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  4. I have been using my glidecam extensively for the past year to year and half, and I can't seemed to get it to click. I have tried different drop times, varying amounts of weight, changing the amounts of pressure I use with my guiding hand, etc. But every time I go to look at my footage it is always shaky, wobbly, and just looks like your on a boat. I really love the look of glidecams and how versatile they can be. So it's a big deal to me to become proficient at operating them; I would appreciate any and all input. Gear I'm using Nikon D5200 Glidecam XR-200 P.S. Probably doesn't help that I have really bad Parkinson's
  5. Just bought an Ultra-Shot. I also have a Manfrotto tripod with 357PLV plate. Does anyone have a solution to have a single plate that works on both. The only solution I have so far is to mount a Manfrotto 357 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate 357PL onto the Ultra-Shot L-Plate and then just transfer the 357 back and forth. Does anyone have another solution? Thanks
  6. The Manfrotto QR plate will attach to the top plate you are missing. You probably need to contact Glidecam directly to purchase a new one.
  7. If you are talking about the pin n the quick release plate that is used on video cameras to keep the unit from turning. Not used on DSLR's. If you are not talping about that pin than I am not sure.
  8. Can someone please explain to me what the 'brass alignment pin' on the baseplate of the Devin Graham series is/does, and how exactly to use it?
  9. Hi all , Friday I received my new glidecam HD-2000 , I ended up assembling and balancing it but when I spin the panning ball bearing there is some noise like broken balls bearings. Sometime by moving it isn't fluid and snaps a little. the glidecam is new ! Is this a defective unit or have a broken ball bearing ? I can't perform the cleaning process because I think this invalide the warranty a third party vendor. I hope someone can help me .
  10. Hello all! New to videography and the glide cam as well. I purchased my glide cam which was listed as new on craigslist. I met the seller when purchasing and he did tell me I needed to buy a manfrotto 577 QR adapter so that it would work which I did. After researching I noticed that the QR (cheese) plate which comes stock with the glide cam originally was missing and only the attached picture plate was attached to my glide cam. I'm assuming not, but will the manfrotto 577 work with the attached picture? If not I can't seem to find any "cheese plates" available for sell online. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!
  12. Thanks for the reply––yes, I'm playing around now with software to correct the "bouncing" effect that you see here. As for composition, haha, that wasn't the point of the test. My goal here was purely to demonstrate the horizontal axis issue. But perhaps in a follow up test I'll do something a little more cinematic
  13. I am not familiar with motorized gimbals, however I see a lot more bouncing and footsteps than I see with good Glidecam work and a properly balanced system. In reference to your horizontal roll. It does look like it rolled and did not correct, however given the landscape it was not that noticeable. Too many distractions and angled mountains etc. Why don't you shoot again in a more open area where horizon is very prominent and maybe lots of horizontal lines like fencing and roof line etc.
  14. Hey folks, sorry this took SO long to post the promised test footage. We had a busy winter season at my department. I just sent the below video to Tom at Glidecam––feel free to skip to around 38 seconds, where you see the Glidecam Centurion not correcting the horizontal balance and creating throughout the video this off putting dutch angle effect on the footage. The camera consistently leans to the right and doesn't self correct quickly if at all, weird. I have a GH4 and have followed the balancing steps to the letter, I believe. I want this device to work, but I'm hesitant to use it for our professional productions yet because of this problem.
  15. Hey Greg thanks again for replying. Im not really sure what the 1/4 20" mount refers to with regards to the DG glidecam but I'm really struggling to find out if the manfrotto 323 quick release would screw on top?? Seen here;
  16. Someone was saying you can turn the sled (the bottom part that holds the weights) sideways and it will still balance the same. Is this true? The point of doing this is so you can hold it closer to you without hitting your body. I'm talking about the HD2000 which has wide base and I'm planning on using it with a dslr.
  17. I use the Manfrotto 394 LP with my Glidecam for added weight. The thread on the DGS Glidecam is a standard 1/4-20" mount. Hope this helps!
  18. What Arca Swiss QR plate do you us? @Dave54
  19. The GH4 is a pretty light camera so add some of the Glidecam weights underneath will provide more weight and inertia and raise the camera at the same time. I am not sure if your DGS came with some custom screws for this purpose, but if not contact Glidecam and I would think they can get you them. There are two lengths. The longer one can probably allow for three or four weights to be added under the camera. That could add about 1lb of weight to light setup.
  20. Hi Guys! I've been using the DGS Glidecam for a while now and I love it! I recently switched from an 80D to a GH4 set-up. Consists of a 18-35mm Sigma and a Speedbooster. My problem is that the Sigma is pretty thick and it basically goes "lower" than the GH4, so it isn't flush. Whenever I mount it to the Glidecam, I have to mount it as far back as possible which in turn makes balancing a nightmare because of the weight distribution in general. Does anyone have a clue about how I can "raise" the camera so I can safely mount the set up? I hope you can help me, I am losing my mind :-D Thanks in advance! -Lee
  21. price drop $8,500!
  22. Hi Greg thanks so much for the reply. Funny you mention adding another quick release plate because I was thinking about how my tripod has the 323 quick release adapter with 200pl plate and how it would be annoying to change from glidecam plate to tripod plate. Do you think a 323 quick release adapter - seen here - would screw onto the top of the Devin Graham quick release?? This would also provide me with an extra 170grams of weight!!
  23. Does anyone know where these can be purchased ???
  24. it does say in the x10 manual
  25. little help in thfe manual should be done again been moaning about this for years
  26. The Panasonic GH4 is a common setup and should work just fine with the DGS Glidecam. You can always add weight, example: another Quick Release Plate, Microphone, even the extra glidecam weights can be used.
  27. Hey folks, I wanted to check in with Glidecam as well as other Centurion users. I came over from using a HD-1000, then a HD-2000, with the hopes that the Centurion would just make the whole process of moving footage easier. I got the Centurion at the end of last week, and just balanced and played around with it in the house to see how it worked. I'm now contemplating returning it to B&H and getting a Devin Graham Signature Series Glidecam instead––I have a GH4 like what is seen in the Centurion's manual, and balanced the Centurion according to the manual. I have noticed a phenomenon where the Centurion can't seem to maintain a level horizon, even with gentle motion. After walking a few steps, the camera drifts and doesn't self correct. I'm wondering if I have a defective unit. Half the time, after stopping walking motion and returning to standing still, the Centurion seems to correct itself and return to a level horizon, but it occurs randomly. One of the hardest parts of using a manual system is maintaining a level horizon, but in my three years of using Glidecams I got good enough at it where the results from the manual system look better than those from the Centurion! I'll post some sample video this week in the forum, but I wanted to check in to see if anyone had tips or tricks to getting the roll balance to more quickly and precisely follow the motions of the operator.
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