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    So I've seen a lot of shoulder rests etc to steady the shot, but this is getting me thinking that the camera movement would be limited by horizontal axis movement and I'd need to move my body.

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    DV Video Camera Camcorder Shoulder Pad Support Tripod on eBay (end time 02-Apr-11 23:34:15 BST)

    What am I overlooking?

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    It's hard to tell from the pictures if it has any kind of vertical movement. I guess you'd just have to lean forward or backwards.

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    I think the camera will rise and fall as you breathe. It's amazing how much movement we hold in out bodies. Test the idea by resting the camera on a monopod or something short resting where he has it. You'll soon see - there's alot of movement in us humans. It'll go up and down enough to really hack you off.

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    I have a small tripod.

    I'll test with that. Good point about the breathing though.

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    Regarding AndyL's warning about unwanted bodily movements; I recommend using the diaphragm for breathing. It may require a little practice; but it could eliminate movement of the chest and shoulders.
    The technique is also much used by actors and singers. Diaphragmatic breathing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimAndrews View Post
    Regarding AndyL's warning about unwanted bodily movements; I recommend using the diaphragm for breathing...
    Or ..... Just buy a Glidecam.....

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