The Steadicam Pilot-VL 2nd Unit HDS Camera Stabilization System delivers two lightweight camera stabilization systems in one state-of-the-art system--the Pilot system, designed especially for the modern breed of lightweight cameras from 2 to 10 pounds, plus the ultra lightweight and compact Merlin2 camera stabilization system for cameras from 0.5 to 5 lb.
A 7" NTSC/PAL LCD high definition monitor, iso-elastic arm, ultra low-profile vest, and AB battery mount are all included. The iso-elastic arm is a two-section articulated design that can be adjusted while supporting the camera. Using this design, you can raise or lower the arm smoothly and effortlessly throughout its 28" (71 cm) boom range. This arm is also non-reactive, for improved vertical stability and control in all operating conditions, from lock-offs to fast running shots over rough terrain.
The Pilot's low profile vest is designed for comfort and functionality even during extended productions and long continuous shots. No tools are required for the vest or the arm. The included 801-7290 Merlin Arm Post Kit allows the use of the arm and the vest with the Merlin2 system.
The Pilot boasts a true three-axis gimbal and is equipped with positionable monitor, gimbal and battery mounts, as well as counterweights for balance.
A Steadicam SteadiSTAND or other C-stand is required for operation.