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Tech Lending Program: Steadicam SOLO Stabilizer and Monopod

Steadicam SOLO Stabilizer and Monopod

What is the SteadiCam SOLO Stabilizer and Monopod?

"The Steadicam SOLO™ is a professional shooting instrument. It’s also a brand new critter — a radical hybrid that crosses-over seamlessly from Steadicam to monopod and performs tricks in between that neither can do alone.

You may be a veteran Steadicam ace looking for the ultimate run-and-gun rig for your new digital camera, or a seasoned conventional shooter, eager to expand your technique, or maybe you’re new to the game: a film student or gifted amateur, ready to edge into the professional world…in any case you’re in for a rewarding experience.

Your new SOLO is a true Steadicam®: precise, rigid and beautifully engineered, and it’s also a brilliant and versatile monopod; but most startling to me, after decades of shooting, is the realization that SOLO can deliver combination shots I never imagined, and with a speedy panache that would spin the heads of my old Hollywood colleagues.

With its inertia-augmenting ‘wings’ folded out, monopod shooting is stable in all three axes — ‘tilt and roll,’ obviously, but now also ‘pan’ — and with SOLO also balanced in Steadicam mode (at any desired length), you can smoothly ‘lift off’ and walk, run or climb stairs like your favorite moves from the movies."

 

- Image from Amazon website and the description comes from the Steadicam Website.

 

How do I check out the SteadiCam SOLO Stabilizer and Monopod?

The items that are part of the Tech Lending Program are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Services Desk in Honnold/Mudd Library by current Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff who have a valid library account.

An optional consultation is available to patrons who wish to receive an orientation on how to use any of the items in the Tech Lending Program. Patrons who wish to have this orientation should email libraryusers@cuc.claremont.edu, to set up an appointment.

All items are available for a checkout period of 4 days with no renewals. Items are available for checkout only to students, faculty, and staff of the Claremont Colleges. You can check the current availability of this item through the following link: Steadicam SOLO Stabilizer and Monopod.

Prior to borrowing an item from the Tech Loaning Program for the first time, all users must sign a copy of the 'Claremont Colleges Technology Borrowing Agreement.

Late fines for these items are $1/hour; items are considered lost after 24 hours and users will be charged the full replacement cost at that time.

The complete loan policy is available on the 'Claremont Colleges Technology Borrowing Agreement, which can be found below:

What's in the Box!

When you check out the SteadiCam SOLO Stabilizer and Monopod the following items should be in the box:

  • Camera Plate
  • Stage
  • Gimbal
  • Post
  • Swivel Foot
  • 8 1/4lb Weights
  • 2 Allen Wrenches

Setting Up the SteadiCam Solo

You can find information on how to use the SteadiCam Solo camera stabilizer system (including the Arm and Vest Kit) through the following links.