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  1. Hello, I’m fairly new to the steadigang. I’ve been using the Archer 2 and the M2 rigs with a g50x arm from my school. I now have to get my own rig since I no longer have access to those. I’ve looked at the Zephyr as a first rig knowing I won’t be using anything bigger than an Alexa mini with Cooke mini series even though that’s pushing it a little. I’ve also seen a new steadicam “Rever One Stabilizer”. And I want to know if anyones heard of it. For a full Rever rig it’s about 13k and the weight capacity is about 42 pounds. I feel like it’s too good to be true for just 13k. I’ve contacted a few operators that own one through the companies IG tags. Some say they had issues and some say they do not. Does anyone own or use a Rever? If so, what are your thoughts. Or should I just go for the Zephyr? Thank you in advance!
  2. Hi everyone! The Steadicam forum came up multiple times as I researched buying a used Steadicam flyer rig, I learned alot but have a few more questions. I'm waiting for a call from a sales rep from Tiffen who has been around the block a few times. That will be later this week. I'd just like to thank everyone here for the information I've been able to gather from the forum. I've learned that many people believe the Flyer has held up over the years.. but I would really appreciate any extra feedback I could get on this potential first purchase of Steadicam gear! So, thanks in advance if you are thinking of providing any information. I'm from a small city in Northern Ontario, Thunder Bay. A retired wedding videographer who I know personally is willing to sell me what he says is a Steadicam flyer 24SE for $1,500 that he purchased around "2010ish" for $7,500 CAD. I haven't seen the rig as it's in a storage unit an hour out of town. But I do have some indications of the model and generation. Based on his memory, it would be this rig here: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/488892-REG/Steadicam_F24SE_F24SE_Flyer_24_Camera_Stabilizer.html Based on his memory, it includes the bag, the rig has grey colouring and can be powered by both the included Anton Bauer batteries at the same time, has a telescoping gimbal post, black Steadistand (not c-stand version), vest (some buckles on shoulders, can't recall any leather) and monitor. Once I tell him I'm serious about buying it I can get all of these details as it's a ways out of town. I get the feeling I'll just have to go see it as his memory may not be totally accurate. But maybe this all adds up? The grey colouring may mean it's older than 2010 and is an original flyer? Confusingly, lots of these features only come with the LE version, and I've heard the SE version was supposed to have leather on the vest. Can anyone determine the model or generation based on these clues? A bit about what I would need it for: I am a one man show, operating a small media company in a small city. Some shoots require using a hand held electronic gimbal for many hours and it destroys my lower back. I also do narrative short film and some documentary work, mostly for passion projects, but sometimes for money. I have a pair of Sony fs5's and a pair of black magic 4k's that I am expecting to use on the rig mostly. I don't need anything fancy and I doubt I'll ever be building any large camera rigs for this Flyer. I am just looking for reasonable portability for long gimbal shoots and the odd out of town shoot. Also, being able to adjust straps on the vest myself while wearing it, comfortability, and obviously smooth operation. These are likely all I need. I am looking to either purchase a newer but less expensive rig for under 1k, or to buy this used Steadicam flyer that appears to be in great condition. If I could get your opinions on any of the following, I'd greatly appreciate it: Have there been any significant changes or improvements to Steadicam body rigs, like aero 30 for example, since the flyers release? Is there any significant changes to technology that greatly reduce the Flyers modern usability when compared to newer models? Is an old flyer worth investing the $1,500 CAD? Is it still possible to find replacement parts for a reasonable price? Are the arms still considered up to standard or useable? what are the pros and cons of the Flyer's arm design? Will the "smoothness" and ease of use hold up to modern stabilizer rigs from steadicam? Does the vest have a reputation for comfort and usability for one person crews? Is the Flyer's gimbal/deck lacking in weight distribution features, smoothness and quality of life additions when compared to the aero 30 or zephyr? What about cheap models like amazons FLYCAM Galaxy? https://tinyurl.com/3avjkk3r for around $500 CAD? I'm not sure if I'm asking all the right questions.. but I haven't found anything online directly comparing the Steadicam flyer to newer style rigs made at the same price point/market segment. I'll be speaking with a senior rep from TIFFEN later this week. Thanks so much for your time and consideration!
