- User Manual
The Perfect Balance of Control & Smooth Movement!
Expand your creative horizons and add production value to your videos using Flycam 5000 Camcorder Steadycam!
Flycam 5000 camcorder Steadycam with quick release plate and body pod is the most trusted, user-friendly handheld stabilizer for your camera.
Whether you shoot with a video camera or a DSLR with HD video capability, Flycam has something to smooth the transitions, pans, motion, action or tracking that fits your budget. It will allow the camera to float through the air and get any type of extreme shooting that you can ever imagine.
It is best on the market for top-end enthusiast looking for excellent picture quality without breaking the bank!
A professional quality, lightweight precision aluminum build, hand held camera stabilizing platform
for cameras up to 2-10lbs
"WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET"
Our Flycam 5000 steadycam platform. This quality engineered camera stabilization system was designed from the ground up to be lightweight, durable and fully functional. Best of all it enables cameramen to shoot fluid movement image capture, no matter what the situation. No more unacceptable shaky cam, jittery or blurred pictures. Kudos to the design team for creating something so small that can do so much and fit into a normal carrying bag. An amazing product providing amazing results.
FLYCAM 5000 STABILIZER
The Camera plate has both 1/4" and 3/8" mounting slots (holes) to accommodate all variety of camera bases. You can slide your camera with base plate of steadycam on both the horizontal and vertical axes, achieved by means of thumbscrews and a movable camera plate.
X & Y BALANCING ADJUSTMENT
Moves back and forth, and side to side, to quickly allow you to adjust the cameras horizontal balance. By varying the amount of counterweight disks on the base platform you adjust the camera's vertical balance. When balanced properly the camera floats, ready for you to move into action.
SOFT GRIP HANDLE
The handle of Flycam 5000 video cam stabilizer is easy to grip and easier to use. Move it side-to-side according to your need. The comfort foam grip makes it easy on the hands and supplies slip free control.
BALANCING THE CAMERA
This stabilizing system contains weights. Main function of these weights is to balance your camera on this stabilizer. You can add or remove weights as per your requirement. Weights are kept in four cups. Weights are made of Aluminum . Weights are attached to rod by means of cups and screws.
Exclusive dual extended weight system impressively increases inertial stability
Hi tensile strength Aluminum construction for lightweight, durable performance you can count on. Flycam 5000's Telescopic Post extends from 55cm to a full rise height of 73cm to adjust the balance weight of the camera.
Invaluable, dynamic production tool with height adjustment feature
FLYCAM BODY POD
Body Pod is a lightweight rigid body support system and comfortable which is used with Flycam 3000 or with Flycam 5000 movie camera stabilizer. It takes the stabilizer's weight out of your hands and arms and displaces the weight onto your waist and shoulders. The Flycam body pod supports your camcorder stabilizing system. Shooting with your movie camera stabilizer attached to the rigid support of the steadycam body-pod still yields results that are far better than unstabilized, hand-held shooting or shoulder supported shooting.
The Body Pod is fit to the any body size due to its long straps and waist belt
Two Extension Pipes of 7" & 9" are provided with steadycam body pod to increase the height of the Flycam according to the body height of the person.
- Straps with hooks - 133cm
- Waist Belt with Buckles - 127cm.
- The Steadycam Body Pod is fit to the any body size due to its long straps and waist belt.
FREE UNICO QUICK RELEASE
Quick Release Adapter is capable of holding medium format DSLR cameras and scopes. The reversible camera mount and extra large mounting plate make it a best choice for professional photographers.
FEATURES OF QUICK RELEASE
- Reversible Quick Release Plate - more convenient for camera mounting.
- Accepts both 1/4" or 3/8" mounting screw size.
- Extra wide mounting platform.
- Reversible Quick Release Plate - more convenient for camera mounting.
The Supportive accessories are for demonstration purpose only.
- Aluminum construction
- Camera mounting holes: 1/4”-20 & 3/8”-16
- Camera carrying capacity: 5 kg/11.02lbs
- Head Plate 7" x 4.9" x .75"
- Mid plate 4.5" x 4"
- Double bearing handle
- Bottom plate 4.5" x 4.5"
- Base Platform 4" x 10"
- 16 Counter weight disks
- 4 weight holding cups
- Weight without weight disc: 1.4 kg
- Length extendable from 55cm to 73cm
- Arm Support - Aluminium
- Arm Support Outer Dia - 18.44mm (upper) and 21.70mm (bottom)
UNICO QUICK RELEASE
- Material: Polymide 66
- Color: Matt Black
- Dimension: 135*72*20mm
- Self Weight: 135g (0.30 lbs)
- Quick Release: 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 camera mounting screws
- Straps with hooks - 133cm
- Waist Belt with Buckles - 127cm
- Handle Adapter dia - 18.5 mm
- Flycam 5000 Video Stabilizer (FLCM-5000)
- Flycam Body Pod (FLCM-BP)
- 5.5" Extension
- FREE Unico Quick release (FLCM-UQR)
- FREE Table clamp (TC-030-00)
Q. Does this steadicam come with the counterweight?
Ans : Yes, this steadicam comes with counter weight plates i.e. 8 weights for each side.
