The Ultimate Stabilizer? Sachtler Trinity, a Gimbal/Steadicam Combo

September 12th, 2015

We spoke with Curt Schaller from Sachtler about their innovative gimbal/stabilizer combo called the Sachtler Trinity (Artemis Trinity) and Artemis Maxima (gimbal only). 

Yet another gimbal? No! This gimbal has a payload of 30KG. Will this be the revival of the stabilized system?

There was always a niche in the gimbal market. With no gimbal (except for extremely expensive options) to carry higher payloads, the Artemis Maxima can carry up to 30KGs. The combination of camera and lens size does not matter, as it is ring shaped and can counterweight any length of camera.

One of the most significant features of the Maxima gimbal is its weight compensation, which means when switching lenses (short to a long zoom lens for instance), there is NO need to rebalance.

The Artemis Maxima can be used as a handheld gimbal, or in combination with Sachtler’s Artemis Trinity steadicam solutions.

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Market price of the Artemis Maxima is EUR 15,800 and they are directly available through Curt Schaller at Sachtler. Just contact him here: curt.schaller(at)vitecgroup.com

The Artemis Trinity will allow existing stabilised systems to be upgraded to more modern standards. With the Artemis Maxima as its gimbal head, the trinity allows for 2-axis operation, with control of tilt and pan at your finger tips.

With a payload of 30Kg’s, Curt demonstrates the ability to go from a low-angled shot to a high-shot on the fly with stable horizons. This system sure is a force to reckon with.

Video explaining the Maxima gimbal without the Maxima Gimbal system:

Please watch the Magpie behind-the-scenes video in its entirety below – and you can support the project on Kickstarter, they are trying to tell the untold stories of life in East Anglia during the time of the WWII invasion between 1942-45 – click here.

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September 23rd, 2015

Frustratingly, every time an interesting move is made using the rig, it cuts to the 2nd camera so you don’t ever get to see it’s real effect.

Jimmy Green
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September 15th, 2015

Yawn.

Shangwei Liu
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September 15th, 2015

And why we need that?….

John Michael Frye
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September 15th, 2015

Maybe forget about the Ronin?

Josh Mason
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September 15th, 2015

I went to their site to look at the stabilizer alone and like most sites it wont tell you the price unless your a member.

Josh Mason
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September 15th, 2015

I always thought that type of gimbal looked good anyways.

John Michael Frye
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September 15th, 2015

well it was just another piece of high tech gear we hadn’t seen yet :D

Josh Mason
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September 15th, 2015

true. I will probably stick with the DJI ronin for now. Waiting to earn money and sell a camera.

John Michael Frye
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September 15th, 2015

yeah I think the Ronin M has enough growing room for you to last awhile ;)

Gabriele Sartori
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September 15th, 2015

I would add also a couple of gyroscopes that it will take the Incredible Hulk to use it

Andrew Levine
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September 15th, 2015

Nice, but my rig is not too dissimilar :-)

Arthur Kents
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September 15th, 2015
Reply to  Andrew Levine

I think more pictures and/or details about your rig are warranted. Please indulge…

Andrew Levine
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September 15th, 2015
Reply to  Andrew Levine

Hi Arthur, I was using a FigRig for camera, monitor, recorders (A+V) and battery, an EasyRig Mini Strong to be able to shoot all day long and an AB stereo audio setup taped to the EasyRig bar. Focus pulling was done with a SnapFocus prototype. Worked like a treat :-)

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October 31st, 2015
Reply to  Andrew Levine

So you’re comparing a completely unstabilized camera-rig to rig using a combination of two different stabilization systems. I’d say they’re completely dissimilar. An EasyRig is not comparable to a steadicam or a gimbal in any shape, way, or form. It’s a great product, but it’s built with a completely different purpose in mind.

Arthur Kents
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September 15th, 2015
Reply to  Andrew Levine

Thanks. I’m a beginner and I appreciate you taking the time to share.

David Superville
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September 15th, 2015

holy chits

Gabriel Charles Koerner
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September 15th, 2015

The demo footage was unimpressive

Angel T Maniego
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September 15th, 2015

WOW!!!

Kashif Davis
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September 15th, 2015

No doubt

Millard Walton
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September 15th, 2015

Dope cam movement.

Tony Lozano
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September 15th, 2015

They lost me at 30k euros…

Bobby Menne
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September 15th, 2015

I can’t get over how sweet this is.

Donny H Willeto
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September 15th, 2015

School needs one

Stan Perry
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September 15th, 2015

Well your first in this one … Aliens looking like things

Eudes Barbosa
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September 15th, 2015

Fabio Amador ?

Andre Baldwin
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September 15th, 2015

Nice!

Carlos Cortes
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September 15th, 2015

HOLY SHIT!!!

Scott Faranda
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September 14th, 2015

I don’t know. I think the Movi is capable of getting these shots and honestly, I think it could’ve done a better job than that did (at least in that example video). How long does it take to get this thing balanced too, seems overly complicated for a device that costs that much money.

