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Old December 24th, 2008, 03:38 PM   #16
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Hi Mike,

Sorry...I missed your question.

A search for tripod head on Ebay brings up quite a few options.

I think the Velbon is about the cheapest you will get with a fluid head.

All the best


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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #17
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This device looks pretty cool... I'm with another poster who mentioned finding any specs on your website is not easy. You know how us web surfers are, we just want to find info fast and intuitively! :) Just a friendly suggestion to help us info seekers and purchasers... next to each product listing I'd list it very clearly the length (metric and english versions), the weight load of each one, and the total weight of the unit itself.

How much do these things weigh, each size separately? I'd be hiking with mine... I have Microdolly track and dolly which is pretty lightweight for a track/dolly system, but for extended backpacking trips this might suffice for some basic camera movement. The product looks good and the price is right, I just need some specs. Gracias!
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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #18
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This device looks pretty cool... I'm with another poster who mentioned finding any specs on your website is not easy. You know how us web surfers are, we just want to find info fast and intuitively! :) Just a friendly suggestion to help us info seekers and purchasers... next to each product listing I'd list it very clearly the length (metric and english versions), the weight load of each one, and the total weight of the unit itself.

How much do these things weigh, each size separately? I'd be hiking with mine... I have Microdolly track and dolly which is pretty lightweight for a track/dolly system, but for extended backpacking trips this might suffice for some basic camera movement. The product looks good and the price is right, I just need some specs. Gracias!
You are both right, and I welcome the pointers. Will make a point of adding that today.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 01:15 AM   #19
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Alastair,

Great looking product - and that porsche vid is a killer sales tool. I'm not sure how much weight your loaded up A1 is, but I've got an XLH1 (around 10 pounds) how well could I expect the Glidetrack to handle it.

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Old January 6th, 2009, 01:54 AM   #20
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Hi Ken,

I would say go with the HD version for the H1.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 02:10 AM   #21
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Yes, I just wanted to be sure that the HD could handle the weight. I believe the XH-A1 are quite a bit lighter than the XL's
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Old January 6th, 2009, 03:34 AM   #22
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It's not a very scientific test however, the HD version if spanned across two seats, will take my full weight 79kg (175lbs) if I stand on the carriage.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #23
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Ok I want one... I would like to buy the SD. Would it work well with a DVX100 and staticDOF adapter (total weight 10lbs). I would be afraid that the beam might bend a little from the weight all to one side. I know that there is the HD version. but if the SD will work, I rather go with that.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #24
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Ok I want one... I would like to buy the SD. Would it work well with a DVX100 and staticDOF adapter (total weight 10lbs). I would be afraid that the beam might bend a little from the weight all to one side. I know that there is the HD version. but if the SD will work, I rather go with that.
Never mind I watched the video on the site... very informative.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #25
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how fast can u go on this filming 25p without motion jitter?? anyone know
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Old January 6th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #26
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how fast can u go on this filming 25p without motion jitter?? anyone know
I am not sure that is something that anyone could put a figure to, seeing as it pushed by hand.

That said, maybe someone with a good head for numbers could do the maths?
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Old January 6th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #27
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how fast can u go on this filming 25p without motion jitter?? anyone know
I was under the impression that a good speed for 24/25P was to have a single object move across the screen in 7 seconds. I dont remember where i read that... Maybe the DVXbook
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #28
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I have to mention that I received my HD Glidetrack this morning. I
have to admit that I was not expecting receiving the order so fast. From UK to Tampa Florida took just two days after placing online the order!

Alastair Thanks for the service!!
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Old January 10th, 2009, 04:07 AM   #29
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Yup, i got mine within a couple of days over christmas too. Been playing with it this week and trying different angles and shots.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #30
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Hi Alistair just had a good look at your product and very impressed.

Only downside is that I use a Satchler Video 20 II with a 100mm bowl. I think I would have to buy a new tripod especially for the Glidetrack as the Satchler would be unsuitable.
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