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  1. So I have a Glidecam HD 2000 I am balancing it with my Canon 70D (755g (1.7 lb)) and my lens is the Canon 10-18mm (8.5 ounces or 0.5291 lbs), a am using the Manfrotto 394 RC4 tripod mount (weighing 9.9 ounces) I am struggling to balance it and have struggled for months. I was using one counterweight on both sides on the bottom and someone told me more weight was better for top and bottom. So I put two and tried to mount counterweights on top but have failed so far. Has anyone got any suggestions for me on how I can balance this? and whether adding weight on top is better?
  2. 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
  3. Dear community, Iˋm new to both forum and glidecam. Greetings!! I encountered a problem with the device that I cannot solve. Maybe you can help me. I mounted a Sony RX100 and - in order to achieve 2 seconds of drop time - removed one of the weight discs on the bottom. Then I finetuned the horizontal balance which is ok when I hold the handle/yoke in line with the bottom plate (photo 1). But when I hold the glidecam with the handle being in another position the whole system becomes unstable (photo 2). Am I doing something wrong? Is there something wrong with the glidecam itself? Any help would be much appeeciated. Thanks!!
  4. Hello, Is it better to aim for a shorter or longer central column, please? And, is it better to have the base plates extended or closer to the column? Thank you!
  5. Hey everybody! Hope you are all doing well. I made a video showing how much a quick release plate will help the Glidecam iGlide perform much smoother with a GoPro camera. This simple mod made all the difference in the world! Let me know what you think! Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzLUsa6E5YA&list=UUhqeuImAeioOd9DJLid8Adw
  6. Hi! I got the Glidecam HD-1000 few days ago and I wanted to share my first impressions. Take my point of view as from a person who hadn't touched the Glidecam before. It only took me about two hours to put it together and balance it for the first time. I was actually afraid that it would be more difficult process, but it wasn't. I already did some test shooting and it looks amazing, although it still takes some time and practice. My current setup: I have the Glidecam HD-1000 configured with Canon T2i/550D using Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens. Right now I have 2-3 seconds of drop time with 2 counterweights on each side. I haven't tried it with Canon 50mm f/1.8 and 17-85mm yet, but I think it should be fine. When using an external mic, I just need to add 2 more counterweights on each side. The main thing that I'd like to say is that don't get terrified from the belief that balancing is overcomplicated thing. Keep calm and take your time, soon you'll notice that it's not difficult at all. Internet is full of videos and the included instructions that come with the Glidecam are really easy to follow. Can't wait to start shooting my next short film with it! ;)