The Steadicam Scout incorporates the same revolutionary Steadicam stabilizer system features that won the coveted DV Professional Association's "Best of Show" at NAB. "Style, functionality, flexibility and affordability" all wrapped within the new Steadicam Scout stabilizer system. A combination of innovative features derived from their popular PILOT, FLYER, ZEPHYR and ARCHER2 Steadicam systems now allows it to "Excel in the range of operating possibilities," said Frank Rush, VP, General Manager of the Tiffen Steadicam Division. A new innovative approach to camera stabilizer design, the Steadicam Scout stabilizer system has uncompromising quality and all the necessary features to get the job done at an affordable price.
The Scout vest is a continuation of the comfortable Flyer vest. An ergonomic fit of the breast plate combined with solid metal shoulder fasteners assure a new comfort level for extended use and a secure fit. New vest and pad covers are easily removed for cleaning or replacement offering extended durability. The new tools-free patented Iso-Elastic stabilizer arm supports 18 pounds (8kgs) of camera weight. The no-tools Arm/Vest interface allows for quick customization to the individual operator. "On the fly" weight adjustment frees the operator from dismounting the system to make changes. The open design of the arm has freedom of movement unknown in this weight class. The adjustable and interchangeable arm post assembly is a feature usually found on more expensive systems. The 2-section arm can also be separated for compact storage and transport.
The new 7" Steadicam Scout color LCD monitor features enhanced image quality and a wide viewing angle. Even under bright sunlight this monitor is ideal for field production use. Optionally, the Steadicam Scout is now available with a 7" HD/SDI, composite LCD monitor. The Scout lightweight aluminum dovetail stage was designed for camera mounting stability.