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Steadicam Steadimate-S Aero 15 Arm & Aero Vest Kit

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Steadicam Steadimate-S Aero 15 Arm & Aero Vest Kit
Key Features
  • Integrates Ronin-S & Crane 2 Stabilizers
  • Aero 15 Stabilizer Arm, 15 lb Payload
  • Adjustable Padded Aero Vest
  • Includes 12 Balance Weights
The Steadicam Steadimate-S Aero 15 Arm & Aero Vest Kit is a body-worn stabilizer system that lets you integrate compatible handheld motorized gimbal stabilizers. It supports the DJI Ronin-S and Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 stabilizers. The kit includes the entry-level Aero 15 stabilizer arm, an Aero vest, and the Steadimate-S mechanical gimbal collar and base for attaching the handheld stabilizer. The gimbal collar secures to the post of the handheld stabilizer, allowing the stabilizer to rest on the arm and vest for easier and steadier use. The Aero 15 arm features a payload of 15 lb.
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Steadicam Steadimate-S A15 Overview

The Steadicam Steadimate-S Aero 15 Arm & Aero Vest Kit is a body-worn stabilizer system that lets you integrate compatible handheld motorized gimbal stabilizers. It supports the DJI Ronin-S and Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 stabilizers. The kit includes the entry-level Aero 15 stabilizer arm, an Aero vest, and the Steadimate-S mechanical gimbal collar and base for attaching the handheld stabilizer. The gimbal collar secures to the post of the handheld stabilizer, allowing the stabilizer to rest on the arm and vest for easier and steadier use. The Aero 15 arm features a payload of 15 lb.

The Aero 15 is a beginner-friendly 2-stage stabilizer arm offering tool-free adjustment of the carbon fiber center post. It eliminates vertical bounce by providing z-axis stabilization, while the combined system takes all the weight off your hands and distributes it to your hips. The Steadimate-S allows you to easily perform smooth pans and more advanced movements such as pushing the camera all the way towards the ground and back up in Low Mode. The Aero vest has a padded design and is adjustable to the user's height and size via chest and hip straps.

Twelve balance weights are included that can be attached to the base as needed. The base features a pair of 15mm LWS rods that the weights can easily be attached to and removed from.

Key Features
  • Body-worn system for integrating the DJI Ronin-S and Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 handheld motorized gimbal stabilizers
  • Includes the Aero 15 stabilizer arm (15 lb payload), Aero vest, and Steadimate-S mechanical gimbal collar and base
  • Gimbal collar secures to the post of the handheld gimbal
  • Twelve balance weights included
UPC: 884613037512

Steadicam Steadimate-S A15 Specs

Stabilizer TypeVest System
Load Capacity15 lb / 6.8 kg
Counterweights6 x 0.25 lb / 113 g
6 x 0.5 lb / 227 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight21.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21 x 16 x 12.5"

Steadicam Steadimate-S A15 Reviews

Reduced motion on Z axis well

By Claude
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

I purchased this to help carry and steady the Z axis when using my Ronin S. I'm new to using a gimbal and the first time out I noticed a significant reduction in Z axis motion; being the picky person I am, I could still see some Z motion on the edges when walking down a hallway at 16mm focal length and 24P, I had to look hard at the subject in the middle of the frame to see very little motion. As I learn how to use this I expect I'll figure out the right techniques to make them un-noticeable to the average viewer. Good core strength and a flat tummy are part of the success equation.

Very Good for walking with the Ronin-S

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-29

It definitely takes practice to get the feel of it and to learn how best to walk and grip it. But it does the job. It's not just good for walking, but also for sliding, lifting and descending. I recommend the tutorials that Tiffen has produced.

