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Glidecam Forearm Brace - for Glidecam 2000 Pro and 4000 Pro Stabilizers

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Distributes the weight of the system over your entire forearm. The weight of the system is supported evenly by Glidecam's exclusive and unique, exoskeletal forearm support brace. The brace not only provides you with cushioned comfort while shooting, but also eliminates torque, which would otherwise cause stress on your wrist. With the forearm brace, the Glidecam system becomes an extension of the human body for smooth and natural shooting. Works with both the Glidecam 2000 Pro and 4000 Pro stabilizers.

UPC: 674330345003
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.228 x 9.134 x 6.221"
Glidecam Forearm Brace - for Glidecam 2000 Pro and 4000 Pro Stabilizers
  • Aluminum Arm Support
  • EVA/Nylon Arm Pad Support
  • Adjustable Arm Brace Connector Post
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    4.1

    (based on 59 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (44)
    • Improves performance (36)
    • Lightweight (26)
    • Compact (21)
    • Professional quality (19)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (11)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (32)
    • Complex projects (14)
    • Home movies (13)
    • In the studio (13)
    • Stabilization (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (25), Professional artist (17), Enthusiast (8), Film student (5), Film professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (38)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very necessary for smooth glidecam shots

    I use the forearm brace with my glidecam 2000 for wedding videos. I shoot with a xh-a1 and the weight of the camera plus the glidecam is too much for ones wrist. So with...Read complete review

    I use the forearm brace with my glidecam 2000 for wedding videos. I shoot with a xh-a1 and the weight of the camera plus the glidecam is too much for ones wrist. So with the use of the forearm brace I am able to use the glidecam for a much more extended period of time, without much strain. My shots are alot smoother and my wedding videos have improved significantly. Great design sturdy build. great product.

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    A Must Have If Flying With Out The Vest

    So why is this item a must have, but rated only 2 stars? Because it is overpriced, cheaply designed, loud to take on / off, but still absolutely necessary if you do...Read complete review

    So why is this item a must have, but rated only 2 stars? Because it is overpriced, cheaply designed, loud to take on / off, but still absolutely necessary if you do not have the arm & vest.The Cons:-The arm material is solid plastic so your arm will sweat like you did not think possible. -Getting in an out requires either a loose fit, or removing a few rows of velcro, so do not attempt this while on a location shoot where noise is an issue (like a wedding).-The metal plate that holds the mounting tube (which fits inside the handle on your Glidecam 2000/4000) will get scratched up VERY badly the very first time you use this with a glidecam. Do NOT expect to be able to return this product if it has ever been used for more than picking up the glidecam and putting it down with no movement.-Be careful if you adjust the angle of the mounting tube, because the screws fall off easy. I had to go to the hardware store to buy a replacement lock washer.The Pros:-The forearm brace allows me to shoot seconds longer than with out it. And when hand holding a 10 pound glidecam at arms length, every second counts.-Easy to remove from glidecam, just pull arm & mounting tube out. If you have an assistant to hold the camera transitions are much faster.If you don't get the arm & vest ($1500) then you really do need to get this forearm brace, because no one gets everything on the first take.See my Glidecam 4000 review on [...] or here on B&H.

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    5.0

    Just as advertised

    By Mr. Just

    from Kelowna, BC, Canada

    About Me Business Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Sales Videos

    Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

    I wanted this brace because my wrist would get sore when using my DSLR on a Glidecam. It helps with the wrist but I find that my arm gets sore faster. It may be because I no longer feel the strain on my wrist but I think a full sleeve would be best for extended recording.

    All and all I would recommend this product.

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    • No

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    4.0

    good but expensive

    By henry

    from toronto

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

        good quality but too expensive!

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        3.0

        Not to shabby but I would have liked less shab.

        By Dan

        from Fairfax, VA

        About Me Film Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

        I bought this for doing weddings where I have to be holding my Glidecam for long periods of time. I have to say, this does help a quite a lot with wrist fatigue, however I'm still asking myself why it costs $[$]. There is nothing fancy about this brace. It is basically a glorified wrist guard the you would wear as a kid while roller blading. At that price point, I would have liked a more comfortable strapping method and a more secure brace. What I mean by secure is that it only has one axis that it really takes the weight from your wrist. If you have the brace positioned flat with the post pointing straight up, all the weight of the Glidecam is supported by the brace. When you twist your arm to one side making the post tilted to the right or the left, the brace will be pulled by the gravity on the Glidecam and want to tilt even more to the side. This requires you to have have to counter the tilt with your wrist. It's not as bad as holding the full weight of the Glidecam, but it can become troublesome when shifting your hand position in a shot going from the 'on axis' support to the 'off axis' support of the brace. In the end, I am happy with my purchase, but I do have my complaints.

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        2.0

        Relieves fatigue but too expensive for what it is

        By Jason M

        from Salisbury MD

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

        Used this with the XR-2000 and it definitely helped relieve the fatigue on my wrist and arm however, at $ it's outrageously priced for what it is: flat-bar painted aluminum and nylon padded velcro. Seriously should be 1/3rd of that price.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice additional support

        By Arch Photographer

        from NYC

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

          This really helps take the weight off your hand and puts it in your arm where you have more muscle to get through a shoot. Also adds a bit more stability.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Helpful

          By Justin Kunimoto

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

          I use it sparingly. It helps tremendously, but it makes you feel a bit foolish to use. Comfort + stability > looks and design. Not worth the price, but my arm appreciates it.

