We’ve accumulated so many video clips and other projects these past couple of years mainly due to great advances in technology. These days recording gear such as camcorders, DSLR cameras, and camera phones, along with camera stabilizers are so easily and widely available that it won’t take a particularly avid amateur videographer or moviemaker to own them. Aside from shooting these bits of video, sharing them online has also gotten very popular. Many of these efforts are commonly shared on video sharing sites like Vimeo or YouTube. It’s not enough now to sit in front of one’s computer and record something. Now that most mobile phones—an iPhone or any other smartphone—have powerful video cameras as well, shooting short clips or even longer footage with them is a pretty common occurrence. It doesn’t stop there. While shooting these videos or movies with phones seem like an astounding concept, many take it a step further by insisting on better quality output. Using those mini camera stabilizers designed specifically for very small cameras and phones have become the norm. Why do people go through the trouble, you might ask. The simple answer is competition. With the ease with which we access and download these videos, there are so many fighting to capture the interests and hold the attention of the regular internet surfer. Success in measured by the popularity of a clip via the number of views it receives, how often it has been shared in other social networking sites, and how often it has been downloaded. The drive for “views” has raised the bar when it comes to the quality of these shared videos. Enthusiasts have taken to collecting a wide selection of videography equipment—usually the much more affordable versions of brands such as Merlin, Glidecam, Blackbird, and many more—many of which fall under camera stabilization like handheld steadicams, camera sliders, and track dollies. While the internet has indeed benefited us users by making downloading videos much, much easier. We owe it to the recent technological advances both in video camera features and capabilities, and in camera stabilization.