The Steadicam Merlin offers light, agile, seamless shooting for today's
Ultra-light and ultra-compact, the Steadicam Merlin allows you to keep up
with the action more easily than ever.
Designed by Garrett Brown, the inventor of the original Steadicam Jr, the
Merlin is the next generation hand held Steadicam system.
The Steadicam Merlin is half the weight and four times as stable as the JR.
Yet, it can move as smoothly as the big $60,000 rigs used in Hollywood.
The Merlin let's you "fly" wherever the scene takes you--up and down steps,
indoors and outside, through crowds--almost anywhere, with precise, elegant
control and ease. Its quick release mount lets you instantly swap camera
connections between your Merlin and any tripod.
Merlin's design significantly reduces fatigue. So lightweight, it weighs less
than a can of soda. With a compact DV, balanced and ready to go, the Merlin
weighs about two pounds. Its rigid construction permits longer focal lengths
than ever imaginable with a hand-held stabilizer.
Merlin's unique dual extended weight system greatly increases inertial
stability. And its counterbalancing weight can be precisely adjusted to balance
cameras from 0.5 to 5 lbs.
The new patent-pending "Folding-Caliper"TM
hinge allows instant fold-up, perfect for shoulder-mounted shooting, and just as
quickly, returns precisely for hand-held camera work.
Whether you're an independent camera professional, or running the corporate
AV department; a wedding and event videographer or real estae agent; enthusiast
or film student, the Steadicam Merlin is right for you.
Brilliantly conceived. Affordable. Versatile. Adjustable. Precise. The
Steadicam Merlin. The simplicity of pure design married to common-sense