We just checked the mail today, and AHOY our new Steadicam AERO 30 arrived! We have been using a few older Steadicam rigs, and we’re excited to share our experience with this new model in our Steadicam AERO 30 unboxing. We’ve also got a first look at putting it together. We might even show off a little Steadicam footage in the video!

Thoughts After Our Steadicam AERO 30 Unboxing

The Steadicam AERO 30 kit is a nice little package. It comes with a 7″ 1000 nit monitor to mount right on the rig. The AERO 30 can carry 10 pounds more than the previous AERO 15 as well for a maximum load capacity of 20lb! For our first test, we built it out using our Canon C100 camera and found it to be really well balanced, comfortable and effective at stabilizing!

Christian lays out all the equipment and pieces that come with the Steadicam AERO 30 kit

The Steadicam can be used for dynamic movement and is an alternative to gimbals like the Movi Pro or the Ronin. A big benefit of the Steadicam is it doesn’t require power to be balanced and you can use in the rain unlike gimbals. Our team has already used the Steadicam Aero 30 stabilizer to shoot a portion of our latest feature film, Elfette Saves Christmas, and we plan to continue to use it on our other future films and commercial work.

Our intern Alan demonstrates how to set up and use the Steadicam AERO 30

Previously, we’ve test out how to Get Steadicam Style Shots with Glide Gear and a Ronin S Camera, but that’s for smaller setups, and it’s nice to have a stabilizer that can carry heavier cameras.

We also used the Steadicam Zephyr to shoot a project for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Check out our behind-the-scenes video below!


Keep an eye out, we’ll be giving you a full review of the Steadicam AERO 30 soon using an ARRI Alexa Mini soon!

What do you think about our video the Steadicam AERO 30 unboxing? Let us know in the comments below and thanks for watching!

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Gear used in this video:


-Canon C100 – https://amzn.to/2u04CMm

-Canon EOS R (for BTS) – https://amzn.to/2QaPZlK

-Steadicam AERO 30 – https://amzn.to/2K2pXw7


-Canon 24-105mm – https://amzn.to/2ILo9tp

-Canon 24-70mm – https://amzn.to/2VIjQC8

Other equipment we use to film:


-Canon C100 – https://amzn.to/2u04CMm (for main interview)

-Sony A7III – https://amzn.to/2TAoYqK (for BTS video)


-Canon 24-105mm – https://amzn.to/2ILo9tp (main interview)

-Canon 100mm macro – https://amzn.to/2KsZuaF (product shots & CUs)


-Sachtler – https://amzn.to/2JTcoQA


-Sennheiser MKE600 – https://amzn.to/2ILulBP

-Sennheiser 416 – https://amzn.to/2INrtQy


-Litepanel Astra 6x – https://amzn.to/2KUBYCB

-Kino Flo Diva LED – https://amzn.to/2XUOeJh


-Profoto Beauty Dish – https://amzn.to/2zgfjPV

-Profoto D2 500 Strobe Kit – https://amzn.to/2J28AZx

-Canon 5D mkIII – https://amzn.to/2KRE3zl

-Profoto Air Remote – https://amzn.to/2MU7MZa

Music by Jeffrey J Byron: http://www.jeffreyjbyron.com/

If you have any questions on the techniques used in this review video, please send a note in the comments. Thanks for watching us unboxing the Steadicam AERO 30, in our Film Jams series!

Filmed on location at: https://www.LitewaveMedia.com in St. Petersburg, FL.

Special Thanks to the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission Digital Creator Program

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