Jump to content


Steadimate A-30 with Ronin Issues

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Shawn Adams

Shawn Adams


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
  • Jacksonville, OR

Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:00 PM

Hello..  I've been off this forum for a while and am not back...  I'm having some strange issues with my Steadicam/Steadimate and my Ronin..  Quickly, I've been a Steadicam operator for over 20 years as well as a Ronin Operator for the last few years.  I have them both down pretty well..  Well until I went from sled to Steadimate/Ronin....


I'm finding a "wobble" of the camera (Ronin) when I walk.  The gimbal and sled never has this issue for me since the lateral movement of my hips were taken care of by the gimbal.. With the Steadimate, there is no compensation for the hip sway and the Ronin shifts back and forth with every step...  I have only (few days) used the Steadimate so I assume I'm missing something...  Anyone have any suggestions, other than "practice, practice, practice...?).  The Ronin is balanced great and the Steadimate is also balanced really nicely too.. The Ronin just floats great in space.


Thank You



  • 0

#2 Lisa Sene

Lisa Sene

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 70 posts
  • New York, NY

Posted 06 May 2017 - 06:59 PM

Hi Shawn,


What vest do you use? I found the Steadimate works best with an Exovest because motion of the pelvic bones does not affect the socket block. In a tradition-style vest, I imagine it would simply take more practice. I am an Exovest owner and have only tried the Steadimate at NAB. I also noticed most people I fitted with Steadimate rig at NAB liked the Exovest more with that setup for that exact reason. We also adjusted the Exovest being used with the Steadimate to have a slightly more obtuse angle of movement in the hips than normal, which allowed for even further compensation.


Hope that helps!



  • 0

#3 Shawn Adams

Shawn Adams


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
  • Jacksonville, OR

Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:20 PM

Hi Lisa.  I do not have an Exovest...  Just the standard vest from my old Provid and Master Series (Cinema Product days), as well as a Zephyr vest.  I have it down pretty well, but that hip sway is just really touchy..  Especially walking sideways..  If I pull the Ronin off and throw my sled on, it is perfect.

  • 0

Boland Communications


Betz Tools for Stabilizers

rebotnix Technologies

Ritter Battery

GPI Pro Systems

Varizoom Follow Focus

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

PLC - Bartech

Wireless Video Systems

PLC Electronics Solutions

Omnishot Systems

Paralinx LLC

Engineered Cinema Solutions

The Moses Pole - Steadicam Monopod