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The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook, 2nd Edition by Laurie Hayball, Jerry Holway

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Section Twelve

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Innovation never stops; there’s always a better way or an insight that opens up more possibilities. With these two examples, there are some mechanical realities to face and balancing challenges. However, just as with “regular” Steadicam equipment, the biggest challenge is to use the new equipment well.

The Steadicam Tango™ takes the basic Steadicam inertial concept and expands it into two sleds connected by a central, gimbaled spar. The smaller slave sled supports a small camera or camera head. The larger master sled has the main monitor, batteries, counterweights, and electronics. Both sleds are mechanically interconnected ...

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