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Steadicam Steadimate-S Gimbal Collar & Base

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Steadicam Steadimate-S Gimbal Collar & Base
Key Features
  • Mechanical Gimbal Collar & Weighted Base
  • Secures Handheld Gimbals to Vest and Arm
  • Optional Vest and Arm Required
  • Supports DJI Ronin-S and Zhiyun Crane 2
The Steadicam Steadimate-S Gimbal Collar & Base is a mechanical gimbal collar/yoke and a base for integrating compatible handheld motorized gimbal stabilizers into a body-worn system. It supports the DJI Ronin-S and Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 stabilizers. An optional vest and a stabilizer arm with a 1/2" pin are required to complete the system.
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Steadicam SDMS-GIM Overview

The Steadicam Steadimate-S Gimbal Collar & Base is a mechanical gimbal collar/yoke and a base for integrating compatible handheld motorized gimbal stabilizers into a body-worn system. It supports the DJI Ronin-S and Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 stabilizers. An optional vest and a stabilizer arm with a 1/2" pin are required to complete the system.

The gimbal collar secures to the post of the handheld stabilizer, allowing the stabilizer to rest on the optional arm and vest for easier and steadier use. The optional arm eliminates vertical bounce by providing z-axis stabilization, while the combined system takes all the weight off your hands and distributes it to your hips. The Steadimate-S allows you to easily perform smooth pans and more advanced movements such as pushing the camera all the way towards the ground and back up in Low Mode.

Ten balance weights are included that can be attached to the base as needed. The base features a pair of 15mm LWS rods that the weights can easily be attached to and removed from.

Note:
The Steadimate-S Gimbal Collar & Base package requires an optional vest and stabilizer arm with 1/2" pin to work. If you don't already own these, please check out the SDMS-A15VK and SDMS-A30VK kits instead.
Compatibility
  • Mechanical gimbal collar/yoke and weighted base package
  • Integrates a motorized handheld gimbal stabilizer into a body-worn system
  • Supports DJI Ronin-S and Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 stabilizers
  • Requires an optional vest and stabilizer arm with a 1/2" pin
UPC: 884613037505

Steadicam SDMS-GIM Specs

DimensionsGimbal Collar/Yoke:
10.5 x 5.1 x 1.2" / 26.7 x 13 x 3 cm

Weighted Base:
9.7 x 3.9 x 1.5" / 24.6 x 9.9 x 3.8 cm
WeightGimbal Collar/Yoke:
1 lb / 0.45 kg

Weighted Base (With All Included Balance Weights Attached):
5.7 lb / 2.6 kg

Balance Weights:
4 x 0.25 lb / 113 g
6 x 0.5 lb / 227 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.885 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.45 x 6.65 x 2.4"

Steadicam SDMS-GIM Reviews

Threadlocker to secure collar

By gerard
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-19

I found the collar would slide up once the ronin s is lifted off the stand...in a fit of anger I applied the high strength loctite threadlocker where the collar would go. I would not be able to remove it as I would then have to apply heat on the threadlocker. I am prepared to buy another steadimate s collar/yoke for the new rs2 if I needed 2 ronin s in my kit.

People are crazy!

By Jean-Gabriel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-23

It is a 5 star products. I just added a bit of gaffer tape around the ronin S and at max payload it did not budge. Seriously this product have the most misleading reviews.

doesn't fit right ...

By Michael
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-28

this doesn't fit the ronin S appropriately. too bad because it is a great idea.

Critical engineering flaw

By Timothy
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-10

Great idea, but poor execution. The only thing holding the clamp onto the ronin-s in the right place is two rubber pads. However (and as seen by other reviewers here) the rubber pads slide out of place, as the adhesive is not able to hold the rubber pads in place under the weight. Until Steadicam is able to come up with a fix for this, it is unusable in a production environment.

Slips and parts coming apart

By Jonathan
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-04

The whole thing slips upward and collides with moving gimbal part after an hour of use. Also, Out of the box a screw was bent and a bearing nut thing that came out on the part that connects the arm to the rotating piece.

Mount is sliding up

By Daniel
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-23

Overall it's a nice adapter and when it holds in place it's great. I unscrewed the adapter, readjusted the sliding rubber pieces and screwed everything back together tightly. 10 mins later those pieces start sliding out again and the adapter ring slowly pushes up scraping against the ronin's arm.

Great unit

By Rob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-14

This adapter fit perfectly with my existing Steadicam rig and is proving to be a godsend . Holding a fully rigged Ronin S was killing my arms and back

Possible design flaw

By Robert
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-13

Bought this for a shoot. Setting it up on my Ronin-S. I had issues with the collar not being tight enough and slipping up; eventually rubbing against the Pan rotator. Re-assembled a few times, and tightened even more. Following instructions. It now slipped only half way. I'm afraid that with all the tightening, I may have stripped the bolts. Maybe it's the fine tuning of the rubber gasket they provide that is off a bit. So just okay gear from my POV.

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Asked by: Chad
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Asked by: Michel
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