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Steadicam Pilot-VLB Camera Stabilization System with Power

Steadicam Pilot-VLB, IDX Power System, Merlin 2, Camera Stabilizers Bundle

Steadicam Pilot-VLB, IDX Power System, Merlin 2, Camera Stabilizers Bundle

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Steadicam Pilot-VLB, IDX Power System, Merlin 2, Camera Stabilizers Bundle

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Steadicam Pilot-VLB Camera Stabilization System with Power Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System Steadicam Pilot-VLB, IDX Power System, Merlin 2, Camera Stabilizers Bundle

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Product Highlights

  • Create Smooth, Elegant Shots on the Fly
  • Pilot-VLB Stabilizer with Arm and Vest
  • Access to Essential Camcorder Functions
  • Merlin 2 Hand-Held Stabilizer
  • Pilot Supports Cameras from 2 to 10 lb
  • Merlin 2 Supports Cameras Up to 5 lb
  • Pilot-VLB Features 5.8" LCD Monitor
  • IDX Battery Kit with two Batteries
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Price after rebate: $3,964.00

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  • 1Description

The Steadicam Pilot-VLB with IDX Power System and Merlin 2 is a bundle from B&H that comes with two camera stabilization systems. It features the Pilot-VLB, which includes an IDX battery kit, and the Merlin 2 hand-held stabilizer. With this bundle you will be able to capture two stabilized camera angles at once or choose the best solution for a given situation.

The Pilot-VLB is an arm-and-vest-based stabilizer system designed especially for the modern breed of lightweight cameras from 2 to 10 pounds. It features a 5.8" monitor, iso-elastic arm, ultra low profile vest, and a sled with an expandable post. This system also includes a pair of IDX batteries and a charger. These not only power the monitor and provide a counterweight for the sled they can also be used to power many cameras and video accessories.

The hand-held Merlin 2, meanwhile, features a compact form-factor designed to allow you to go where the scene takes you--up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds--without the size-restrictions of a bulky vest-and-arm system. It will stabilize cameras weighing up to 5 lb when not using a vest. Like its larger sibling, the Pilot-VLB, the Merlin 2 can be used with the arm-and-vest system to reduce fatigue during extended shooting.

For more information on the items in this bundle, please follow the links below.

  • Steadicam Pilot-VLB Camera Stabilization System with Power

    The Steadicam Pilot-VLB is a state of the art, lightweight stabilizer system designed especially for the modern breed of lightweight cameras from 2 to 10 pounds. It features a 5.8" monitor, Iso-elastic Arm and ultra low profile vest, lightweight sled with CarbonLite expandable post. This system comes with IDX batteries and charger.

    VL Option
    The VL option allows the monitor to be powered by V-Lock batteries by including a V-Lock battery mount.
    Iso-Elastic Arm
    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 28 inch boom range.
    Vest
    A low profile vest allows the Iso-Elastic Arm to work in a very smooth fashion.
    Low Mass Gimbal
    Utilizing a proven Low Mass Gimbal the operator has the ability to capture the fluid movement that only Steadicam can provide.
    LCD Monitor
    A 5.8" 16:9 LCD monitor is offered for great images and an upgrade to a modern aspect ratio.
    Batteries and Charger
    This system is shipped with two E-7S batteries and a special version of the VL Dual 60 Watt charger. The IDX E-7S battery is based on the V-Lock mounting system and will provide power for the on board monitor and any optional accessories.
    UPC: 049383060669
  • Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System

    Designed by Garrett Brown, the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System is a lightweight handheld gimbal stabilizer that lets you capture smooth, professional-looking footage whether you go up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds, or wherever else the shot takes you. It weighs just 1.4 lb and its counterbalancing weight supports cameras up to 5 lb. The system utilizes a dual extended weight system that increases inertial stability and features a precise Folding-Caliper hinge that lets you fold and unfold the unit without any readjustment in balancing needed. Additionally, a multi-positional lens support platform is provided that adjusts to various heights and angles to help support longer lenses and camera bodies.

    The robust stage design features a rigid camera plate, multi-angle viewable level, and larger easily adjustable knobs for secure camera mounting and ease of use
    A secure gimbal lock allows for precise tuning
    The lens platform adjusts to various heights and angles to help support longer lenses and camera bodies
    The ergonomic handle affords a comfortable grip for hours without undue fatigue for either right- or left-handed users
    All parts are stainless steel, aluminum, or brass for corrosion resistance
    Dovetail plate and gimbal are retrofittable with original Steadicam Merlin
    Top dovetail plate has been designed to clear battery doors on most DSLR cameras
    Optional Merlin Vest and Arm available
    Secure metal interconnect to Merlin arm post
    UPC: 884613025502
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Specifications
  • Steadicam Pilot-VLB Camera Stabilization System with Power
    Construction Carbon Fiber and Aluminum
    Load Capacity 2 to 10 lbs
    Vest Low Profile Vest
    Arm Iso-Elastic Arm
    Head Assembly/Top Stage Flat Base
    Quick Release No
    Docking Bracket Yes
    Dovetail Plate No
    Gimbal Low Mass Gimbal
    Dynamic Spin Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Post Carbon Fibre
    Monitor 5.8" LCD
    Battery V-Lock Batteries
    Battery Mount V-Lock Battery Mount
    Optional Accessories Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 20.0 x 17.5"
  • Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System
    Construction Stainless steel, aluminum, brass
    Load Capacity 0.5 to 5 lb (0.23 to 2.27 kg)
    7.5 lb (3.4 kg) with optional Merlin Arm & Vest
    Maximum Height Open: 15.3" (38.7 cm)
    Folded: 5.3" (13.5 cm)
    Minimum Height 8" (20.3 cm)
    Weight 1.4 lb (0.64 kg), without balance weights
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.4 x 10.0 x 5.1"

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