Flycam 5000 stabilization system -
Who gentle camera movements needed, who wants to float above the floor or a staircase away who needs a tripod. This Flycam system is one of the best. Made of anodized aluminum tubing weighs it with all weights 1.8 kg and cameras up to about 3.6 kg. It is designed for medium DV or HDV cameras or DSLR cameras with HD video function.
- Steadycam System,
+ Comfort Arm + Vest + Quick Release System
- Estabilizador de Cámara - Stabilisateur - Schwebestativ -
To completely shift the weight of the system on the hips of the camera men, so that can fully concentrate on image composition, is used in this kit is a "Comfort Arm", a spring-assisted arm that is pivotally attached to a solid support vest. Compared to the "Body Pod" of comfort rises again significantly and the recordings are still quiet.
ATTENTION: The camera and the microphone shown on some pictures below
The camera is connected with the steadycam-system fast and easily by the included universal camera base plate with quick release clamp. It is not nesseccary to adjust and balance the camera again if using the same set.
The quick release system provides a stable camera plate with a long bearing surface and is suitable for almost any camera.
The camera base plate has both 1/4" and 3/8" mounting screws to accommodate all variety of camera bases. After fitting the base plate to the camera and the clamp to the tripod it slides easily into the clamp's front flanges by locking open the clamp's lock. Pressing it down and back to push down a pin that locks the plate into position. You can slide the plate in from both sides. Gross balancing and composition adjustments can be achieved by sliding the plate within the jaws of the clamp with a movement range of up to 60.4mm. The total weight is 385g. The clamp and the camera plate are made of alloy.
A solid ball bearing in the center of the system makes smooth movements possible.
are NOT part of the auction.
The spring can easily be adjusted according to the weight of the camera.
The handle is fixed to a gimbal with a massive bearing.
Each four thumbscrews for precise adjustment of balance - this is the most important in the preparation of the Steadycam system. It takes a little practice and patience, because it is a precision job.Certainly it needs practice to handle the stabilizer perfectly but You will get the first success very fast: the WOW-effect when the camera is in balance and seems to float above Your hand.
The white boxes contain the weights and can be moved back and forward for finding the balance.
The telescopic rod can be pulled out. This way, a balance has to be finely adjusted. A comparison:
Das Kit "Flycam5000 mit Comfort Arm und Weste" wird in einer praktischen und abgepolsterten Tragetasche geliefert.
Following a comparison with the smaller (but also lighter) Flycam 3000 for cameras up to 2,3 kg. The Flycam 3000 shown below is NOT part of the auction, but only the Flycam 5000 system.
A few remarks at the end (the pro probably will smile about):
The kit "Flycam5000 with Comfort Arm and Vest" comes with a travel bag.
One should be clear about that it needs a lot of exercises before the resulting pictures of the shooting will be perfect. Quite often customers tell us (in this way or the like) that they urgently have to do some Steadycam-shootings tomorrow and that would like to check a Steadycam-system today in the afternoon. That is definitely not the way it works! You cannot buy a skateboard or a ski-equipment today and make an elegant downhill race tomorrow. It does not matter if you are talented or not, it takes time and definitely exercises to improve.
Surely a beginner will produce better shootings with than without a Steadycam-system but the probability of being perfect is very low. This means for instance that the horizon might not be in level or the camera tilts or bends during starting a walk/run or a stop depending on what you are intending to do.
One should take time to balance the specific equipment installed on a Steadycam-system and slowly learn more about the functional principle of Steadycam-systems. By the time one will learn the "cat walk" to avoid or minimize vertical movement of the camera to improve the resulting pictures of the shooting. Like very often in life: only exercises leads to mastership!
Scope of supply:
Flycam 5000 complete
Comfort Arm and Vest
Quick Release Adapter
small parts ( hex wrench, screws and adapters for fitting different types of cameras).
Shipping costs by DPD or DHL:
Germany - free
Europe (Zone 1) - 16,00 EUR:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark (without Färöer, Grönland), Estonia, Finland (without Äland islands), France (without oversea countries and departments), Greece (without mountain of Athos), Great Britain (without Channel islands), Ireland, Italy (without Livigno und Campione d'Italia), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands (without areas outside of Europe), Austria, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (without Canary Islands, Ceuta und Melilla), Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus (without northern part)
Europe without EU (Zone 2) - 29,00 EUR:
Äland islands (Finland), Andorra, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Mountain of Athos (Greece), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Campione d'Italia (Italy), Ceuta (Spain), Färöer Islands (Danmark), Georgia, Gibraltar (Great Britain), Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Canary Islands (Great Britain), Canary Islands (Spain), Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Livigno (Italy), Mazedonien, Melilla (Spain), Moldau, Montenegro, Norway, Russian Federation, San Marino, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City, Cyprus (northern part)
Countries (Zone 3) - 34,00 EUR:
Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Yemen, Jordan, Canada, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, The United States of America
Rest of the world (Zone 4) - 39,00 EUR