As a Steadicam operator I’m never happy with unstable, juddery pictures, and until recently this was the only sort of footage you ever got from a GoPro camera, because they have no inbuilt stabilisation and are almost never used on a tripod!
Now however we have invested in a little gadget and modified it specifically for use when skiing. The device allows our new Hero 4 to be mounted on a ski pole giving high and low shots with almost the stability of a Steadicam, but in a much smaller, more compact, and entirely ski safe form.
Due to the lack of snow in Europe until recently, we went to Iceland to try it out!
And here’s me & another John testing out the prototype in Iceland!