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Glidecam Vista II Pan/Tilt Head - Supports up to 30 lbs (13.6 kg)

Glidecam Vista II Pan/Tilt Head


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The Glidecam Vista II Head is one of the most affordable and versatile camera pan-tilt heads available. It features full 360° pan and tilt movements, and can be set up and operated in both high mode (overslung) and low mode (underslung). Supporting up to 30 lbs (13.6 kg), it features super smooth, high-torque 12 VDC motors, and the control box provides smooth, accurate, and proportional joystick control.

Glidecam Vista II Pan/Tilt Head - Supports up to 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
  • Joystick Control Box
  • 15' Extension Cable
  • 12V Power Supply
  • Universal Power Converter
  • 90-Day Warranty

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    GlidecamVista II Pan/Tilt Head

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    Good for the money

    By Brandon

    from American Fork, UT

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy To Use
    • Solid/Sturdy


    • Too small for EX3

    Best Uses

    • Stabilization

    Comments about Glidecam Vista II Pan/Tilt Head:

    It is generally a nice pan/tilt head. The motors are loud at higher speed, but I found that at the speed I like to use it, the noise is not an issue. We use a Sony EX3 and it doesn't quite fit right. The camera has to be angled a little left of center in the mounting plate due to the camera's hand grip. The tilt is also limited due to the viewfinder hitting the side of the yoke of the Vista Head II.

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    Vista II Pan/Tilt Head by Glidecam

    By T-Bone

    from Salt Lake City, Utah

    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer


    • Folds Small
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly


    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape
    • On Camera Host
    • Product Shots

    Comments about Glidecam Vista II Pan/Tilt Head:

    For the money it is basically a good deal. Its closest competitor, Varizoom- with similar features, is over $3000. It sets up quick. Packs away neatly enough, you can fly with it. For the 8' to 10' range this is a good head for a jib.

    The down sides are the motors are much noisier than expected and the head can tend to bounce when a heavier camera (15-25 lbs.) is mounted on the head- though it is supposed to be rated to 30lbs.

    Another good feature is a super-sensitive joystick with speed controls so incremental you can literally do a time lapse using the lowest setting. Also, it can run off 12V power for remote set ups.

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    Good value for the money.

    By Gordovideo

    from Middleboro, MA.

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer


    • Sturdy and intuitive


    • Exposed gear drives

    Best Uses

    • Most applications of prod

    Comments about Glidecam Vista II Pan/Tilt Head:

    We have several Glidecam units (4) and have served us well but not flawlessly.

    I would recommend that the gear interface of the X & Y axis be better protected from sand and grit.

    In the field we never know what we're up against and sometimes a gust of wind can blow onto a scene set i.e. (auto dealer parking lot) and with it particulate. We've had it happen and thank goodness for a can of compressed air.

    Other than that we are pleased and would not own 4 units if they did not serve us well, again a very good value for the money.

    • How long have you owned it:
    • More than six months

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