A few months ago I stumbled on the Freefly MOVI (video above) that uses active vibration reduction to stabilize cinema cameras by using an IMU to measure camera shake and actuate a gimbal to cancel out the movement (video in article). I realized this was the same technology that multicopter pilots have been using for years to stabilize aerial cameras, but without the $15,000 price tag of the MOVI. This is my attempt to get 90% of the functionality of the MOVI for 5% of the cost.
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