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Steadicam Pilot VLB
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Steadicam Pilot VL


The PILOT™ with IDX battery system provides the user with a complete system. Through the addition of the users camera and a SteadiSTAND or similar balance stand the unit is ready to use. The IDX E-7S battery is based on the V-Lock mounting system and will provide power for the on board monitor and any optional accessories.  Should the camera have a 12 volt input or a converter for 7.2 Volt operation the IDX battery has sufficient capacity to power both the camera, monitor and accessories.   The special VL Dual charger is only available with this STEADICAM®  PILOT™ system. It provides sequential charge for two batteries. The charger and batteries are not available as a separate option.   Specific battery operation parameters may be found at  
The PILOT™  2-10 pound weight range will work with a wide array of cameras. This new Battery System feature is in addition to the Pilot’s other advanced capabilities.

The new Steadicam Pilot is a state of the art, lightweight stabilizer system designed especially for the modern breed of lightweight cameras from 2 to 10 pounds.  Video professionals need add only battery and camera of choice as all other required system components are provided for normal operation.  The Optional SteadiStand™ or Turtle Base “C” Stand, required for Steadicam balance and operation, fits neatly in the available soft carry case.

The Steadicam Pilot is designed with a lightweight Iso-elastic Arm and ultra low profile vest, lightweight sled with CarbonLite expandable post, upgradeable color 3.5” LCD Monitor, low mass gimbal  and offers advanced features/benefits with low cost for the Video Professional.
The Iso-Elastic™ arm is a two-section, articulated, design that can be adjusted while supporting the camera.  With this patented, unique design, the Steadicam operator can smoothly and effortlessly raise or lower the arm throughout its 28 inch boom range. The iso-elastic arm is also non-reactive – improving vertical stability and control in all operating conditions, from lock-offs to fast running shots over rough terrain.
The 3.5” LCD monitor is standard and provides good contrast from dark to light situations.  The monitor weight and location on the sled assures the operator perfect balance and ease of operation.  Utilizing a proven Low Mass Gimbal the operator has the ability to capture the fluid movement that only Steadicam can provide.  No-tools precision camera stage establishes a solid base for the camera and facilitates smooth adjustment ease from side to side plus fore and aft. The monitor is upgradeable to a 5.8” - 16:9 version.
The Carbonlite expandable post and interface to the stage form a solid bond to assure no jitter in the picture as the operator captures those unique scenes. The stage plate is indexed so that the camera can be re-moved and re-mounted without the need to re-adjust the balance.  The stage can be easily accessorized with focus motor mount, additional connectors or dovetail type camera plate.
The sled boasts a true three axis gimbal and is equipped with counter weights for balance and positionable monitor, gimbal and battery mounts.  Counterweights are provided for balance
The Pilot sled compacts down by removing the lower cross tube. 
The Pilot’s ultra lightweight, low profile vest is designed to provide complete comfort and functionality for extended productions and long continuous shots. No-tools adjustments make it easy to adjust on the “fly”.
Unique Features:

- Lightweight Iso-elastic arm with 28" boom
- New low profile designed vest
- Professional tool-free 3-axis gimbal
- CarbonLite expandable center post
- Positionable Monitor, Gimbal and Battery Mounts
- Lightweight
- Affordable cost
- Frictionless, Silky-Smooth Iso-Elastic Performance
- Huge 28" Lifting Range
- One-Touch Lift-Adjustment for each section
- Lightweight Design
- 5.8" LCD Color Monitor
- CarbonLite Expandable Center Post
- New Arm / Vest Interface System
- X-Y Vernier Adjustment of Stage Plate
- Operates in Standard and Low modes
- Professional tool-free 3-axis gimbal


CONDITION: Excellent condition, almost as new. The unit was demonstrated to a customer, but never really used. Small scratches on the post (see photos). LCD monitor still has a plastic film cover on.


-  Camera Mounting Chassis (Sled)
-  Carbonfiber Composite Expandable Post
-  5.8" Color LCD Monitor (Pilot)
-  2lb to10lb Iso-Elastic Camera Capacity Arm
-  Low Profile Lightweight Vest
-  Battery Mount V-mount
-  Micro Adjustable Z-Y Stage
-  Secure Locking Stage Plate
-  1 Counter weight for Balance
-  Owner's Manual (Quick-Start Guide)
-  Back Pack Transport
-  Docking Bracket
-  Locating Screw (Camera Mounting Screw)
-  Cable - Power/Cable-RCA to BNC
-  RCA Video Cable
-  "T" Handle Allen Wrench

Please note: Accessories not listed are not included in the auction. If an accessory is not on the list above, please contact us before bidding.


Payment is required within 5 days of purchase and can be made via PayPal or directly with us on 0207 3801144 by Credit Card


All our goods are sent out via couriers and will require someone to sign for the goods. 
Shipping for UK customers is £6.99 or £11.99 for bulky or heavy items, shipping costs will be combined
International shipping charges are as follows.  Where possible we will combine shipping fees but please check with us prior to bidding.  Some items we cannot not ship outside the UK
Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland - £25.00
Austria, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Switzerland - £27.00
Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia, Spain - £30.00
Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden - £34.00
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania,
Norway, Romania, Serbia - £37.00


All products sold on E-Bay carry a 14 day right to return, should you not be happy with your purchase give us a call and we will give you a returns number and details of where to send the goods back to. Once we have received the goods we will refund you in full except the delivery charge by the same method used to pay us
Contact usIf you would like to discuss anything with us or would like more information about this or other items we have listed please feel free to call us on 0207 380 1144 or e-mail us


All our new items carry a minimum of 12 months Warrantee whilst ex rental, refurbished, customer return and demo items have a 3 month warrantee unless otherwise stated


Calumet Photographic has been a trusted name in the photographic industry for over 70 years and are one of the UK'S leading photographic suppliers for photographic and AV equipment.  As part of an international organisation with over 30 stores around the world we are the pro's choice for supply.
We do not deal in "Grey market" stock, all our items are supplied from the UK Manufacturers and carry full UK Warrantees

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Returns are accepted up to 14 days after purchase on goods that have not been opened please call our Customer service team on 08706 030303 option 2 for a returns number

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