Shooting with Steadicam Solo
This report was filmed with Steadicam Solo and shows many of the bigger Steadicam's in action, combined with an interview with long-term Steadicam operator/expert, Jerry Holway.
Jerry Holway has been a Steadicam operator for 30 years, with many feature film credits including Donnie Brasco, As Good as it Gets, Rounders, The Apostle, All the Pretty Horses, and Reign Over Me. Over the past 18 years, Jerry has been the head instructor at more than 60 week-long Steadicam workshops worldwide. He is generally regarded-along with Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam-as one of the premier Steadicam workshop instructors in the world.
Jerry is also the author of The Steadicam Operator's Handbook, published by Focal Press:
Thanks to Leland Smith for being such a great subject to film and for being so fantastic to work with!
RedPro batteries & power: reliable, versatile & affordable
The RedPro battery and power system is versatile and flexible.
There is a wide selection of batteries compatible with Sony (NPF & BPU), Panasonic, Canon and JVC cameras. V-lock batteries are also available.
Beyond the batteries RedPro also make chargers, with interchangeable plates to accommodate the different types of batteries, and a power supply unit which doubles as a charger and power supply to most professional cameras.
The RP-DC80 power supply/charger can be fitted with different connectors, including D-Tap, Hirose, 4-pin XLR and connector for Sony EX1/EX1R/PMW-200 cameras. You need to purchase the unit with the adapter or adapters required for the camera you wish to power. Simply attach the appropriate connector and the RP-DC80 will automatically select the voltage.
The RP-DC50 is a charger which accepts different plates to accommodate a wide range of batteries. This charging unit can be set to Low (L) - which takes a long time to charge the batteries; or High (H) which will quickly charge the batteries, however, using Low (L) mode of operation ensures maximum charge. Furthermore, it is better for the battery to charge to Low (L).
The RedPro batteries, charger (RP-DC50) and power supply (RP-DC80) have been tested in the real-world of production, on-set and in-the-field. These batteries perform well, often with increased power duration over other batteries. They are reliable and versatile, particularly when combined with the RP-DC50 charger and RP-DC80 power supply/charger, which is available with several different connector plugs.
Original Australian Cinesaddle
The first promotional video of the Cinesaddle, the most versatile camera mount in the world.