Steadicam SOLO, which recently began shipping, is designed for DSLRs and camcorders. Its sleek and lightweight frame makes it easy to transpost, and its durability matches that of the larger, professional-grade Steadicam models. Capable of being folded to a compact 25 x 6 inch (64 x 15 cm) profile, the system will readily support cameras up to 10 lbs. (4.5kg) in weight. The three-axis Gimbal design enables the precise movement and stability, while the ergonomic foam handle and grips – which control the four section telescopic post – provide a high level of comfort. The SOLO also converts to a monopod mode for shooting from confined spaces.
SOLO will be shown at NAB 2015 with the brand new Arm and Vest package, ergonomically designed for even greater comfort when shooting.
Garrett Brown, Steadicam inventor and Academy Award recipient, will also host a special Steadicam presentation on April 14 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the B&H Booth (C11016/Studio – C10515).
“Garrett Brown revolutionized the industry with the introduction of the Steadicam, and his contribution is immeasurable,” said Steve Tiffen, president and CEO, The Tiffen Company. “His achievements in Steadicam technology have been widely recognized, with prestigious industry honors from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.”
Brown introduced Steadicam camera stabilization technology in 1975 after a week-long filming stint, where he developed and tested the first workable iteration of Steadicam with his wife, filming a shot of her running up and down the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. A few months after showing Rocky director John Avildsen the shot, Brown found himself following Sylvester Stallone up the same steps with the Steadicam strapped securely to his body. Since then, Brown has shot nearly 100 films using the camera stabilizer, including The Shining and Return of the Jedi.