Black Hawk.... The top-of-the-line stabilizer system for broadcast, HD, and film cameras up to 25 lbs uses only heavy-duty precision components. A truly remarkable value, the Black Hawk's high-end construction and performance are unsurpassed in this price category.
• NEW FlowTech Gimbal - Classic design has been improved with a detachable, ergonomically-sloped extension grip for improved handling and the ability to adda zoom control. Precision 3-axis gimbal delivers consistent fluid motion with six sets of bearings. The lightweight, rugged gimbal ties the system together fluidly and effortlessly.
NEW Form-Fit Ultra Rigid Vest - This new improved vest includes a contoured chest pad, torso-gripping 4-point buckle system, 2-stage reversible arm bridge, and height-adjustable chest plate. The lightweight, cool vest hugs and supports the upper body, making it possible to fly heavy cameras for extended periods.
Heavy-Duty Dual Arm - The Black Hawk's reinforced, dual-dynamic arm system is as refined as it is robust. Adjustable over a broad range, it can bear cameras 10-25 pounds swiftly and smoothly and offers up to 38" of vertical travel. Twenty-four precision bearings and four beefy springs ensure silent, zero-failure performance. The 2-stage reversible arm bridge allows left or right orientation and 4" up/down positioning. This arm will carry cameras as light as 10lbs with free optional weight plate, 15lbs. w/o.
Precision Gear Drive Stage - Micro-adjustable gear drive stage enables extremely precise tuning of horizontal balance. Included balancing plate aids greatly in setup when paired with a C-stand. Quick-release dovetail camera plate allows rapid setup and breakdown in the field.
Power, Vision, Balance - At the base of the sled, a 7" 16:9 color monitor servesas a large external viewfinder. Dual Anton Bauer mounts power the monitor (and the camera, if you wish) through internal wiring (V-lock mounts available on request). The monitor and batteries also serve as counterweight for vertical balance. Monitor and battery positions can be adjusted for fine-tuning.
Custom Rolling Case - A form-cut foam insert protects and secures the system components inside, while the wheeled case with telescoping handle ensures effortless transport. Padded carry pouches hold the toolkit, cables, monitor with remote, and training DVD.
Low Mode Included - The rock solid Low Mode bracket allows stabilized low perspective shots. Training DVD - VariZoom stabilizers take some time to master, but the included training DVD takes you through the setup and operation step-by-step with a professional FlowCam operator.
The Black Hawk comes standard with dual Anton Bauer Mounts and a NTSC monitor, other options are available.
|Vertical Range of Arm||38"|
|Camera Weight Range||10-25 lbs (w/ free optional weight plate, 15-25 lbs w/o)|
|LCD Monitor||7" 16:9 NTSC (16:9/4:3 switchable)|
|Construction||Primarily Aluminum w/ Stainless Steel Components|
|Arm / Sled Dimensions||39.5" x 3.5" x 2.75" / 29.5" x 12.5" x 4.5"|
|Case Dimensions||H 33" W 20.5" D 17"|
|Arm Weight||10.5 lbs|
|Vest Weight||6.2 lbs|
|Sled Weight||6.3 lbs (w/ monitor)|
|Complete System Weight||23 lbs|
|Packed Weight||Approx. 46 lbs|