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Jon Iannacone December 30th, 2008 09:52 AM

Balance settings for HVX and Glidecam 4000
I am trying to balance the HVX with the Glidecam 4000 and am having a very hard time. I watched the stability of balance video on Glidecam's website and tried to use those principles, but I am not having much luck. I have gotten it close, but nowhere near it needs to be in order to function as it should on a shoot.

Anybody out there have an HVX and Glidecam? What settings do you use, ie. location of camera on sled, rings, length of rod?



Robert Lane January 3rd, 2009 10:16 AM

Since that's such a rare combination you might not get the answer you need here. Best thing would be to talk to the people who made it - Glidecam - and see what they suggest.

I can say from experience that even a perfectly balanced rig takes time to get used to; you have to retrain your body in how to walk and move around when wearing a stabilizing vest of any kind. Practice - a lot.

S. Kieron Tan April 10th, 2009 04:44 PM

try to put 6 weights on each side. Then set it to maximum length, works for me.

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