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How Steadicam Changed The World

The humble hardware behind some of the best shots in history. And the best Steadicam shots ever taken.

Posted on March 5, 2013, at 11:48 a.m. ET

In 1976, a cinematographer named Garrett Brown introduced the world to the Steadicam:

Little did he know, his weighted rig, meant to reduce camera shake, would become one of the defining tools in cinema history:

Now, someone has collected the top Steadicam shots of all time. They also happen to be some of the best shots of all time, period:

The list was adapted from the top-rated Steadicam shots on by Refocused Media.