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Are some of the Steadicam docking mounts the same size?

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#1 jamiejttrent


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:09 PM

I have a ProVid Steadicam with a master series arm and I need to buy a docking mount to balance the Steadicam.


Are some of the more recent steadicam systems sized the same? as I am having troubles locating an original ProVid part.


Any help or suggestions where to go would be appreciated.


Thanks in advance.



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#2 PeterAbraham


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 06:36 PM

Greetings Jamie,

Find out what the diameter is of your centerpost. Then find relevant rigs today, or look for older docks that fit posts that size. For example, the CP Steadicam™ Models III, IIIA and EFP all used 1.5" centerposts. A few newer rigs do as well. You may find a manufacturer who makes a dock now that can accommodate your post size.


You will need to make sure that the docking bracket has a stud on it that is identical in diameter to the arm post diameter. However, if you find a great dock for your post size and it lacks the proper diameter stud, a good machinist can turn one out for you.


Best of luck, and welcome !


Peter Abraham, S.O.C.

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