Last updated on 5 July 2022
If you want to make a short film, a long film, or just some video material for a commercial or stock footage, like any other professional filmmaker or cameraman you should know about Tilta Float system, it can enable you to reach new horizons when it comes to maneuverability and comfort. Therefore, even if you are a stuntman cinematographer or a normal cinematographer, you will tire less and work longer with this device’s help.
The industry’s newest stabilizer camera support system, Tilta Float System works in conjunction with the DJI RS 2 gimbal to create dramatic, smooth cinematic moves without back or arm strain.
About Tilta Support System
The Float system includes a stabilizer spring-loaded arm, adjustable support vest, adjustable gimbal extension post, wireless thumb controller, counterweight-based post, monitor bracket, wireless receiver module, gold mount battery plate, power and control cables, smartphone mounting bracket, tool kit, and a hard case to store and transport the entire system.
The counterweight-based post offers further stabilization for your setup in addition to what the gimbal is already doing to make the smoothest free-flowing camera movement possible. Also, the spring-loaded arm and support vest design puts the strain of the rig’s weight onto your torso, allowing for longer operating times before the user gets exhausted.
Tilta’s Float System Range of Usage
Working together with a gimbal is all you need for your Tilta Float System to achieve the best operating capabilities. The Float system supports a RS 2 gimbal rig up to 22 lb, and it mounts onto the extension post.
The post can extend from 19.6″ to 39.4″ for the right height for your shot so you can switch between high and low modes with ease, and it mounts onto the stabilizer arm.
NATO rail connection is built onto both top and bottom ends. Compatible will all gimbals and power supply equipment. The retractable post can function as a monopod or as an extension.
The stabilizer spring-loaded arm supports approximately 31.5″ vertical movement to keep the stabilizer even steadier. The arm mounts on the adjustable vest that fits waists from 23.6″ to 47.2″ around to create comfortable support for any size and it helps to take the load off your back and arms.
Compact, Modular, and Portable
If you compare it with other traditional steady cam systems, you can notice the Tilta Float System is built with lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. It will enable the camera operator to travel with lightweight operating equipment and it will set his body free from the burden and extend the duration of his operation.
This compact and inexpensive stabilizer system is easy to assemble, pack, and transport. If you want a detailed tutorial on how to assemble it you can watch the video below, they show you exactly how to do it and how to adjust it in other to achieve the perfect balance
Tilta Float System has a highly modular and detachable design. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation in which you lose or damage a component, worry not, each part can be purchased individually.
The back of the vest is featured with a safety guiding strap and an enhanced anti-collision design. Therefore, you can safely operate with a modular camera and batteries mounted on the back of the vest.
Powered through external V-mount, Gold mount, DJI battery grip, and TB50 batteries.
The Gold mount battery plate mounts onto the rig and allows you to power accessories and your gimbal via the system’s extension post using a single, optional high-capacity battery and the
included power cables.
The V-mount batteries and V-mount batteries plate are the first things you want to assemble when you want to build your rig. The batteries are lightweight and compact and they will help you even further in balancing the rig even further. This is possible by slightly adjusting the position of the batteries on the plate.
The wireless thumb controller mounts onto the rig so you can control the gimbal’s movement without needing to be close to the gimbal. It connects to the receiver via 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi from up to 229′ away (line-of-sight) and even more, it features a shoe mount so it can mount onto a handle or other rigging.
The smartphone mount allows you to add a smartphone to control your gimbal as well as preview the image, and the monitor bracket allows you to add an optional monitor to your rig.
- Designed for the DJI RS 2 Gimbal
- Float System is built with carbon fiber and lightweight aluminum materials
- The stabilizer system is quick and easy to assemble
- Highly modular and detachable design
What’s in the box:
- Flow System Arm (GSS-T01-ARM)
- Flow System Post (GSS-T01-PST)
- Power Supply Base Plate (TGA-PBP) w/Cable (TCB-DTP-2LE-40)
- V-Mount Battery Plate (GSS-T01-BPV)
- 2-Pin Lemo Cable (20 cm) (TCB-2LE-2LE-20)
- Support Vest (GSS-T01-SV)
- Thumb Controller (GSS-T01-WTC)
- Control Receiver Module (TGA-WCR)
- Monitor Bracket (GSS-T01-MB)
- Carrying Case (GSS-T01-CC)
- Cold Shoe Phone Mounting Bracket (TA-PMB-B)
- Tool Kit (GSS-T01-TK)
- One Year Electronic and two Year Mechanical Limited Warranty
Float System Specifications
Tilta Float System Support Vest
|Vest Size||23.62 – 47.24″ (600-1200mm)|
|Extension||Built-in Tilta standard 15mm quick release baseplate|
Tilta Float System Arm
|Connector post diameter||12mm|
|Maximum payload capacity||10kg|
|Up and down movement range||800mm ( +/-4300)|
Tilta Float System Post
|Material||Carbon fiber and aluminum|
|Power input/output||2-pin LEMO|
|Length range||19.68 – 39.37″ (500-1000mm)|
Wireless Thumb Controller for RS2
Wireless Thumb Controller for RS3
|Mount||2.4 GHz wireless module|
Wireless Thumb Controller for RS4
|Remote control range||50-70m (Dependent on the location, there might be slight variance.)|
|Battery Info||No battery used|
Tilta Float System
|Material||Carbon fiber, aluminum, plastic, and nylon fabric|
|Dimension||32.87 x 13.58 x 8.26″ (835 x 345 x 210mm)|
|Weight||22.04 lbs (10kg)|
For the money, Tilta Float System is a really good small rigs camera stabilizer. You can get one for only $1,349.00. I hope you will find this information helpful and if you plan to purchase it, I hope it will deliver everything you expect out of it.