  3. Tiffen M-2 package M2 Top Stage Flat with dovetail plate and internal Volt controller M2 Gimbal 3/4", 5/8", 1/2" and Volt Motor Drive & Cable Additional 28" RA-0B.308 Volt Motor Cable 1.75 2-Section Index Post (20.8"-35.7"/528mm-908mm) 1.75 Monitor Bracket with Universal Monitor Mount (Monitor NOT Included) With Monitor Mounting Block Kit Transvideo 8" Cinemonitor 2x 36" 1B.308-1B.305 12V Monitor Cable 8-Pin LEMO to 5-Pin LEMO (Transvideo Monitor Pwr) M2 Gold Mount Base 12/24v With 3rd Battery Gold Mount with dovetail 12/24v M-Series Padded Docking Bracket iM2975 Pelican case with Custom Foam MDR-3 15mm x 60mm Mounting Bracket 2x DOVETAIL PLATE, M2 W SCREWS & BUBBLE X 11.5"/ 29cm (bubble level in one of the plates) 2x 8pin lemo to 3 pin lemo 24V Alexa Mini Power Book price is over $35,000 USD Selling for $ 31,000 USD (RIG is 2 years Old great condition) Buyer Pays shipping
  4. email: dani.dagher@hotmail.com Sled Artemis EFP 1.5” 10000$ OBO new ACT 2 gimbal (2250€) gold mount custom extended docking bracket for dynamic balance HD SDI PRO updated by Arri (1170€) Transvideo HD6 monitor with digital horizon telescopic monitor bracket with post clamp cables: (dtap to xlr - 2 pin to xlr - cam power lemo to alexa mini - cam power lemo to xlr - acc to bnc) 2 donut weights Pelican 1615 (280$) + custom hard foam (500$) + lid organiser (125$)
  5. Finally upgrading out of my zephyr. Great learning rig for beginners and aspiring ops. Comes with everything in the list. Great condition! Pros: Affordable price point Tool-less arm tuning Solid hardware Guided 2-stage post Vest is great for any size Cons: Small payload (up to 25lb) smaller post size, higher inertia Small arm, limited range INCLUDED: Steadicam Zephyr Sled [V-mount plate] Steadicam A-30 Arm Steadicam A-30 Vest 7" Feelworld UltraBrite Monitor Drop-in Dovetail Plate Docking bracket Low-mode J-bracket 12V power cable for DSMC 12V power cable for Alexa Additional Bottom stage Battery mount Microfiber Arm sleeve 3D Printed Monitor Yoke w hardware 3D Printed V-mount release safety cover Rolling Hard Case
  6. Full ready to shoot kit. Good for a first kit or backup kit. Sled is modified by using ProVid parts and basic camera rig parts. - Tiffen ProVid Post, Top-stage and Gimbal. - Custom made lower stage, monitor mount and three battery hotswap (DIY). - 3000Nitz ultra bright swit monitor. 4k/HD - HDMI and SDI in/out. - 2 x power outs (top) 2-pin lemo - 2 x HD-SDI lines (for monitor or wireless link) - Steadicam EFP ARM is modified to fit provid/archer/ -sled. The pin has bearings. Arm can handle heavy payloads. - Steadicam EFP Vest. Really comfortable to wear and use. One of the best i have ever use. - Tiffen Docking Bracket - Hard case for sled - Steadicam Soft bag for west and arm - Sled is 60-80cm length - Gimbal bearing is ok I have use this setup with Arri Alexa XT with Fujinon Cabrio lens (2x v-mount batteries). Sled can offer enought power for Alexa "12v" (14V from V-mount) No 24v output. And some tv-live talent shows with Eng camera and wireless HD transmitter. Full kit: 5000 eur VAT 0%. (No batteries, no power cables, no c-stand) International shipping is ok. aleksi.nuotio(at)gmail.com +358 50 3371987 Finland Options: - Power cables + 100-65 eur /each (Alexa, Alexa Mini, 4-pin XLR, D-tap) - NEW G-Zoom Custom Edition with all adapters, 1200eur (was 1600USD). (Canon 8-pin to 20-pin Zoom Adapter, Focus adapters for Canon and Fujinon lenses with internal focus servos.)
