Steadicam Vest & Arm for Merlin.
- Price: £864.00 - In stock
- Brand: Steadicam
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Merlin Arm & Vest only. Merlin supplied separately.
The Merlin Arm & Vest package features the smallest precision Steadicam gimbal ever. It yields increased payload and improved isolation, centering and operator control for the Merlin.
The Vest is light and thin – it can even be worn under a jacket. It provides complete comfort and functionality for extended productions and long continuous shots.
(Steadicam Merlin supplied separately)
The Merlin Arm & Vest make extended shooting nearly effortless. Even with heavy cameras – up to 3.2kg with the optional Metal Gimbal – the Merlin can now fly for hours without undue fatigue, and preserve all the flexibility and reach of the operator's own arms.
The 1.2kg. Vest is the lightest and thinnest ever made – it can even be worn under a jacket – and it is designed to fit the entire gamut of human sizes and shapes. For 23kg eight-year-olds or 150kg rugby players, the Merlin Vest provides complete comfort and functionality for extended productions and long continuous shots. All adjustments are 'no-tools', including the right-arm/left-arm changeover.
The Arm is ultra-light and extremely capable. It is a 7/8 scale version of its big brothers, the Flyer, G-50 and G-70 arms, and provides the same legendary performance and flexibility including instant, knob-adjustable control of lifting power for camera payloads between 2.5 and 7 lbs. (1.1 to 3.2 kg) The Merlin Arm also provides enormous vertical lifting range (28” or 71cm) and full 'iso-elasticity' so you'll need only ounces of force to maintain the highest or lowest lens heights (from way above the head to below the waist). Like its big brothers, the Merlin Arm includes two-axis adjustment of the arm-to-body angle so that people of differing shapes can adjust the lifting angle to their most comfortable posture. Together the Merlin Arm and Vest actually increase your shooting options. The operator can ease the Merlin back against the body and shoot 'handheld', with both hands on the camera, and fly seamlessly back off the shoulder and continue moving. With practice operators can fly the Merlin one-handed right off of the mounting post during a shot (docking the arm to the vest with the other hand) and execute those unique Merlin shot opportunities – ultra-low- or ultra-high-angles – and then slip it back onto the arm to continue the shot
The STEADICAM® MERLIN™ is ultra-light, ultra-rigid, ultra precise, folds spectacularly and is beautiful – in short, the ideal instrument for today's videographers with camcorders weighing up to 2.5Kg. For documentaries, weddings, news segments, commercials, even low-budget features, the Merlin shines. In practiced hands, it performs as impressively as the big £30,000 Steadicam, yet remains ultimately unobtrusive. The Merlin is not only stable, it is also an inherently graceful way to hold a camera –not only for big moves and running around, but also for those subtle, imperceptible and elegant displacements of the lens that cannot be achieved any other way.
And now, with the new Merlin Arm and Vest, one will be able to shoot longer and 'fly' more easily and more precisely than with anything else on the market.
Steadicam Vest & Arm for Merlin.
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