Over at the newspaper video group, two neat little gadgets, one potentially useful and the other a little silly but fun.
Under the potentially useful, put this homemade steadycam outpointed by Howard Owens.
Under the silly but fun, put this bottle-based tripod system. Unfortunately, it only screws on to PET bottles, meaning the idea of toting a good wine around to ease the job is probably not likely -- although the dedicated might want to decant ( does flash photography take red or white?).