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Steadicam Shadow V

Includes G70X Arm with Lifting Range of: Approx. 5.4 - 31.7kg The Steadicam Shadow-V camera stabilizing system is a low cost big-rig that performs like the Ultra2.

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Steadicam Shadow-V for Professional Film

The Steadicam Shadow-V camera stabilizing system is a low cost big-rig that performs like the Ultra2. The base system starts with a 25 to 38 inch (64-97cm) telescoping carbon fiber post coupled to the Ultra2 stage – with Steadicam's patented ± 20° tilt head – and terminating in a new solid base. Outfitted with the Ultra2 Gimbal, SD LCD Color 700 nit monitor, dual monitor mounts, frameline generator, on-screen artificial horizon, and a dual battery mount for 12 and 24 volts (either V-Lock or Anton Bauer), the Shadow-V fills the need for a heavy duty, high performance, and low-cost rig. Also included is the G-70 Iso-Elastic Stabilizer Arm, Ultra2 Vest, Docking and Balancing bracket, add-on weights, and the Steadicam logo hard sled case with wheels.


Options include a variety of monitors, including the 8", 1000 nit Steadicam CineMonitor HD by TransVideo, PowerCube batteries, chargers, cases, cables, vehicle mounts, and other professional accessories.

Magic on set

Like all Steadicam's stabilizers the Shadow-V is designed to be user-friendly, field-serviceable, tool-free, straightforward, and versatile so the operator can quickly and easily configure the rig to the best advantage for each shot. Change the sled length, balance, inertia, and go to low mode in a heartbeat, all without tools, extra parts, or fuss and bother. Solid, versatile, fast, with the Shadow-V it all happens like magic on the set.

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

The Integral Tilt Head preserves dynamic balance with the lens angled ± 20° – perfect for long mode or whip pans. The tilt head also maintains high or low lens heights, and helps with clearance, reach, or viewing problems.

The two section, carbon fiber Telescoping Post extends the sled from 25 to 38 inches (64-97cm)– or anywhere in between – for short to long mode shooting. Inside the post is a patented curly-cable system – with discrete, 12 and 24 volt lines for sustained high-amp capacity (14 gauge wires!), plus 3 separate, dedicated and un-interrupted HDSDI coax cables, plus composite video in and out.

The Shadow-V uses the Ultra2 Gimbal – the smoothest, most precise gimbal ever made, with heavy duty, high precision bearings and an ergonomic yoke. It's easy to take apart for cleaning and it comes with its own tool – "The Blue Whale" – which operators can use to precisely center the gimbal in the field, even after years of hard knocks.

The post, monitor and gimbal's Low-Profile Clamps are either open and free, or positively locked, with a snap-over-centers clamping action. The clamp lever is ergonomically recessed into the clamp bodies, so nothing sticks out to catch on a cable.

The Swept-Back Monitor Mount is designed for maximum stiffness, inertial control, and viewing options. It now offers a wider range of positions, both vertically and horizontally, and the flip-to-low-mode dovetail mount is both quick and positive.

Shadow-V Modular Electronics provides a "backplane" system that replaces the traditional wiring harness and supports user-replaceable circuit boards. Microprocessors are software upgradeable. The new, smaller electronics box continues Steadicam's exclusive narrow sled design, a one button artificial horizon, and electronic frame line generator.

The Structural Dovetail Base solidly mounts gyros, Antlers, or other  accessories. There are two positive clamps for the battery rods and a pull out mounting plate for accessories.

The Monitor and the Battery Pack are adjustable in, out, and vertically over a wide range, giving the operators great choices for viewing, balance, and inertial control.

The Tilting Battery Mount can be angled over 180 degrees and creates additional options.

The Vest

The Shadow system uses the Ultra2 Vest – the best fitting and strongest "front-mount" style vest on the market. It begins with a super-stiff adjustable spar, "Double Vee" shoulder clips, improved padding, and over-center ratcheting buckles. Lightweight, unobtrusive and superbly ergonomic, the vest works perfectly with the new generation of G-series arms. And the Ultra2 Vest still has the world's best quick-release system for safety.

G70 Arm

The tool-free, super smooth G–70 Arm lifts from 12 to 70 lbs. (5-32kg), yet is lightweight. The G-70's "Ride" knob alters iso-elasticity, so for the first time, users can precisely set how the arm behaves, regardless of the weight carried. The unique "Geo" feature alters spring geometry as it booms up and down to make the G-70 the smoothest, most well-behaved arm ever, throughout its astounding vertical range of 29 inches (74cm)! The new tool-free arm post holder is quick and  positive, and its independent drag control delivers the precise rotation resistance desired – from completely free to totally locked, even when changing posts. At the other end of the arm, the new 'kick-back' link reduces "doorway" clearance and keeps the arm from banging against the operator on the run.

Optional PowerCube Battery

The exclusive new Steadicam PowerCube is the most advanced battery pack available. Delivering 14.4 volts and 6150mAh each, a pair provides 240 watts high amperage discharge – plenty of power for the sled and today's power hungry High Def video cameras. In the standard mode, the sled is powered by two batteries in series to create 24 volts and 12 volts via a 100 watt down converter. Flip the on-off switch in the other direction to power everything on one battery for a lightweight 12 volt mode. A simple wire change inside the battery holder enables paralleling the two batteries for very high amp draw, 12 volt cameras like the Panavision Genesis.

Lemac and Steadicam

Lemac offers outstanding customer service and support as the official Australian Steadicam distributor. We are proud to have been involved with Steadicam for over a decade now and we make sure that when you buy your Steadicam gear from us you receive the best in service and support for your product.

We'll keep you informed of all the latest product developments and training sessions as well as provide free video tutorials and set-up assistance.


Robin Thwaites from Tiffen talks about the new Steadicam Phantom V, the developments for the Tango and also the Steadicam Smoothie which now comes with a GoPro mount.




  • Length 25 to 38 inches (64-97cm)
  • Monitor extension 5 to 17 inches (13-43cm)
  • Battery extension 5.5 to 16 inches (14-41cm)

(2 battery mode)

  • Sled with standard monitor 13 lbs (5.9kg)

(No batteries)

  • Weight with 1 battery: 1.59 lbs (722g) (PowerCube)
  • Weight with 2 batteries: 3.18 lbs (1.4kg) (PowerCube)


  • Operator height 65 to 80 inches (152-203cm) (compact vest also available)
  • Vest weight 9.5 pounds (4.3kg)

G-70 ARM

  • Boom range 29 inches (74cm)
  • Lift capacity 12 to 70 lbs (5-32kg)
  • Iso-elastic™ range Effortless to very centered
  • Weight with steel arm 11 lbs (5kg)