|Michael Thompson holding a GoPro Hero 4 Black camera|
mounted on s LanParte 3 axis gimbal stabiliser.
There are many devices that you can buy which will achieve camera movement for you, including
- steadicams and so on.
Steadicams are probably the most flexible of these, but they are quite difficult to operate without training and a lot of practice.
Hardy Productions UK have just invested in a 3 gimbal stabiliser, seen in the photo above, which is designed for very small cameras such as GoPros and smartphones. They are not particularly expensive and can give very good, smooth results without a lot of training and with limited practice as can be seen from this short film which was originally filmed in ultra high definition in one take (and presented in that format on YouTube if you are able to view in 4K):
And don't forget the increasing popularity of drones, some of which now have cameras mounted to film in 4K very smoothly. But if you are going to use these professionally, you will have to observe the various regulations now in place including the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK.
For the time being, using the 3 gimbal stabiliser with GoPro alongside shots taken more traditionally by larger cameras is not a bad solution.