Easyrig STABIL Light.
Image courtesy: Easyrig

Swedish equipment manufacturer Easyrig has announced a new addition to the company’s range of camera support systems, the Easyrig STABIL Light.

STABIL

Stabil is the Swedish word for stable. Easyrig launched the original Easyrig STABIL support arm in 2019. It is a replacement upper support arm for the Cinema 3 and Vario 5 camera support systems. The company designed the STABIL to stabilize camera setups that weigh between 11 to 55 pounds. Additionally, Easyrig fixed the upper support arm. However, the STABIL is sprung, which means it can help smooth out shots when the user is walking.

Minimax

Following the Easyrig STABIL’s release, users began to request a similar solution for the Minimax system, which supports smaller cameras. Under the headline “Top Secret Release 2021,” Easyrig has now responded to demand by announcing the Easyrig STABIL Light.

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Design

Easyrig developed the Easyrig STABIL Light to support gimbals and camera systems between 4.4 to 15.4 pounds, in line with the Minimax specification. Additionally, the company designed the STABIL Light on the original STABIL and has a sprung moving upper support arm. It also can lock the arm, so it functions as a standard Minimax arm.

Handheld shots

The Easyrig STABIL Light will help stabilize handheld shots by reducing the up and down bounce when walking. It will also protect your back by transferring the weight of the camera or gimbal to the Minimax vest.

Easyrig Minimax Power Pack

You need to purchase the Easyrig STABIL Light together with the new Easyrig Minimax Power Pack. This includes a new and improved Minimax spring that works more efficiently together with the STABIL Light. In addition, Easyrig has made the Power Pack standard for all versions of the Minimax bought from now on.

At the moment you can only buy the STABIL Light with a new Minimax system. Easyrig asks existing Minimax owners who want to upgrade to contact them for more information.

Pricing and availability

The combined Easyrig Minimax and Easyrig STABIL Light combination is available now and costs $2,625.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.