NAB 2012: Tiffen rolls out new versions of Steadicam Pilot and Scout
The Tiffen Company, has new versions of its highly popular Steadicam Pilot and Scout Camera Stabilizer camera mounts — the Steadicam Pilot HD Series and Steadicam Scout HD/SDI. “Both the Steadicam Pilot and Scout, introduced at NAB years ago, are some of our best sellers and the new capabilities are sure to take their popularity to the next level,” says Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company.
Offered in two models — the Pilot HD/SDI and the Pilot HDMI — the new cost-efficient Steadicam Pilot HD Series camera stabilizer models are designed for video professionals and include a lightweight Iso-Elastic Arm and ultra low-profile vest, a lightweight sled with CarbonLite expandable post, and low-mass gimbal. The HDMI version uses a fixed non-adjustable aluminium post.
The Pilot HD/SDI model comes standard with an expandable carbon fibre post and the Pilot HDMI model comes standard with a fixed aluminium post and pass-through HDMI cable. Utilizing a proven low-mass gimbal, the operator has the ability to capture the fluid movement. No-tools precision camera stage establishes a solid base for the camera and facilitates smooth adjustment ease from side to side plus front and back.
The new Pilot HDSDI stabilizer system is available with 12V, IDX V-mount or standard Anton Bauer, while the new Pilot HDMI system is standard with Anton Bauer 7.2V ElipZ battery systems.
Now available for HD/SDI, the new Steadicam Scout stabilizer system offers immense quality with all of the camera stabilization features Steadicam is famous for to facilitate production at an affordable price point.
The new Scout HD vest is a continuation of the comfortable Flyer vest. An ergonomic fit of the breastplate combined with solid metal shoulder fasteners assures a new comfort level for extended use and a secure fit. The new vest and pad covers are easily removed for cleaning or replacement, offering extended durability.
The new Steadicam Scout tools-free patented Iso-ElasticTM 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 adjustable and interchangeable arm post assembly is a feature usually found on more expensive systems. The two-section arm can also be separated for compact storage and transport.
The new 7″ Steadicam Scout colour 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 available with a 7″ HD/SDI, composite 800 nit bright LCD monitor.