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Maximum Camera Payload: Approx. 13.6kg.

This lightweight commercial-quality Steadicam has an extensive array of innovative new features to enhance quick set-ups/tear-downs, and 3 standard modes to choose from, is designed to accommodate a wide range of operating needs.

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Steadicam Archer 2 SP

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Maximum Camera Payload: Approx. 13.6kg.

This lightweight commercial-quality Steadicam has an extensive array of innovative new features to enhance quick set-ups/tear-downs, and 3 standard modes to choose from, is designed to accommodate a wide range of operating needs.

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This lightweight commercial-quality Steadicam has an extensive array of innovative new features to enhance quick set-ups/tear-downs, and 3 standard modes to choose from, is designed to accommodate a wide range of operating needs.

Standard with the Archer2 series is a 12/24V pivoting battery mount, HD ready wiring, 2-section telescopic carbon fiber post, no-tools operation, new “sure grip” gimbal handle, new multi-section light weight Iso-elastic™ G-40 arm, state-of-the-art ergonomically designed LX vest, and “open access” tilting camera mounting stage with optional remote controlled stage motors.

The Archer2 series is designed for precise handling, first and foremost. Its narrow 3.2” sled width with yoke mounted monitor and precision adjustable battery assure optimum operational freedom. The sleek lightweight sled design allows it to be kept closer to the operator’s body and results in less fatigue and allows an operator more options, such as maneuvering through tighter spaces.

The Archer2 series (patent pending) “pack and go” sled reduces its size by more than 30% for easier equipment transport and faster set-ups and teardowns. A connector rich base combined with separately adjustable battery and monitor mount provides a very versatile system that can conform to even the most demanding requirements.

When set-up, the Archer2 flawless dynamics, with precision gimbal control and finely tuned distribution of mass, provides the unique feel that has set Steadicam systems apart from all others.

Equipped with the Archer2, is the revolutionary new G-40 Arm with a boom range of 29 inches. It is the result of years of research and testing by Garrett Brown. The G-40 is the lightest, most rigid, best-behaving, cost-effective arm, with the greatest vertical travel and lifting range in Steadicam history. In addition to Steadicam’s proprietary no-tools adjustment of lift, the G-40 features a honeycomb design that reduces arm weight substantially, yet maintains superior rigidity. The new multi-section G-40 arm can be separated into sections allowing for compact storage and transport.

The LX vest for the Archer2 series has also been newly designed for increased operator control and comfort. Constructed of “dynamite” weather-resistant black nylon, it features 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 with stiffer central spar and two-position chest buckles to accommodate varying body sizes.

Other critical improvements of the new vest include: a “sound stage friendly” anti-squeak buckle design and new, “no pinch” chest strap grips. All work together to complement the capabilities of the G-40 arm.

The Archer2 also incorporates a completely new camera mounting system with open access design for on-location adjustments. It also features a unique mid-rib, and the widest possible bearings for maximum stability and easy, low frictional adjust ments. With standard tilt head and optional single or dual remote stage motors, operators can use long lenses with a high degree of confidence and versatility.

The Archer2 series is HD video compatible. Supplied with the Archer2 is a standard 7" LCD, 700 nits, 16:9 composite monitor with integral frame line generator. Operators also have a choice of two high-definition LCD monitors. Optional monitors are available.

In addition to its roster of capabilities, the Archer2 can accept batteries from Anton Bauer or IDX V-Lok that powers the monitor and 12 or 24 volt video or film cameras equipped with auxiliary power input.

Archer 2 Series Unique Features:

  • High Definition Compatible
  • Fold-Down Design
  • No-Tools Lift Adjustment
  • "Open Access" Camera Mounting Stage
  • Narrow 3.2" Sled Width
  • Precision Adjustable Battery
  • Lightweight
  • Standard LX Vest

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Specifications

Standard Archer2 SP Sled Assembly with steady strait post base system
2-section carbon fibre extending post
12 volt power cable
Tilt stage assy with self locking micro adjustment and top load
camera plate
Low friction gimbal with no-tools adjustment
Docking/dynamic balance bracket
Dual battery carrier with 12/24 volt supply
G-50X Iso-Elastic arm featuring RIDE control; cable free, two spring operaiton; unique design splits at elbow for easy transport
LX lightweight vest with rachet strap fastening; easy adjustment to most sizes; no-twist dovetail shoulder fittings
7” HD/SDI monitor, 800 nit, frameline generator
Optional: Upgrade to Exovest for $2,500
Optional Accessories Transvideo Monitor
7"HD/SDI Brite Monitor
Battery Packages - Charger and Batteries
Tool Kit in Case with Steadicam Logo
Steadicam Sand Bags
Cable Kits
Low Mode Kit
Matching Arm/Vest Hard Case
Heavy Duty Docking & Balance Stand