Not all cameras come with built-in stabilization features. This means that taking videos can sometimes result in a very shaky mess unless you have steady hands. There are alternatives out there like gimbals and steadicams, but if you’d rather not buy those, then you might be interested in a Kickstarter project called the SteadXP.

What is the SteadXP, you ask? Basically this is a gadget that you can attach to your camera. From there it will be able to record your camera’s movements so that it knows when it has moved. This is thanks to its built-in 32-bit ARM processor, 3-axis gyroscope, and a 3-axis accelerometer.

After it’s done, you upload the footage to your computer, put it through the stabilizer software, and because it remembers your movement, the software can compensate for any shakes that might have occurred during recording. It’s actually a pretty good idea. We should note that the footage recorded is unstabilized, meaning that if you don’t put it through the software it will be as you recorded.

The only downside to this is that you don’t know what you’ve got until you’ve put it through the software. Now in terms of compatibility, the SteadXP will work with the GoPro and DSLR/mirrorless camera models, although there are separate models for the GoPro and DSLR versions. They are priced at $159 and $261 respectively so if you’d like to get your hands on one, hit up its Kickstarter page for the details.

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