10 ways to steady up your video: learn to shoot like a pro with these handy tips

Panasonic Lumix GH5 II
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 II has a terrific stabilization system, but you still can't beat a gimbal. (Image credit: Panasonic)

Anyone moving into video from photography faces a bit of a learning curve. But why? These days, the cameras are the same, the controls are similar and the technicalities of video resolution and frame rates aren’t too hard to grasp.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com