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#1 Kyle Young

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:14 AM

Pakcage 1: $22,500.00
Sled is all new material except the gimbal which I have overhauled.
sled 12/24 volt, 2 carbon posts, HD ready- I really need to explain the wiring over the phone, All HD Wiring-3 direct lines top to bottom and another NTSC video in for a video distribution amp.
3A gimbal and wrap grip
new LUNA arm
3A vest customized with master series pads, buckles and straps.
sled case with refoamed custom cut foam, anvil style case used
vest& arm case, anvil style case used
c-stand and sand bag
docking bracket and dovetail plate with mounting screws
Steadicam workshop manual, EFP manual, Master Series Manual
schematics of all connectors and pin outs on sled
schematics of all popular cables
Red byte down converter with power cable and two 6" BNC
One 3' BNC cable
7"NTSC/PAL LCD with power/video cable
2 t-handle Allen wrenches for arm
universal screwdriver

*no camera power cables
*IDX mounts are on there now and include 4 used E10 batteries and dual charger.
*I can have an Anton Bauer version mounted the same way, it would include a used dual anton charger, 2 used ProPac 14 65wh batteries, and 2 used Digital Propac 14 65 wh batteries.

Package 2: $37,500.00
Same as above package except the vest is a master series vest with black leather which is my customization on just this one which was my rarely used personal vest, it is worth alot more than the 3a vest.
4 additional used batteries and dual charger whichever brand you choose(IDX or Anton Bauer).
MONITOR WILL BE THE SAME size 7" NTSC/PAL BUT IT IS 100% brighter and has an Anton Bauer mount on back for alternate power and weight distribution on sled.

Additional items:
*Magliner junior cart with 2 shelves with carpet, telescoping mass for docking bracket, vest holder, has 2 holders for the top of a c-stand mass-1 is for an umbrella included and 1 is for the shark fin antenna included with 20ft and 50ft of digital BNC cable for video receiver.
*Stanton zoom/focus controller that is mounted on the gimbal handle(it is the industry standard for jibs and pulling zoom/focus yourself on steadicam).
*Bartech 1 channel with multiple power and motor cables for back ups, includes 1 M-One motor and universal mount for any rods.
*Canatrans NTSC wireless video transmitter, Nebtek stand alone tuner for any NTSC monitor, Sony back up old style NTSC tuner for any monitor, 7" LCD handheld TV Tuner with anton bauer mount on back, 3" LCD waterproof handheld TV tuner.
*Tiffen low mode cage with 3 different length rods.
*extra dovetail plate
*extra docking bracket
* Heavy duty tripod stand with rocky mountain leg and caster set.
*Camera power cables:Moviecam, ARRI, Panavision, Panavision Millineum XL,Genesis, XLR for Betacam, RED.
*2 extra sand bags- needed for heavy duty stand.
*Tally light kit- a simple wired sensor taped to the camera tally light sets off a red LED that you can tape into place, usually on the side of the LCD facing you.
*4 lightweight 3' BNC cables.
*a custom LCD voltage indicator for the side of the junction box telling you the voltage of both 12 and 24 volt feeds.
*All "additional items" have their own Pelican case: stanton,bartech, canatrans, sony transmitter,red byte.
*new Steadicam t-shirt and polo shirt.
*Steve Fracol weight plate system he sells for $600
*my version of a moses pole(monopod with docking collar).

I am working on an alternate mount adapter for the battery mount so that the battery module would be mounted horizontal. If I do end up manufacturing this part I will send you one for free if you purchase a package.

Thank you for your interest.


Kyle Young


I don't know if you remember me, I am a Steadicam operator with 13 years experience and I was employed by Tiffen Steadicam from 2004-2008 as their Technical customer Service Manager. I also worked at Cinema Products from 1997-1999 when they were in business as the original manufactureres of the Steadicam brand. I am now manufacturing Steadicam packages that include almopst everything you need to start operating steadicam. Below is a description of my package and some photos are attached. Please email or call me with any questions or please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested in Steadicam.


Kyle Young

The sled is 12/24 volt capable, uses the same camera power connector as Tiffen so you can just buy their camera cables when needed or have them made by an independent with the schematics I include. It is all new materials except the 3A gimbal which I have tested and rebuilt with new bearings. It has a dual battery mount for IDX batteries but I have an Anton Bauer version if you'd prefer that. Includes four IDX E10 batteries and a dual charger. Includes anvil style cases that everything fits in except the stand.

mathews c-stand
Allen wrenches
2 sets of mounting screws
short BNC cable
2x very short BNC cables for downconverter
Red Byte Downconverter
7" LCD NTSC/PAL monitor
LCD power/video cable
PRO wrap grip
docking bracket
camera dovetail plate
upper and lower junction boxes
posts are carbon fiber
4x IDX E-10 batteries and dual charger
Anvil sled case with custom cut foam
Anvil vest case
Partial leather vest kinda like a cross between an EFP vest and a Master Series vest with steel socket block.
NEW Luna arm with cloth bag(total weight range:15-70 pounds)

Here is a picture of a Luna arm, if you are not familiar with them, they are made by Robert Luna who used to work for Cinema Products( the original Steadicam manufacturer), they closed their doors in 2000. I worked for them 1 year and an internship before that in 1997 through 1999. Robert knows more about arms than anyone and when he lost his job he decided to manufacture the 3A/EFP arm but added upgrades where he always thought they should be and also used his own version of the springs that allow you to have a weight range of 15-70 pounds. All the old used efp and 3a arms have 5 different springs that are not easily changed by the consumer so whatever spring you buy with an old arm you are stuck with. You can change springs but I would never attempt it myself. His arm sells for $10,000 complete. I included it in my packages and I purchase from Robert with each sale of my package so that it is direct to you. The only arm that can do the same weight range are the Silver Spring arm by Steadyrig in Australia that sells for I think $13,000 and the Tiffen Steadicam g-70 arm that sells for I think $17,000.

I do have one rig ready to go so I would just have to check with Robert Luna when he will have a Luna arm ready. If he does not have one in stock it is usually only a week or two until he builds his next batch.

If this is your first rig or you are just concerned about keeping costs low I would consider this package. Buying a used EFP that needs things fixed here or there, rewired for 24 volt, replacing the gimbal for a heavier one, having to rent an arm for very light cameras or very heavy ones can end up costing more than what I'm selling my packages for.
My current package is $22,500 plus shipping, it had been selling for $25,000 but with this economy I decided to delete all the camera cables as many customers opted not to get them anyway. Most customers tell me they are only needing 2 cables anyway, the RED cable and the general 12 volt XLR cable typical of the Betacam.

The package does come with an operating and balancing workshop manual, I have taught small groups and one on one classes. If you are picking up or live locally I will include a half day crash course class for up to 2 people.

Please call me with any questions. cell 818-795-4433 / email: steadiapolis@hotmail.com



Kyle Young Steadicam... just like you imagined! STEADICAM: OWNER / OPERATOR / RENTALS / BUY / SELL 818-795-4433

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