Q. Is it compatible with the arm and vest?
Ans : Yes it is compatible with the Arm & Vest. There are two options for Arm & vest for this camera stabilizer i.e.
i)Flycam Comfort Arm & Vest Camera Stabilization System
ii)Flycam Galaxy Steadycam Arm & Steadycam Vest
Q. Does it come with a protector bag ?
Ans : Yes, this Flycam 5000 includes the foam packaging with bag.
Q. Can I mount LCD Monitor with Flycam 5000?
Ans : Yes, you can mount the LCD monitor onto the weight plate of Flycam 5000. You need to remove the weights from one side to which you want to mount the LCD monitor.
Q. What's the maximum weight capacity?
Ans : This Flycam 5000 can take the cameras weighing upto - 5kg / 11lbs.
Q. Will the flycam 5000 handheld video stabilizer work with a glidecam arm brace or do I have to purchase the flycam arm brace?
Ans : Yes, the Flycam 5000 Stabilizer will work with glidecam arm brace.
Q . If my camera plus accessories are overweight, what options do I have? Can I add more counter weights?
Ans : Flycam 5000 can bear upto 11lbs. You can add more counter weights for total weight upto 12lbs only. If the weight of your setup is more than 12lbs, we suggest you to purchase Flycam Redking for perfect balance as it can bear weight upto 7 kg/15.4 lbs
Q . How long can I use the steadicam before I get tired? Do I need the Arm & Vest with this?
Ans : This Flycam 5000 camera steadycam weighs only 2.9kgs and so can be holded easily for long time but for more comfort you can use it with Arm Support and Body vest. Following are the options for it :
i)Flycam Arm Brace support
ii)FLYCAM Body Pod
iii)Flycam Comfort Arm & Vest Camera Stabilization System
iv)Flycam Galaxy Steadycam Arm & Steadycam Vest
Q . What is the difference between the HD-5000 and Flycam 5000?
Ans : The key difference in both the models is the design. The HD-5000 has micro balancing feature as compared to Flycam 5000. The HD-5000 includes Unico Quick release plate and Table clamp as free accessories, where as Flycam 5000 includes Unico Quick release plate , Table clamp and Flycam Yoko as free accessories.
Q . What is the weight of Flycam 5000?
Ans : The weight of Flycam 5000 with weight plate is approx. 2.9 kg
Q : Anyone know if this arm brace will fit a newer S100 or Glidecam 4000 stabilizer?
Ans : The Flycam Arm Brace will perfectly work with all the camera stabilizers having the handle’s internal diameter of 19mm and 22mm.
Q : Does the arm brace work for left handed people?
Ans : Yes, it will perfectly work for Left handed people too.
Q : What is the post diameter of this arm brace?
Ans : This arm brace post has the outer diameter of 18.5mm and 21.7mm and can easily accommodate the stabilizers having the handle’s internal diameter of 19mm and 22mm.
Q : Will it fit my body size 54-56”? Up to what waist size the body pod can easily fit ?
Ans : The Body Pod will fit to the sizes as follows :
Minimum Waist Size : 34 inches
Maximum Waist Size : 48 inches
Q : What is the maximum and minimum length of the rod?
Ans : We provide two rod extensions of 5.5 inches and 9 inches with this body pod.
maximum Length with 5.5 inches extension : 10 inches
minimum Length with 5.5 inches extension : 9 inches
maximum Length with 9 inches extension : 13.5 inches
minimum Length with 9 inches extension : 7.5 inches
Q : Does wearing a vest or body pack make flycam setup more light?
Ans : Yes it does help, however the most important part of stabilization is first balancing the flycam initially. That would mean placing all items that will be used on the day of shooting (ie, Monitor, Battery, Camera, Lens, Wires, additional mounts, etc) for proper accuracy in the balancing process. It will take some time to correctly balance, but once you have the correct balance of the stabilizer, the arm and vest will be extremely helpful in the final stabilization .
Q : Is your body pod compatible with my Glidecam HD-2000?
Ans : Yes, this body pod will perfectly work with any stabilizer having the handle’s internal diameter of 22mm.
Q : Is it enough strong to bear steadicam weight ?
Ans : Yes. It is sturdy enough and will perfectly bear the steadicam weight.
Q : Is it returnable for a full refund if it doesn’t meet my expectations upon delivery?
Ans : Yes, absolutely. We always backup our sales. In case, you don't like the product, we take it back and you get a 100% refund.
Q : What is the warranty?
Ans : We provide 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. Items which are covered by the warranty period will be replaced at no cost to the customer. Replacement parts of the product will be provided at nominal cost (covering the cost price of the replacement parts only) to the customers after the Warranty Period has expired.