The Steadicam Pilot-VLB with IDX Power System and Merlin 2 is a bundle from B&H that comes with two camera stabilization systems. It features the Pilot-VLB, which includes an IDX battery kit, and the Merlin 2 hand-held stabilizer. With this bundle you will be able to capture two stabilized camera angles at once or choose the best solution for a given situation.
The Pilot-VLB is an arm-and-vest-based stabilizer system designed especially for the modern breed of lightweight cameras from 2 to 10 pounds. It features a 5.8" monitor, iso-elastic arm, ultra low profile vest, and a sled with an expandable post. This system also includes a pair of IDX batteries and a charger. These not only power the monitor and provide a counterweight for the sled they can also be used to power many cameras and video accessories.
The hand-held Merlin 2, meanwhile, features a compact form-factor designed to allow you to go where the scene takes you--up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds--without the size-restrictions of a bulky vest-and-arm system. It will stabilize cameras weighing up to 5 lb when not using a vest. Like its larger sibling, the Pilot-VLB, the Merlin 2 can be used with the arm-and-vest system to reduce fatigue during extended shooting.
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