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Old April 19th, 2004, 01:43 PM   #1
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Actual boom length of Glidecam Camcrane 200

Glidecam says this about their Camcrane 200...

"Four boom length combinations:
3' 3"., 4' 10", 6' 6" and 8' 1"
Can vertical boom from floor to 10 feet at the 8ft. length (variable). "

Ok my question is

At the boom length of 8', is that the length of the arm from the pivot (the actual reach) or the entire length, including the bit behind the pivot?

So what Im really asking is. Will I be able to reach 8' from the actual pivot, or will it be a smaller length of boom range, due to the section of the arm that is used to counterbalance?

Hope that made sense.
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Old April 19th, 2004, 01:59 PM   #2
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I own a camcrane and the total length of the boom is 8ft. you have about 6 feet in front of the pivot point. You can only reach out about 6 ft from the tripod point but vertical height depends on your tripod. I can get the top of my camera to just shy of 15ft with the boom extended and my tripod fully extended. If you need anymore specific information please feel free to contact me at markjervis@viproductions.tv or continue on here and I can reply back.

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Old April 19th, 2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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Hi Mark, thanks for your speedy response.

What are your views on the performance of the crane?

Do you feel that the boom reach is sufficient?

What do you mainly use your crane for?
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Old April 19th, 2004, 02:23 PM   #4
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For the money, you can't beat it. For what I use it for the range is fine. Unless you want to do very high shots this should be fine. You can still go over peoples heads, etc with it. It doesn't have a remote head with it though so you have to control the tripod head by hand unless you buy the remote unit from glidecam or somewhere else. I use it by hand since the remote unit adds about $2,000 to the price. I have used the crane for a few corporate jobs, following people walking along and going up ladders, etc... Another advantage is setup. I can have the camcrane from unload to ready to shoot in under 20 mins. Try doing that with majority of cranes out on the market. If your looking for a crane with all the bangs and whistles, this isn't it. But if you want a crane at a good price, does the job and makes the client happy, you can't go wrong with this.

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Old April 20th, 2004, 12:41 PM   #5
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Thanks again Mark



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Old April 21st, 2004, 12:37 AM   #6
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Found this site through video magazine.

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