The latest Steadicam offering is designed to add stability, operational comfort and panning ability to single-handed stabilizers.
The Steadimate-S facilitates more creative opportunities when the camera operator is working with single-handed motorized stabilizers like the DJI Ronin-S. When paired with a body-worn stabilizer, the DJI Ronin-S can be operated for hours with minimal physical fatigue while maintaining a wide range of vertical movement and adding full panning ability and “low-mode” operation.
Users can minimize or completely eliminate the bouncing-image effect that often occurs when using single-handed stabilizers, as the Steadimate-S provides x-axis and y-axis stabilization while the Steadicam arm provides z-axis stabilization. The addition of the Steadimate-S easily transforms single-handed motorized gimbals into professional video-stabilization systems.
“The Steadicam Steadimate-S is a new, elegant solution designed to add stability, operational comfort and panning ability to single-handed stabilizers that are popular with camera operators,” says Andrew Tiffen, senior vice president of marketing for The Tiffen Co. “We look forward to debuting and demonstrating this latest camera stabilizer in our booth at the NAB show next month.”
The Steadimate-S comes standard with a post block and balance pin that fits arms with 1/2" posts. The weight capacity varies depending on the single-handed stabilizer, arm and vest being used.
The Steadimate-S adapter can be purchased for use with other arms and vests or as a complete kit available in two weight classes. The Steadimate-S 15 System comes with the A-15 Arm & Scout Vest and offers a 15-pound capacity, whereas the Steadimate-S 30 System comes with the A-30 Arm & Zephyr Vest and boasts a 30-pound capacity.
The ASC/American Cinematographer booth at NAB is located in the Central Hall at #C8644.