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Glidecam Body-Pod

B&H # GLGCBP Mfr # GLBPD
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You Pay: $169.95
Product Highlights
  • For Glidecam 2000 Pro, 4000 Pro, HD-1000, HD-2000 or HD-4000

The Glidecam Body-Pod is a lightweight rigid support system which lets you shoot in cushioned comfort for indefinite periods of time. By taking the weight of the stabilizer off your hands and arms and placing it onto your waist and shoulders, the Body Pod virtually eliminates stress and fatigue, allowing you the freedom to shoot events that require uninterrupted shooting.

The Body Pod is designed to allow you to quickly slide the handle of either the Glidecam 2000 Pro, Glidecam 4000 Pro, Glidecam HD-1000, Glidecam HD-2000 or Glidecam HD-4000 on and off its rigid support, permitting quick back and forth switching between handheld stabilization shooting and body mounted shooting.
Use the system while on the move, such as when walking up and down stairs around your subject matter. You can also become a sort of mobile tripod, maintaining your position while shooting, yet being able to quickly and easily change shooting location, based upon the shooting requirements.
The Body Pod is especially suited for commercial, industrial and corporate videography, such as weddings, real estate videos, sporting events, etc. The system allows you to leave your tripod behind, rendering you free to move about and shoot from places you would normally be unable to shoot quickly from.
Since the support of the Body Pod is rigid, and for the most part, inflexible, it will not absorb and smooth out camera movements as well as a Stabilizer which is being held in just your hands. However, shooting with your Stabilizer attached to the rigid support of the Body Pod still yields results that are far better than unstabilized, hand held shooting or shoulder-supported shooting. Once you get the feel of using the Body Pod, you won't shoot anything without it.
Compatibility Glidecam 2000 Pro
Glidecam 4000 Pro
Glidecam HD-1000
Glidecam HD-2000
Glidecam HD-4000
Glidecam Body-Pod
  • Padded Waist Belt
  • Shoulder Straps
  • Curved Body Support Tube
  • 6" Extension Post
  • 9" Extension Post
  • Allen Wrench
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    GlidecamBody-Pod
     
    3.0

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    46%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

    • Unstable (7)
    • Poor quality (6)
    • Cumbersome (3)
    • Poor design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Stabilization (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (5), Aspiring film maker (4), Business owner (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good but hard to use for a long time

    This product is very good for it's price. It's very hard to use Glidecam HD 2000 without this Body-Pod over 2 consecutive minutes or all day long. But even if I wear this body...Read complete review

    This product is very good for it's price. It's very hard to use Glidecam HD 2000 without this Body-Pod over 2 consecutive minutes or all day long. But even if I wear this body pod, my back had got pain under the pressure of the shoulder belt.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NO!!

    This is worthless! It is a good idea, but a very poor design. Look at it, does it really look like it's going to work? If you are wanting something to rest...Read complete review

    This is worthless! It is a good idea, but a very poor design. Look at it, does it really look like it's going to work? If you are wanting something to rest your glide cam on while your shooting then that's really all its good for. but to actually shoot with it, forget it. the little s arm just slips any time you try to do something and you can not walk with it, it picks up every motion of your body, your better off just holding the glide cam, except it's so freaking heavy...

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    NO!!!

    By MarO

    from Norway

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

    Pros

      Cons

      • Cumbersome
      • Unstable
      • Usless
      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

        DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS! Seriously I got this as a gift with the glidecam hd 2000. Although I love my glidecam this product is useless. Honestly I have no idea how glidecam decided to put this on the market. Also notice that allot of the people who give this a decent amount of stars have either given this as a gift or they just got it..

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        no no no no no no no no no no no no!!!!!

        By sean

        from philadephia

        About Me Film Professional

        Pros

        • Fits into trash can

        Cons

        • Cumbersome
        • Unstable
        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Don't use
        • To be thrown into trash

        Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

        I love my glidecam with my canon 7d and wide "IS" lens love it, love it, love it, But this thing is just so sad.... I wasn't expecting much... and got even less.... I tried to use it so many ways, I had a friend try it.... I tried glueing it together for more stability. It fits so poorly, it flops around. It's not easy to walk around with if your trying us it to get steady walks.... and even if you just want to rest your wrists... it's so annoying to use. Get a sturdy light stand and keep it around to put your glidecam on to rest your wrists.... I thought about reselling it on craigslist, but I'm not that mean.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good for the price

        By PDP

        from Washington

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

              I purchased a Glidecam 4000 and I love it. However, it will kill your arm quickly.

              I began looking at Steadicam systems to use with it for an approaching wedding.

              I did not have the money at the time to purchase I nice Steadicam system, so I decided to try the body pod.

              It worked great. It took all the weight off my arm and distributed it to my shoulders and back.