  7. Hi everyone! I always love perusing this site and reading about other ops journey and setups so I figured I’d finally give back a little and show my current set up. After years of being a gimbal op and hating how the ArmorMan 2 was on my body, as well as just the restriction of doorways and the absence of a good low-mode option, I finally pulled the trigger and got the SmartSystems Matrix sled with X1 arm…. And boy do I LOVE IT! I get the ergonomics and operability of a Steadicam with the roll control and smooth action of a gimbal. As well as being able to do some pretty crazy moves (with the execption of the trinity low to high jib mode in 1 shot - the tail gets in the way) + being able to switch to low mode in 15 seconds. :) Feel free to use this post to ask any questions of the setup or operation of it. I’m currently on a show that we are rocking the Venice + recorder + k35s + Preston … a 29lb camera package. With counter weights, the total sled comes in at 73lbs It’s a beast but with some workouts, smart operation, and taking care of my body, I’ve gotten exceptionally comfortable with it. We’re regularly doing 15-20 mins walk and talks + 100meter+ moves. It’s not for the faint of heart (or back) but neither is the Trinity or Omega. Happy operating and shooting!
  8. Hey, everyone. I was wondering if anyone knew if there are any steadicam events/meet-ups being organised this year in Europe? Thank everyone and keep flying!
  9. Hi all! I'm just selling the equipment of a friend of mine. I tested everything to see that all is working correctly and yes, is fully functional. The system support a weight between 2kg and 8kg. The equipment is ready to flight, it comes with: - Transport bag - Vest - Arm - Sled + plate - AB Batterie + dtap charger - Monitor - Docking bracket - Power cable. - Tools and aks - Manual instructions I'm asking for 4.500€ O.B.O. (shipping cost by the buyer) I prefer to sell it in the EU, the equip is in Barcelona. For a fastest answer, contact me in this mail: hola@aos.camera What doesn't comes in the offer is the stand, camera and weigh that you'll see in the next pictures: . IMG_6659.mov
  10. I'm selling my Ultimate 2. Please see below for details. XCS Ultimate 2 Includes: Ultimate 2 Top stage 2.0 Carbon fiber telescoping post XCS Ultimate gimbal with ergo handle (GOOFY) Ultimate II sled lower electronic housing w/ Custom Gortex Lower electronic housing cover Dual Rod telescoping monitor support for the Tranvideo HD6 SBL 1x Monitor HD6 SBL Monitor «virtual horizon» w/ Anton Battery plate (Monitor comes with Custom rain cover with anti-reflective glass )(monitor does have a flickering backlight issue at times) 1x Pelican Case Mi 2975 1x Side adjustable dovetail plate 1x Standard camera dovetail plate 1x Transmitter bracket 2x 2pin Fisher Arri camera power cables 1x 8pin Lemo camera power cable 1x MDR Universal bracket 2x Hill bracket docking rings (No docking bracket included) Price is $ 20, 000 USD
  11. Hello! I’m selling my brand new horizon monitor system from Smartsystem. This thing keeps your monitor always in the same position even if you rotate the camera. Great for trinity or ronity ops. Or steadi ops who do a lot of dutching. It came with my Matrix Package and I just don’t find myself using it, and really could use the money right now. Truly brand new out of the case. Put it on twice to practice. Comes with all you see in the pics - weights, brackets, case + power cables that I forgot to take pics of. New price is $1600 $1100 and it’s yours I’d prefer cash & local pickup in LA, but I’m willing to ship for the cost of shipping.
