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Tripod guide

At a Steadycam it is also a steadicam. Behind this term hides a complex mounting system, which is used with regard to television and film cameras. This allows the cameraman free movement and the recording of low-blur images.

How it all started

Around the year 1926 the journal „Filmtechnik“ pronounced the recommendation to use a „chest tripod“. This and other simple tripods use stabilization stability, tilt stability, and inertia. This is done with reference to a mass held at its center of gravity. From a physical point of view, it is a two-sided lever, which is arranged vertically. There is an attachment on the side of the load arm, while the power arm is the balance weight. In this case, it is a composition of the control monitor, batteries and possibly additional weights. This will relieve the wrist of cameramen.

The story of Steadicam and the movies

In the 70’s of the last century the cameraman Garrett Brown developed the Steadicam. For the demo screening, he made in 1976 a ten-minute film, the well-known directors like Stanley Kubrik and John G. Avildsen saw. This system was used for the first time in the film „This Land is my Land“. As further films, „Rocky“ and „Marathon Man“ make a recommendation for this system. In Germany, the Steadicam was used for the first time in 1979. The realization of the film „The Willi-Busch-Report“ was done by means of this camera. Also in numerous other films, the directors sat on the Steadicam. Other films in which the camera was used include „Kill Bill,“ „Good Fellas – Three Decades in the Mafia“ and „Alien“.

The manufacturer of Steadicam

Following the grant of the patent, American Cinema Products Corporation became the first manufacturer to do its job. After the company closed its doors, the license was sold to Tiffen Company. In 2006, the price of such a system was $ 66,000. These included the battery pack, various connection material, the monitorin conjunction with a visualized artificial horizon as well as a PDA and a hardcase. Already after the turn of the millennium, a modular camera stabilization system named Artemis was introduced. It is also a full HD camera stabilization system. In 2015, there was further progress as it came to combining an electronic and a mechanical stabilization system.

The advancements around the Steadicam

Garrett Brown took little rest even in later years and worked on further developments. These include the rail (GoCam) and cable-guided (Skycam) camera systems. Often, these systems are also used in sporting events for use. In the different systems, the stabilization principle of the Steadicam in the foreground, which is used on non-human carriers in the foreground. On the part of Steadydrive, technical innovations were introduced, some of which related to progression. On the one hand, the adjustment of the bias voltage during operation is possible. In addition, an adjustment of the suspension characteristic can take place. The most important development, however, is the SpaceCam. Stabilization takes place electronically through the support of a gyroscope. We recommend the use of this camera during aerial photography.

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