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Old February 13th, 2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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Glidecam Smooth Shooter

Pictures of this arm and vest system for use with the GC 2000 and 4000 are now up at the Glidecam site:

http://www.glidecam.com/smooth_shooter.html

Nice clean looking design!
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Old February 13th, 2005, 11:14 AM   #2
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Wonder when it will be for sale? Any chance you'll
ever take a look at it?
Oh ... and when you see Garrett ... I'd be looking
forward to any feeling about the release of a
new JR ... even if you could just say "see
how NAB goes".
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Old February 13th, 2005, 11:16 AM   #3
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GC's Tom Howie says that it will be viewable at NAB, and available "Spring 2005".

I'll see what GB says about the new JR.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 11:53 AM   #4
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Will you be going to NAB this year, Charles? ; - )
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Old February 13th, 2005, 01:10 PM   #5
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Sadly, no.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #6
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It looks on the Glidecam site that they are
flying one of the new HDV cams with the
Smooth Shooter.
Maybe they're aiming it at indie makers who will
use HDV.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 03:53 PM   #7
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Huh, that was supposed to be out a long time ago. I wonder what took so long. I think I first heard about it a year ago.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 06:13 PM   #8
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Any guesses on what the retail is gonna be
on this new rig? They claim it's going to be the
cheapest.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 06:54 PM   #9
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Tony, it has taken a while for the Smooth Shooter to make it's debut, that's true. We spent a long time carefully designing this one, and a long time prototyping and refining it.

Dave, as listed on our pricing page (http://www.glidecam.com/pricing.html) the Smooth Shooter's MSRP is $1,499. It's designed to be used with either a Glidecam 2000 Pro or 4000 Pro hand-held stabilizer. This system now effectively replaces the V-8, at a much lower cost!
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Old February 13th, 2005, 07:20 PM   #10
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Thanks for responding, Casey.
How does it compare in functionality to the V8?
And do you plan on continuing the V8 line?
And any idea what month of this year it
might be available?
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Old February 13th, 2005, 07:34 PM   #11
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Wow.

$2000 for the Smooth Shooter and 4000 Pro.

If this thing works well you are going to sell a boatload of these things. Can't wait to see some footage, I'll be in line with my money ready!
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Old February 13th, 2005, 08:42 PM   #12
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The Smooth Shooter is marked improvement over the V-8 in all areas. It's a much more compact, much lighter rig. And it certainly beats the V-8 performance-wise as well. Obviously, that being the case, the V-8 has now been discontinued and is no longer being manufactured.

I cannot say exactly what date it will be shipping, but I can assure you it's not very far away.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 10:18 PM   #13
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Hey Casey, congrats on the new arm. It's finally nice to see the GPI pro principle in lower rigs. I assume there are two springs in there? I see some of the stabilizer manufactures are heading in this direction. Nice going.

It looks to have a single arm but just to make sure, it's a single right?
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Old February 13th, 2005, 10:50 PM   #14
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Hi Charles,

The arm can be used with one or two springs, for the 2000 Pro and 4000 Pro weight ranges, respectively. The Smooth Shooter has a single spring arm. A dual arm will be introduced with the upcoming Glidecam V-10.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 11:37 PM   #15
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Thanks Casey. Whats the max weight of that arm?
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