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Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System

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Product Highlights
  • For Use With 2000 Pro and 4000 Pro
  • For HD-2000, HD-4000, XR-2000 & XR-4000

The GLIDECAM X-10 is a professional camera stabilization system designed for use with the Glidecam 2000 Pro, 4000 Pro, HD-2000, HD-4000, XR-2000 and XR-4000. The GLIDECAM X-10 system will allow you to walk, run, go up and down stairs, shoot from moving vehicles and travel over uneven terrain without any camera instability or shake.

Upgrades from Smooth Shooter
The X-10 comes with both sections of its support arm being able to move vertically, whereas the Smooth Shooter comes with only the front section of its support arm being able to move vertically. Also, the X-10 comes with a trimmable arm-to-vest connector, whereas the Smooth Shooter's arm-to-vest connector is not trimmable.
Support Arm Movement
The GLIDECAM X-10'S support arm can be boomed up and down, as well as pivoted in and out, and side-to-side. It is the combined booming and pivoting action of the support arm that isolates your motions from the camera in a way that creates smooth camera footage.
Support Vest
The Glidecam X-10 support vest is lightweight, comfortable and can be adjusted to fit a wide range of operators. High endurance, dual density, EVA foam padding and integral T6 aluminum alloy create a vest which can hold and evenly distribute the weight of the system across the operator's shoulders, back, and hips. For safety, quick release, high impact buckles allow the vest to be removed quickly.
Weight Dual Support Arm
5.75 lbs
2.6 kg

Individual Weight Plates
12.9 oz
366 g

Range Boom Range 30"
Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System
  • X-10 Support Arm
  • Glidecam Support Vest
  • Stainless Steel Arm Post
  • Aluminum Arm Post
  • 6 x Steel Weights
  • Miscellaneous Hardware
  • Manual
  • 90 Day Warranty
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    GlidecamX-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System
     
    4.7

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (18)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Professional quality (10)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Unfolds quickly (9)

    Cons

    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Stabilization (21)
    • Independent films (11)
    • Movies (10)
    • Complex projects (8)
    • Home movies (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (12), Professional artist (7), Business owner (5), Tech savvy (5), Aspiring film maker (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Love it

    By Bat192

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films

      Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

      I make instructional video for the fire department and this vest system has been a great purchase. It works good and is a quality piece of equipment. It is one of my go to tools for great smooth shots. I guess i can't think af anything bad to say about the X-10 arm and vest. for the money, it exceeds my expectations considering that a pro steady cam rig costs 10 times as much. I am very happy.

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      4.0

      Great product with flaws

      By Sherwin L

      from San Diego, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

      It's a great product and will definitely make your shots look awesome, if you know how to use it properly. I purchased this because I was having a hard time operating the Canon C100 and the Glidecam HD4000 together. I wanted something that will keep me from stopping to rest and missing the shot. With a heavy setup, your arm will get fatigued really fast.I have 3 things to say about the X-10. I decided on this instead of the Smooth Shooter because it's better. And if I'm spending a lot of money on a vest, I will get the better choice.Also, I want everyone to know that it will take some time to get acclimated to operate with this on your body. You will feel back pain. Don't be surprised.1. I dislike the short velcro straps on the rib area. They should be longer! I'm not a big buy but if you have some girth on you, the velcro straps on the rib area will not reach to secure the vest and will just be dangling. I have no idea why they did not make these straps long.2. Waist area back strap should have velcro on it so when you have the waist strap tight, you want to be able to velcro it on so that it's not dangling.3. I read the manual fully 3 times. But I feel that they need a better setup and balancing instructions. Better yet, include a DVD on how to do it in video. You may have read that it'll take a long time to balance this vest with the sled. It's true. It will take you a long time. It took me a full day. And when you put it on and walk around it with, you'll feel that you need to tweak it. And that takes forever because you need to take everything off to tweak it and try it again. Balancing my HD4000 was fairly easy once I saw a few videos online on how to do it. With the arm of the vest, there are no instructions on how the 4 springs work. What I mean by that is there is no guide as to which of the springs you should loosen or tighten first or what happens when you adjust the top spring more than the bottom. You're left guessing and figuring it out yourself until it works. Or what the proper angle the arms should be in. Is the first arm supposed to be parallel to the ground like the 2nd arm? Or should the 1st arm be pointed up while the 2nd arm is parallel to the ground? I have only a few weeks experience with this product and definitely need to practice more.[*]

