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Old April 7th, 2004, 11:52 AM   #1
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Modifying the V16

I haven't been on DVi for a while, but I come back to see a number of new GlideCam users.

Has anyone modified their sleds in any way? One gripe I have is the lower end, where the circular weights and monitor go. It often bangs into my thigh and gets in the way. I'd like to hack it off and make something with a slimmer profile (like how the steadicam is angled).

I'd also like to put the wires down the center shaft.

ps - for those looking for C-stands, I built my own for about $15 out of wood. It's heavy and stable. It's only used at home however, onc eI'm good enough to get out and about onset I'll invest in a portable solution.
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Old April 8th, 2004, 08:31 AM   #2
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What about some pics of it Andrew? You know very well I was going to ask that. :)
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Old April 14th, 2004, 09:59 AM   #3
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no pics yet?
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Old April 20th, 2004, 09:00 AM   #4
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Haha, it's just a wooden stand! But if you really want to see my lousy carpentry skills I'll snap one for you.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 09:05 AM   #5
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Hit me with it Andrew. ;)

You know it's funny how you mentioned about modifying your sled base. I'm working on another book that show different modifications one can do with low budget systems, like the Glidecam series.

I've put some pics of some modification that some people have done and one taken from Mk-v to give you some ideas:

http://homebuiltstabilizers.com/LIGH...T-BASE-640.jpe

http://homebuiltstabilizers.com/jona...difiedsled.jpe

http://homebuiltstabilizers.com/modi...idecamsled.jpe
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Old June 25th, 2004, 08:34 PM   #6
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still waiting for those wonderful pics of your modified rig Andrew. Have you forgotten?
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