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Old June 9th, 2006, 07:43 AM   #1
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bought Glidecam2000 for my DVX

So I just received my glidecam 2000 for my DVX. Like everyone owners said..there is a learning curve to use it. It is so difficult to balance. I attached at quick release plate on it as well.

Anyone with the glidecam 2000 and DVX? how was your set up?
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Old June 18th, 2006, 08:58 AM   #2
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Any luck balancing your DVX? Check out the Glidecam Forum too :)
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Old June 18th, 2006, 05:17 PM   #3
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no! Its difficult than I imagine.
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Old June 18th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #4
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I have the glidecam 4000 and I use it for my XLS1 and once you balance it, It is really easy to use and you can get nice shots.
Now here is some tips that might help you:
1- get a quick release.
2- make sure your DVX has the same size battery every time.
3- put a tape in the camera when trying to balance.
4- take the lens cover off when balancing.
5- open the lcd screen the same position when balancing.

anything you have on the camera has to be the same even your lens cover will threw the glidecam off balance.
It takes some time at first to get it right but it is worth it.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 02:02 AM   #5
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Billy,

You've been given some good tips...here are a couple of mine...

Set your drop time balance to around 1 1/2 seconds and do a rough balance. I like to do the side to side first, then front to back. (On the 2000 you set the drop time by changing weights and/or adjusting the post extension.)

Now that you have a rough balance, lengthen your drop time balance to 2 or 2 1/2 seconds and do a final balance. Remember that a small nudge is all it will take when you are close to a proper balance.

Trying to do a final balance at first when your are new to stabilizers is tuff so this two stage system of balancing makes it easier. Once you get used to the rig you'll be able to do the balancing a lot quicker.

Move the balanced rig side to side and front to back and see if it "holds" it's correct balance. If it does you're done but if not, make the necessary adjustments to the camera stage.

The weights should be equal and even on the bottom plate.

Smooth shooting,

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