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Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer

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You Pay: $139.95
Product Highlights
  • Enables Shake-Free Handheld Shots
  • 4.85 lb Maximum Load Capacity
  • Smooth Multi-Axis Gimbal Design
  • Adjustable Baseplate with Bubble Level
  • Quick-Release Camera Mounting Plate
  • 5-Piece Counterweight Set
  • Comfortable Foam Padded Handle
  • Supports One-Handed Operation
  • Knurled Thumb Stabilizer Ring
  • Folds for Convenient Transport/Storage

The Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer is a handheld camera support device designed for shooting smooth, shake-free video. Once mastered, camera operators can use the ST-1000 to create fluid, "floating" camera movements, even when walking or running. The ST-1000 has a max capacity of approximately 4.85 lbs, which makes it ideal for HDSLRs and small to midsized camcorders.

The ST-1000 employs a multi-axis gimbal, which isolates the camera from incidental twisting and wobbling motions. The adjustable baseplate features a quick-release mounting plate and a bubble level, which can be used for fine tuning the proper balance. A 5-piece counterbalance weight set is also included. The foam padded handle and knurled stabilizer ring support one-handed operation, although two hands are recommended for optimal control.

Suitable for HDSLRs and small to mid-sized camcorders (4.85 lb max)
The smooth, multi-axis gimbal enables free-floating movements
The baseplate is adjustable forward, backward and side-to-side
Cameras mount via a sliding quick-release plate
Bubble level for fine tuning the proper balance
5-Piece counterweight set (one large and four small weights)
The foam padded handle supports one-handed operation
The knurled thumb stabilizer ring enables panning and tilting
ST-1000 folds for convenient transport and storage
Capacity 4.85 lb (2.2 kg)
Dimensions In operating mode: approx. 10 x 16 x 4.5" (25.4 x 40.64 x 11.43 cm)
Folds down to: approx. 13 x 6.5 x 4.5" (33.02 x 16.51 x 11.43 cm)
Weight Without counterweights: approx. 1.55 lb (705 g)
With counterweights: approx. 2.68 lb (1.22 kg)
Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer
  • 5-Piece Counterbalance Set
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    RevoST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer
     
    3.9

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    84%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves performance (11)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Well built / quality (9)
    • Compact (6)
    • Professional quality (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (8)
      • Independent films (4)
      • Travel (3)
      • Upgrade (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (8), Enthusiast (6), Aspiring film maker (4), Film professional (4), Business owner (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (23)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Rocking = No Drag

      Right out of the box I was impressed with the quality of construction, from the well-designed mechanicals and balance adjustments to the plating on the weights! Top to bottom it's a really nicely made...Read complete review

      Right out of the box I was impressed with the quality of construction, from the well-designed mechanicals and balance adjustments to the plating on the weights! Top to bottom it's a really nicely made unit.Not surprisingly, it takes a lot of patience, tweaking and adjusting to achieve a perfect balance in all axes. Awareness of what one is trying to achieve by each adjustment is the key to success.The most notable improvements needed are to either make the 1/4-20 camera mounting screw captive on the baseplate (as in most tripods)or to provide a 1/4-20 tapped hole that would serve as a place to store the screw when not being used. Otherwise, this special screw can be esily lost. Also, I've learned to carry a dime (coin) in my bag to make sure that I always have a means by which I can tighten and loosen this screw. There is no counter-locking screw assembly on the unit and it cannot be tightened by hand.I think the unit would benefit by having the slightest bit of drag in the gimbal mount. Drag (similar to that which would be seen in a ball and socket) would be beneficial in dampening out any rocking of the unit. The slightest bump or perturbation causes the unit to rock for an extended period of time because the 'universal joint' type gimbal has absolutely NO drag. To stop the rocking, one needs to hold the unit until it becomes motionless again.It is also possible (if you are loosening knobs and really not paying attention) to have the camera become separated from the stabilizer unexpectedly. This could be disasterous. Not having the benefit of having used more expensive units but having the advantage of an engineering background, I can say that this is a sweet unit overall and I have no reservations about recommending it. However, it takes awareness to not only calibrate it but to keep the camera safe.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Sorry, this can't support a 7D.

