The Flycam steadicam 3000 is a lightweight, hand-held camcorder stabilizing system designed for compact cameras weighing up to 2.75kg (5 pounds). Imagine a world in balance. Imagine smoothness, freedom and grace. The camcorder seems to float, always balanced, isolated from undesirable hand motions with Flycam steadicam 3000. The Flycam steadicam 3000 is a lightweight, hand-held, camcorder stabilizing system which works so well that it allows you to shoot incredibly smooth and graceful shots, even while going to extremes like running up and down stairs. With the Flycam 3000, you don't need a tripod or a dolly. All you need is your imagination! It's quick and easy to set up and balance. It allows unrestricted booming and 360 degree panning. Only 15" tall, it's made of precision aluminum. It can also be used as a monopod and no-tools telescoping base, with movable weight discs that allow you to achieve dynamic balance. You can easily attach a small LCD monitor to the base monitor mount hole, if needed. It weighs 1.2kg (2.7 pounds) without counter balance discs.
Universal Camera Base Plate:
The camera base plate has both 1/4" and 3/8" mounting slots (holes) to accommodate a variety of camera bases. You can slide your camera with base plate of steadicam on both the horizontal and vertical axes, attached with thumbscrews on a movable camera base plate.
The camera platform moves back and forth and from side to side to allow you to quickly adjust the camera's horizontal balance. By varying the amount of counterweight discs on the base platform, you can adjust the camera's vertical balance. When balanced properly, the camera floats, ready for you to move into action.
Balancing The Camera:
Flycam 3000 has telescopic post; it can be extended. Its height can be adjusted according to the weight of the camera.
Pro quick release plate:
Universal quick release clamp:
The Camera Base plate has both 1/4" and 3/8" mounting screws to accommodate a variety of camera bases. This helps in setting the camera easily. The quick release system uses a lever operated clamp. The quick release clamp has an open channel design. You can slide a plate in either end of the clamp and out the other (bidirectional). Not only can you mount the camera from either end, you can also slide a long plate back and forth in the channel to adjust the camera-subject distance. 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 60.4 mm.
Posted by James Pope on 8th Apr 2013
I forgot the exact name of the item but there was something similar to this one on the website. The difference is the quick release plate and clamp. I think it's much easier to have the quick release, it offers more convenience than the one without so I went for this one. So far, mine's been working just fine..It's a top quality item that's built to last..
Posted by Joel Harris on 10th Sep 2012
The pieces were not that hard to put together. Call me whatever you want but took me a while to figure things out. I had to take my time with assembling it. I also had to take my sweet time to balance my cam with the stabilizer. Good thing I was patient and besides, it could just be me which I'm pretty sure it is. Despite having to take time into things, I was really happy with the results of my shoots. It's just how they described my shots were going to be. Graceful, smooth and professional.