Black Arm Standard
The Black Arm STANDARD is a 3-axis steadicam dampening system for stabilizing roll, tilt and vertical motion with an additional anti-vibration camera gimbal mount to absorb high frequency fluctuations from road noise and engine hum. The Black Arm is a hard-mount camera system made for a variety of camera gimbals that you can mount on a multitude of devices such as dollys, cars, ATVs, boats, snowmobiles etc.
There are a variety of options and configurations for The Black Arm including a new hard front nose mount which improves the safety and handling of motorcycles when riding with The Black Arm. Coming soon is a new Dual Arm Adapter which enable you to combine the power of two Black Arm's for even larger camera payload stabilization.
The Black Arm STANDARD takes rigs between 5-13 kg (11-28 lbs) which is perfect for the MoVI or Ronin. The Black Arm Standard ships with two 7.0 springs, and one dampener for each axis (a total of 3 dampeners). The Black Arm STANDARD can be upgraded to a Black Arm COMPLETE by purchasing the Standard to Complete Upgrade Kit at a later date.
Each Black Arm ships with one anti-vibration mount (AVM). The main purpose of the AVM is to reduce high frequency vibrations, such as noise from a cars engine. In order to maximize the efficiency of the AVM, you should use the version that matches your load and conditions.
The Wire AVMs comes in five different weight ranges, and is very easy to use. You just put the correct one on and go.
The Tranquilizer has many adjustments to fine tune it's performance, and may give better results if you have the time and skills to configure it properly.
Pick the one that matches the total weight of everything (gimbal, camera and accessories) you will hang on to the Black arm.
The Black Arm ships in one of two different types of flight cases. The Standard case is a traditional flight case, with metal corners, surface handles and padlockable drawbolt catches. It has a white interior foam, so that you can easily find screws and gear inside the case.
The Pro Case is made in all-black, to perfectly match the Black Arm. It features powder coated black metal corners, heavy duty recessed handles and butterfly catches. It also has wheels, so you can roll the case just like a cabin bag. To match the clean exterior, the foam in the Pro case is all black.
Mounting the Black Arm is as simple as clamping it on to a standard 48-52mm speed rail. You build a rig onto your vehicle, using standard grip components like speed rail and dual clamps, possibly using Flowcines Universal rack or Stub mount. Then you simply clamp the Black on there, with the two single clamps at the back of the arm.
There are several ways to attach your gimbal to the Black Arm. The included base plate has hole patterns to match the Freefly Toad-in-a-hole and Cinemilled Universal Ronin mount for easy attachment of the MoVI and Ronin gimbals. We also make a Mitchell female mount for gimbals that uses the Mitchell connector.
On each side of the Blacks head, there are cheese plates suitable to mount batteries or Kenyon gyros on.
**Mitchell Mount is Sold Separately**
- 60.00 LBS