It Arrived Today!! A Camcorder Stabilizer for My Video Tours.

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Simi Valley 01224852

I am  convinced that I need video of all my Simi Valley and Moorpark real estate listings with the exception when there are issues with the house clutter that will not help by blasting an interior video all acrossHague MMC cyberspace.  I ordered a Hague Mini Motion-Cam stabilizer and after some fidgeting I finally got the balance point down.  Thanks to a great video on youtube I am all set up for a great day of shooting tomorrow.

I placed my order last Thursday April 24th and was very surprised to see the package arrive in California today as these are shipped from England.  Still for approximately $150 US, this is going to be a great tool and the money will be made up on the first shoot as I previously would spend that much on one single virtual tour.

Armed with Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, tow CDs of royalty free music and my soon to arrive chroma key green screen I am ready to have some fun.




Comments (10)

Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY
Ted - it sounds great.  I'd love to see some video you shot using it. 
Apr 29, 2008 11:52 PM
Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX
Ted, it looks like your link to Hague does not work.
Apr 30, 2008 12:13 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ted, great tip for the video jitters. Looks like you're well armed to make some good professional looking videos. Thanks for sharing.

Good Post!

Apr 30, 2008 12:45 AM
Ted Mackel
Keller Williams Realty Simi Valley - Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley Real Estate Agent
Lee,  Thanks, I fixed the link.
Apr 30, 2008 01:41 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Your clients are fortunate to be working with an agent who has the tools to take good pictures.
Apr 30, 2008 02:19 AM
Selling Homes in Western New York, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Terri Kern
Turning Key Realty - East Amherst, NY
Terri Kern, Broker, Turning Key Realty
This sounds like a great tool for those of us who are shooting our own video.  I too would like to see some video you shoot with this.  Before and after video would be terrific showing how the video turns out without the stabilizer and after using the stabilizer. 
Apr 30, 2008 02:47 AM
Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
Looks interesting.  Looking forward to see how it turns out.  I barely do photos.
Apr 30, 2008 08:20 AM
Scott Silverstone
William Raveis Real Estate - New Haven, CT
www.CTProperty.com, Connecticut Luxury & Waterfront Realty

Thanks for the link.  I'd love to see a future post on how well the camera stabilizer works for real estate videos.

FYI - $150 for a single visual tour?  Most of the companies we use charge anywhere from $10 for a single tour to $30 a month.

May 16, 2011 04:40 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Hague did a great job of showing how to set it up correctly with realistic trial and error sequences.  Ted, have fun with your new found steadiness!  I certainly hope a few get posted here.

May 17, 2011 08:07 AM
Ted Mackel
Keller Williams Realty Simi Valley - Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley Real Estate Agent

Scott,  It depends on the company.  The charges are different.  Visual tours are just glorified slide shows of our listing photos.

I do not use the stabilzer as much as a did when I wrote that post three years ago.  I am constantly refining and the camera I moved to is a little heavier and is probably at the limit for the device so my results are not as good as I would prefer.

 

This video I used it on the walkthrough.  I think the car shot was my son just holding the camera.  I can't remember.   http://youtu.be/t-B9dNFbRfY

This was shot mostly with the stabilizer http://youtu.be/Ei5fGtm7Hao

 

Kevin,  I ahve really focused on my Wordpress Blog  My videos can be found at http://www.365simivalley.com

May 17, 2011 11:25 AM