April 10, 2014

Tiffen Shows Off the 'Steadicam Solo' & the GoPro-Specific 'Steadicam Curve' at NAB

Camera stabilizers of all types and weight capacities are becoming more accessible for everyone, and this year the company that started it all are offering competitively priced solutions for independent filmmakers and GoPro enthusiasts. Click through to watch our interview Tiffen at Steadicam's 2014 NAB booth:

Steadicam Solo:

  • Height adjustable lightweight steadicam (10lbs max)
  • Extends to become a monopod
  • $499 base cost, $1,500 with arm and vest
  • Available at the end of April

Steadicam Curve:

  • Compatible with all GoPro cameras
  • Fine tuning adjustments at top and bottom
  • $99
  • Available now

Share your thoughts on these new Steadicam units in the comments below and catch up on all the latest tech news at our NAB master post.

Link: Steadicam Solo Press Release -- Tiffen

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I've been looking at getting some kind of stabilization equipment for a while and at the pricepoint for the whole arm & vest kit that's pretty hard to ignore.

April 10, 2014 at 2:08PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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I was perusing through some gear site a couple of days ago saw a MoVi type stabilizer with the monopod type feet - both handles extended downward - for under $1K ... of the units shown at this NAB, Letus's new stabilizers look very promising because one should be able to hoist them with a light EasyRig or Atlas type of device while holding them closer to the body.

April 10, 2014 at 2:23PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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DLD

That's interesting of the MoVi Type Stabilizer with monopod feet, would you mind sharing a link? Thanks!

April 10, 2014 at 4:05PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Marco D

Something like this -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ready-to-run-Carbon-3-Axis-Brushless-Gimbal-Camera-Mount-Stabilizer-5D2-DSLR-/181355311069?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a399e6fdd

April 12, 2014 at 4:34AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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DLD

I don't get it. What exactly is special about this? Aren't there companies like Glidecam who have been selling these things for years?

April 10, 2014 at 4:03PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Peter

Yes

April 10, 2014 at 11:09PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Dan

I saw this at the convention, but I am confused about how you are supposed to make it turn left and right :-/

April 10, 2014 at 4:16PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Chris

@Chris--

I think you're supposed to just nudge it kinda. Either that or the left and right directions will be supported in a later version for $1299. :P

April 10, 2014 at 8:26PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Connor

If you can't hold a DSLR for longer than a minute, well, you shouldn't be shooting. Period.

April 10, 2014 at 7:36PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Joseph Mama

You gotta check out the SteadyPod at BarberTech... it is at a great price and way better than the steadycam solo... you literally cannot walk away from that thing without the risk of it falling over. The Steadypod is a true Multitasked... perfect for wedding videographers. Just saying that the Steadycam Solo is pathetic if it is the best they have come up with.

http://www.barbertech.com/searchresults.asp?cat=1849

April 11, 2014 at 2:48PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Joel Kirkendall

I don't understand why tiffen is taking a step backwards with this thing. They basically took the glidecam design..which is awful. Never liked how those ends at the bottom protrude and get in the way.

April 13, 2014 at 6:49PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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There is a new interesting Glidecam upgrade product on Kickstarter called the Eroz http://kck.st/1fFKpdo

April 15, 2014 at 3:55PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Rick