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Old October 5th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #1
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Glidecam Stunt Bar?

Hey, has anyone else seen this Glidecam Stunt Bar in action? It seems like a really ideal combination of tools: spiderbrace shoulder mount, overhead handle, pistol grip, and low-mode shooting stabilizer. I'm mostly curious about how quickly it can be adjusted to change modes.

Anyone ever seen one in use?

http://www.glidecam.com/img/prd/stun...tunt-bar_1.jpg
http://www.glidecam.com/img/prd/stun...tunt-bar_2.jpg
http://www.glidecam.com/img/prd/md/stunt_bar_gl1.jpg
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Old October 11th, 2009, 12:44 AM   #2
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i can so make that in 20 minutes
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Old October 11th, 2009, 12:46 AM   #3
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Haha. But how helpful would it be for run & gun shooting? That's my biggest question: is the style useful?
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Old October 11th, 2009, 12:55 AM   #4
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it woudl be adequate for low style shooting. say on a motorcycle, bicycle, skateboard, etc etc.

great for extreme sports
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Old October 13th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #5
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I'd concur on the "I can make that" comment... better than the home-made plumbing department specials though!

I don't own one, haven't seen one in person, but HAVE built a few homebrew rigs... it's actually a pretty decent "low budget" design, seems like it would be useful. If the design is the way it appears, it probably has wing nuts or similar speed nuts to re-configure between modes, meaning fairly quick changes.

As far as design principles, it looks like a useful tool to get steadier footage, pseudo crane shots, and low angle shots for cheap - it's not a "steadicam" or full rig, but for the $$, probably not bad. You probably would get good results with some practice.
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