3 Important Features of the Steadicam Zephyr

The Steadicam Zephyr combines technology that is available in the Steadicam Pilot, Flyer, and Archer 2. If you are not familiar with the Steadicam Zephyr, the Steadicam Zephyr is a camera stabilizer. The Steadicam was first introduced in 1976 and new models are released on a routine basis to keep up with the ever evolving technology world. The Steadicam Zephyr is the most ergonomic camera stabilizer that has been created by Steadicam. Thanks to the universal mounting design of the Steadicam Zephyr, the Steadicam Zephyr should be compatible with new technology, which means you should never have to purchase a camera stabilizer again. This guideline will go over a few important features of the Steadicam Zephyr.

1. Arm

The Steadicam Zephyr has an arm that is capable of holding cameras that weigh up to 20 pounds. The Steadicam Zephyr features an Iso-Elastic Stabilizer Arm that allows you to swivel your camera around on an extremely smooth track. Increasing the height of the arm on the Steadicam Zephyr is no problem thanks to the one-touch lift adjustment arm that requires no tools to move from section to section. One of the best features of the arm on the Steadicam Zephyr is the fact that the arm can be separated into two pieces for easy transport and storage. The post length of the arm on the Steadicam Zephyr can be easily adjusted by using the new post assembly that the Steadicam Zephyr features.

2. Sled

The sled base on the Steadicam Zephyr features a standard HD BNC video connector, which means most camcorders are compatible with the Steadicam Zephyr. In addition to having a standard 3-pin LEMO battery mount, the Steadicam Zephyr also features a second battery mount that is compatible with both 12V and 24V batteries. The Steadicam Zephyr is compatible with both V-lock and Anton Bauer batteries. If you use camera accessories on a routine basis, the Steadicam Zephyr also comes standard with a universal mounting design that is compatible with the vast majority of camera accessories. The monitor and battery mounts that are located on the sled of the Steadicam Zephyr feature aluminum mounting rods that can easily be removed for transport or storage.

3. Vest

The Steadicam Zephyr is lightweight and features vest and pad covers, which makes the Steadicam Zephyr very comfortable to wear. Thanks to the two vest sizes that are included with the Steadicam Zephyr, any size person is capable of wearing the Steadicam Zephyr in a comfortable manner. If you shoot low-mode films on a regular basis, you will love the socket block that the Steadicam Zephyr has on its vest because it allows for vertical adjustment. The Steadicam Zephyr also features a 7" composite LCD screen that is easy to view when the Steadicam Zephyr is being worn by the operator. The LCD monitor, which is located on the sled of the Steadicam Zephyr, can be vertically adjusted.