and HERO3+
                  • You Pay: $79.99
                   
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