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Glidecam HD-4000 Hand-Held Stabilizer


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  • The amazingly advanced and totally re-engineered HD-Series from Glidecam
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  • The Glidecam HD-4000 is designed to handle cameras in the 4 to 10 pound range.
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Glidecam HD-4000 Hand-Held Stabilizer + Manfrotto 3433PL 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate + NEEWER® 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras
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  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 9 x 23 inches ; 7.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0021AES4G
  • Item model number: HD-4000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

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Hand-Held Stabilizer

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So you can at least trust that if it's within your budget, you will not be disappointed.
J. Van Wagenen
The HD-4000 is made for heavier cameras than most DSLRs are on their own, so it is best to actually increase the weight.
Matt WhoIsMatt
I will tell you what, people don't lie when they say it takes you about 40hours to get good at balancing the camera.
Jake Wallace

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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Matt WhoIsMatt on September 14, 2012
Having used both the Glidecam HD-4000 and the Steadicam Merlin extensively, I can say that the Glidecam is the tool that I find myself most often using when filming weddings, music videos, and most other gigs. The ability to mimic smooth slider shots, whips, pans, and otherwise stabilize my camera all in one handheld package is wonderful. I use mine with a Canon 7D and a variety of lenses. In this review I will give you the pros and cons of the Glidecam as well as compare the Glidecam HD-4000 with the ($200+ more) Steadicam Merlin Steadicam Professional Video Stabilizers Merlin 2.

The first thing you need to know about the Glidecam HD-4000 is that it is the biggest Glidecam industries makes before you start getting into their several thousand dollar V-series etc. The HD series also offers more refinements than the Pro Series as far as balancing and build quality. This makes a HUGE difference and I really do recommend purchasing the HD model instead of the Pro. You will save yourself a massive headache balancing your Glidecam.

The HD-4000 is rated to hold cameras up to 10 pounds and itself weighs 3.3 pounds before counterweights. Once you have your camera, Glidecam, and Counterweights things get heavy quickly. If you tire easily I would highly recommend considering the Glidecam HD-2000 Glidecam HD-2000 Hand-Held Stabilizer. You will get an arm workout every time you use the HD-4000.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Van Wagenen TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 21, 2014
I researched and thought very hard about which stabilizer to invest in. I was very close to getting the Opteka for a significantly lower price, but what always seems to happen is I quickly outgrow it and end up buying the real deal anyway and spending more than if I had just bought what I really wanted to begin with. Well the Glidecam definitely IS the real deal.

*Setup*
Initial setup does take a bit of time. If you don't know what you're doing and need to follow along with the instructions, it might take about 15 minutes to put together, not including balance fine-tuning. But the bulk of the time you will spend will be in balancing it. You mainly just need to screw together a few metal parts, and mount the "quick release" plate to your camera. Not too bad.

*Balancing*
This is the tricky part that you'll really need to practice on. The first time I balanced it, I just put all 10 weights (5 on each end) on the Glidecam and started playing with it, I was too excited to properly balance it. I suppose overweighting is better than underweighting, but it was much harder to control smoothly with overweighting, even though I was already noticing a massive improvement of my wide-angle motion shots. I then went back to properly re-balance it. I actually ended up needing 2 weights (1 on each end) to get that perfect floaty feel.

Once you are in the ball park of how much weight you need, the easiest way to fine-tune it is to adjust the length of the vertical bar. Even the tiniest adjustments will cause very noticeable changes in control. If you just lengthen the bar by a few millimeters, it gives lowers the center of gravity ever so slightly, which is what I needed to do to get my vertical balancing perfect.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By HarrisburgVideo on December 8, 2010
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Bought the Glidecam for use with my Canon 7D. It took me a week to learn the basics, but with practice around the house, the Glidecam is now a part of my arsenal on shoots. It brings a whole new level of production value. Well worth the price and once you understand the mechanics, it is quite easy to use and setup.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jake Wallace on December 4, 2012
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I will tell you what, people don't lie when they say it takes you about 40hours to get good at balancing the camera.
There are two videos on youtube that explain it very well. It also comes down to preference, which comes over time.

a Few tips that can help you,
Do the drop time first to get the 2-3seconds then adjust the balance so its centered.
for a Canon 60D 2 weights is fine, dont think more is better.
Think of the fulcrum(handle part of Glidecam) as an equal sign, the camera being 1 and the base being 3. 1=3 so the weights need to be 3 times the amount and/or make the middle part longer but move it slightly up each time until the drop time is at its best.

Like i said there's a part 1 and part 2 on youtube, and a couple more
get a quick attachment for your camera as well, easier on you. ~30-50 bucks though
Also you need to get an arm brace, wrist brace
I bought the glidecam forearm support, i hope it does the trick because i cant afford that ridiculous body vest lol
I'm 6'1.5'' , 190lb and literally just got a 7point body fat test and i'm at 7.6%
And holding that glidecam for a long period of time or even 10minutes can be a MuthaF@ka lol

Good Luck
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