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  2. XR1000 washers easy balancing trick )

    Yes, thank you for advice! About DGS I think of course, but for this time it not fit on my budget ))) I'm only starting to steadycam shooting. Now shoot on relatively lightweight setup with NIKON D5200. With cage, monitor, mic, battery, etc (4-8 lbs in total on top) on HD4000 / X10. And camera only on small handheld XR-1000. Modified with these washes + 200 g DIY weight plate bellow top-plate + 2,3,5,8 g magnets on bottom CW + PL200 QR plate with screwed stop-washer in front that allows the camera to slide only right-to-place. With these tricks (and finely calibrated gimbal of course ))) I can setup/check the balance on the set for less than 3-5 min with any lens etc. And really love how 'naked' D5200 feel on well-tuned handheld XR ))) in any close space This is because came the thought to share this trick )
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  4. Looks like a great idea. I no longer use the XR series because of that reason. If you want total "nirvana" in adjustments try using the Devin Graham series. You'll never go back!
  5. I think everyone here knows about difficulties, when you try to balance XR-Series quickly ) Even with a magnet trick it may be an awesome task )) You find a balance, then begin to tighten the screws ... and you have to start again, especially with the side-to-side balance. This is due to the large gaps between the slots in the moving parts of the top plate and the screws. As soon as you loosen all top-plate screws, you can see this wobbling between moving parts. I thought about DIY profile washers like on XR-PRO or HD series and found an easy solution. A needle plastic tip of a 2 or 5 ml syringe ( I work in the hospital )) has just the same dimension. You can buy 8 pcs in any pharmacy, then cut plastic tips as shown on the photos off to 2-2.5 mm. And then place them face down on the table and partially cut sides as shown on the drawing. Put them on glidecam screws. And receive silky-smooth top-plate transition in both directions and secure fixation after tightening these screws. Really helpful while balancing )) It moves almost like on HD series. On the bottom plate of HD series this trick also goes well ) wings start to move smo-o-thly and without any side-to-side vibrations.. So no need to rebalance system after moving wings. Enjoy ))
  6. Sony A6300

    Mercadogg, I belive any camera will work but you will have to add weight. I have an A6500 with the Devin Graham series glidecam and had to add a smallrig cage to make the whole thing heavier. Without the extra weight the Glidecam acts like a huge boat in the water listing back and forth and it's almost impossible to get a steady shot. I hope this helps.
  7. Sony A6300

    Hey All! I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight, would a glidecam hd-2000 work with a lightweight camera such as a sony a6300?
  8. Hi, I managed to lose 3 screws, 2 from the bottom and one from the side during one of my shoots. I have the Glidecam HD-2000 Is there a way I can get these ordered ASAP? Thanks
  9. Hi guys Just wondering if anyone pair a Canon1dx mk2 with HD2000, can the hd2000 hold the overall body weight with lens ( im using canon 24-105 f4 and 16-35mm f2.8 ) im buying the hd2000 oversea, it would be great if I can have some feedback before I make the purchase. thanks for your time
  10. Provided that the Glidecam is working properly, as far as performance goes - you shouldn't have to do much more that lubricate the Central Bearing assembly. This will NOT void warranty... Just use some light weight oil, such as Super-Lube and that will address the issue...
  11. Quick release cheese plate

    Are you still in need of the Glidecam Camera Mounting Plate? We have these parts in stock and available.
  12. Glidecam Gimbal calibration

    Kareldb, how are you doing with your Glidecam? If you're still having difficulties, we can solve this issue for you.
  13. HD4000 or HD2000?

