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Old August 22nd, 2008, 12:31 PM   #31
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Jason, I think you just switched me from 'want to' to 'have to'.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 04:49 PM   #32
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jason: way to go!

i've got a great bunch of glidetrack clips coming up in my next highlights, i would post it up asap but i'm away this weekend for my sister's wedding :)
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Old August 24th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #33
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So Jason, for the ceremony, are you simply keeping your camera and Glidetrack attached to your tripod the entire time, and simply picking up the setup and moving it to different locations for the shots.

Or, are you detaching the glidetrack with camera attached and placing it on preset tripods when needed.

And are you still using the Omni-Tracker, or is it history how with the addition of the Glidetrack?
I'm picking up and moving Michael. Hate to be bringing a couple more Manfrottos. The OMNI is in hiatus for the meantime. The GT is much more compact and easier to transport.

Thanks!
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Old September 4th, 2008, 04:25 AM   #34
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been really busy with alot of things recently and chronic back pain (not good for editors eh!), but as promised here's that clip (only a very small 'teaser' type clip) with a few glidetrack moments

Taster Wedding Clip (Matt and Kelly) on Vimeo

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Old September 4th, 2008, 08:31 AM   #35
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Alistair, do you have a weight rating for this device? I didn't see one on the website and would like to use this with a somewhat larger camera.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #36
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I'm still dreaming of all the things I could do with this thing. I've got it on my Christmas list, but $397 is a bit pricey for us right now.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #37
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Alastair Brown is a rock star

Loved the Glidetrack idea, so last week we ordered one for an upcoming shoot... The client cancelled last minute. We contacted Alastair and he was able to cancel our order and issue a full refund within 24 hours, no questions asked. Now that's a class act! I expected to cover a fee or two but Alastair was able to return our funds in full. Wow! I'm impressed. Hope to use one of these great units in the future. If you're considering adding one to your arsenal, rest assured that Alastair delivers phenomenal customer service.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #38
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Has anyone tried to use two tripods, one on each end to make the glidetrack more stable? Or is it stable enough with one tripod in the center? I don't trust myself to provide stabilization as the video camera moves off-balance, near the end of the glidetrack.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #39
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Yes. In fact I'm building a Glider rig using the same parts now. I cannot see putting the stress of 9Lb of camera at either end of a center supported track. Just doesn't jive with my engineering sense. So I've located two mounting areas that divide the track into rough thirds. I'm going to mount the track in two strong light stands to see. to reinforce the mounts I'm attaching two intermediate bottom plates made by a friend to keep thread-wear in check.
eventually, I'll have to use tilting heads to manage leveling process. My track in 4' long Whoot! Just need to get back to the project now !
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Has anyone tried to use two tripods, one on each end to make the glidetrack more stable? Or is it stable enough with one tripod in the center? I don't trust myself to provide stabilization as the video camera moves off-balance, near the end of the glidetrack.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #40
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the glidetrack can easily come with two tripod holes, one on either end.

the point is though, having two tripods holding the glidetrack isn't really practical for a wedding?! for corporate, yes...
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Old November 12th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #41
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Thought it was worth mentioning that the pound is about as low as it has been for a LONG time against other currencies. Makes it a GREAT time to buy.

Wayne Avanson produces some STUNNING shots here

http://vimeo.com/1916669?pg=embed&sec=1916669&hd=1

Here is another clip to show what can be done.

Achaglachgach House in Argyll on Vimeo

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