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Old June 1st, 2006, 06:35 AM   #1
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Quick release adapter for Glidecam 4000

I'm looking for a quick release adapter that would work with 503 head and my Glidecam. I wanted to go with the 577 (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=241139&is=REG) adapter but I've read about some problems with the release handle.

Could someone recommend their existing setup or tell me how to overcome this problem? (Someone has recommended to install the QR on the edge of the GC plate but this would have dramatic impact while balancing the device).

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Old June 1st, 2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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Could someone recommend their existing setup or tell me how to overcome this problem? (Someone has recommended to install the QR on the edge of the GC plate but this would have dramatic impact while balancing the device).

Thanks.

I think the release handle[the thing you crank] will "hit" the stage of the Glidecam after half a turn. The solution? I think you can pull the release handle and then "freely turn" back and then unwind/lock some more. Almost like a ratchet drive. It takes a bit more work..but it should work.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 11:29 AM   #3
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I'm using something from Slik but I cant find it online.. bought it at a local shop for US$35. The release is located at the rear instead of the side..
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Old June 1st, 2006, 03:20 PM   #4
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Will follow Dave Williams' advice. I'm going with 577 and will try to install the QA adapter closer to the edge of GC. Thanks for your contributions.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 03:57 PM   #5
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We use the 577 and basically before you install the QR to the glidecam, just slide in the plate and tighten it, the handle should be pretty flat which will allow you to put it on the Glidecam, then to get it off, all you need is a half turn. We use it on a glidecam 4000 with an XL-H1 and it's plenty tight...

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Old June 4th, 2006, 12:24 AM   #6
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Will follow Dave Williams' advice. I'm going with 577 and will try to install the QA adapter closer to the edge of GC. Thanks for your contributions.
Marcin you won't even need to install it closer to the edge. The advice you got about pulling the lever and adjusting it is 100% accurate.

When you pull on the locking lever you'll feel that it has spring friction. When it's pulled away from it's natural position you can turn it freely to adjust it's default location...that way you don't have to turn it down into the glidecam plate to tighten it.

It takes all of but 3 seconds- if that. If you want, remind me, and I'll show you in person this upcoming weekend.
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