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

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To ride or not to ride?

Steadicam versatility

The Steadicam can ride an array of devices wheeled and otherwise, not simply the typical camera car or crane. Use your imagination — sled, tram, sailboat, hot air balloon.

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Also, because the connect point of the arm to the operator's vest is a socket block, a socket block can be mounted on a vehicle to facilitate a camera position or speed that cannot be achieved while the operator is wearing the rig. The Steadicam floats on the arm, the vehicle carries the weight, and the operator is free to concentrate on framing.

Vehicles can be used to increase the camera's speed or to transport the camera to an ...

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