Different models of Steadicams come out of the box in varying stages of assembly. Some Steadicams provide a wide range of options for configuring the rig, such as telescoping posts, monitors that can be positioned higher or lower, tilt plates, etc.
No matter the model, these are the basic steps to set up a Steadicam.
First, mount your docking bracket on a sturdy stand. Then lift the sled out of the box and slide the docking ring into the docking bracket. Make sure to lock the bracket securely.
Next, attach the battery, monitor, and any other accessories.
Center the fore and aft and side to side adjustments of ...