Camera operator using Steadimate-S
Tiffen Company announces Steadimate-S stabilizer. Image courtesy tiffen.com.

Today, the Tiffen Company, a consumer and professional imaging manufacturer, has announced the the Steadimate-S to its Steadicam line of camera stabilizers.

The Steadicam Steadimate-S claims to offer camera operators increased “freedom, endurance, and creative opportunity” when they are working with single-handed motorized stabilizers. That includes the DJI Ronin-S. The systems is also reportedly not hard to carry around. When paired with a body-worn stabilizer, Tiffen says it can be operated for hours with minimal physical fatigue while “maintaining a wide range of vertical movement and adding full panning ability and “low-mode” operation.”

Rendering of the Steadimate-S
Rendering of the Steadimate-S

Eliminate the bouncing image effect

When using the stabilizer, Tiffen says users can minimize or even completely eliminate the bouncing image effect. That effect often happens when using a single-handed stabilizer. The way the Steadimate-S combats the bounce is by using both x-axis and y-axis stabilization. Also the Steadicam arm offers z-axis stabilization.

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“The Steadicam Steadimate-S is a new, elegant solution designed to add stability, operational comfort, and panning ability to single-handed stabilizers that are popular with camera operators,” said Andrew Tiffen, SVP of Marketing, The Tiffen Company. “We look forward to debuting and demonstrating this latest camera stabilizer in our booth at the NAB Show next month.”

Weight capacity

The system’s weight capacity varies depending on the single-handed stabilizer, arm and vest being used.

Pricing and availability

The Steadimate-S adapter can be purchased on its own or with a complete kit that’s available in two weight classes. The system does come with the A-15 Arm and Scout Vest and offers a 15 lbs. weight capacity. The A-15 and Scout Vest costs $995.

The Steadimate-S 30 System also comes with the A-30 Arm and Zephyr Vest and offers a 30 lbs capacity.

Image courtesy tiffen.com