Quick Release & Glidecam - Does it help balancing? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Stabilizers (Steadicam etc.)


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 1st, 2011, 07:22 PM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 15
Quick Release & Glidecam - Does it help balancing?

I read on a thread that adding a quick release adapter onto my Glidecam HD2000 will make it easier to balance, is that true?

I just received it today, and as far as I can tell the whole plate that comes off of the glidecam is already essentially a quick release? Or does it have more to do with the sliding plate on manfrotto QRs?

It was my understanding adding a QR is only for the convenience of switching from GC -> tripod and vice versa quickly. If that is the case, I don't really need that functionality and would rather save the money for the time being :S

Any insight would be appreciated :)
Larry Chen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2nd, 2011, 05:56 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Efland NC, USA
Posts: 2,315
Re: Quick Release & Glidecam - Does it help balancing?

Yes it does. I use the QR plate to set the gross trim for the horizon. Then tweak it with the little weights on the bottom.
__________________
http://www.LandYachtMedia.com
Chris Medico is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Stabilizers (Steadicam etc.)

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:01 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network