Tom Howie

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  1. Why i cant balance my HD2000 properly ?. like 90% balance.. the other 10% abit swing if i hold with one hand. anyone can help me  ?

  2. Yes, that is correct the gimbal is the same on the HD-2000 and HD-4000
  3. Use any light weight oil, Telfon is nice as it bonds to the metal. Just stay away from Degreasers... Tom
  4. Has you considered putting the Odyessey on top of the camera? Might make for better viewing?? But there are many that opt for fitting monitor to the base, however, just remember there is 3:1 ratio. 3 lbs cameras: 1 lbs counter weight... and you do not want the base to be too 'bottom' heavy.
  5. Time and experience will build up your stamina - it does not happen immediately, but is something that you need to get used to. Have you considered getting a Glidecam ForeArm Brace? We are now offer the Glidecam XR-PRO, the Glidecam XR-2000 was a great product, however, it was discontinued with the Glidecam XR-1000 and XR-4000 Stripping the camera down is always the best way to go - that way there is nothing to 'get in the way' and makes for a lighter load - if that is what you are looking for... Unless you find doing so, to be a hassle then you do not have to do this; it is not 100% necessary, just can make things easier sometimes.
  6. Incredible again... Another masterpiece in world travel! Vienna looks amazing in 4K!
  7. Wow!!! Now at 148,000 views! Great job!
  8. Excellent! What a great promotional piece for the Aquarium!! Well done! Keep em coming!
  9. We do not recommend this, as you mentioned. however, Aluminum can be welded, if that is what your looking to do. In other words 'weld' the 2 aluminum pcs together
  10. Hi Pearsy, Thank you for your post. There are a couple things that you need to do to make this adjustment. 1 - switch 2 Pin Block 2 - switch Block on Vest 3 - switch the Elbow Hinge This is done by removing the 5/32 bolts and flipping these parts 180 from Right to Left Please call me at 781-585-7900 Tom
  11. Hi Ruben, Used gear comes with it set of Risks. Just hearing the term "De-Ruster", makes me wonder if it was properly maintained. That being said; surface rust is not a major issue - however, if you have some internal rusting on central bearing - that could be an issue. The Glidecam HD-4000 is a mechanical device, as long as all moving parts are properly lubricated and moving well, there is not issues. On the mail gimbal, if needed; use the instructions you found online multiple times, this reworking will allow any obstruction to clear itself from the main central bearing - as it is possible that there is some internal oxidization. This is why it is important to lubricate all moving parts; but also verifying that used items have been well cared for. If this only a 'slight tick', it could be one of the stainless ball bearing, 'catching' on the internal bearing retainer. No a major issue, as high rotational usage on the Panning Axis is more limited. Let us know how things are going with your HD-2000 performance. Worse case you can send it in to us and we are provide a full diagnostic and repair for you; will possible upgrade. Tom
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  13. Glidecam in pleased to announce the NEW Glidecam Centurion The technologically advanced Glidecam Centurion is the lightest and most compact 3-axis Motorized Gimbal available in its class today. The Glidecam Centurion is designed to work with the majority of video cameras and DSLR and mirrorless cameras weighing from 1 to 5 pounds (.45 to 2.26 kg.) Made with precision Aluminum and space-age Carbon Fiber composites, the versatile Glidecam Centurion offers virtually unlimited handle-grip positions and can be set up in single-grip, or dual-grip, handle bar modes. Cameras can be easily and quickly positioned for neutral balance. The Centurion's computer controlled, direct-drive, brushless motors stabilize the camera by taking control of all three rotational axes of movement. The 32 bit accuracy of the Glidecam Centurion sensors coupled with the high speed of the controller delivers perfectly smooth and stable images while maintaining horizontal accuracy on all three axis within .02 degrees. Each brushless motor has an electric slip ring so the wires will never tangle. The state-of-the-art Glidecam Centurion is battle-ready and will combat camera instability by delivering super-smooth, high production value imagery to your productions. The Glidecam Centurion awaits your commands. - http://glidecam.com/product-centurion
  14. Very cool!! The Glidecam HD-2000 is serving you well!! Excellent Editing as well!
  15. Can you please share a Photograph of your Glidecam HD-4000 setup, as you operate it?