DIY Video and Photography Projects

New XCAM Sabre 2013 Mini Stabilizer
September 26, 2013






If you know a thing or two about stabilizers, the new 2013 XCAM Sabre brings a few new much welcome features that are typically only found on much larger systems. The design is still based on the original compact mini XCAM with quick folding legs, but now has a vertically adjustable Gimbal along a Carbon […]






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Skyler MiniARM Stabilizer Forearm Brace
August 13, 2013






The guys making the Skyler Minicam Stabilizers look like they’ve been busy in the last few months. Not only have they released another Skyler Minicam Stabilizer model with folding legs and Arca swiss quick release plate, but they’ve also added a new ForeArm Brace. When a full Vest if too bulky, and when your arms […]






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XMAS Sale on XMiniCam (not Skyler MiniCam)
December 11, 2012






[Update on Article] This appears to be a copy of the original Skyler MiniCam and not the original Skyler MiniCam. Typically the Skyler MiniCam stabilizers can be found for approximately $520-$540 shipped (as found here). There’s one seller posting a unit that is a copy of the Skyler product and lists as an XMiniCam for […]






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Skyler MiniCam Transformer Legs
November 4, 2012






Skyler MiniCam DSLR Video Camera Stabilizer The Skyler MiniCam (seen above) is one of the smallest Video Camera Stabilizers around, and can still fly a fairly weighted DSLR Camera. It’s an expensive piece of kit, but my favorite stabilizer to travel with. To make the Skyler even smaller and faster to setup, there’s a new […]






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Sony RX100 Wide Angle Lens MagFilter Adapter Skyler MiniCam
October 4, 2012






The Sony RX100 produces great video quality, and performs well in low lit situations, so I was recommending this camera to a Real Estate agent looking to perform low budget YouTube Virtual Tours. Unfortunately, it’s widest focal length is approximately 28mm (not the greatest). I got to thinking, and decided to test out the new […]






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Modified Flycam Arm Brace with Skyler MiniCam Stabilizer
August 8, 2012






I first purchased a used first gen Skyler Minicam and enjoyed it so much, I went out and purchased the latest model (then sold off the older one). It’s a tiny little stabilizer that packs up small, performs excellently, and has amazing build qualities. Unfortunately it’s a bit expensive compared to other stabilizers, so i’m […]






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Skyler MiniCam with SoloWheel Flying T4i 650D
July 2, 2012






Home for the day, so I decided to see if I had the skills to fly the Skyler MiniCam Video Camera Stabilizer while riding a Gyro-Stabilized Motorized UniCycle called the SoloWheel (found here on eBay).    Just in case something disastrous were to happen, I felt comfortable trying this test out with Canon’s latest EOS […]






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Flycam, Glidecam, and Skyler Stabilizer Features
April 23, 2012






This video is complete rambling about different feature sets of a few ‘Small Camera stabilizers’ I use. I have quite a few very large ones as well, but for now i’m just touching on these specifically because they are so close in what audience they are intended for. The three small stabilizers i’m showing are […]






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