- User Manual
Get A Wide Range Of Motion With Complete
Stability & Comfort!
Micro Balancing Stabilizer. Dual Spring Arm. Foam Padded Vest.
Using handheld stabilizer during entire weddings, or sporting events or theatrical performances can put strain on your arms, even with lighter cameras. The Galaxy arm & vest reduces your fatigue by distributing the weight of the equipment uniformly over the shoulder & back. The dual spring arm adds an extra level of stability to a handheld stabilizer while enabling you to pivot, pan and boom smoothly and quietly.
NOTE: Handle's Foam Design may vary according to the availability.
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Every element of the Galaxy Kit has been meticulously put together
to give you a stable and comfortable shooting experience!
Flycam HD-3000 Handheld Stabilizer
A solid aluminium construction with micro balancing & telescopic post - ensures super quick balancing, saving your production time. It helps you capture fully stable & ultra-smooth shots under any shooting scenarios.
Camera Platform with Micro Balancing
The micro balancing feature helps to adjust the horizontal balance so precisely & quickly. The camera plate has 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 slots to accommodate all variety of cameras up to 5kg/11lb.
CNC Constructed Gimbal with Foam Cushioned Handle
Comfortable foam cushioned handle attached with precise 3-axis gimbal that has ball bearings which provide rotational camera control with easy ‘on axis’ movements. Angle bracket enables grip to move up and down for easy vertical movement.
Dynamic Base Platform
The Base Plate contains weight discs that help in maintaining the dynamic balance of the stabilizer. Moreover, the base platform can manually be expanded or contracted to achieve perfect balance.
Telescopic Central Post
By changing the length of the no-tools telescopic Central Post, you adjust the camera's vertical balance.
Telescopic feature allows you to adjust the height for shooting at higher angle
The lightweight & foam padded Vest plays a significant role in eliminating the stress on arms due to holding the handheld stabilizer for long hours.
1) Universal Fit
The vest fits easily on all body types as it features height adjustment & Velcro straps.
2) Sturdy Connector
The arm fits easily & securely into a solid aluminum connector that keeps the camera set up safe.
3) Comfortable & Easy to wear
The soft & comfortable vest comes with push-fit buckles so that you can wear it during long hours of shooting.
Shock Absorbing Arm
The Shock Absorbing Comfort Arm is what lets you capture completely smooth and gentle movements. The dual spring present in the arm isolates any body movement from the camera to capture shots with precise and elegant control. Dual spring arm also allows you to take a wide range of motion.
You will get two springs with coloured caps.
Blue Spring: 1-5kg / 2.2-11lb
Red Spring: 5-10kg / 11-22lb
Spring Tension Adjustment Knob
Just turn the knob & you can easily adjust the tension of the spring depending upon the weight of the setup.
Unico Quick release
The complimentary Quick release helps in quick mounting and dismounting of the camera. The 1/4" or 3/8" mounting screws enables it to use wide range of cameras.
With a table clamp, it becomes easier to balance stabilizer quickly and also keeps you burden free from holding a stabilizer for long hours in between the shoots.
- Weighing capacity of stabilizer : 3.5kg / 8lb
- Camera Plate : 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 mounting holes
- Head Plate Dimensions : 7.5 x 4.2 inches
- Gimbal : CNC machined Double bearing
- Counter-weight disks : 16pcs
- Steadycam weight : 2.86 kg/6.3lb
- Weighing capacity of Arm : 10kg/22lb
- We provide two types of springs:
- Blue Spring : 1-5kg / 2.2-11lb
- Red Spring : 5-10kg / 11-22lb
- Stabilizer Arm weight : 2.3 kg/5lb
- Stabilizer Vest weight : 2.1 kg/5lb
- Waist size : 28" to 60"
- Camera mounting screws : 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
- Flycam Galaxy Arm & Vest (GLXY-AV)
- Flycam HD-3000 Steadycam System (FLCM-HD-3-QT)
- Unico Quick Release (FLCM-UQR) - Absolutely FREE
- Table Clamp (TC-030-00) -Absolutely FREE
Q : What are the minimum and maximum chest and waist sizes the vest will fit ?
Ans : The Vest will fit to the sizes as follows :
Minimum Chest Size : 38 inches
Minimum Waist Size : 28 inches
Maximum Chest Size : 52 inches
Maximum Waist Size : 60 inches
Q : Can i put larger cameras or just a dslr ?
Ans : Yes, you can put a variety of cameras as this arm and vest will perfectly work for total weight up to 10kg(21lbs). We provide two springs with the Galaxy Arm, Blue marked spring is for 1-5kg and the Red marked spring is for 5-10kgs. It does take considerable time and practice to learn to Fly but the vest and arm will help with fatigue and getting steady shots. The build quality is surprisingly good.
Q : Do the vest and arm help with stabilization?
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 : Does the Flycam Stabilizer comes with the vest ?
Ans : No, It comes with an Arm and Vest only. The Flycam stabilizer is ‘NOT INCLUDED’ in this kit.
Q : Will this work with a glidecam 4000 and hd series?
An : Yes, it will perfectly work with your glidecam stabilizer.
Q : What is the shipping weight of this kit? it does not include table champ? thanks!
Ans : The shipping weight is around 23lbs or 11kg. It does not come with a table clamp.
Q : What is the diameter of the main shaft?
Ans : The main shaft (spool adapter) has the diameter of 16mm. We provide two bushes to add onto it to make it easily adaptable to the stabilizers with the handle’s inner diameter of 19mm and 22mm.
Q : Does the vest have a carrying case too?
Ans : No, The vest doesn’t come in a carry case.
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) Comfort Arm & Vest : Flycam Comfort Arm & Vest Camera Stabilization System
ii) Galaxy Arm & Vest : Flycam Galaxy Steadycam Arm & Steadycam Vest
Q. Does it come with a protector bag?
Ans : Yes, this Flycam HD-3000 includes the foam packaging with bag.
Q. Can I mount LCD Monitor with HD-3000?
Ans : Yes, you can mount the LCD monitor onto the weight plate of Flycam HD-3000. 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 HD-3000 can take the cameras weighing upto - 3.5kg / 8lbs.
Q. Will the flycam hd-3000 handheld video stabilizer work with a glidecam arm brace or do I have to purchase the flycam arm brace?
Ans : Yes, the Flycam HD-3000 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 : HD-3000 can bear upto 8lbs. You can add more counter weights for total weight upto 9lbs only. If the weight of your setup is more than 9lbs, we suggest you to purchase Flycam HD-5000 for perfect balance as it can bear weight upto 11lbs.
Q . How long can I use the steadicam before I get tired? Do I need the Arm & Vest with this?
Ans : This Flycam HD-3000 camera steadycam weighs only 2.7kgs 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) Arm Brace - Flycam Arm Brace support
ii) Body Pod - FLYCAM Body Pod
iii) Comfort Arm & Vest - Flycam Comfort Arm & Vest Camera Stabilization System
iv) Galaxy Arm & Vest - Flycam Galaxy Steadycam Arm & Steadycam Vest
Q . What is the difference between the HD-3000 and Flycam 3000?
Ans : The key difference in both the models is the design. The HD-3000 has micro balancing feature as compared to Flycam 3000. The HD-3000 includes Unico Quick release plate and Table clamp as free accessories, where as Flycam 3000 includes Unico Quick release plate and Flycam Yoko as free accessories.
Q . What is the weight of HD-3000?
Ans : The weight of HD-3000 with weight plate is approx. 2.7 kg
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 within 14 days 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.