Checking history of a Steadicam
Posted 11 December 2006 - 11:56 PM
The seller was very upfront and honest so I have no reason to suspect, but I still would like to know if there are ways to check the history of a Steadicam to see if it may be stolen. (In addition to the local police of course)
If anyone has a way to check this out, I can PM the serial numbers to you.
Posted 12 December 2006 - 01:25 AM
How about checking in with the manufacturer?
Call Kyle Young at Tiffen (Steadicam Division) : 818-843-4600 Ext. 17
The other option would be to check with PERA. They list all stolen Film equipment, if reported.
But it would be easier just to call Kyle and if the name of the sell matches the buyer... solved. Unless it was purchased from a retailer... check with Peter Abraham or B&H.
Leg work needed!
Posted 12 December 2006 - 05:14 PM
I did call Tiffen and Kyle was very helpful and willing to answer additional Flyer questions even though I am not the original owner of the rig.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.