A&P Tips for shooting steady video? (Moving video, during hiking and such)

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  1. Fishbait

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    Howdy Art & Photog crew... :h5:

    I want to shoot some amateur video during my hikes that I could possibly splice up with some music or whatever at a later date. Yesterday I went on a long hike and tried to emulate this video's very cool and smooth style:

    http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1438490562

    Instead my videos were similar to that shot by a drunk epileptic experiencing an ongoing seizure. Definitely very "Blair Witch" style. Are there any tips, recommendations, or equipment I can use to help steady out these videos?

    Ahhh yes, an important detail.

    I'm using an Olympus 1030SW. It's a point and shoot (albeit a fairly nice one) and can do 640x480 video at 30fps. I was trying to copy the above video style by holding the camera with both hands, in the middle of my body, just below sternum level but above my waist, about 6-8 inches out.

    Halp!

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    I think the camera is strapped onto the person in that video.

    Or he has some kind of steady cam.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steadicam

    It would be a very simplified version of one of these.

    There are loads of tutorials to make them for under $30. Not sure about the ease of using these whilst hiking.
     
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