• The Jaybilizer HDSLR

    The DSLR Stabilizer

Introducing the Jaybilizer HDSLR, a camera stabilizer designed specifically for the Canon 5D mk2

The Jaybilizer HDSLR is a Stedicam Merlin-like camera stabilizer that is optimized for shooting with the new generation of digital SLR cameras that shoot high definition video.

Jaybilizer HDSLR

These cameras produce stunning quality with a film-like narrow depth of field and ultra low light capabilities. The downside is that these cameras are unwieldy for shooting video. The Jaybilizer HDSLR solves this problem and allows photographers and cinematographers to do Steadicam-like “flying” shots. The Jaybilizer is constructed of high quality steel and 6061 aluminum, and features a heavy duty steel ball gimbal. The 8″ aluminum counterweight bar also acts as a tripod for easily setting down and storing the Jaybilizer. The best part is that the Jaybilizer HDSLR is an affordable alternative to other expensive stabilizers, costing only a quarter as much as the Steadicam Merlin.
One problem with most camera stabilizers is that it is difficult and time consuming to properly balance a camera. The Jaybilizer HDSLR makes this process much easier with both side to side and forward and backward infinitely adjustable sliding balance plates. The Jaybilizer is optimized for camera and lens combinations that weigh between 1.5 and 4 lbs. For lighter camcorders, there is also the Jaybilizer 3000 which works with camera rigs up to 3 lbs.

Some of the DSLR cameras that the Jaybilizer HDSLR works with include:

Jaybilizer HDSLR with Lumix GH1

Jaybilizer HDSLR with Lumix GH1

The Canon 5DMK2
The Canon 7D
The Nikon D90
The Nkon D5000
The Lumix GH1
The Olympus E-P1
The Pentax K7

The Jaybilizer HDSLR also works well with many small HD camcorders, even with DOF adapters, such as the Canon HV30 and the JAG35 adapter.

Jaybilizer HDSLR Key Features

* Inexpensive
* Steel ball gimbal
* heavy duty steel and machined 6061 aluminum construction
* Foam comfort grip
* Can be configured to shoot inverted
* Fully adjustable camera plate
* Easy one screw infinite side balance adjustment
* Works with a wide variety of camcorders and DSLRs
* Quick release camera plate
* Supports camera rigs up to 4 lbs
* Black Textured Satin Finish
* 25 counterweight washers
* 8″ counterweight bar allows you to store the Jaybilizer HDSLR upright and improves balance.

For more information or to purchase go to the Jaybilizer HDSLR Product Page.

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Customer Reviews

thank you so much! i’ve been at about 80% progress on my dslr jaybilizer with a wsclater gimbal and seeing these photos will get me to my own version of the jaybilizer!

a few questions:
i’m planning on purchasing the mounting plate from you but what are the other silver colored metal plates that the gimbal and plate bolt on to?

what bracket are you using to attach the shotgun mic?

By Jay Shaffer on March 20th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

The Jaybilizer HDSLR uses a new side sliding plate. I am determining pricing for selling the new machined plate as a DIY part.
I am also working on an bracket/handle design that you see holding the shotgun microphone.
Watch the space for the bracket.

what is the new quick release plate you are using in the Jaybilizer HDSLR, as it doesn’t seem like the same one used in the 3000. this one has bubble levels on it.

By Jay Shaffer on April 14th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

The new quick release plate is the Vangard PQ-46 and it has bubble levels for both pitch and roll.

Thanks Jay! your work is awesome! when do you think you will sell the left to right balance plate you made?

By alvin lim on May 20th, 2010 at 10:41 am

Hi Jay, very nice product, do you have distributor here in Philippines ,Cebu City.
how much the Jaybilizer HDSLR?thanks

I see the Nikon D90 and D5000 listed as compatible with your rig, but no D7000. Does the D7000 work with Jaybilizer, or will I have to use another product?

By the way, with 1080p and video autofocus in the lower end cameras, and two new pro cameras to be announced by the end of Aug, it appears that Nikon is back in the video game to stay.

By Jay Shaffer on July 26th, 2011 at 11:09 am

If the camera rigs overall weight is less than four pounds it will work with the Jaybilizer.


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