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Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System

Steadicam Camera Stabilizer Kit with Merlin 2 and Pilot-VL System with V-Lock Mount

Steadicam Camera Stabilizer Kit with Merlin 2 and Pilot-VL System with V-Lock Mount

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Steadicam Camera Stabilizer Kit with Merlin 2 and Pilot-VL System with V-Lock Mount

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Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System Steadicam Pilot-VL Camera Stabilization System Steadicam Camera Stabilizer Kit with Merlin 2 and Pilot-VL System with V-Lock Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Stabilizers with Gimbals for Fluid Shots
  • Merlin 2 for Small Cameras Up to 5 lb
  • Quick-Release Mount on Merlin 2
  • Pilot-VL Arm, Vest, and Sled System
  • Pilot-VL for Cameras Up to 10 lb
  • Pilot-VL 5.8" Monitor with V-Lock Plate
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Overview
  • 1Description

The Steadicam Camera Stabilizer Kit with Merlin 2 and Pilot-VL System with V-Lock Mount from B&H is a two stabilizer package that includes the Steadicam Merlin 2 and the Pilot-VL Camera Stabilization System.

The lightweight Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System weighs just 1.4 lb and can handle cameras up to 5 lb in weight. It gives you precise, elegant control for dramatic, professional-looking footage. The quick-release mount lets you instantly switch between your stabilizer and any tripod. This system utilizes a metal gimbal for smooth camera, floating camera moves.

For longer shoots and slightly heavier cameras, use the Steadicam Pilot-VL Camera Stabilization System. The vest and arm system take the weight of the camera off of your wrist and distribute it across your shoulders and torso. The system is designed for lightweight cameras weighing 2 to 10 pounds. It features a 5.8" monitor, Iso-elastic Arm, ultra low-profile vest, lightweight sled with CarbonLite expandable post, and a backpack. A V-Lock battery mount is also included for powering the monitor with V-Lock batteries.

Please see the links below for more information on the various components of this kit.

  • 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
  • Steadicam Pilot-VL Camera Stabilization System

    The Steadicam Pilot-VL is a state of the art, lightweight stabilizer system designed especially for the modern breed of lightweight cameras weighing 2 to 10 pounds. It features a standard definition 5.8" monitor, iso-elastic arm, ultra low-profile vest, lightweight sled with CarbonLite expandable post, and a backpack.

    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" 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 supports standard definition and features an RCA jack for input.
    UPC: 049383060652
In the Box
  • Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System
  • Start Weight
  • 5 x Middle Weights
  • 2 x Finish Weights
  • Lens Saddle
  • Camera Mounting Screw
  • Locating Pin
  • Instructional DVD
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Labor
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Specifications
  • 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"
  • Steadicam Pilot-VL Camera Stabilization System
    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
    Input: RCA
    Battery V-Lock Batteries
    Battery Mount V-Lock Battery Mount
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.5 x 21.0 x 13.0"

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