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Steadicam SDMS-A15VK A15 and Aero Vest
  • Steadicam SDMS-A15VK A15 and Aero Vest
  • Steadicam SDMS-A15VK A15 and Aero Vest
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Steadicam SDMS-A15VK A15 and Aero Vest

Manufacturer: The Tiffen Company

Item #: TIF-SDMS-A15VK   •   MFG #: SDMS-A15VK


Our Price:$995.00

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    Transform Your Single-Handed Stabilizer
    The Steadimate-S converts a handheld motorized gimbal into a full body-worn stabilizer system by attaching a mechanical gimbal collar/yoke and weighted base to the post of the gimbal. This allows a spring arm and vest to connect and assist the stabilizer, greatly improving the overall functionality and reducing operator fatigue.

    The Steadicam arm reduces vertical bounce by providing z-axis stabilization, while the Steadicam vest provides operator comfort for long shots and long days by comfortably transferring all the weight across your torso and hips.

    Add creativity to your work by smoothly pushing the camera all the way to the ground and back up with "Low Mode" capability. Increase panning finesse by performing smooth manual panning.

    The Steadimate-S is available as a kit paired with either the Steadicam A-15 stabilizer arm (15lbs/6.8kg support) and Steadicam Aero vest (SDMS-A15VK), or the Steadicam A-30 stabilizer arm (30lbs./13.6kg support) and Zephyr vest for larger camera packages. The mechanical SDMS gimbal collar/yoke and weighted base are also available separately for use with existing 1/2" post stabilizer systems.

    Please Note: *Gimbal & Base package REQUIRES the user to already own a compatible Steadicam arm and vest to work. If you don't already own a Steadicam arm and vest, you will need to purchase the A15 Kit or A30 Kit. See description below for compatibility and a detailed look at what's included with each variation.

    • Features

      • Affordably converts handheld motorized gimbals into body worn stabilizers
      • Stabilizer arm greatly reduces the common bouncing image effect on the z-axis while walking with handheld gimbals
      • Execute more natural-looking manual camera pan movements
      • Wide vertical range of motion, including "low mode"
      • Greatly reduce operator fatigue and increase operating time by translating system weight to the hips through spring arm and vest
        Compatibility with Existing Arms and Vests
      • If you already have a Steadicam arm and vest combo you may be able to use it with the Steadimate-S with little or no modification. If you have a vest and arm listed below you will just need to buy the Steadimate-S gimbal and weighted base alone. Some arms require the purchase of a new ½" post as noted below. Weight capacity of any system is determined by the capacity of the arm.
      • Compatible with:
        Solo arm & vest
        Pilot arm & vest
        Aero 15 arm & vest
        Aero 30 arm & vest
        Zephyr arm & vest
        Merlin 2 arm & vest (requires new post, item# 801-7291)
        *Arms and vests purchased with the original Steadimate system are also compatible.
    • Specifications

      • Stabilizer Type: Vest System
      • Load Capacity: 10 lb / 4.54 kg
      • Counterweights:
        6 x 0.25 lb / 113 g
        6 x 0.5 lb / 227 g
    • Item Includes

      • 1 x Steadicam A15 Stabilizer Arm
      • 1 x Steadicam Aero Vest
      • 1 x Steadimate-S Gimbal
      • 1 x Base Bracket
      • 1 x Balance Stud
      • Clamp Rings & Screws
      • 1/4-20 Tripod Adapter
      • 3mm Allen Key
      • 3/8-16 Anti-Rotation Screws
      • 2 x Weight Rods
      • 2 x Clamp Adapters
      • 4 x 1/4 lb (0.11kg) balance weights
      • 6 x 1/2 lb (0.22kg) balance weights
      • 1 x Instructions

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