Fantastic Addition to my kit

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-08

I wavered on whether I should purchase this vest. I have purchased several items over the years that seemed good at the time but mostly collected dust. We video events and with Covid-19 my company is live streaming and videoing many weddings. For a gimbal camera I use primarily a GH5S on a Ronin-S gimbal. After about 10 minutes of holding the gimbal your arms and shoulders get tired. I put the Ronin-S on a monopod so I have smooth movement and it rests on the monopod for stationary shots. It works keeping the camera framed while you move it is a challenge and sometimes I bang the monopod against my leg when I moved. A month ago I purchased the Steadimate-S Area 15 arm and vest. I hesitated for a while. I am trying to reduce the amount of gear I carry around not increase it. Plus I read a couple negative reviews about their being play between the collar and gimbal like the craftsmanship wasn't there. I am very happy with this purchase. The rig fits together quite nicely. There is no play in the collar connecting around the Ronin-S. After you use this rig a couple times your camera starts to feel like an extension of your arm. It makes shooting longer events a pleasure. This past Sunday we were live streaming a wedding and I was able to walk backwards in front of the bride and groom as they were walking and get a nice smooth shot. This has improved my production and we don't dread holding a video camera for 45-60 minutes for the longer ceremonies. Well worth it. One question I had was how long does it take to switch the Ronin-S rig from vest to no vest hand held. The weights attach to the battery and I happened to have an extra battery. So if I want to use the Ronin-S without the vest for a quick shot all I need to do is attach the other battery. There is a small light connecting arm still attached but it doesn't bother me. I connected my radio transmitter and my shotgun mic down where the weights attach. All you have to do is shift the weights around so the rig balances properly.

Hit and Miss.

By Bryan
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-16

I can only speak to the steadimate-s paired with the Ronin-S. I can with 100% confidence say the inner clamp rings slips upward pressing up against the bottom of the pan motor arm of the Ronin-S. Followed the instructions to a T. Cross tightened m4 screws, ensured bevels lined up, etc. Ever attempt to re attached the clamp resulted in failure, even without the weight of my camera/lens, the clamp slides up (even under slight pressure by hand it gives and slides upwards.) I'm not saying they are all faulty, but myself and certainly the few here that have given negative reviews may have received a bad batch. So just a bit of caution when throwing 1k of yours or someone else's hard earned money at this thing...it's hit and miss.

Not perfect but it gets the job done

By Heath
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-15

I have only had my Steadimate for a few weeks and only used it 3 times but I am satisfied with my results so far. I have never had a vest and Z axis system like this so I feel like I am on the steep part of the learning curve and my results will only get better with time but from my first time using it my shots were already smoother. My arms also do not get as tired but my back does get tight after about an hour. I think I can overcome this with technique and adjusting the vest.

A must for gimbal use

By Jeremy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-04

From watching various videos on this and similar setups, this is probably the best out there. Having tried it on and quickly put to the test to get a feel for it, it was comfortable and allowed for a quick undersling move with the Ronin S. It does take practice and getting used to and will not come overnight. Lesser expensive models made by other companies might be lighter, but none seemed as flexible to use.

justo a tiempo

By Eduardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-27

El sistema es facil de usar y muy util para el ronin s

Love it.

By Lauren
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-09

Works well with our Ronin-S2, makes achieving smooth shots when operating for longer periods of time easier. But, this rig is not a replacement for an actual Steadicam sled.

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When will this be available for the Moza Air 2?

When will this be available for the Moza Air 2?
Asked by: Michael
We have not specific information about future integration with the Moza Air 2 for this product.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-25

is there anything like this for the zhiyun crane ...

is there anything like this for the zhiyun crane 3?
Asked by: danny
According to the good folks at Steadicam, the Steadimate comes with two adapters... one allows you to use the DJI Ronin S with the unit; the other is for the Zhiyun Crane.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-05-12

Will this fit a larger guy?

Will this fit a larger guy?
Asked by: Steven Michael
Yes, this system will fit a larger person.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-03-03

Is this compatible with the new Crane 3S?

Is this compatible with the new Crane 3S?
Asked by: Daniel
This product is only compatible with the Ronin-S and Crane 2.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-03-26

Does this come with the counter balance weights? ...

Does this come with the counter balance weights? And how many mounting points are there for accessories?
Asked by: Lopati
Yes, this comes with the counter balance weights and there are at least (6) 1/4 20" threaded mounting points on this product.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-05-12

The question is really HOW adjustable for women? ...

The question is really HOW adjustable for women? I'm interested but most of these things are too big for me! (5'1", 110lbs). Please answer re the size specs - circumference at torso and hip strap, anything else that attaches to you.
Asked by: Lynn
This system is designed to work with people of all sizes. The Aero vest has a padded design and is adjustable to the user's height and size via chest and hip straps.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-12-04

will this work with Zhiyun WEEBIL LAB?

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Asked by: Dean
It will not. The only compatible options at this time are the Ronin-S and the Crane 2.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-12-29

Will this work with the Crane 2?

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Asked by: Jake
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Date published: 2020-03-03
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