The Steadicam Pilot-AB & Merlin 2 Stabilizer Systems Kit from B&H includes a complete on-set stabilizer system, featuring a vest, arm, post, and 5.8" monitor, for cameras up to 10 lb, and a handheld stabilizer for cameras up to 5 lb. The on-set, Pilot-AB system supports an optional Anton Bauer plate on the bottom of the post for powering the monitor. Both stabilizers come with carrying cases.
Steadicam Pilot-AB Camera Stabilization System
The Steadicam Pilot-AB 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" LCD monitor, Iso-elastic Arm with ultra low profile vest, lightweight sled with CarbonLite expandable post, and a Back Pack Transport.
The AB option allows the monitor to be powered by Anton Bauer batteries via the AB battery mount.
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" boom range.
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.
A 5.8" 16:9 LCD monitor is offered for great images and an upgrade to a modern aspect ratio.
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