Hauppauge, NY—The Tiffen Company introduced the Steadimate-S into its Steadicam line of camera stabilizers. Tiffen is a manufacturer of imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries.
Presented for the first time at NAB 2019, the Steadicam Steadimate-S offers camera operators increased freedom and endurance when working with single-handed motorized stabilizers like the DJI Ronin-S. By pairing a single-handed stabilizer with a body-worn video stabilizer, operators can use the DJI Ronin-S for hours with minimal physical fatigue. In addition, it maintains a range of vertical movement and adds full panning ability as well as “low-mode” operation.
Users can minimize the bouncing image effect that often occurs when using single-handled stabilizers because the new camera stabilizer provides X-axis and Y-axis stabilization while the Steadicam arm provides Z-axis stabilization.
“The Steadicam Steadimate-S is a new, elegant solution to add stability, operational comfort and panning ability to single-handed stabilizers that are popular with camera operators,” said Andrew Tiffen, senior vice president of Marketing, The Tiffen Company. “We look forward to debuting and demonstrating this latest camera stabilizer in our booth at the NAB Show.”
The device comes standard with a post block and balance pin that fits arms with ½-inch posts. The weight capacity varies depending on the single-handed stabilizer, arm and also vest in use.
In addition, the Steadimate-S adapter is sold alone for use with existing arms and vests. It is also available as a complete kit in two separate weight classes.
The Steadimate-S 15 system comes with the A-15 arm and a Scout vest. It has a 15 pound weight capacity. Moreover, the Steadimate-S 30 system comes with the A-30 arm and a Zephyr vest. It provides and a 30 pound capacity.
Tiffen’s portfolio also includes optical photographic filters and lens accessories; Lowel location lighting equipment; Domke camera bags; Zing camera covers; Davis & Sanford tripods and support systems; and Stroboframe flash brackets. Central Hall Booth C6821.