This lightweight steady device is easy to operate whilie taking amazing footage. The SteadyTracker UltraLite gives you the ability to shoot subject matter that is impossible to shoot otherwise. Take amazing footage as you walk, run, travel upstairs, or even out of a moving car. Expand the creativity of your production by engaging the viewers when making them a part of the action.
The competition can fly, pan, boom, and tilt but there is no control of the device during these moves. This is what sets the SteadyTracker apart from the others, with the SteadyTracker you can accelerate and decelerate when panning, quickly start/stop, reverse directions while flying, tilt smoothly at the start or end of a boom, or dutch off the axis during a flying move.
The SteadyTrackers have been designed for handheld use, body supported use, and self supported use. When hand held smoothly circle around your subject, dutching, booming, and tilting on the fly, changing angles and framing just like in music videos. You can do chase scenes, go up and down stairs, jump off walls, go over picnic tables, follow people in cars, shoot weddings, receptions, love stories, sports, documentaries, choirs, plays, etc.
When body mounted it rests on your leg letting you zoom and focus with a heads up position with both eyes free to monitor or look for new scenes. Pull it up to your body with your eye against the viewfinder for traditional zooming style shots. Lift it up on your shoulder and shoot over people's heads while looking in the color monitor for perfect framing.
When self supported you can tilt and pan "monopod style" from the floor or the edge of a table. Set it up like a tripod and get in the shot yourself. This lets you completely rest as you think of your next shot.
** 5 Different Shooting Modes **
1-Flying Mode-Smooth motion shots. Tilts, pans & Dutch angles while in motion.
2-Monopod Mode- Static tilts, pans, Dutchs & zooms.
3-Self Supported Mode- Gets locked off shots.
4-Static Body Mounted Modes- Tilts, pans, Dutchs, zooms and ready to fly.
5-Periscope Mode- Static tilts, pans, booms, Dutchs and high flying shots.
LOW MODE shooting available with optional accessory
Reviewed by 4 customers
This will help out in getting a more professional look to my video work. [...]
The base sometimes falls off because it is quite difficult to tighten the screw that secures the pole.
The Steadytracker Ultralite is used with a HDR-Z1 and PD170 (although the Extreme is recommended) and has surpassed expectations. It is a joy to use, it is easy to use and allows various camerapositions which make my recordings stand out from the rest. What Steadytracker writes on their website is just true, if you are looking for a stabiliser and you don't want to lose control over your camera, buy the Steadytracker.
The ProMax SteadyTracker was easily set up, is comfortable to hold for an extended time, and far surpasses my expectations.