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Steadicam Pilot HD/SDI Camera Stabilization System Starter Kit

B&H # STPHDSABP Mfr # PILOTHDS-ABP
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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 Hytron Batteries with Dual Charger
  • Backpack for Vest, Sled and Arm

The Steadicam Pilot HD/SDI Camera Stabilization System Starter Kit 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 (except for a camera and HD/SDI cables) that you need to start operating. 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 Anton Bauer Hytron 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, 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 unmount 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 spent, 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.
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 Ration: 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)

System Extensions

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Steadicam -  Mini low-mode kit
  • You Pay: $395.00
 

Stands & Mounts

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Impact -  Turtle Base C-Stand - 10.75' (Chrome)
  • You Pay: $104.95
 

Batteries & Power Adapters

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Switronix -  XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery
  • You Pay: $248.00
 

Cables & Cable Management

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Steadicam -  DC Power Cable for Pilot (6')
  • You Pay: $7.50
Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
 

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Vello -  White Balance Card Set for Digital Photography (Small, 3.25 x 2")
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