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Steadicam Steadimate 15 Support System for Motorized Gimbals

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Steadicam Steadimate 15 Support System for Motorized Gimbals
Key Features
  • Supports Loads up to 15lb
  • Vest and Arm Kit
  • Linear Axis Stabilization
  • Distributes Payload Weight
Applying Steadicam's camera stabilizer experience to motorized gimbal stabilizers yields the Steadimate 15 Support System. Combining a classic arm and vest kit with the Steadimate gimbal mount allows you to mount a motorized gimbal, such as a Freefly MoVI or DJI Ronin, set up with a camera and ancillary gear weighing up to 15 pounds, and reap the benefits of linear-axis stabilization and better weight distribution. During setup, just remove one of your gimbal stabilizer's handles and replace it with the Steadimate gimbal mount, which in turn, secures to the Steadicam arm. The Steadimate incorporates a rotating joint which allows for tilt-axis manipulation while mounted. Balancing weights for fine-tuning and all necessary mounting hardware are included.
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Weight Capacity
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Steadicam Steadimate 15 Overview

Applying Steadicam's camera stabilizer experience to motorized gimbal stabilizers yields the Steadimate 15 Support System. Combining a classic arm and vest kit with the Steadimate gimbal mount allows you to mount a motorized gimbal, such as a Freefly MoVI or DJI Ronin, set up with a camera and ancillary gear weighing up to 15 pounds, and reap the benefits of linear-axis stabilization and better weight distribution. During setup, just remove one of your gimbal stabilizer's handles and replace it with the Steadimate gimbal mount, which in turn, secures to the Steadicam arm. The Steadimate incorporates a rotating joint which allows for tilt-axis manipulation while mounted. Balancing weights for fine-tuning and all necessary mounting hardware are included.

Linear Axis Stabilization

By themselves, 3-axis motorized gimbals can compensate for movement in the pan, tilt, and horizon axes. However, linear movement, especially vertical movement, remains unchecked. Implementing the spring-loaded isolation arm and vest from traditional Steadicam stabilizers absorbs any unwanted vertical motion brought about by walking/running or arm fatigue.

Weight Distribution

While the spring-loaded arm provides additional movement isolation, the vest reduces arm fatigue by distributing the weight of the gimbal setup over the operator's torso. Having the weight more evenly distributed allows for the operator to more easily accomplish long takes and complex maneuvers with fewer breaks before or after shots.
UPC: 884613031817

Steadicam Steadimate 15 Specs

Stabilizer TypeVest System
Load Capacity15 lb / 6.8 kg
CounterweightsNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight19.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21 x 15.4 x 15"

Steadicam Steadimate 15 Reviews

The vest could be better.

By kevin
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-21

I will start off by saying that this is the first stabilization vest I've worn, but I was expecting it to be better. The simplest reason for this is that the metal on the front, that goes up the middle of your torso, HAS NO PADDING ON IT!!! The weight of the arm pulls the vest away from you, so the chest plate won't kill you, but it is straight metal corners on your shirt/chest. I'm baffled that they didn't put any padding on that one section. Besides that, the spring arm and interface all works really well together with my Ronin-M. I would give the arm and connection to the gimbal 5 stars, but 3 stars for the vest. When I saw the Sedicam brand, I thought I could just go for it and save myself a lot of research time. Now I know better.

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will this work with Dji RS 2?

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Do you need two people to put on the Steadicam Steadimate 15 Support System for Motorized Gimbals?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Will this work with the Ronin 2 ? If not, which arm+vest or steadimate version will ?
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