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ProAm USA Autopilot Camera Stabilizer System

ProAm USA Autopilot Camera Stabilizer System
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ProAm USA STA9 Overview

The Autopilot Camera Stabilizer System from ProAm USA is a stabilizer designed to keep shots smooth and fluid using a precision bearing gimbal. It holds a DSLR or HD video camera up to 6 lb.

Precision bearing gimbal keeps outdoor shots smooth and fluid
UPC: 728028311563

ProAm USA STA9 Specs

Maximum Load Capacity6.0 lb (2.7 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.85 x 10.7 x 4.95"

ProAm USA STA9 Reviews

Pro Am customer service was available and easy to work with

By Tim
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-16

The main point of my review is to say Pro Am customer service was available and easy to work with. After balancing my STA9, it had a slight drift to the left. I contacted Pro Am USA asking for advice and they offered several suggestions. The unit still drifted left, never to the right. They offered to send me a new tested unit. I balanced the replacement ProAm and no longer had drift. I believe I’m balancing consistent with the method I used on the first unit. However, Pro Am was unable to duplicate left drift of the returned stabilizer so I’m inclined to believe that with more practice, I might have been able to balance the first one successfully. Even as a new user, this device smooths out my shots. It’s certainly going to take more experience on my part but at this price point, I would purchase again.

Again dont waste your money

By Elayne
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-28

Barely makes a difference with stabalizing ypur camera. Might as well just hold it normally.

Great price for a good tool

By Jesse
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-28

We are using this stabilizer for wedding videography. So far we have just been practicing with it, which has taken some getting used to. But I think it will be a great tool for the price. We use it with Canon DSLR cameras. This is out first hand held stabilizer, so it took a while figuring out balancing and controlling the camera on the autopilot, but the more we practice with it the easier it gets to control. No complaints thus far.

Built well, but definitely hard to master.

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-27

Built well, but definitely hard to master. Get ready to spend some time mastering the motion

Initally worked well then fell apart

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-12

I used it on 4 shoots and now everything is loose so that the top plate and bottom plate can rotate separate from the body of it.

Best solution for small budgets

By Jorge F.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-10

When I saw the benefits and the production value that a Stabilizer has I wanted to buy one, but I don't have the crazy amount of money to buy a Ronin or even a Glidecam. Then I found the Autopilot, and after I saw a video on YouTube I decided to buy the Autopilot. It's easy to balance, and if you have any problem you can see the tutorial that ProAm has in their website. The Autopilot it's easy to use, but it requires a lot of practice and patience to get the best results, you are not going to get smooth camera motion out of the box, but after a couple of weeks of practice your shots are going to be so much better and your production value is going to grow!

6 Years update

By Gerardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-25

I've been using this stabilizer for 6 years now and still work like a pro. I decided to write another review because at my office we bought a DJI Ronin S and another gimbal that I don't remember the name but is a good one. Anyway, I use this Autopilot most of the time, I don't like to work with gimbals anymore. After 6 year I put this stabilizer to any kind of bad environment, cold, hot, rain and still good. I never take care of this stabilizer at all. Is perfect for me. Some times I have no idea where I placed it and when I found it work. I'm using this with BMPCC 4K and Olympus 12-100.

Fair price, solid construction, works as it should

By VoidingNixx
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-11

Very easy stabilizer to use. Works as it should to stabilize video. Takes a little bit of time to balance properly. I added a Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter, which you can see in the photos, ( onto it so the camera may be mounted and removed without a constant re-adjusting of the top plate.

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Hello, I couldn't find exact weight of this product. I just found the package is around 2.65 kg and that the stabilizer is heavy by itself. But what is the weight of the stabilizer? Thank you
Asked by: zuzana s.
Unfortunately, the exact weight listing is not available. I would be of the opinion that it is in the 5 lbs / 2.2680 kg range.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2020-01-08


Will this ship to India?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, we can ship this to India. Please add this to a B&H web shopping cart to see your shipping options, times, and cost.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Do I need to purchase any additional accessories for my Canon EOS T5i DSLR?
Asked by: Anonymous
When i put my t3i on it it was a little unbalanced because my camera wasn't heavy enough to balance two counter weights. If you have this problem a quick solution I used was to flip the screws around and put a weight in the bottom center and slightly lower the pole if needed. I recently got a battery grip though and this has managed to add enough weight to balance both sides out with two weights.
Answered by: Jens S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Would this hold the URSA Mini + 18-35 1.8 & Switronix HyperCore Slim? :)
Asked by: Tobias
That camera+lens+battery combination weighs 8.88lbs. The Autopilot's weight capacity is 6.0lbs. So, unfortunately the answer is no. Based on specs, the Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System B&H # GLHD4000 is rated for 10lbs so it may do the trick.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


I'm curious as to how this would compare to a 3 axis stabilizer? I know this is a great cost advantage here, but just thought I'd ask. Thank you.
Asked by: Lynn R.
Non-Motorized Stabilizers like this product from ProAm USA and Motorized Gimbal stabilizers essentially do the same job. The difference is that Non-Motorized options take a bit more practice and patience to learn how balance and use as they do not have a battery to compensate.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Any idea when the Autopilot will be in stock?
Asked by: Jens S.
We are currently accepting orders on the system however ProAm USA has not indicated to us when we can expect them to start delivering them out to us.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Are the weights included? Or should I also purchase the extra weights?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. They're included
Answered by: David S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Does the handle have a 7/8 hole in the handle for use with a vest and arm system?
Asked by: Lake S.
3/8 standard threaded hole
Answered by: Charles C.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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