I've been using my PVC camera stabilizer whenever I need to run hand-held with my camcorder. It works well to avoid the shaky-cam look, as well as providing fast setups and a variety of shots. Many of you have reported success with this rig, not only with camcorders, but with DSLRs as well.
If you have a smaller camera, however, this rig is overkill. Smaller cams have no optical stabilization (and digital stabilizers corrupt the picture), so a rig like this is a must. In this episode I discuss a smaller alternative to the PVC beast, one that gives you almost all the same benefits of the larger model, without the bulk.
This episode is also a good example of valuable viewer input. When James DeRuvo sent me that picture showing off the Wii controller holder he found and his basic idea, it was a fantastic inception for me. Please keep the great ideas coming and this show will last forever (or as long as I do)!
Alternate Wii Wheel
Mini ball head
Cell phone holder + tripod mount