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      5.0

      A great choice

      By WesB

      from Florida

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

          I really struggled with the decision to purchase the X-10. After my first shoot with it, I had no doubts it was the right decision. It is much less expensive than other competing stabilizers, it is very well built, not flimsy in any way. I like how adjustable it is and that I can use it with or without a monitor in the base, something not found on more expensive choices. It took me a few hours to get comfortable using it, and with just that little amount of practice I was able to produce extremely professional looking video for my client.

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          4.0

          Quality

          By Paul

          from Dartmouth MA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

            I purchased the X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System / HD4000 Glidecam HD4000 for wedding work with my Panasonic AG-AC130A. It takes getting used to but with practice it makes for amazing shots.

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            4.0

            It was more than I expected!

            By Hector the film maker

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Quick
            • Reliable
            • Steady

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any Video Shoot
              • Artistic Shoots
              • Event Video Shoots
              • Film making
              • Independent Films
              • Low Budget Films
              • Music Videos
              • Narrative Films
              • Wedding Shoots

              Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

              I purchased this product a week ago and used it at a videography event that same week. Before I purchased it, it read many reviews that the stabilization system would hurt peoples back if not used correctly. I did not have any back issues during my first 5 hour event. When balanced correctly, the stabilization system works perfectly. It is easy to put together once you get practice with it. I was jumping from a tripod to the stabilization frequently. I have not given this a 5 star rating because I need to use it a bit more before I find any issues. There is one thing, a clip is needed if you want to release the camera from the sled. Really great product, and I'm glad I spent the money on it.

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              5.0

              "Great Product"

              By xchus

              from Yerevan, Armenia

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

              To shot video clips, weddings etc.

              The simplicity of using

              the product is a little bit heavier

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              4.0

              Great arm, comfortable harness

              By Ice

              from Spokane, WA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                We use the D800 with a remote follow focus, and the feel is great! Adjusts easy and has a very fluid motion. Opens up a whole new production value to our house.

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                5.0

                Works Great with the HPX-250

                By Tim

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Highly Compatible
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects

                  Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                  I bought this with the HD4000 for use with the Panasonic HPX250 camera. Overall, quite satisfied. After a day or two setting up the proper balance, it really held the camera well. A lot of fun to use!

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                  5.0

                  discover what you dont and have fun

                  By levelsound

                  from carrollton tx

                  About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                    Great Product, wish it had better manuals, but overall its and excellent product.

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Be patient, worth it.

                    By The Arbo

                    from Terrebonne, QC

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Affordable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Stability
                    • Hollywood results
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Hard learning
                    • Long learning
                    • Need to be in shape
                    • Not for beginners

                    Best Uses

                    • Movies
                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                    The vest is "a must have" if you plan to work many times with glidecam and maybe become a seasoned glidecam/steadicam operator.
                    BE PATIENT! You won't achieve very good results before 30 full days of work. It's sometimes exhausting and frustrating. But reward is awesome.
                    Finding the right balance, the right posture, the right weight/counterweight balance need patience. And as soon as you change, add/remove an accessory on your sled...you must re-balance...
                    I recommend that item IF you are very motivated. It is not simple but gives Hollywood results. You must be imaginative and creative to fit everything on place and balanced.
                    The vest offers to work with one or two set of springs (two springs per set). If you work with one set, best is to have a 9 pounds weight charge on the sled. If you work with all springs, best is to have 18 pounds of weight charge.
                    Be prepared for A LOT of try, try, try. Add weight/remove weight. Tune springs (they are fully customizable for resistance), try them, tune, try, tune, try, fine tune, try, re-fine tune, retry...
                    Once you have found the correct setting(s), you're golden and then have fun looking at your productions.
                    Highly recommended for motivated people. If possible, rent one with a veteran operator before buying.

