The Zephyr incorporates the same revolutionary Steadicam features that won the coveted DV Professional Association’s “Best of Show” at NAB. “Style, functionality, flexibility and affordability [are] all wrapped within the new Steadicam Zephyr,” says Frank Rush, Steadicam VP and general manager at Tiffen. “A combination of innovative features derived from our popular Pilot, Flyer and Archer 2 Steadicam systems now allows an excel in the range of operating possibilities.”
The Zephyr’s host of “future proof” features include its 30-pound (13.6 kg) lift capacity; no-tools 20-pound (9 kg) payload capacity; adjustable Iso-Elastic Arm; telescopic carbon fiber post; connector-rich base and stage; dual-axis venire adjustable stage; and unparalleled inertial control and dynamically adjustable base. The Zephyr’s comfortable vest is an update of the Steadicam Flyer vest. The ergonomic fit of the breastplate combined with new solid metal shoulder fasteners assure comfort for extended use, while “on the fly” weight adjustment frees the operator from dismounting the system to make changes.
The new Zephyr comes standard with a 7-inch, 16:9/4:3 composite NTSC/PAL LCD monitor or optional 7-inch 16:9/4:3 HD/composite LCD monitor that features enhanced image quality and a wide viewing angle, even under bright sunlight, making it ideal for field production use. For more information, visit www.tiffen.com.