Steadicam is a brand of camera stabilizer mounts for movie cameras. It mechanically isolates the operator's movement, allowing for a smooth shot, even when moving over any surface. Steadicam has added another dimension to motion picture cinematography and videography. A Steadicam essentially combines the stabilized steady footage of a conventional tripod mount with the fluid motion of a dolly shot and the flexibility of hand-held camera work. While smoothly following the operator's broad movements, the Steadicam's armature absorbs jerks, bumps, and shakes.