The Steadicam JR is part of the family of Academy Award winning Steadicam Camera Stabilization Systems now manufactured and distributed by The Tiffen Company. Steadicam inventor, Garrett Brown, undertook the challenge to design a compact,
superbly styled, jitter-free, personal Steadicam for todays lightweight Compact VHS, Super VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, Super Hi8 and Mini DV camcorders weighing up to 4 pounds. Jiggle-free shooting, freedom of movement, performance, versatility, rugged
design, durability and award -winning technology allows the camera to be as mobile as the camera operator - walking riding, running, or standing still. With the Steadicam JR, youre on the move!
Structurally, the Steadicam JR is deceptively simple:
a camera platform, a gimbal handle, a flat screen monitor and two folding arms. The secret of the Steadicam JRs patented stabilization concept is in its ingenious system of weights and balances which places the center of gravity within its
free-floating, inter-gimbaled handle assembly.
What all this means is, while you may shake or rock or turn, the camera will remain absolutely steady.
With the Steadicam JR, you can take shots at 'impossible' angles, above, below or even
behind you. You simply cant get that with any other video product.
Once youve mastered the Steadicam JR, theres no limit to your freedom to create dramatic moving shots.