  12. Hi gang, Following an Upgrade to an M2 I am now selling my trusty Tiffen Clipper 2 sled. I bought this sled when I first started out in 2014 and it has served me very well on my journey from local short film shoots to working on TV and feature productions. It is basically an Ultra 1 with an Archer tilting top stage and can support full size cameras such as Alexa and Arri LT 35mm. It has had an HD-SDI line added and also has a custom 12/24 volt power system added by Optical Support in London where it has been serviced so is ready to work with modern film and digital cinema cameras. Moving forward, if/when you feel the need you can directly replace the gimbal with a 1.58" M2 Volt gimbal by removing the top stage which I can show you how to do. The sled comes with dovetails and power cables (see below), low mode monitor mount, main monitor post clamp and Tiffen hardcase. It does not have a monitor, rods or yoke as I am using those with my new sled but I could be persuaded to part with my spare monitor and yoke which is compatible if you don't want to source one yourself. It also doesn't come with docking rings or bracket as I'm using these with my new sled too. Included Dovetails: Original Tiffen dovetail Cam-Tec camera dovetail with 15mm rod attachments Cam-Tec V-lock dovetail allowing direct, vibration free, quick release attachment of cameras with sony VCT style bases such as full size Alexa Included Cables: Top stage lemo to 12v 4pin XLR Top stage lemo to 12v Alexa Mini / Amira Top stage lemo to 24v Alexa 2 pin Fischer Top stage lemo to female D-TAP D-TAP to 12v 4 pin XLR ( monitor direct power) D-TAP to 4pin Lemo ( RED DSMC power ) 4 pin Hirose to 12x 4pin XLR ( base to monitor power) 4 pin Hirose to 12x 4pin right angle XLR ( base to monitor power) 6 pin Hirose to 12v 4pin right angle XLR and BNC ( combined base to monitor power and composite video ) This is a fantastic first rig or if you're stepping up from something smaller! Asking £7k, I'm not VAT registered yet so won't need to add that. Would prefer a UK buyer so don't have to deal with all the customs/exporting fun but happy to make ready for shipping at buyer's arrangement. I'm based in London and you are more than welcome to come to see and test fly the rig, I have a complete setup with practice camera etc. If you would like to see some action photos to whet your appetite here a few from my IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/CS4HxEwizqr https://www.instagram.com/p/CKNEQBqhJkF https://www.instagram.com/p/CIqeR_FhUXe https://www.instagram.com/p/BpEkRFRHJRo https://www.instagram.com/p/COFqqDXBTch Any questions please drop me a line on rupert.peddle@gmail.com. Thanks for looking! Rupert
  13. Hello all, I'm going to buy my first steadicam soon and get in the adventure. But i was wondering, we all know Tiffen and their steadicam but what are the brands to avoid and the ones we can trust? Sled, arm and vest-wise. Thanks ! Mathias
  14. WTB ARRI artemis Cine Broadcast 1.8" or Smartsystem Extreme Sled asem.mohamed450@gmail.com
  15. Hello, I have a Steadicam 3A for sale. I first bought the rig in 2005 as a college student getting into Steadicam. Peter Abraham generously helped me put the rig together; Terry West gutted and rebuilt the electronics complete with a new breakout box that mimics the Ultra sled. in 2011, Robert Luna rebuilt my arm. It hasn't been used a lot since. It's an older rig, but it can hold up to 60 lbs. Package is: Sled Arm Vest Steadicam Zephyr Case (optional -- it's a heavy-duty case that fits the rig; cut the foam to make it more custom). I'm based in LA if you want to check it out. Also happy to do an escrow deal if you'd like to me to ship it somewhere for inspection (buyer pays shipping). Thanks for looking. Happy to answer any questions.
