Flycam 6000



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Introducing the Flycam 6000 stabilization system for DV, HDV and DSLR cameras.  The high tension springs allow the Magic arm to handle a camera load of up to 20 lbs.

This Stabilization System is an ingenious system of weights and balances which places the center of gravity within its free-floating, inter-gimbaled handle assembly.  This means when you shake or rock or turn, the camera will remain absolutely steady and provide steady shots. It increases the elegance and clarity of the moving shots thus increasing the quality of the cinematography.

The mechanical system of a vest and articulating arm alleviates the physical stress that’s otherwise placed upon you by attempting to hold a stabilizer and camera on your own. If you’ve ever used a stabilizer, it’s a great tool to have for walking shots, but even after a short time it becomes very tiring. The fatigue that’s induced by carefully holding a stabilizer and camera at arm’s length for extended periods will eventually impact your shooting in a negative way, because the more tired you become, the more attention you devote to that feeling of physical stress. A vest and arm system removes that problem, enabling you to simply “wear the camera” and shoot all day long.

 Packing:

The Magic Arm and Flycam 6000 is packed in grey foam to save the shipment from damages during transition. The grey foam is packed in a black bag. The black bag with grey foam is secure and comfortable for carrying the product during shooting.

 Magic Arm:

 The purpose of the Support Arm is to support the weight of the camera plus sled while isolating the sled from the motions of the operator. The arm consists of two segments called bones connected together with a pivoting hinge, two joint hinges, a vest connector, and a gimbal connector. It acts as an additional arm of the cinematographer / operator.

Each arm segment is a sort of parallelogram with a spring-shock-absorption-system enclosed inside. Each arm is made up of two metal hollow cylindrical bars, fastened to two metal end-blocks. The lower bar in each arm segment is actually a hollow cylinder, with a large coiled spring inside. Just as with any parallelogram, the metal bars will remain parallel with each other (or nearly parallel) no matter how the arm is positioned. Since the end blocks are secured to the ends of the parallel bars, they will remain in the same position as the arm swings up and down.

l-key tool set in 3mm, 4mm and 5mm is provided to operate the system.

Magic Vest: 

The padded support vest has three attachment points for its suspension system plus a wide lower 2 inch cushioned “belt” secured by Velcro. The vest has five buckles, whole body pod 2 inch cushioned and a standard arm connector. For added strength and durability the arm connectors are made of aluminum. 

Basically, you’ll spend a few minutes the first time you put the vest on in order to get it comfortable. Once you’ve tightened all the straps, you shouldn’t have to change anything (unless somebody else wears it),  just use the quick-release buckles to slip it on and off.  

The articulating arm is screwed right on to its socket, so you’re not stuck with the arm banging around when you’re taking a break between shots. 

Magic Arm & Vest Specifications 

  • Aluminum Fabricated Body
  • Powder Coated
  • Consists of 24 Bearings
  • Smart, Comfortable, & Cushioned Vest Jacket
  • Detachable Arm & Vest
  • Magic Arm & Vest incorporates advanced engineering and precision machining, making it the most sophisticated system in it’s price range.
  • Consists of high-tension springs to regulate weight of the camera.
  • Springs operated by high-tensile wire through pulley situated inside the arm.

 FLYCAM 6000 STABILIZER

  • The Universal Head of the Sled is fully adjustable for Fine balancing.
  • The High Precision Gimbal has been designed to prevent angular deviations from causing the slightest disruption to your shot.
  • Broad weight plate with a enough space on steel rails for proper balancing of heavy cameras
  • You can also mount your battery and monitor on the weight section.

You can use Brick battery with the provided battery plate. Or you can also mount Anton Buer Adapter plate & battery on the provided battery plate

Tested the weight bearing capacity on the flycam up to 22 lbs

 —-———– Gimbal Specifications —————

  • Wheelbarrow bearing provides Rotational control over camera so the camera can be easily rotated on its axis.
  • Grip swalt. You can easily move whole steadycam up and down.
  • Angle bracket enables grip to move up and down.

Weight Selection for Balancing.

The base of the stabilizing system is made of heavy aluminum and steel rods. The aluminum weight plates are set on stainless steel. The weights are put into weight cups which are screwed onto the aluminum weight plates. Main function of these weights is to balance your camera on the stabilizer.

 The Stabilizer comes with 32 weights and 8 weight cups.

You can hold lcd monitor at one side of the Flycam 6000. The idea of holding screen at another side of post is that the eye does not touch the camera in order to transfer shock to video. Therefore, the searcher picture is transferred by means of a internal wiring (wiring is done from inside the post). There are slots in post for this very purpose) to the monitor so that person operating this system can walk or run without giving any shock to this system. The monitor and battery mount are stronger easier to flip for low mode and has a wider range of positions, both vertically and horizontally.

 The weight section also includes the battery plate for mounting your sony/anton batteries…

 Highlights of the Tripod Stand:

COLLAPSABLE : 

The tripod stand is collapsable for easy transportation. The legs of the tripod stand are easily folded and the complete stand can be stored in a little space. The tripod stand is durable with traditional height.  The Tripod Stand is perfect for the professional / amateur videographer or the consumer who is looking for a high quality tripod of for situations where you can’t fit a full size tripod.

After the pack up, fold the stands up flat for easy transport and convenient storage.

 DOCKING BRACKET:

Dpcking Bracket is made of  black anodized aluminum. The docking bracket is solid enough to hold the weight of the Stabilization system. You can also put down the suspension arm as well as both Allen keys on this bracket.. 

 Technical Info: 

  • Extends to 66″ high
  • Construction : aluminum
  • Color: Black anodized

 

————— Specifications ————— 

 Material Used :

Arm made of high grade aluminum, black powder coated with steel made high tension springs
Stainless steel made bearings and washers
Steel Shank and aluminum adapter to mount stabilizer
Vest fully foam padded, chest support plate made of aluminum, black powder coated
Flycam 6000 made of aluminum pipe with steel bearing gimbal
Universal Head with Quick release made of aluminum
Counter Weights, weight rails made of Steel and plastic weight cups

 Weight :

 Magic Arm – 8.5 lbs.
DV Vest – 7.25 lbs.
Flycam 6000 complete – 16.5 lbs.
Tripod Stand – 4.25 lbs.

Compatible Cameras:
 

CANON – xl1, xl2, xl h1, xh a1, xl g1, xm1, xm2, gl1, gl2 etc..

SONY – ex1, ex3, pmw-350l, dsr-200, dsr-250, dsr-300, fx1, fx2, pd150, pd170, vx2100, vx2000, z7u, z1u, z1p, z1e etc…

 PANASONIC – hvx200 dvx100 etc..

 JVC – gy-hd100, hd100e, hd110u pro, hd101e, hd101, hd200, hd 250u, hd201e, gy-hm700, hm750e, hm100 etc…

 RED, ARRI, AATON, PANAVISION AND DIGITAL BETACAMS & BROADCAST CAMERAS.

 And all other similar weighted cameras

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