              I ended up wearing the thing nearly non-stop for 8 hours. It could use some padding, but you can just run down to a co-op and buy saddle strap covers to put over the lines.

              I dont like that the camera sticks right out in front of you, and since the metal pipe is a fixed length, you need to be mindful of how long a stride you take or you may bump the bottom of the Glidecam.

              Also, the metal pipe just sits in the holster at you waist. You have to have a firm grip on the pipe and Glidecam handle to keep it straight out in front, or it may snap to one side or the other.

              If you dont have the money for a nice Steadicam system, then I would recommend this product! It worked great for the price!

              If you do have the money for a nice Steadicam System, for the love of God... don't buy this!

              I know that sounds contradictory, but it works if you need it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Single-lens reflex camera digital camera

              By Single-lens reflex camera digital camera

              from Tokyo.japan

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                  Because I do not have an arm numb, it is very convenient.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  [...]

                  By Mark Vetanen - Indie filmmaker

                  from Beaverton, OR

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                  My Body-Pod came just as they said it would with no delays. [...]

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  My arm thaks you for this

                  By Celcai 10

                  from Guam USA

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Unstable

                  Best Uses

                  • Movies
                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                  needs a little practice.

                  Arms no longer hurt

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Worst Product Ever

                  By Dissappointed

                  from PA

                  About Me Equipment tech, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Cheap sewing job
                  • Cumbersome
                  • Poor design
                  • Straps fall off shoulders
                  • Unstable
                  • Weak Construction
                  • Weak materials all-around

                  Best Uses

                  • Back-scratcher

                  Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                  I can't think of a more cheaply-made waste of money. If you want something the help support your glidecam and give your arm a rest, get a production assistant to do it for the experience and save your [$]!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very good

                  By Angel Pool

                  from Aguascalientes, México

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Convenient to use
                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                    Use it in shootings of events and is very handy[...]

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    DO NOT BUY

                    By David

                    from Bethesda, Maryland

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Unstable
                      • Weak Construction

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                        This product is flimsy and terrible.[...] it is not steady at all. I returned it 10 minutes after taking it out of the box.

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        NO!!

                        By elle

                        from dallas

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Lacks Functionality
                          • Limited Compatibility
                          • Poor Design
                          • Poor Performance

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                            This is worthless! It is a good idea, but a very poor design. Look at it, does it really look like it's going to work? If you are wanting something to rest your glide cam on while your shooting then that's really all its good for. but to actually shoot with it, forget it. the little s arm just slips any time you try to do something and you can not walk with it, it picks up every motion of your body, your better off just holding the glide cam, except it's so freaking heavy...

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                            (0 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Nice product

                            By Sis

                            from Houston, Texas

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Improves Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies

                              Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                              I gave this as a gift.

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                              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good but hard to use for a long time

                              By Blue

                              from Japan

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cost performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies

                                Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                                This product is very good for it's price. It's very hard to use Glidecam HD 2000 without this Body-Pod over 2 consecutive minutes or all day long. But even if I wear this body pod, my back had got pain under the pressure of the shoulder belt.

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                More hastle than it's worth

                                By YP

                                from New Orleans, La

                                About Me Business Owner

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Lacks Functionality
                                  • Poor Design
                                  • Poor Performance

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                                    When I saw this product online it seemed like a obvious low priced addition to the glidecam and I bought it. When I tried it out at home I quickly realized that it is ackward, flimsy, and not much help unless you are standing perfectly still. The shoulder straps slide off with any movement which gets annoying very quick. Overall it just doesn't work very well.

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                                    (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Good Product

                                    By Jerry

                                    from Houston,TX

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                                    Very stable and easy to use.

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                                    (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this product again and again

                                    By karabinosh

                                    from brooklyn,NY

                                    About Me Film Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Stability

                                    Cons

                                    • Weak Construction

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Stabilization

                                    Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                                    I would buy this product again and again

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                                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Slightly Disappointed

                                    By Matt

                                    from Des Moines, IA

                                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Unstable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Movies
                                    • Stabilization

                                    Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                                    I use this product with my glide cam. Which it works wonderfully with it, and does in fact help by taking weight off my wrist.

                                    I don't like it because I was expecting it to be more than two shoulder straps and a piece of foam.

                                    However if you just want something cheap, so you don't have to hold your glide cam free hand, it gets the job done.

                                    • How long have you owned it:
                                    • A month or less

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    it's what I thought it was

                                    By the hacksaw

                                    from Milton, FL

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Unfolds Quickly

                                    Cons

                                    • Learning curve to wearing
                                    • Unstable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Stabilization

                                    Comments about Glidecam Body-Pod:

                                    There is a learning curve to using this with the stabilizer. It needs to be strapped snug. I use it to relieve the pressure on my arm from holding the glidecam.

                                    • How long have you owned it:
                                    • One-to-three months

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