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                    5.0

                    GlideCam 4000 - First Time User

                    By KPO Studios

                    from Belleville, MI

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Engineer Camera opp, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to adjust on the fly
                    • Easy To Assemble
                    • Easy to set up and use
                    • System is rigid but light

                    Cons

                    • Needs fluidhead damping

                    Best Uses

                    • Indie film making
                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                    My kit arrived on time and packed securely, with support vest in one box and the swing arm in the second. I spent about two hours unpacking, sorting, reading the manuals, and completing the basic assembly required. The swing arm cam with a special hanger that fits on the top of a typical light stand and supports the swing arm under the gimbal bearing, this part is very handy I'm please they included it in the kit.Next, the fitment of the vest to me and the balancing of the whole system. I'm not a small person and at first I could not get the vest to fit me. I was about to make extensions for all the snap/buckles on the straps until I realized there was more adjustment in the straps. Now with all the straps at full extension I just fit into the vest. But for the future operators that may be larger than me I found nylon workman belts with the same plastic snap/buckles, as the vest, at [@]. You could extend the straps on the vest if needed.With the vest now fitted to my body I turned to setting up the camera, battery, and monitor on the swing are. The directions state that the whole system works best when load to near its max capacity. At first I thought if the camera is balanced then the system should work fine. I use a Canon 5D on a 15mm rail system with a matt box. The counter weights (Large galvanized washers) were replaced with a large battery and a 5" monitor. I had to solder in some extensions to my power cables to reach the camera but this set up seem to balance the swing arm just right. The spring loaded articulating arms come pre-set to the lowest setting. After increasing the tension in the arms to allow the camera to float only used up about ¼ of the capacity in the support arms, according to the handy tension gauges for each spring (the kit comes with nice T-handle Alan wrenches to make adjustments on the fly). I'm a first time steady-cam operator and my first opportunity to use the system made me painfully aware that a zero-G balance system for the camera does not mean zero-G for the operators back. All that canter livered weight, moments, and forces are controlled through your lower back. For a younger more fit operator this may not be an issue. But I'm determined to make it work. After a few takes into the first scene I discovered the real skill of a steady cam operator, controlling the ocean motion. Although the footage was smooth and floating like, the start and stop momentum is a trick to manage. Practice will prevail here. Even though my screaming back is saying no more I need to increase the weight of the swing arm and slow down the undulation effect.Overall I feel this system is a little costly but well-made and engineered. It works well for my indie film making budget and I would recommend it to others.

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                    5.0

                    Simple and enough

                    By Holiday green

                    from Japan

                    About Me Share video uploader

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy operation
                    • Reliable
                    • Tough

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentary
                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                    It is first camera stabilizer for me.
                    I seems complicate to adjust balance but actually it is easy.

                    compare to marlin arm & vest, x-10 vest is more solid and tough. That is result in more stable and easy adjustment.(especially contact point between vest and arm)

                    5 buckle of vest is very useful. It make it easy to ware vest.
                    Waring vest itself is uncomfortable. so I appliciate easy to take of vest.

                    This product is kind of larger than my body size( 160cm 60kg). It is loose while I adjust vest most tight setting. maybe not suit for most of asian.

                    Since it is simple. It is difficult to add monitor or other device.
                    But it is enough to record stabilized video.

                    In my opinion it is good item for the family user from beginner to intermediate.

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                    5.0

                    Love my Vest!

                    By Baron Oz

                    from Bangor, PA

                    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Stabilization

                      Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                      I bought this to use with a Glidecam 4000 sled that I purchased to replace a home-built stabilizer. The adjustments available on the commercial sled far exceeded the minimal adjustments possible on my home brew device, but the real advancement was aquiring this vest and arm system.

                      The vest is constructed of nylon fabric with nylon straps, quick-release buckles and various metal bits. It is light, very adjustable and fits my rather large frame well. The arm is also very adjustable in terms of tension, utilizing a supplied T-handle Allen wrench to perform the adjustment. It supports my HPX170 with battery, 7" IKAN monitor with battery at its lowest tension setting. I expect it will also support my HPX500, but I will have to make another battery bracket for the Anton-Bauer battery and associated mounting plate and J-Box. The arm is silent, well articulated and easy to attach to the vest. The attachment itself is adjustable as well in a vertical direction.

