The Steadimate comes standard with a post block and balance pin that
fit arms with 1⁄2” posts. Operators can purchase accessories that adapt
the Steadimate to fit arms with 5/8” and 3⁄4” posts.
The weight capacity for the Steadimate depends on the weight capacity
of the motorized gimbal, arm, & vest being used. For operators who
already own an arm & vest, the Steadimate can be purchased on its
own. For operators in need of a complete kit, Tiffen offers Steadimate
Systems in two weight classes:
Steadimate 15 System with the A-15 Arm & Vest [15 lb / 6.8 kg capacity]
Why put an arm and vest on a motorized gimbal? There are two major benefits:
Adapting your motorized gimbal with an arm and vest turns your
motorized gimbal into a body-worn stabilizer, meaning the operating load
is taken off the arms of the operator allowing for longer durations of
Increased stability in footage; the
Steadimate Adapter provides tilt axis stabilization, as well as z-axis
stabilization from the Steadicam Arm.