Quick Release Plates On The Hd2000 ..?

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I urgently need to get a Manfrotto quick release plate for my Glidecam HD2000 and Canon 5dmk2 rig. I'm keen to know which Manfrotto QR plate would be more practical, the 357 with the longer plate so presumably more flexibilty with balancing, but might be too much in the way or the shorter more compact 577 model ? I will be mounting a small HD DP4 monitor on the foot, well that's the idea at this stage...

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I urgently need to get a Manfrotto quick release plate for my Glidecam HD2000 and Canon 5dmk2 rig. I'm keen to know which Manfrotto QR plate would be more practical, the 357 with the longer plate so presumably more flexibilty with balancing, but might be too much in the way or the shorter more compact 577 model ? I will be mounting a small HD DP4 monitor on the foot, well that's the idea at this stage...

I just ordered today the Manfrotto with plate from Ebay,just do a search for "Manfrotto 577 Connect Adapter with Sliding Plate 501PL" it was $58.99 plus $16.00 freight to Australia I am going to use it on my HD2000 with my small tape cameras, I just purchased the HD4000 (which i should recieve by this Tueday)and will transfer the Miller Quick release from the HD2000 because i also use a Miller Tripod.

Mark

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I just ordered today the Manfrotto with plate from Ebay,just do a search for "Manfrotto 577 Connect Adapter with Sliding Plate 501PL" it was $58.99 plus $16.00 freight to Australia I am going to use it on my HD2000 with my small tape cameras, I just purchased the HD4000 (which i should recieve by this Tueday)and will transfer the Miller Quick release from the HD2000 because i also use a Miller Tripod.

Mark

Thanks Mark, I will look it up, is this not the same Manf 577 on B&H for about 50$ ? I have the Ronford QRP for my larger HD cameras and tripods, but thought I should go for the lighter Manfrotto on the Glidecam where weight was critical, as it'sabout 150+grams lighter and has the option to slide for perfecting the balance, but perhaps the 577 is all I need and not the 357 with the longer plate...

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Thanks Mark, I will look it up, is this not the same Manf 577 on B&H for about 50$ ? I have the Ronford QRP for my larger HD cameras and tripods, but thought I should go for the lighter Manfrotto on the Glidecam where weight was critical, as it'sabout 150+grams lighter and has the option to slide for perfecting the balance, but perhaps the 577 is all I need and not the 357 with the longer plate...

Yes is the same as B&H but the freight cost was much more expensive to Australia so i went to Ebay

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Hi Trevor,

The 577 plate is the way to go.

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Hi!

Im using the 577 with 501 mount and it works great, even more if you're using the Manfrotto 501HDV Tripod. :D

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Can you guys post/link a photo to your quick release plate on the Glidecam?

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Hi Tom,

Just as a side note, is this the HD-series Docking Bracket in the picture? If so, could you please explain to me whether - apart from its main function of balancing the stabilizer, and parking it when not in use - it's also designed to safely store the arm? Or is the arm just casually hung in this picture?

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Hi Piotr,

The Glidecam Arm can be hung from the side of Docking Bracket via the Stainless Pin on its side, see: http://www.glidecam.com/product-hd-series-docking-bracket.php

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Yes Tom, looking at the bracket I'd suspect the pin is there for a purpose - but at the pic you linked to earlier, it's not used. So I still am unsure how it's used for hanging the Arm :)

Sorry for these naive questions, but I'm just trying to decide whether to buy the "full" bracket (in addition to its Smooth Shooter package version), or not...

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Dear Tom,

I just got a C-stand and the full Docking Bracket, but can't figure out how to park my Smooth Shooter Arm on it securely - of course it can be hung in many ways, but I wonder which of them is actually what the designer had in mind :)

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Hello - I am new to GlideCam (just bought it last weekend) and I can see that I might need the quick-release - but I have a question:

I am using Canon 5D mark II and the lens that I use is: Canon 24-105 and Samyang 14mm - so the question is:

If I change the lenses - I am wondering if I have to change the position of the Quick Release or if it is a slider on it so I can balance it without removing it and change the position of it?

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Hello - I am new to GlideCam (just bought it last weekend) and I can see that I might need the quick-release - but I have a question:

I am using Canon 5D mark II and the lens that I use is: Canon 24-105 and Samyang 14mm - so the question is:

If I change the lenses - I am wondering if I have to change the position of the Quick Release or if it is a slider on it so I can balance it without removing it and change the position of it?

if you put quick release plate on rights position no, but when You change lens you need to balace glidecam all over again

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When I use my 24-105 lens I have to have my camera all at the back on the plate.. but when I change.. I have to move my camera one notch forward... do I also have to do this using the manofrotto?

I know that I have to re-balance... but it would be nice if I dont have ot change the position of the camera!

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well try to balance first with one lens then with another and don't change the position of plate, if you can't balanced you need to change the position of plate, I can't tell you exactly for your two lenses

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Horizontal Center of Gravity will change from Camera Setup to Camera Setup (i.e. camera, with lens and accessories)

As you become more familiar with the Glidecam, you will have a better understanding on how precise of a tool it is.

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I have an issue with the 577 where once mounted the cinch screw on 577 is blocked by GC bigger qr plateā€¦? What is the solution here? Mount, remove screw with allen and get to tight spot then reattach? Any hints?

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Manfrotto 577 - ratching feature.

The lever knob has a ratcheting feature, so you can position knob at the best position for firm tightening at a narrow range-of-motion.

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hi

i'm using a glidecam XR-2000 and I was wondering what Kind of quick release plate you would recomand?

J.L.B.

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Manfrotto 577 is a great, lightweight - positionable QR plate.

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