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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?

Thanks,

Jon

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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