Wicked Pete

Base Configuration [Fore/Aft - Side/Side] - ALL HAND-HELDS

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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.

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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.

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