      This product was advertised as being able to balance at least 4.85 lbs. This thing will not balance nearly that amount. With my 7D and lens weighing in at 3.5 lbs. it was...Read complete review

      This product was advertised as being able to balance at least 4.85 lbs. This thing will not balance nearly that amount. With my 7D and lens weighing in at 3.5 lbs. it was just too much to handle. It was able to balance a GoPro.

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      5.0

      ST-1000 Pro Video Stabalizer

      By tdotxcon

      from toronto, ON

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

      great investment

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      4.0

      Once balanced, fun to use

      By jake

      from Vancouver, WA

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies

        Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

        Like every review and video ive seen on these its all in getting the correct balance, if it isn't balanced right it wont work. But once you get a good static and dynamic balance it works real well! ive been using a Nikon d3100 on this rig and it is plenty light enough for it, i still have room to add larger lenses and possibly a light or mic and it will still handle it!

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        4.0

        A good buy

        By Merve

        from Michigan

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

          I am using this with a Sony camcorder to improve my picture quality. Initially takes very careful set up with a fairly steep learning curve, but the results are well worth the effort.

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          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Sorry, this can't support a 7D.

          By TallEdu

          from Spokane, WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

          • Doorstop

          Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

          This product was advertised as being able to balance at least 4.85 lbs. This thing will not balance nearly that amount. With my 7D and lens weighing in at 3.5 lbs. it was just too much to handle. It was able to balance a GoPro.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great fun, takes practice

          By Buster

          from Seattle Wa

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

            I have a heavy Nikon DSLR sitting on top of this rig. It takes a little getting use to, but I got acceptable results after a half hour of practice. Take your time balancing!

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Pretty Good, hard to balance

            By weddingphoto

            from south bend, in

            About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

              It is pretty durable but very hard to balance while walking....better for smaller cameras and lighter lenses.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Hard to level

              By LostHeartPro

              from Long Beach, CA

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Lacks Functionality
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films

              Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

              I can see how this can be very useful once perfectly level, but to be honest, that is not an easy task.I will not use it on a paid gig until I feel comfortable with the nuances of the ST-100 Pro Video Stabilizer, but it could be because of my HDSLR and Prime Lens having an odd weight distribution. I want to pick up a GoPro as the main camera for this because of the 4K option and centered weight, but I don't have that yet.So my current assessment, is that the construction seems solid, the lack of place to store your camera mount screw (would be so simple to have a threaded hole somewhere, but nothing) means it can be lost easily when not mounted to a camera, the leveling adjustments seems difficult to lock when you are confident that the things are level.Even when the Stabilizer does bobble around during my tests, it does still produce an interesting look. Just haven't reached that very fluid quality yet.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Gift for my son

              By Singer

              from Iowa

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                    He was very happy with the product and shipping was fast.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    3.0

                    Great price for what you get

                    By Dave

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Hard to use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                      It's a great stabilizer for the price. The only thing is it takes while to get it balanced. Over all it works great!

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      tricky

                      By butter

                      from hi desert, ca

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                          I had a SteadiCam Junior years ago, used with a miniDV camcorder. Never figured it out. This REVO unit looks like a SteadiCam Merlin and appears to function similarly. It is well made and seems to be well worth the money. Requires many hours of practice and a lot of patience.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Gets rid of the shakes

                          By David

                          from Springfield, IL

                          About Me Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                            This works fairly well. It does take a lot of practice to get used to it and control "the shot". At first, you go from shaky without it to "wobbly" with it. I had to practice with it for several days before I could use it smoothly. It would be nice if the mount also fit my tripod. It is kind of a pain to switch mounts every time. I can run with it and video looks pretty good. Gets a little heavy after awhile. I don't know what reasonably priced stabilizer wouldn't though, especially when used with a pretty heavy video camera in the first place.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Very Touchy

                            By Lola Visuals

                            from Duluth MN

                            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Lacks Functionality
                            • Poor Design
                            • Poor Performance

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                            Not bad for the price but you're also not going to want to use it often. Perhaps with a lighter camera setup it would be more useful. We found it bobbing too much with a 70d and 10-22mm lens.

