This week-end I had a chance to try out the Steadycam Merlin 2, a clever device for getting smooth motion in video. After a frustrating hour of learning, balancing and adjusting, my camera was set and we took it for a spin on the Riverdale Trail in the dim evening light. I can tell it will take a bit of practise. So far I have managed to achieve an effect of the gentle swell of the sea. Check out the video to see the results of my first attempt. If nothing else, I did get a good bicep work-out (the SOB is heavy).