Thinking about building a steady cam for my vx2100. Not having much experience with this subject I'm more or less looking for critiques on my idea. If you feel it will not work don't just flame post a reason why you feel it wont work. This is a steady cam for primarily follow shots.
Starting off with finding the thread for the mount I would buy a bolt and have it mounted to a frame surrounding the camera. From there I would build some sort of handle to hold the camera more steady. To connect the two I was thinking of using some kind of R/C car struts. I still don't know for sure what to use but I originally planned on using a spring of some sort. Just using the spring brought up the problem once the camera started to bounce it wouldn't stop very easily. So with a strut I assume it would take the shocks from the skier and then slowly move down as to prepare for another shock.
Any comments on how you think this would work are encouraged, also if you disagree just let me know why and move on.
Thanks for any advice in advance.
PS: ill try and rig something up in photoshop if my description wasn't good enough