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                            5.0

                            Smooth Shots!!

                            By Sullivision Films

                            from Rhode Island

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • No Case Provided

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                            I get a nice smooth shot with this tripod. No Shake and easy to get the camera into small spaces for shots. It is not flimsy and well worth buying for the price!

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                            3.0

                            Good for price

                            By Greg

                            from Franklin, TN

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies

                                Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                                Extremely hard to balance but does an ok job once it is balanced.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Entry Level Stabilizer

                                By Jared Schaaf

                                from Erie, PA

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Performance

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy Design

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                                I just recently thought about getting into videography so after using several friends and colleagues equipment I decided on purchasing these piece. If you are a professional I would not recommend purchasing this stabilizer but as an entry level piece it's fantastic! Very happy with it

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                                • No

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                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Rocking = No Drag

                                By Curmudgeon

                                from Pennsylvania

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Improves Performance
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                • Can Lose The Screw Easily
                                • Needs A Little Drag

                                Best Uses

                                • Lighter Smaller Vid Cams

                                Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                                Right out of the box I was impressed with the quality of construction, from the well-designed mechanicals and balance adjustments to the plating on the weights! Top to bottom it's a really nicely made unit.Not surprisingly, it takes a lot of patience, tweaking and adjusting to achieve a perfect balance in all axes. Awareness of what one is trying to achieve by each adjustment is the key to success.The most notable improvements needed are to either make the 1/4-20 camera mounting screw captive on the baseplate (as in most tripods)or to provide a 1/4-20 tapped hole that would serve as a place to store the screw when not being used. Otherwise, this special screw can be esily lost. Also, I've learned to carry a dime (coin) in my bag to make sure that I always have a means by which I can tighten and loosen this screw. There is no counter-locking screw assembly on the unit and it cannot be tightened by hand.I think the unit would benefit by having the slightest bit of drag in the gimbal mount. Drag (similar to that which would be seen in a ball and socket) would be beneficial in dampening out any rocking of the unit. The slightest bump or perturbation causes the unit to rock for an extended period of time because the 'universal joint' type gimbal has absolutely NO drag. To stop the rocking, one needs to hold the unit until it becomes motionless again.It is also possible (if you are loosening knobs and really not paying attention) to have the camera become separated from the stabilizer unexpectedly. This could be disasterous. Not having the benefit of having used more expensive units but having the advantage of an engineering background, I can say that this is a sweet unit overall and I have no reservations about recommending it. However, it takes awareness to not only calibrate it but to keep the camera safe.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Works well at a great price!

                                By Duhg

                                from Denver, CO

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Use With Wide Angle Lens

                                  Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                                  This stabilizer is a well built part of my arsenal. I have long wanted stabilizer to go with my DSLR and GOPRO setups, this is the one. It does take some time to train oneself in the balancing and use of this type of equipment, and the ST-1000 is no exception, so practice plenty and you will be rewarded with smooth tracking shots.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Bargain

                                  By Robbie

                                  from Charlotte, NC

                                  About Me Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quality Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                                      Extremely well made for the price. Difficult to balance, but so are the higher priced versions. Very happy overall.

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                                      3.0

                                      It may work well but takes a lot

                                      By ad

                                      from los angeles, ca

                                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • More Instruction Needed

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                                        I thought I could read the directions and just use it but it seems all of these types of stabilizers need understanding of physics and PRACTICE. I've played around with it for 6 hours and still haven't been satisfied. I think it just takes more time and skill.

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                                        3.0

                                        Little Tricky, but Great

                                        By FinkOlson Productions

                                        from Saint Paul, MN

                                        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Revo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer:

                                              Its not up to the quality of higher end stabilizers, but its not bad for a starter. Its a bit tricky to find the balance at first (I haven't found any cookbooks for it, yet) but with the right hand placement it works alright. If you have the money I would opt for a higher end stabilizer. My brother has one and does great things with it.

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