The PAG Orbitor was designed knowing that even a lightweight handheld mini-DV camcorder can cause muscle fatigue after hours of shooting. The Orbitor distributes the weight of the camcorder comfortably across the body, providing a stable shooting platform that enables hours of use without fatigue. The telescopic suspension rod provides support and fluid-control of the camera, and slots into a belt-mounted support pad. The suspension rod assists greatly with extreme tilting shots, and absorbs potential camera shake on tracking shots, enabling hands-free resting between shots. The Orbitor is designed to disassemble quickly, into easily transportable parts, that pack away neatly into a compact and lightweight soft-bag, available as an optional extra. The bag contains ample space for accessories, such as batteries and camera lights.
3-axis control allows the operator to pan, tilt and roll, smoothly
The camcorder is counterbalanced by a weight (supplied) mounted to the back-plate of the system shoulder pad assembly. In place of the weight, a battery pack can be used, which will also power a camera light.
The position of the shoulder pad assembly can be adjusted to fit any operator, and features a cushioned shoulder pad, encased in top-quality leather, to provide the maximum comfort during use. Adjustable straps secure the shoulder pad assembly to the waist belt, and maintain the ideal shoulder position in use.
1/4"(x2) and 3/8"(x2) Camera studs on quick-release plate
9.9 lb (4.5 kg)
None- Stabilizing straps included
Head Assembly/Top Stage
Yes- Manfrotto 357 Universal Sliding Plate
Optional equipment in place of supplied counterweight