My D800 has VIDIO
I bought it for stills but cant resist the temptation to do a bit of video
So what do you guys use when a tripod is not possible
my next job will be air to air from a Hot air balloon, it would be nice to have a few seconds of library footage of the new balloon from the air
I do quite a bit of video, and unless you are a very, very steady fellow, the video will be choppy hand-held.
Shooting 'wide' helps, and any steady is better than none.
After that, it sort of depends of the situation, budget, and a cornucopia of things, too include what how much you want to get involved. Without getting your feet too wet, I'd recommend a nice monopod.
Steddipods had the best concept, a three prong foot at the bottom, single, telescoping pole.
I really wouldn't invest in to a 'steadi camera device' just yet. You'll want to look at microphones and shock mounts and such first.
My best, and if you want to pass the D800 around...