PILOT HD

 

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The Pilot Features:

  • Lightweight/Affordable
  • 7″ HD/SDI Composite Monitor
  • True three axis gimbal
  • Micro adjustable X-Y stage
  • Lightweight Iso-Elastic™ arm with 28” (71cm) boom
  • Ultra low profile lightweight vest
  • Power and video through sled

• And much more…

Discontinued – Please see the Steadicam Aero A-15 System

The Steadicam® Pilot® HD Series Camera Stabilizing System – Designed Especially for the Modern Breed of Lightweight HD Cameras

With a weight range that supports 2-10 pounds (1-4.5 kg), the Steadicam Pilot® HD works with a wide array of cameras.

The new Steadicam Pilot HD is a state-of-the-art, lightweight stabilizer system designed especially for the modern breed of lightweight cameras. Video professionals need add only battery and camera of choice as all other system components required for normal operation are provided. The optional SteadiStand™ to balance the Steadicam fits neatly in the available soft carrying case.

The Steadicam Pilot HD is designed with a lightweight Iso-Elastic™ arm, ultra-low-profile vest, lightweight sled with CarbonLite expandable post, 7” HD monitor, and low mass gimbal, offering advanced features and benefits at a low cost to the video professional.

The Iso-Elastic arm is a two-section, articulated design that can be adjusted while supporting the camera. With this patented, unique design, the Steadicam operator can smoothly and effortlessly raise or lower the arm throughout its 28″ (71 cm) boom range. The Iso-Elastic arm is also non-reactive—improving vertical stability and control in all operating conditions, from lock-offs to fast running shots over rough terrain.

The 7” HD monitor comes standard on the Pilot HD and provides good contrast from dark to light situations. The monitor weight and location on the sled assures the operator perfect balance and easy operation. Utilizing a proven low mass gimbal, the operator has the ability to capture fluid movement at a caliber that only Steadicam can provide. The tool-less precision camera stage establishes a solid base for the camera while facilitating smooth and easy adjustment from side to side as well as fore and aft.

The CarbonLite expandable post and interface to the stage form a solid bond, assuring an operator no jitter in the picture while capturing unique scenes. The stage plate is indexed such that the camera can be removed and remounted without the need to readjust the balance. The stage is easily accessorized with focus motor mount, additional connectors, or a dovetail-type camera plate.

The sled boasts a true three axis gimbal, is equipped with counterweights for balance, and features repositionable monitor, gimbal and battery mounts.

The Pilot HD sled compacts down by removing the lower cross tube.

The Pilot HD’s ultra-lightweight, low-profile vest is designed to provide complete comfort and functionality for extended productions and long, continuous shots. The vest is adjustable without the use of any tools, making it easy to modify on the “fly”.

12 Volt Battery Pack Options Include: “AA”, V-Lock or Anton Bauer.

Complete systems available.

Unique Features:

  • Lightweight Iso-Elastic Arm with 28″ (71 cm) Boom
  • Low Profile Vest Design
  • Professional Tool-Free Three-Axis Gimbal
  • CarbonLite Expandable Center Post
  • Adjustable Monitor, Gimbal and Battery Mounts
  • Lightweight Rig
  • Affordable Cost