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Jun 07, 2012 10:19 |  #1

I just recently finished modifying my glidecam. Top stage can move up or down so you can find the balance. My first one was flycam 5000, it was a piece of sheit and a month or so later found Glidecam HD 4000, like it, then went crazy after purchasing my friend steadicam arm and vest. Lots of research and finding machine shop to help. Oh and didnt cost me extra on the machine shop, good to have friends who are engineers :D.

Test I did, it's ok, now it learning to operate it better...sorry for the epic music..lol
http://vimeo.com/43091​001 (external link) pwd is steadicam

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Jun 07, 2012 11:39 |  #2

Looks like a winner to me, nice job




  
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Sep 01, 2012 22:03 |  #3

pretty dope.


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Sep 02, 2012 19:07 |  #4

looks cool. video password didnt work for me




  
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Sep 05, 2012 19:40 |  #5

Brian_R wrote in post #14939642 (external link)
looks cool. video password didnt work for me

Me neither....




  
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Sep 06, 2012 10:15 |  #6

Oops..sorry, gave the wrong password, it's steadicam




  
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Sep 07, 2012 09:40 as a reply to  @ Orguss's post |  #7

I saw your CL posting, any luck selling it yet ?


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Sep 07, 2012 09:56 |  #8

H2OSkier wrote in post #14959461 (external link)
I saw your CL posting, any luck selling it yet ?

One person was interested, want to pay half paypal and the other cash, I said CASH only. Couple more are interested, showing one more today but I'm just putting it out there. It's still very useful to me, I use it at every event. I am building another one but more light weight for hand held.

I like to order the glidecam hd2000 and mod it.




  
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Equoria
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Sep 07, 2012 16:58 |  #9

I am looking at getting a glidecam. Do you feel the 4000 is too heavy?




  
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Sep 07, 2012 17:41 |  #10

Yes and no, If you fly a heavy camera Yes as the 4000 is made for that but if majority of the time your flying with a 5DM2 or 5DM3 with combination of lenses like 16-35mm 2.8L II (my favorite), 50mm 1.2, 20-35mm 2.8L, 100mm macro, or other light brand then 2000 is much better. I plan to mod the HD2000 with dp4 monitor on the bottom stage and this time run the small hdmi cable thru the post with out drilling the telescoping post.




  
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Sep 11, 2012 00:44 |  #11

my rig got sold today, gonna miss it.




  
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Feb 21, 2013 23:25 |  #12

PLEASE TELL ME HOW YOU INSTALLED THE GIMBAL ADJUSTMENT UNDER THE STAGE PLEAAAASE IVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND ANSWERS BUT NOTHING!!! and does that curved handel work with a steadicam pilot arm post kit?




  
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Feb 23, 2013 12:29 |  #13

Bro you need to redo those wires lol, those are bad.


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Jul 05, 2015 11:37 |  #14

Sorry to be a late comer here, but Im looking to build a similar rig. What was the monitor you used and was there any pluses or minuses about it all? Shopping monitors for excellent performance and some focus help as well as something that would work well on the HD4000 with an X10 vest. Any help in advance is appreciated. !!!
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