Julius Szakolczai
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September 14th, 2015

Whoa

Julian Boyance
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September 14th, 2015

Whoa.

Josiah Stendel
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September 14th, 2015

Nearly €16k! Wowie. Cool concept though! Probably a little heavy…

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October 31st, 2015
Reply to  Josiah Stendel

He says around €30k in the video. Where did you get €16k from?

Greg Swong
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September 14th, 2015

That looks like something that belongs in Halo

Brian Siador
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September 14th, 2015

OR the new smartgun mount if there’s ever an Aliens reboot ;)

Jacob Horenburg
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September 14th, 2015

what on earth

Tevan Shii Lockhart
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September 14th, 2015

Interesting

Joshua Lockhart
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September 14th, 2015

They have some other stuff like this they typically put on cars.

Joshua Lockhart
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September 14th, 2015

But regardless, I expect you to get me one

Chad Syme
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September 14th, 2015

Amazing! Neill Blomkamp needs to use this on Alien 5.

André Der Kirschen Mag
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September 14th, 2015

Sorry I see no difference if you compare it to a normal steady cam. Am I missing something? The gear and weight it holds or so!?

Alan Rencher
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September 14th, 2015

Your not supposed to notice a difference. The point is not to add extra stabilization to a steadicam. The point is to allow different kind of camera moves with large cameras.

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September 27th, 2015
Reply to  Alan Rencher

you + are = you’re

Member
October 31st, 2015

You can go from low to high mode with the camera staying level to the ground. This is impossible with a normal steadicam.

Essentially this is a body-mounted jib. Very similar to the M-KV Alien system which has been around for ages but is only actively stabilized on one axis.

John Lamar
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September 14th, 2015

Game changer!!!!

Carmody Matthew
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September 14th, 2015

Prototype of a new camera module for the International Space Station perhaps?

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September 13th, 2015

What are the price of this beast ?

Augusto Pedro Alves da Silva
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September 19th, 2015
Reply to  Hasan Asif

30k + Steadicam System

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September 13th, 2015

Wow .. looks great on the show booth, but that Magpie movie thingie is some really bad footage (and a weird film) .. my Chinese gimbal definitely has the same footage .. wide shots, uninspired moving of the camera .. nothing that features a highend product. Get it in the hands of a real DPs shooting something quickly and then publish THAT footage .. and not stuff that is counter-productive ..

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October 31st, 2015
Reply to  Steffen Hacker

Your Chinese gimbal has the same footage? Those are choices you makes as a DP, not something the gimbal has a choice in…

Hannes Trendmedia-tv Maurer
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September 13th, 2015

Nino Leitner schau mal http://www.russdejong.com und die Chinesen bauen auch schon fleißig nach “Tiltamax Amorman”.

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September 15th, 2015

Der Armorman ist keine Steadicam…

Nino Leitner
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September 13th, 2015

Erm die Kombination ist völlig neu

Hannes Trendmedia-tv Maurer
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September 13th, 2015

gibt es schon lange beim Film…vielleicht bau ich mir sowas auch, die Steadycam hab ich ja schon….einen DJI Ronin und fertig ist das Teil!!

Scott T. Parkhurst
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September 13th, 2015

Being in the bizz.. this looks cool.

Sameer Antulay
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September 12th, 2015

The magpie video looked like it had some horible steadicam work. Too much pan jerks. What’s up with that. 30k wow.

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September 12th, 2015
Reply to  Sameer Antulay

Agreed. The mechanics of this gizmo are stunning/mystifying but the end result is a little twerky/twitchy. To be honest, I prefer a Steadicam with the occasional operator flaw: more organic/natural. Read something recently in the ASC mag about operator flaws – Hoffman was opining the absence of the human element in a lot of modern films (with perfectly orchestrated mechanical camera motion/CGI). Food for thought.

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September 17th, 2015
Reply to  Myles Thompson

The one used on Magpie was a prototype, the finished production model doesn’t suffer from these issues.

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September 17th, 2015
Reply to  Paul Cook

I’ll believe it when I see it.

Augusto Pedro Alves da Silva
Augusto Pedro Alves da Silva
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September 19th, 2015
Reply to  Sameer Antulay

Nice concept but I think better results are achieved with a 3axis gimbal mounted on a steadicam arm.

Rob Russell
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September 12th, 2015

That’s lit

Khwaja Faraz
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September 12th, 2015

wet water :O

Zenebe Tariku Andarge
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September 12th, 2015

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm of an amaizing camera with body stablizer

Travis Hayward
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September 12th, 2015

Ariel have you seen this? Crazy!

Zenebe Tariku Andarge
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September 12th, 2015
Reply to  Travis Hayward

u say real! it’s make crazy z business.

Erich Haubrich
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September 12th, 2015

#want

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September 27th, 2015
Reply to  Erich Haubrich

“poundwant”?

Tito Guillen
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September 12th, 2015

It looks alive Sean Mclennan

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