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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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JVC HD100 - Glidecam options?

Hi guys

The glidecam 2000 seems to top out at 6lbs - The JVC HD100 without EVF, headphone and with small battery is just about 6lbs.

Should I just bite the bullet and go for the 4000, 6lbs being right in the middle of its loading or do you think the 2000 will be good to go?

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Old February 18th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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Spend the little extra. We got the 2000 for our FX1 and its pushing it.

You may also want to consider the smoothshooter arm and vest too. As with a camera of that weights plus the rig you will really struggle to hold the rig handheld for more than a few minutes at a time.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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I agree with Danny. Also, you want to have the ability to get the most out of your equipment without having to re-buy. So say if you needed to add ab or idx batteries to your cam later, you want a sled that can take that extra weight now. With my evf and a hytron 50 attached, my cam comes in between 8 and 9 lbs.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:54 PM   #4
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OK....many thanks for the tips guys. This is kind of what I thought folks might say but its a decision made now!

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Old February 19th, 2009, 04:22 AM   #5
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The 4000 also has a wide sled so you can position the weights further out and give you more inertia. This gives you smoother pans and helps it feel like a bigger, heavier rig.
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