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Old September 17th, 2002, 04:22 AM   #1
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Glidecam 2000 wonderings..

Hi all,

thought i'd ask the experts (yes. thats you guys :). I've recently gotten myself a Glidecam 2000 Pro to use with my PD100. While running around shooting with it, i've noticed a tendancy for it to swing. I have balanced it so it falls down from 90 degrees to vertical in about 3 seconds, and it's evenly balanced (ie. lift of a flat surface it is levelled). but when moving it around it has a tendancy to tip over due to what im guessing is the force of the mass of the camera.

My question is then, would it be better if it was slightly more bottom heavy? will that prevent swinging? Or should i just fess up and start saving for a V-8 :P

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Old September 17th, 2002, 07:00 AM   #2
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Experiment! I've got the V-8 and it took a couple of weeks of trial and error, getting the balance, counter weights, vest etc adjusted the way it works best for me (did I say weeks? probably months). Everybody is different and so are their camera rigs. We've got different batteries, mics, lenses, hood etc. So, play around and let me know what you work out.

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