Testing a Stabilizer w/ Vest and Arm


Testing out some new gear here. Purposely a very poor image with badges erased. The vest and arm are very impressive, but we'll see how the actual stabilizer performs. It's not a Steadicam or Glidecam brand name. Unless you can tell which one this is by the image, i'll have a review on this item up in time..

33 thoughts on “Testing a Stabilizer w/ Vest and Arm

  1. Emm

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    @Andy - The company makes an adapter for a Steadicam Merlin vest. Just email them on how to get the adapter.

  2. Andy

    Hi, i just bought a blackbird and it's awesome. I want to know if anybody here knows which arm and vest i can use with my blackbird. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

  3. Emm

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    @HDTAY VIDEOS - Which model Steadicam do you have? Balancing any stabilizer is pretty much the same. Just slightly bottom heavy, and adjust the lower sled up or down millimeters at a time. httpss://cheesycam.com/the-most-boring-video-in-the-world/

  4. Yo Emm!! Do you have any tutorials on how to balance a steadicam? Thata be awesome if you did one tonight and posted it in the morning. i have a video shoot sat...

  5. Tom

    Hi Emm,

    How's the Konova Stabilizer w/ Vest and Arm working out for you.

    I need a Stabilizer w/ Vest and Arm and I'm torn between Glidecam, Blackbird and now this Konowa.

    Can we expect a review any time soon?


  6. Marcus V Warner

    So... This was a big tease? My main question is it affordable? I just picked up a CMR Blackbird (I will be putting up a review soon) and it would be nice to get something to accompany the Blackbird.

  7. I am not sure which brand this really is as they are all made in China, and Konova is one of them that actually selling it. The price however is not that attractive or significantly cheaper than Steadicam themselves. So not sure why we would want to save this USD 50 on this?

  8. Terry

    I can care less who makes it. I have 3 questions...1) Is it affordable, 2) Is it comfortable, and 3) Does it work. Answer these questions Emm and you'll have one happy camper!

  9. Emm

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    @digifilmer - Definitely not Indian stuff, I'll post when a review is ready. No spilling the beans..

  10. Emm

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    @digifilmer - You mean this Varizoom? httpss://cheesycam.com/varizoom-steadicam-stabilizer-vest-review-lack-of/ No not that Varizoom..

  11. Emm

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    @Neil - Not sure exactly where it's made, might be China. This wasn't meant to be a guessing game. LOL, just FYI that i'm going to test some new stuff.

  12. awesome, very much looking forward to this review. I have the hd dslr nano and i've been looking for an affordable reasonable vest because $1000 vest is just beyond my budget.

    Look forward to the review!

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