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Old January 6th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #1
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Which glidecam?

So, I'm looking at glidecam products (they are available from where I'm at and kind of affordable..).

I'll be mostly using a 5D2 with 16-35 or 24-70 or some primes (14mm, 24mm, 35mm, sigma 85mm, Canon 100mm L).

I will also add a monitor (smallhd dp6 or similar), which will be used most of the time.

From time to time I'd like to add a follow focus, a LED light and maybe a matte.

Considering all this weight I think I need to go for the Glidecam HD 4000 (can't afford both 2000 and 4000 since I think the 2000 is enough for the 5D, lens and monitor, but not enough for FF, LED light and matte)?

I'm also looking at the Glidecam smooth shooter and the X-10, but cannot decide which one is enough for all of the above?

Any input would be great :) thanks.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 04:05 AM   #2
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Re: Which glidecam?

I guess your choice on the HD 4000 makes a lot of sense as it takes care of the weight.

I got my 2000 yesterday and its good for 5D + lens and thats all i am going to use it for.

with the amount of weight you are looking for i would suggest that with the 4000HD you should go in for the Stedicam vest or such type of vest and arm mechanism as it may tell on your arm .

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Old January 10th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Re: Which glidecam?

Once you start working with a glidecam, you'll want to remove as much stuff as you can so that you can carry it longer. We make it as light as possible, t2i with a on camera mic 11-16 tokina and release adapter. We might try a dp4 down the road. Can hold for around 5-10 minutes with my non-schwarzenegger arms on a glidecam 2000.
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