  16. Hello everyone, Hope you're safe and well. Ever since I upgraded to the M-1 rig, I haven't been using this one. Originally planned to keep it as a backup kit but it's been sitting around for quite some time now. I'm the first and only owner of this rig; bought new from Tiffen in February 2015. Below is what's included in this sale: - Steadicam Archer 2 sled - Dovetail plate with two screws - Steadicam G50X arm - Rain cover + bag for the arm - 1x 12V Lemo to XLR 4-pin cable - 1x Transvideo Lemo power cable (5-pin to 8pin) - 1x 24V Lemo to Fischer, Alexa power cable - 1x 24V Lemo to Fischer, Alexa Mini/Amira power cable - Low mode bracket - Docking Bracket - Thermodyne hard case for sled and arm - No monitor is included The rig has some normal wear and tear, but is fully functional. You only need a monitor and a vest to have a fully functioning kit. I taped two small pieces of tape on the top stage to keep the dovetail firm in its position. (This was a known issue for these sleds) I'm asking for 13,500 US dollars for everything plus shipping. Item is located in Beirut, Lebanon. Payment via International wire transfer. If you're interested, please send me an email at the following address: contact@christopherkechichian.com Have a good day. Best, Christopher
  17. I recently went to Los Angeles to complete a 3 days steadicam workshop at the Abelcine. I wanted to share my experience with any new comers who is interested in taking 3 days (Silver) workshop. Please feel free to ask me questions from the video and I will share any information.
  18. XCS Ultimate2 HD w/ Basic HD PDL U2HD lower electronics and U2HD upper camera platform. 2" carbon fiber post 18"-30" telescoping. Ultimate Gimbal gimbal tool Boland BVB07 monitor sunshade Cam-Jam Monitor Bracket XCS Camera Plate XCS MDR 1/2 Bracket Tiffen docking bracket w/ Hill yoke 2 rings for mounting on Hill yoke (2) monitor power cables (8) assorted power cables (epic, alexa, amira, panavision dxl, maybe 12v tilta cage?) Hard case for shipping $27,000 buyer pays shipping bank transfer accepted Dale Vance Jr Los Angeles, CA 323-251-8284 purchased new in 2017
  19. Hey Everyone! Selling my Archer2 VOLT and G50x Arm. I just got it back from Tiffen Service and everything’s been tuned up and polished. Running real smooth. - Tiffen Archer2 Steadicam SLED (V-MOUNT) -Foldable Design for Compact Storage and Travel -Integrated Tilt Stage (Still useful even with a VOLT!) -Original Gimbal handle and housing included (In case you want to take off the VOLT) -Archer2 Steadicam Plate w/ Hardware - Tiffen Steadicam VOLT - Horizon Assist -VOLT Power Cables included -Archer2 VOLT Blue Whale Tool included -Control Box has been updated to the latest Firmware by Tiffen - Archer2 VOLT Padded Docking Bracket (Original Archer2 Dock Included) - Tiffen Accessory 3RD BATTERY V-MOUNT Plate (Dovetail system on bottom) - 7” Marshall V-LCD70XHB-3GSDI - Tiffen Universal Monitor Mount (I used this for smallHD 703) - BRAND NEW - Original Archer2 Monitor Bracket - Archer2 Mounting Plate w/ Screws - Tiffen G50x ARM - Standard Arm Post - Low Mode Bracket - Archer2 STEADICAM CASE - Fits Sled+Arm+Vest or Accessories - 2x Monitor Power Cables 8-pin Lemo to 4-pin XLR (1 Original, 1 Custom Rencher Industries) - 3x 12v Power Cables 3-pin Lemo to 4-pin XLR - 8-pin Lemo to 2-pin Lemo Monitor Power Cable (smallHD 703 compatible by Rencher) - Motorized Stage Remote (Volt Upgrade Nullifies the Motorized Stage) Minor cosmetic scratches here and there but overall taken care of extremely well. $25,500 Buyer pays shipping If you have any questions at all, or wanna see something in specific, fell free to reach out! Thanks! -Joe jblodgett77@gmail.com
