Tom Howie

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    Glidecam Industries, Inc.

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  1. GLIDECAM [WEBSITE RE-DESIGN]

    Hello All - We are testing a new website design. Let us know what you think! Website: http://beta.glidecam.com Survey: http://glidecam.com/abtesting
  2. Problem with "micro bounces" in footage

    Hello Kuba, What camera are you working with? Can you take a photograph of your Glidecam and post it on the Glidecam forum? Could be something very simple... Look forward to helping you resolve this issue
  3. HD4000 Damaged, Repair enquiries

    Hello RitzyRitzRit, Yes, Cheryl mentioned that she has responded to your request.
  4. Glidecam Gimbal calibration

    Sam-the-man; This is sensitive procedure, however, if the directions are followed it can be done. However, if you would like - we can offer this service for you. Meaning if you send it in to use, we can offer this service. Just email me directly and I can provide more information on how it will work out. Email: tomh(at)glidecam.com
  5. Missing Screws

    Sam were you able to source the missing hardware for your Glidecam HD-2000? NOTE: ALL GLIDECAM HARDWARE used is based on the principal that it should be 'FIELD REPLACABLE' - meaning every is you can Source Most ALL hardware at Local Hardware Store. Such As; WALMART (Hardware Dept) HOME DEPOT, LOWES, ACE Hardware, etc... Of course local Hardware Stores always have the best service and carry some of the Select items you might not find the bigger stores
  6. Can't secure camera

    RajBombay - This is a very popular configuration - you have no problems mating the Canon 6D to the Glidecam HD-2000. Are you using the CORRECT SIZE Camera Mounting Screw? The Glidecam HD-2000 includes 2 Version. 1) 1/4 x 20 x 3/8 and 1) 1/4 x 20 x 1/2 IF Screws it TOO LONG, use 1) 1/4 Washer UNDER the 'HEAD" of the Screw - which would be UP, Under the camera mounting plate (to be sure that I explain it correctly) Let us know
  7. GLIDECAM ULTRA-SHOT [MANFROTTO QR PLATE] COMPATIBLE

    Glidecam Ultra-Shot Camera Mounting Plate WILL fit into Some Manfrotto Tripod Heads. SEE This Attached Example: ( You'll see the Glidecam Ultra-Shot Camera Mounting Plate has been fitted into the Manfrotto 501 Head [3433 Plate] )
  8. [GH4] DEVIN GRAHAM & QR Plate

    1/4 x 20 Meaning: 1/4 or (.025") is the Diameter of the Screw. A 1/4 x 20 Screws has a diameter of 1/4" or 0.25" 20 in the thread count. Meaning that it requires 20 rotations to move 1 Linear Inch. A 1/4 x 20 Screw requires 20 rotation to move 1 linear inch. Most ALL of the Manfrotto QR Plate will fit on the a Glidecam HD-Series, XR-Series and Devin Graham Series. *NOTE: All Camera Manufacturers (American, Asian and European) utilize the STANDARD MEASURE of 1/4 x 20 for the CAMERA MOUNTING SCREW.* The Manfrotto 323 WILL work with the Glidecam.
  9. The Glidecam HD-Series, Devin Graham Signature and XR-Series Stabilizers ALL incorporate a feature that allow the end-user to align the Base Weight Polarity, or Stability Foot-Print from: 1. Fore/Aft Alignment [The benefit here is the Inertia Footprint (of the base) is in alignment with the Fore/Aft [X] Axis - this is how you see most pictures; (base-platform facing forward) Inertia of the Counterweight is in alignment with the 'length' of the camera. *Need to hold further from body, so base does not come in contact with Operators body.* 2. Side/Side Alignment [The benefit here is the Inertia Footprint (of the base) is in alignment with the Side/Side [Y] Axis - The Inertia of the Counterweight is in alignment with the 'width' of the camera. *Operator can hold the Glidecam closer to their body, assist in eliminating fatigue with 'heavier rigs'. This same approach can be applied when operating a Glidecam Devin Graham Signature Series, XR-PRO or HD-Series with a Glidecam Smooth Shooter or Glidecam X-10.
  10. Arca Swiss [on Glidecam]

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/2778-REG/Arca_Swiss_802002_Quick_Release_3_8_Thread.html Here's an example of an Arca Swiss that will work on a Glidecam
  11. 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...