Flycam Steadycam 5000
The Flycam 5000 is a light weight, hand-held camcorder stabilizing system designed for cameras weighing from 2 to 8 pounds.Our new designed product create a stabilization system that works so gracefully and professionally, you'll see why the idea of making a camera glide through the air isn't just a dream, it's a reality. With the Flycam 5000 you no longer need a tripod or a dolly. All you need is your Imagination!The Flycam 5000 Pro will support any camcorder or movie camera weighing up to 10 pounds. It is quick and easy to set up and balance. Allows unrestricted Booming and unrestricted 360 degree Panning. Only 15" tall. Made of precision Aluminum. Can also be used as a Monopod, no-tools telescoping base, with positionable weight discs that allow you to achieve dynamic balance. You can easily attach a small LCD monitor to the base monitor mount hole if needed. Weighs 2.7 pounds without counterbalance disks.
Telescopic post with gimbal assembly
Head Plate Dimensions: 7" x 4.9" x .75"
Mid plate Dimensions: 4.5" x 4"
Bottom plate Dimensions: 4.5" x 4.5"
Base Platform Dimensions: 4" x 10"
8 Counter weight disks
4 weight holding cups
Each Counter Weight Disc averages 2.8 ounces
Camera Plate has 1/4" mounting holes
Made up of black anodized aluminium
Easily movable handle
Universal Head Plate
1. Wheelbarrow bearing provides Rotational control over camera so the camera can be easily rotated on its axis.
2. Grip swavels left and right from the bolt. You can easily move whole steadycam up and down.
3. Angle bracket enables grip to move up and down.
The camera is mounted on one end of the 'Post', and the battery and monitor (and whatever special electronics the operator has added) are mounted to the other end.
Universal camera base plate:
The Camera Base plate has both 1/4" and 3/8" mounting slots (holes) to accommodate all variety of camera bases. You can slide your camera with base plate of steadycam on both the horizontal and vertical axes, achieved by means of thumbscrews and a movable camera base plate.
The camera platform:
moves back and forth, and side to side, to quickly allow you to adjust the cameras horizontal balance. By varying the amount of counterweight disks on the base platform you adjust the camera's vertical balance. When balanced properly the camera floats, ready for you to move into action.
Balancing the camera:
Weights are attached to rod by means of cups and screws. A finely tuned weight distribution achieves a perfect balance. The first step in this balancing act is finding the equilibrium of you camera, and the easiest way to find this is by placing a your finger underneath the handle so that the camera is horizontal. You should then place the camera on top of the glidecam so that this point is over the top of the glidecam bar. But before attempting any kind of balance, ensure the camcorder is set exactly how you intend to shoot: the viewscreen in position, the lens cap removed, a tape in the camera and finally a battery and any other accessories in place. Adding any of the above after balancing will inevitably result in re-balancing.