For those that use their DSLR for taking lots of video's, the DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer is right up your alley. For what you get in one complete kit @ $3000...it is hard to beat.
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For now my first project besides the makeup videos I want to make a documentary of one of my relatives.
i recently rented a Movi M5 and was amazed. great build, lightweight, and super smooth. the footage we got was amazing (using a Nikon D810 @ 60fps). the software allowed me to customize the majestic mode to get unbelievably smooth shots (with just a little practice). from what i can tell, the secret sauce is in the software and Movi has the lead right now in that category
there's a lot of gimbals starting to come on the market and prices will keep going down (and functionality up). that's a good thing for anyone wanting to shoot video with smaller cameras!
NOTE: to be fair, i haven't used the Ronin personally (and can only comment on the footage i see online). i have a friend who uses the Ronin and really likes it. no matter which product you pick, just remember that a gimbal is a tool that has strengths/weaknesses and won't magically make your shots perfect. expect to have to invest some time to learn how to properly use it
if only going 5 feet of movement, the other option you have is a slider or crane/jib. those are limited to a set point or movement direction, but give great results