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The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook by Laurie Hayball, Jerry Holway

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Basic Steadicam® terms

name the modes

There are two basic cays to build the Steadicam:

High mode

The camera is mounted on the top of the sled. The camera's lens height can be anywhere from the operator's hip to up over his head. High mode is most commonly used.

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Low mode

Here, the sled is turned upside down. The camera is mounted right side up via a special bracket. The lens height is typically between the operator's waist and his knees. Super low mode gets the lens on the floor.

There are two basic positions for operating the Steadicam:

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