                      I don't really see any negative features yet, though someone with more experience with more expensive gear might not see it that way. The only issue I can see is having to reverse the "elbow" joint for left hand use.

                      Overall I am very pleased with this purchase. I feel it is the best value available in its price range. I would recommend this vest and arm system to anyone interested in an entry level setup.

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                      5.0

                      GREAT Stabilazing Stick for a Video Cmra

                      By Ungvar Studio

                      from Sayreville, NJ

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Movies
                        • Panasonic AG-150
                        • Stabilization

                        Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                        Very good for steady filmimg with a video camera. Folds and unfolds quickly. Very good quality product!

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                        5.0

                        Wish i purchased it sooner

                        By XRAY

                        from Bronx, New York

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Movies
                          • Stabilization

                          Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                          I use this product for business events for videography. I enjoy the handling of this product and it's adjustment features.

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                          5.0

                          My new dog.

                          By Photographer Allan Wieck

                          from Denmark

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Freelance Videographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Adjust
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Movies
                            • Stabilization

                            Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                            i've had the Glidecam HD4000 for about a year and got quite good at it. but with the X-10 i had to start all over in a good way. that's why i call it "My new Dog" i go for a walk about an hour every day just to practice. because yes it takes a LOT of practice, but when you master it i'm sure it will be worth every penny. when you put on the sled and camera it feel's weitght less, so to speak.
                            with four springs and 2 of them being removable you can adjust it to any setup below 6 Pounds.

                            my only downside would be that with my Canon XH A1s the X-10 quickley max's out the top load.
                            the heavier the gear the more steady it goes.
                            but that is only a problem of my funds to by more pro equipment.

                            but remember the best tool only do the best job, if you know how to handle it!

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                            5.0

                            A must have for heavy cameras!

                            By 4 Media Creative Solutions

                            from Pittsfield, MA

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                            • Cumbersome
                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Stabilization

                            Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                            I'm a pro videographer but this is my first experience with a glidecam. It certainly isn't something you can just pick up and use. It takes a lot of fooling around to balance (not the vest system but the glidecam itself) and it takes practice to smooth out your motion. The build quality of this system is excellent though and I don't think it would be possible to use a heavy camera like my Sony NX5U without the vest and arm.

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                            4.0

                            Good performance for the money

                            By ib1yysguy

                            from Washington DC

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Hefty arm
                            • Limited articulation

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                              I'm pretty happy with this. The vest comes on and off very easily with three quick fasteners rather than velcro (which is used by the Merlin vest), everything balances pretty quickly and consistently. My complaint is the size of the arm. It's very big for the weight it carries when compared to the competition. But once you get some practice with it, it flies very well and makes great footage. Articulation isn't maybe what it should be.

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                              5.0

                              Professional, enough~

                              By Brad the Epic

                              from Los Angeles, Ca

                              About Me Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist, Travel

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy if you have a Brain
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                              • Bulky but still sweet~
                              • Heavy but supposed to be

                              Best Uses

                              • All of the Above
                              • Complex Projects
                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                              I have been looking for quite some time for a good Vest and Arm to go with my Glidecam HD-2000 and discovered the X-10.
                              I enjoy the quality of this product.
                              Very professional. Its perfect for what I do.
                              It always gives me those smooth shots.
                              It takes some time to get used to the mechanics of it all.
                              However, if you are driven to learn and you actually care, its not hard at all.

                              Glidecam "should" include a brief introduction Dvd on the "ins and outs" of using the X-10. Its pretty easy to learn, but hey... it helps if you are given somewhat of a heading before you make any novice mistakes. No one wants to be a noob. And that is fact. So before you go doing that check out some online vids about the X-10. If no one has any up yet... I'm sure someone will soon.

                              Other than that, its an amazing product and you won't be disappointed!

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                              4.0

                              Fits good!

                              By Sergio Soto Sedano

                              from Bilbao Spain

                              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Independent Films

                                Comments about Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System:

                                Provides real nice movements up down ahead and above

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