Tiffen Steadicam Clipper Series for Film & Video production
Tiffen Steadicam Clipper Series for Film & Video production
2011-11-22
Tiffen Steadicam Clipper Series for Film & Video production

Tiffen Steadicam Introduces the Clipper Series for Film and Video Production Based on the award-winning Steadicam technology, the Steadicam Clipper 324 offers a host of innovative features that have been carefully designed so the operator can easily configure their Steadicam to the best possible advantage for each shot.

About Tiffen Steadicam Clipper Camera Stabilizer System:

Sled features include the super strong camera mounting stage that increases the precision and repeatability of every shot. Stage positioning is smooth and effortless, and with the optional, position-sensing motors, operators can trim the sled's balance while shooting. "Go-to" buttons on the remote rebalance the sled to pre-determined positions - and return "home" - with just one touch. 

The integral tilt head tilts +/- 15° to preserve dynamic balance, to maintain high or low lens height, to help with clearance, reach, or viewing problems, or to execute precise whip pans with the lens angled up or down.

 

The new Wide Dovetail Lock has a broader, more positive grip on the dovetail plate. The handle has a safety stop to prevent accidental release.

The Clipper's gimbal is the smoothest, most precise gimbal ever made, with heavy duty, high precision bearings and an ergonomic yoke, and it's easy to take apart for cleaning. The Blue Whale is an optional tool that operators can use to precisely center the gimbal in the field, even after years of hard knocks.
 
The three-section, carbon fiber telescoping post extends the sled from 26 to 49 inches – or anywhere in between – for short to long mode shooting. The post, monitor, and gimbal clamps are either open and free, or positively locked with the clamp levers ergonomically recessed into the clamp bodies. 

The swept-back monitor mount is designed for maximum stiffness, inertial control and viewing options. It has a wider range of positions, both vertically and horizontally, and the flip-to-low mode dovetail mount is both quick and positive.

 
The Clipper’s standard 7”, 16:9 monitor is bright enough to be seen in full daylight (700 nits). Also available are the optional 8.4” HD Ultrabrite2 monitor (1400 nits, HDSDI, HD component, and composite) and a 7” 16:9 HDSDI and composite monitor.
 
 
 
The Clipper 324 has dual battery mounts and uses two PowerCubes™ in series for 24 volts. Two PowerCube™ batteries provide 220 watt hours and high amperage discharge – plenty of power for the sled and today’s power hungry 35mm and High Def video cameras. 

The Clipper’s modular design allows it to be easily modified, upgraded, maintained and serviced. In addition, a “backplane” system replaces the traditional wiring harness and supports user-replaceable circuit  boards.  Microprocessors are software upgradeable. 

Quick access to the most commonly used functions – framelines, level, brightness, and contrast. The structural dovetail base solidly mounts gyros, Antlers, and other accessories. It includes positive latches for the battery rods and a pullout mounting plate for accessories. 
 

In addition to Steadicam’s proprietary no-tools adjustment of lift, the amazing G-50 Arm boasts a 12 to 50 pound lifting range. The patented "Geo" feature, which changes the spring tension as you boom up and down, makes the G-50 the smoothest arm ever, with an astounding boom range of 32 inches. The “Ride” adjustment precisely tunes the  arm's Iso-Elastic™ response. The new arm posts are interchangeable with a rotational drag control.

The LX Vest is lightweight and ergonomic and has been designed for increased operator control and comfort. It is constructed of “dynamite” weather resistant black nylon. Features include an integrated lower back support pad for increased comfort, improved front waist support for a “flex-free” vest-to-arm interface, buckle indexing mechanism for quick, positive latching or unlatching, vertically adjustable wide stance chest plate, a stiffer central spar and two-position chest buckles to fit varying body sizes. Other critical features include a “sound stage-friendly” anti-squeak buckle design with new, “no-pinch” chest strap grips – all features working together to complement the capabilities of the G-50 arm.

 

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