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Steadicam Pilot HD/SDI Camera Stabilization Starter System with IDX V-Mount Batt

B&H # STPHDSVLP Mfr # PILOTHDS-VLP
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Product Highlights
  • Supports Cameras Between 2 & 9 Pounds
  • 7" LCD Monitor Supports NTSC/PAL/HD-SDI
  • Carbon Fiber Expandable Post
  • Micro Adjustable X-Y Camera Stage
  • Iso-Elastic Arm with 28" Boom Range
  • Low-Mode Bracket
  • Docking Bracket and Steadistand
  • 2 x Endura V-Mount Batts & Charger
  • Backpack for Vest, Sled and Arm

The Steadicam Pilot HD/SDI Camera Stabilization Starter System with IDX V-Mount Batt is assembled for the operator who doesn't have incidental items such as C-stand, batteries, or chargers. The starter kit provides all the components that you need to start operating except for a camera and HD/SDI cables. The Pilot HD/SDI is a camera stabilizer system for cameras weighing between 2 and 9 pounds and includes an SD/HD-SDI monitor.

The system features a support vest, iso-elastic arm, and camera sled that supports and isolates the camera from vibration, allowing the camera to float and travel almost anywhere a person can go. With study and practice, operators can float cameras up and down steps, across streets, and in and out of elevators, and make on the fly adjustments, while keeping the shot smooth and fluid.

Balancing your camera system is critical to smooth floating shots. The Pilot system provides tool-free adjustment points that allow you to adjust the balance of the rig for each shot, increasing productivity and ease of working with the gear. A low-mode bracket allows you to get the camera lower than normal, and two, supplied, IDX, Li-Ion, V-Mount batteries and charger power the system. The included docking bracket, Steadistand, and sand bag allow you to rest the sled in between set-ups. The vest, arm, and sled pack neatly into the included backpack.

Complete System

This starter kit features all the components needed in a production package, including the main components of the Steadicam system, as well as support components such as Steadistand, sand bag, tool kit bag, and low-mode bracket.

Low Profile Vest

Provides support for the camera system, helping to prevent fatigue by transferring the weight of the camera to the operators hips. The vest is padded to provide comfort and adjustments can be made without tools and on the fly.

Iso-Elastic Arm

Features a 28" boom range and a no-tools design that can be adjusted with the camera and sled still attached, allowing the operator to quickly make adjustments on a take by take basis. Without having to un-mount the sled to make adjustments and then re-mount it to check the adjustment, just to repeat the process until you are satisfied, adjustments are finished quicker and become less tiring. This lowers down time and maximizes shooting time.

Camera Sled

At the heart of the stabilizer system is a true 3-axis gimbal for smooth movement up/down, panning and rotation. The 7" monitor is adjustable for viewing and balance. The camera stage features a micro adjustable X-Y stage for fine tuning your balance, while the included counterweights help the Steadicam operator balance the weight of the camera on the rig.

Carbon Fiber Post

The height of the lightweight carbon fiber post is adjustable, and the position of the gimbal, monitor and battery mount are also adjustable, This provides you with a wide variety of options in balancing your Steadicam rig, allowing you to tweak it to be just right.
Battery Power
This system includes two E-7s Endura Lithium-Ion batteries and a two-channel, sequential, fast charger.
  • The batteries feature the v-mount connection system with a 14.8 volt, 68Wh rating.
  • The charger features auto-sensing of line power and works with 100 to 240 Volts AC
  • The charger will recharge two Li-Ion batteries in 5 hours
Stabilizer Arm
Arm 2 Stage Iso-Elastic
Load Capacity 2 to 9 lb (0.9 to 4.1 kg)
Boom Range 28" (71 cm)
Camera Sled
Construction Post: Carbon fiber
Head Assembly/Top Stage Micro adjustable in the X and Y axis.
Monitor Screen Size: 7"
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 Selectable
Signal Type: HD/SDI, NTSC, PAL
Inputs: 1 x BNC (HD/SDI), 1 x RCA (NTSC/PAL)
Battery Mount Anton Bauer Gold Mount
Gimbal True three axis
Vest Lightweight, low profile
Counterweight(s) Start Weight
4 x 2 oz (56.7 g)

Mid weight
4 x 4 oz (113.4 g)
Battery
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion

Capacity
14.8VDC, 4.6Ah, 68Wh

Output Voltage
Max: 16.8
Normal: 14.8
End: 11

Connection
V-mount

Battery Protection
Over charge (reset)
Over discharge (reset)
Over current (reset)
Temperature protection (non reset)

Temperature
Charge
Recommended ambient range: 50 to 86°F (10 to 30°C)
Max ambient temp range: 32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)

Discharge
Recommended ambient range: 50 to 104°F (10 to 40°C)
Max ambient temp range: -4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C)

Dimensions
3.35 x 5.59 x 1.32" (8.5 x 14.2 x 3.35 cm)

Weight
1.15 lbs (.52 kg)
Charger Battery Bays
Type: V-mount
Number: 2
Type of charging: Sequential
Connections: 2 x V-mount, 1 x XLR 4-pin

Power Requirements
100 to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (W x H D)
5.9 x 3.1 x 8.3" (14.9 x 7.9 x 21.1 cm)
Weight
2 lb (0.2 kg)

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SteadicamPilot HD/SDI Camera Stabilization Starter System with IDX V-Mount Batt
 
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5.0

Great build quality. Excellent product.

By misha

from Rye, NH

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Improves Performance
  • Professional Quality

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      Comments about Steadicam Pilot HD/SDI Camera Stabilization Starter System with IDX V-Mount Batt:

      Yes, this unit costs more than other knock-offs, but it's worth it. The build quality is the same as the bigger models and once you dial-in the static balance with your camera the results are first-rate. Yes, one needs to practice and stay active using any steadicam to really make it float perfectly and consistently, but that is true with any camera stabilizing rig. Great product.

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