Bookmark Shaky Footage? How to get SMOOTH HANDHELD shots like a beast! SOURCE: Peter McKinnon Being able to get smooth and steady handheld shots is a GREAT skill to have. We aren't always going to have access to our gear - in these times, having the knowledge to apply specific camera techniques to mimic that gear is essential. I go over several different methods in the field and in post to get the smoothest shots possible without a 3-axis gimbal, or other popular means of smoothing out your shots.