GETTING A ROUGH BALANCE
After you mount your camera, loosen the threaded weight cap and remove all of the individual weights inside of the weight packs.
1. The first thing you’ll want to do is fnd out how much weight you’ll need on the bottom weight pack. This will determine your “drop time”, or how long it takes the weight arm to swing 90 degrees. A 2-3 second drop time is ideal.
2. Add weight until the camera is no longer top heavy. Start with a thin weight. If it takes more than 4 thin weights, take them off and replace them with one thick weight (one thick weight equals 5 thin weights) The camera will be leaning all over, but that’s OK for now.
Note: If you purchased the Heavy Steady you will receive 3 additional thick bottom
weights for balancing heavier cameras and lenses. (we originally said you would receive 4 thick weights but we made them thicker so it equals the same amount)
3. Next, you want to mount your camera in a channel so that your camera leans back slightly. Start by mounting your camera in one of the farthest forward channels. Then move your camera back, channel by channel until it leans back. While finding the proper channel you can position your camera left & right so that it doesn’t roll/lean too far to one side.
4. Add thin & thick weights (if needed) to the front weight pack until the pitch of the stage levels out and it is no longer leaning backward.
Note: If you can’t seem to level out the pitch of the camera you can remove the threaded weight cap from the front weight pack. Replace it with the included lock nut and re-mount your camera on a channel that allows it to lean.