  20. Hi, Newbie here, I'm currently looking for an arm right now and I've been doing a bit of research. Does anyone have any experience with the following arms? - FlowCine XArm - NB Stabiliser Arm - SmartSystem Arm X1 - AVDONIN A5 Arm Quite frankly I'm really looking towards the traditional G70(x) arm but they're not always available in the market, like hot singles in my area.. I'm willing to give these new arms in the market a try as beginner arms and eventually have them as back up arm. They're just super far from where I live and also no demos these days (Covid). The data is only as good as it's presented on their website and I can only find really limited resources and testimonials. Please let me know if anyone has any opinions about those arms. Thanks! (Leaning towards SmartSystem and NB)
  21. Hi all! My next job will fly a Sony Venice. I looking for infos or thought from ops would have already flown it! Balance, weight, Power, ... Thanks
  22. Ultra 1 for sale. Selling my trusted Ultra that I flew for 14 years. (sled only, no vest/arm) Rock solid. I had only 1 issue in 14 years and it was because of a bad external wire. Converted to 12v double V mount and wired for HD Monitor not included Asking USD $7000 Gimbal was serviced by Tiffen in 2017 Included: Ultra sled docking bracket Flight case Low mode bracket 6” cheese plate 10” cheese plate 3” arm post 12” arm post 6 power cables ( 2 XLR, 1 open ended, 1 Panavision, 2 Lemo 2pin ) Sled located in Toronto
  23. GPI PRO Cinema Sled ,upgraded to HD Video. good condition and well maintained -GPI PRO Cinema RIG (HD video Upgraded) -2x HD video lines -1x SD video line -PRO Gimbal with VZ grip -Telescoping center post -D-Box Stage -Transvideo 6” SB HD Monitor (1power cable) -Docking Bracket + ring -1 dovetail plate -Multiple lemo power options on top stage -1x Hirose video/power on bitten stage -XLR 4pin PRO power Cables -Peli hard case with peel and pluck foam Asking- $16,000 USD + Shipping
  24. Garage Sale!! Steadi Gear looking for a new home. GPI PRO Cinema Sled ,upgraded to HD Video. good condition and well maintained -GPI PRO Cinema RIG (HD video Upgraded) -2x HD video lines -1x SD video line -PRO Gimbal with VZ grip -Telescoping center post -D-Box Stage -Transvideo 6” SB HD Monitor (1power cable) -Docking Bracket + ring -1 dovetail plate -Multiple lemo power options on top stage -1x Hirose video/power on bitten stage -XLR 4pin PRO power Cables -Peli hard case with peel and pluck foam Asking- $16,000 USD + Shipping Pro Gimbal with VZ Gimbal Grip Asking- $4,000 USD + Shipping Pro Monitor Mount Asking-$2,000 USD + Shipping Tiffen Ultra Steadicam Vest with Travel Bag Asking- $2,600 USD + Shipping Anton Bauer Quad Battery Charger with 4 HC Dionic Batteries and Case (Not Re-celled but in good working condition) Asking- $1500 USD + Shipping 2- Pro Torso Pads (Measurements 31” each) Asking- $150 USD per pad + Shipping Pro Waist Pad (Measures 37”) Asking $125 USD + Shipping PM or email me at diamondsteadicam@gmail.com for more info or interest.
  25. Hi everyone, I'd like to buy my first steadicam, and I was thinking about the Archer 2 steadicam set with g-50 arm, but then I found the Matrix One Ultra bundle from Smartsystem. Does anybody have any experience with the Smartsystem Matrix One bundles? Is it comparable with other professional brands (gpi pro, tiffen etc)? I prefer using it as a normal Steadicam. Ronin 2 compatibility is something like a bonus only. Did somebody try it with the Ronin 2 on it?
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