The Steadycam FLYER Stabilizing System.... Video professionals need add only battery and camera of choice as all other required system components are provided for normal operation. The SteadiStand, required for Steadicam balance and operation, fits neatly in the supplied soft carry case. With optional Low-Mode Kit the system may be inverted to easily capture those low shots near the ground.
The FLYER. Steadicam is a total new design camera stabilization support system. New are the Garrett Brown designed Iso-Elastic Stabilizer Arm with unique Arm/Vest connector, large Carbon Fiber post with Low Mass Gimbal, Color 16:9/4:3 LCD Monitor and a robust Operator Vest.
The FLYER will support cameras weighing 4 to 15 pounds (2.1-6.8Kg). The Iso-Elastic arm is an articulated No-Tools design that can be adjusted while supporting the camera. This patented unique design allows the Steadicam operator to place the arm in any position where it will remain. This is especially useful for -§lock-off-¨ shots.
The Color 16:9/4:3 monitor, that provides good contrast from dark to light situations, is a necessary part of the overall system design. The monitor weight and location on the sled assures the operator perfect balance and ease of operation.
Utilizing a proven Low Mass Gimbal the operator has the ability to capture the fluid movement that only Steadicam can provide. No-tools precision camera stage establishes a solid base for the camera and facilitates smooth adjustment ease from side to side plus fore and aft. The aluminum post and interface to the stage form a solid bond to assure no jitter in the picture as the operator captures those unique scenes.
The FLYER System includes a self-instructing SK videotape with manual. This will let the user become familiar with the set-up and operation of the system. While it is possible to learn with these tools, Tiffen offers Steadicam Workshops on a regular schedule. The regional 3-day workshops have become especially popular.