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          5.0

          a must have

          By SDE

          from Toronto, Canada

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

              I bought this for our company, now everyone is able to use the glidecam hd 4000 in our company. before many of us don't have the strongest wrist, now with this arm brace, the weight is distributed onto our arm.

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              4.0

              Huge relief

              By austin87

              from West Coast

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • EXPENSIVE

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

              I just have weak wrists. So using my glidecam for extended periods of time got tiresome. But this forearm brace takes the majority of the weight off the wrist and puts it on the forearm. I like it, but it is a little on the bulky side. Still a great purchase.

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              2.0

              Functional

              By Brett

              from ZA

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                  A low tech solution. Does what it says. Not exceptional.

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                  5.0

                  Really helps fatigue with the glidecam.

                  By Kellar42

                  from Panama

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                    I'm sure a full arm and vest is even more stable, but this really helps relieve strain when using a glidecam, and keeps it more stable for a longer period of time. Just used it on a television production and am very happy with the results!

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                    5.0

                    Another Must Have Accessory!

                    By thedvsmonkey

                    from Lake Zurich, IL

                    About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                      I have a Panasonic AG-HMC40 video camera and a Glidecam HD-4000. By the time I add the XLR adapter, the microphone, the Rycote Softie, and the weights to balance the whole setup . . . we're talking a lot of weight! I'm not a body builder but I'm not exactly a couch potato with the physique and conditioning of an old lamp either. If you film anything for longer than a minute or two you are going to need help! Do yourself a favor and order one of these when you order your Glidecam! Between this and the docking bracket you will never get better tools for your film making endeavors than these 2 accessories! Once you get used to fitting this to your arm so that it does the job correctly and doesn't cut off your circulation you will be able to spend way more time filming with your setup and less time massaging your wrist. My setup is just too heavy to not use this brace. Perhaps if I had a DSLR and a Glidecam HD-2000 I might be able to get away from using the brace but I'd probably use it anyway just to save my wrist. Bottom line . . . get this brace!

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                      5.0

                      Must have if no vest

                      By Bill

                      from Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films

                        Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                        Bought this after countless times using the glidecam by itself. Cannot justify buying the x-10 vest yet, but this is a nice alternative. Turned my seconds of glidecam use into minutes of glidecam use.

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                        4.0

                        Make a big difference

                        By Dan Quixote

                        from Virginia Beach, VA

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Performance

                        Cons

                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                          I got this brace to use with my Glidecam HD4000, which I use with a heavier Canon c100 camera, and other dslrs. Glidecams can be tough to use for more than a couple minutes, and it was torture with the heavier c100 camera. The biggest factor that makes it difficult though is all the weight on your wrist. This brace totally changes the game. It is still quite heavy, and hard to use for long periods of time, but with the weight spread over my whole arm, and not all on my wrist, I was able to use the glidecam most of the day (with breaks of course). It makes a big difference.

                          The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because it a bit overpriced. Shouldn't cost any more than 40 bucks.

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                          4.0

                          Wrist Saver!

                          By DzCactusBus

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Event videography
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                            Glad I got this. My wrist and forearm Thanks this product. It's not the perfect solution or very sightly but it definitely does the job.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Your Arm Will Thank You!

                            By Yoobie

                            from Jacksonville, FL

                            About Me Business Owner, Camera Operator, Photojournalist, ProducerDirector

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Independent Films
                              • Music videos
                              • Real Estate Videos
                              • Television Commercials

                              Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                              I purchased the Glidecam HD 4000 thinking I wouldn't need a forearm brace, vest, etc. Boy was I wrong. I was wore out after 10 minutes and still had a whole day to go! I recently got the brace and WOW what a difference. I can hold shots steadier, longer and with more confidence. If you need to pull it off in a hurry it's easy to do and as far as I know one size fits all. I'm extremely happy with it. A colleague of mine purchased a cheaper version of this[*] and his was falling apart the 1st hour of our shoot. I've put mine through it's paces and it looks brand new. The construction quality is great and I strongly recommend it!

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                              5.0

                              A must have

                              By Luke

                              from CA

                              About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • Corporate Tour Videos

                                Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                                I just used this on a building tour video, from the front door and through all the offices in one take. Couldn't have done it without this. Everyone who has a Glidecam should seriously consider buying one of these. I was a bit skeptical at first, but once you put it on the difference is immediately apparent. The weight which once was all on your wrist is now transferred to the rest of your arm.

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                                5.0

                                Recomanded to buy

                                By Kenneett

                                from Eidsvag, Norway

                                About Me Film Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Limited Compatibility

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                                It make it easy to use the Glidecam. But its harder to controll it.

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                                4.0

                                If Batman ran a Glidecam...

                                By Spirit Juice Studios

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects
                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                                  Glidecams are great on their own, but sometimes shoots can be lengthy and rigs a bit heavy. This will take the weight off your wrist and distribute down your forearm.

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                                  5.0

                                  Helps a great amount

                                  By Love's Reel

                                  from Chicago, IL

                                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Complex Projects
                                    • Independent Films

                                    Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                                    It definitely takes weight off the wrist. Gives you more valuable minutes of shooting. Good buy for the money. A bit tight around the forearm, but stable.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Great product

                                    By Storms

                                    from north carolina

                                    About Me Business Owner

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Performance

                                    Cons

                                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Complex Projects
                                    • Independent Films

                                    Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                                    Helps with the weight of the camera and the glidecam. It makes it much easier to use the glidecam for longer periods. B&H is awesome!

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