Standard with the new Archer2 is a 12/24V pivoting battery mount, HD
ready wiring, 2-section telescopic carbon fiber post, no-tools
operation, new “sure grip” gimbal handle, new multi-section light weight
Iso-elastic G-50x arm, state-of-the-art ergonomically designed LX
vest, and “open access” tilting camera mounting stage with optional
remote controlled stage motors.
The Archer2 is designed for precise handling, first and foremost. Its
narrow 3.2”/8.1cm sled width with yoke mounted monitor and precision
adjustable battery assure optimum operational freedom. The sleek
lightweight sled design allows it to be kept closer to the operator’s
body and results in less fatigue and allows an operator more options,
such as maneuvering through tighter spaces.
The Archer2 “pack and go” sled reduces its size by
more than 30% for easier equipment transport and faster set-ups and
teardowns. A connector rich base combined with separately adjustable
battery and monitor mount provides a very versatile system that can
conform to even the most demanding requirements.
When set-up, the Archer2 flawless dynamics, with precision gimbal
control and finely tuned distribution of mass, provides the unique feel
that has set Steadicam systems apart from all others.
Equipped with the Archer2, is the revolutionary G-50x Arm with a boom
range of 29″/74cm. It is the result of years of research and testing by
Garrett Brown. The G-50x is the lightest, most rigid, best-behaving,
cost-effective arm, with the greatest vertical travel and lifting range
in Steadicam history. In addition to Steadicam’s proprietary no-tools
adjustment of lift, the G-50x features a honeycomb design that reduces
arm weight substantially, yet maintains superior rigidity. The new
multi-section G-50x arm can be separated into sections allowing for
compact storage and transport.
The LX vest for the Archer2 has also been newly designed for
increased operator control and comfort. Constructed of “dynamite”
weather-resistant black nylon, it features an integrated lower back
support pad for increased comfort, improved front waist support for a
“flex-free” vest to arm interface; buckle indexing mechanism for quick,
positive latching or unlatching; vertically adjustable wide stance chest
plate with stiffer central spar and two-position chest buckles to
accommodate varying body sizes.
Other critical improvements of the new vest include: a “sound stage
friendly” anti-squeak buckle design and new, “no pinch” chest strap
grips. All work together to complement the capabilities of the G-50x
The Archer2 also incorporates a completely new camera mounting system
with open access design for on-location adjustments. It also features a
unique mid-rib, and the widest possible bearings for maximum stability
and easy, low frictional adjustments. With standard tilt head and
optional single or dual remote stage motors, operators can use long
lenses with a high degree of confidence and versatility.
The Archer2 is HD/SDI compatible. Supplied with the Archer2 is a
standard 7″ LCD Monitor. Operators also have a further choice of two
high-definition LCD monitor upgrades.
In addition to its roster of capabilities, the Archer2 can accept
batteries from Anton Bauer or IDX V-Lock that powers the monitor and 12
or 24 volt video or film cameras equipped with auxiliary power input,
and “hotswap” facility.
The Steadicam Archer2 is the perfect system for broadcast
applications, tele-production studios and independent Steadicam
operators who require a fully featured rig that is low cost and
- High Definition Compatible
- No-Tools Lift Adjustment
- “Open Access” Camera Mounting Stage with Tilt
- Narrow 3.2″/7.1cm Sled Width
- Precision Adjustable Battery
- Affordable cost
- G-50x arm with a 29″/74cm boom range and 30 lb/13.6kg. max net camera weight
- Standard LX Vest
- Transvideo 6″ SBL or XSBL Evolution Monitor
- TV Logic 7″HD/SDI Hi-Brightness Monitor
- Battery Packages – Charger and Batteries
- Tool Kit in Case with Steadicam Logo
- Steadicam Sand Bags
- Cable Kits
- Low Mode Kit
- Matching Arm/Vest Hard Case
- Heavy Duty Docking & Balance Stand