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

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Glidecam Forearm Brace

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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.

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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    GlidecamForearm Brace
     
    4.1

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (41)
    • Improves performance (33)
    • Lightweight (24)
    • Compact (21)
    • Professional quality (17)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (8)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (30)
    • Complex projects (14)
    • Home movies (13)
    • In the studio (13)
    • Stabilization (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (23), Professional artist (16), Enthusiast (8), Film professional (4), Film student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35)

    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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    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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      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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              • No

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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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                        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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                                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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                                4.0

                                Interesting

                                By M Breezy

                                from Bridgeport, CT

                                About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Pricey / Poor Value

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films

                                Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                                I use this to do Motion ENG shots with moving subject with my Glidecam 2000hd, Pansonic GH2, and 7 inch monitor. It makes a huge difference because it distributes the weight taking pressure off of the wrist. If you pay for the vest system right away this is a must have. It feels funny at first trying to position it on your forearm until it comfortable though. But once you get use to moving with its good.

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                                4.0

                                Useful if you own the Glidecam

                                By Roofy

                                from Virginia

                                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                                  Adds some weight to the unit as a whole but useful when holding the Glidecam for long periods.

                                  If I mastered the Glidecam I would say I would go for the body suit as with a DSLR mounted it becomes heavy.....quickly!

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                                  5.0

                                  Must Have

                                  By Joao

                                  from Ogden, UT

                                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Complex Projects
                                    • Independent Films
                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                                    This thing is great. I can go all day with this thing on. Definitely worth the money.

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                                    2.0

                                    Not that bad

                                    By naseem

                                    from Ontario, Canada

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Glidecam Forearm Brace:

                                        some help on your forearm. Shouldn't be that expensive.

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