Ex-Demonstration Model Steadicam Pilot:
The Pilot Features:
- 7″ HD/SDI Composite Monitor
- True three axis gimbal
- Micro adjustable X-Y stage
- Lightweight Iso-Elastic™ arm with 71cm/28″ boom range
- Ultra low profile lightweight vest
- Power and video through sled
- Camera package payload of 4.5kg/10lb
- Supplied with V-Lock battery mount. (AB Mount available – please specify)
The Steadicam® Pilot® HD Series Camera Stabilizing System – Designed Especially for the Modern Breed of Lightweight HD Cameras
With a weight range that supports 1-4.5 kg/2-10lbs, the Steadicam Pilot® HD works with a wide array of cameras.
The Steadicam Pilot HD is a state-of-the-art, lightweight stabilizer system designed especially for the modern breed of lightweight cameras. Video professionals need add only battery and camera of choice as all other system components required for normal operation are provided. The optional SteadiStand™ to balance the Steadicam fits neatly in the available soft carrying case.
The Steadicam Pilot HD is designed with a lightweight Iso-Elastic™ arm, ultra-low-profile vest, lightweight sled with CarbonLite expandable post, 7” HD monitor, and low mass gimbal, offering advanced features and benefits at a low cost to the video professional.
The Iso-Elastic arm is a two-section, articulated design that can be adjusted while supporting the camera. With this patented, unique design, the Steadicam operator can smoothly and effortlessly raise or lower the arm throughout its 71 cm/28″ boom range. The Iso-Elastic arm is also non-reactive—improving vertical stability and control in all operating conditions, from lock-offs to fast running shots over rough terrain.
The 7” HD monitor comes standard on the Pilot HD and provides good contrast from dark to light situations. The monitor weight and location on the sled assures the operator perfect balance and easy operation. Utilizing a proven low mass gimbal, the operator has the ability to capture fluid movement at a caliber that only Steadicam can provide. The tool-less precision camera stage establishes a solid base for the camera while facilitating smooth and easy adjustment from side to side as well as fore and aft.
The CarbonLite expandable post and interface to the stage form a solid bond, assuring an operator no jitter in the picture while capturing unique scenes. The stage plate is indexed such that the camera can be removed and remounted without the need to readjust the balance. The stage is easily accessorized with focus motor mount, additional connectors, or a dovetail-type camera plate (not standard).
The sled boasts a true three axis gimbal, is equipped with counterweights for balance, and features repositionable monitor, gimbal and battery mounts.
The Pilot HD’s ultra-lightweight, low-profile vest is designed to provide complete comfort and functionality for extended productions and long, continuous shots. The vest is adjustable without the use of any tools, making it easy to modify on the “fly”.
This unit is fitted with a V-Lock IDX battery plate.
Supplied in a padded backpack.
Further details and information links:
Virtual Tour: http://tiffen.com/steadicam/steadicam-virtual-tours-pilot/
How to balance: http://www.tiffen.com/images/content/pilotVideoCode.htm
PilotHD Manual: http://www.tiffen.com/userimages/Steadicam_Pilot_Manual_sm.pdf