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VariZoom Aviator Stabilizer

B&H # VAVZA Mfr # VZ-AVIATOR
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Product Highlights
  • Works with Cameras 5-15 lbs
  • Dual Dynamic Arm
  • No Tools Required
  • 7" Monitor

The Varizoom Aviator dual-arm stabilizer represents the culmination of years of refinement and development. With an impressive and unique array of standard features, the Aviator is the ultimate system for professional cameras 5-15 lb.

Precision Gear Drive Stage
Micro-adjustable gear drive stage enables extremely precise tuning of horizontal balance. Quick-release dovetail camera plate allows rapid setup and breakdown in the field.
Form-Fit Vest
This new improved vest includes a contoured chest pad, torso-gripping 4-point buckle system, and height-adjustable chest plate. The lightweight, cool vest hugs and supports the upper body, making it possible to fly heavy cameras for extended periods.
FlowTech Gimbal
Classic design has been improved with a detachable, ergonomically-sloped extension grip for improved handling and the ability to add a zoom control. Precision 3-axis gimbal delivers consistent fluid motion with six sets of bearings. The lightweight, rugged gimbal ties the system together effortlessly
Dual Arm
The Aviator's newly-developed dual-dynamic arm system is extremely fluid, lightweight, and solid. It can bear cameras 5-15 pounds swiftly and smoothly and offers up to 38" of vertical travel. Twenty-five precision bearings and four custom-manufactured stainless steel springs ensure silent, zero-failure performance.
Construction Primarily aluminum with stainless steel components
Load Capacity 5-15 lb (2.3-6.8 kg)
Vest 5 lb (2.3 kg)
Arm 6 lb (2.7 kg)
Head Assembly/Top Stage 5.6 lb (2.5 kg) (w/monitor and battery)
Quick Release Yes
Docking Bracket Yes
Dovetail Plate Yes
Gimbal 3 axis
Dynamic Spin Yes
Post Not Specified
Monitor 7" 16:9 NTSC/PAL autoswitch (16:9/4:3 switchable)
Battery Lithium Ion
Battery Mount Proprietary
Optional Accessories V-lock, Anton Bauer, or NP1 battery mounts available on request
Weight 16.6 lb (7.5 kg)
Warranty 3-year arm/vest warranty and a 1-year sled and case warranty.
VariZoom Aviator Stabilizer
  • Training DVD - VariZoom stabilizers take some time to master, but the included training DVD takes you through the setup and operation step-by-step with a professional FlowCam operator.
  • Sled, Monitor, Arm, Vest, Extension Grip (0.3lb), Weight Plate (5lbs), 2 Counterweights (0.6lb each), Balancing Post, Tool kit, DVD, Manual
  • Custom Carrying Case
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    VariZoomAviator Stabilizer
     
    5.0

    (based on 1 review)

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent! Great price, no compromise!

    By MikeN

    from Orange County, Ca

    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Complete System
    • Good Stability
    • Good Vest
    • Lightweight
    • Price
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live Event
      • Movies
      • Stabilization

      Comments about VariZoom Aviator Stabilizer:

      This does the job nicely, and for the price.. this unit can't be beat. It comes with everything you would need, and is, by all practical uses.. identical to the more expensive units available. The system is fairly intuitive and has a low learning curve. It is also indestructible (thus far). And although I don't recommend this, I'm fairly abusive with mine as I sometimes need to take it off in lightspeed, and toss the vest and arm to the ground and it holds up very well. (NOTE: not the camera/monitor :)

      What is also really great is that it is a complete system, the case is a nice feature as it is custom fit, the 7-inch LCD and battery are awesome and the vest fits like a glove. Superb quality, I'm very happy with this purchase!

      • How long have you owned it:
      • More than six months

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