    Hi Dylann, You're correct; the Canon 70D is on the lighter side, being that it is under 4 lbs in weight. The Glidecam HD-2000 is the recommended set for the Canon 70D with Sigma 10-20mm . One option would be to add a GLCWP (Glidecam Camera Weight Plate) - this will add weight under the cameras, making the HD-2000 more 'top heavy'... I hope this helps
  14. Sony FS7 & Glidecam

    Hi Josh, Not sure why you are experiencing this issue. Just to note - it appears that you have ALL of the Counter Weights on the Base Platform, which is around 3.5 lbs. in weight. The camera is in a 'High Profile' position and your 'on-camera' monitor mount is on the outside front on the inertial plain of the system... This could be creating an interference. Have you experienced this issue when you're NOT using the Third Party QR Plate? When a problem arises it is useful to separate each component or potential cause. Tom
  15. Flat base?

    Hi Greg, The Glidecam HD-2000 Base Platform is designed and manufactured to be 'Flat' What you have received here is a used Base Platform that has been slightly bent, due to pressure applied to it. This is not entirely detrimental to the performance or the operation of the Glidecam as we have had customer experience this issue many time over the past 25 years... However, if you would like to straighten this out - feel free to do so. This can be done by hand, by removing the weights and bending in the opposite direction, to offset the curve. Or if you wish you can call the Glidecam Office and order a replacement parts. The Glidecam HD-2000 Base Platform sells for $79.00 I hope this helps!
  16. Hi Ferran, Hope all is well and you're getting good use with your Glidecam XR-PRO Here's a video on the XR-PRO that is useful...
  17. Hello Pavel, One hole is a 3/8"-16 One hole is M6 One hole is 1/4"-20 I hope this helps.
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  19. 4K Showreel

    After many years filming with glidecam I made a best of. I hope you'll enjoy and give me your feedback !
  20. Glidecam Smooth Shooter Full Set with Control Arm, Harness and 4000 Pro. Aquired everything from a studio that shut down and I'm selling it because I am moving and can't ship it. Comes with extra attachments, tripod and travel case. If anyone is interested please email me at and I can send pictures and price. Thank you!
  21. Hi Today I've received Manfrotto 577 QR and I have a problem with mounting it on Glidecam. The middle hole is 3/8", front hole is 1/4" but I can't find out what size is the back hole, because neither 3/8" or 1/4" fits in it. My question is, do you know what size the back hole is? Thanks.
  22. Hello all, I've spent most of my day today playing with my new Glidecam XR-PRO. I've got it working pretty well, but I've got this odd 'bob' thats slow and seems to get worse over time. footage looks like it was shot on a ship during a storm, very nausea inducing :-/ I'm hoping to get some general tips on how I should have this set up. Some videos would be great if someone can point me in the right direction. Using this with a Canon 7D and only one lens for now, a very light 18-55mm. I've got two plates plus one small one on each side, and to get my drop to 2-3 seconds I have to shorten the post to almost all the way down. I've spent the last 90 minutes trying to get rid of this wobble and can't figure it out. Any suggestions are welcome. I'm starting to get the hang of it and I think once I get rid of the wobble this will be a great solution for me. Thanks!
  23. Flat base?

    I am new to Glidecam ownership, having just received an HD-2000 that I bought off eBay. The unit seemed well-packed, but the base is bent. It looks like the same curve on both sides. See attached photo. Is it supposed to be flat, or is this the correct shape? Greg
  24. Sony FS7 & Glidecam

    Hi Tom, I've only just seen your response. Here is a picture of my set up. I was using this set up last week and still getting the same issue. I don't understand why? Do you have any suggestions?
  25. Hello filmmakers, I have a Glidecam HD4000 which can handle 4 to 10 pounds (1.8 KG to 4.5 KG) My canon 70D with sigma 10-20mm weights 2,9 pounds (1.3 KG) I know you have to practise alot for getting smooth shots, but is my set-up too light for de HD4000? Maybe a HD2000 is better? I still get some wobble / little shaky footage even when I stabilized it right. Do I just need to practice more or should I sell my HD4000 and get a HD2000? (2 to 6 pounds) Would really appreciate the answers and help!
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  27. Glidecam Gimbal calibration

    I tried, but it leans to the left, and in I adjust that screw, nothing happens
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