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PATHFINDER - a hand-held accessory


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PATHFINDER, combined with your steadicam vest and arm, holds cameras in a low mode configuration while maintaining an authentic hand-held look.

As a tall guy, I have always had trouble getting hand-held cameras low. For years, I’ve been experimenting with different solutions to this problem. Easyrigs always come to mind first, but my back has never agreed with them and I’ve never loved the motion they give the camera. As a steadicam operator, I’m far more comfortable taking weight in a vest.

After extensive on-set testing, redesigning and manufacturing, I’m excited to make PATHFINDER available to other operators.

Offering a wide range of mobility, PATHFINDER uses the reach of your steadicam arm to help position cameras over immovable set pieces. It is ideal for shooting high energy action, dialogue between sitting characters, centering top down over a bed or gliding over a table top - among many other specialty shots. All PATHFINDERs are small-batch manufactured in Western New York using 6061-T6 aluminum, cast hardware and rated webbing.

For more info or to order please visit my site: http://sawyeroubre.com/pathfinder

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy - 
Cheers!

Sawyer

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26 minutes ago, Lawrence Karman said:

Sweet! Is there a demo before purchase opportunity?

I'm based out of NYC - if you are in the area thats a possibility. 

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14 minutes ago, Adi Visser SOC SASO said:

Is the changing tension  on your arm a problem if you go in between hand held and steadicam a lot?

Hey Adi! 

So I keep my second arm set up in PATHFINDER mode to make changing over much quicker. This way all I do is flip my socked block, switch arms and i'm ready to go - I outline this set up in detail in the manual that is included. 

Without a second arm it takes a couple minutes to reconfigure your arm, but no longer than the assistants need to change over the camera. 

If you have any other questions please let me know - 

Cheers!

Sawyer

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