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Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers

B&H # GLGLHDSDB Mfr # GLHDSDB
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You Pay: $89.00
Product Highlights
  • Works with HD1000, HD2000 and HD4000 Stabilizers

The Glidecam GLHDSDB is a docking and balance bracket for the HD series of camera stabilizers. This bracket allows a secure resting area for the stabilizer system and camera while you change batteries, accessories, or operate another camera.

Connection Mounts on Stand with 5/8" Stud
Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers
  • 90 Day Warranty
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    GlidecamGLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Durable (5)
    • Improves performance (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Professional quality (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD shooting (4)
      • Independent films (4)
      • Complex projects (3)
      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (6), Film professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very Happy and yet still Sad!

      I'm very happy I bought this bracket. I would spend hours working on stabilizing my HD-2000 in various places, trying to get comfortable, on the floor, table, garage etc. Before I...Read complete review

      I'm very happy I bought this bracket. I would spend hours working on stabilizing my HD-2000 in various places, trying to get comfortable, on the floor, table, garage etc. Before I would config the HD-2000 and after setting it down I would have to configure it again, not a lot but some is always needed. Now with the docking bracket it only takes minutes to configure and man it is nice. They have you when it comes to the price. $59 is more reasonable, but what can you do tother than not buy it? I don't have the resources to build one or I would.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Glidecam Should Be Ashamed

      It is outragous what Glidecam charges for this chunk of metal needed to more easily balance their units. [...] Just so this doesn't entirely sound like sour grapes, I own a Glidecam...Read complete review

      It is outragous what Glidecam charges for this chunk of metal needed to more easily balance their units. [...] Just so this doesn't entirely sound like sour grapes, I own a Glidecam X-10 arm & vest along with and HD-4000 and HD-2000 and am generally happy with those purchases.Please stop gauging your customers, Glidecam.

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      4.0

      Should be part of the system

      By Sherwin L

      from San Diego, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

      This is needed to make balancing faster and easier. This should be included when you buy the glidecam and/or when you go for the vest.

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      5.0

      Great product

      By richardlandover

      from Las Vegas, Nevada

      About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

        It works as advertised, however, a heavy duty light stand to mount it on is highly recommended.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        A Must Have Accessory!

        By thedvsmonkey

        from Lake Zurich, IL

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

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

          Do you own a Glidecam? Are you going to be buying a Glidecam? If the answer to either question is yes then do yourself a favor and buy this docking bracket! I have a Panasonic AG-HMC40 video camera and got the Glidecam HD-4000 for Christmas. I can't even begin to imagine how long it would have taken and how difficult it would have been to properly balance my setup without this docking bracket. I put it on one of my heavy duty light stands and it only took me about 10 minutes to balance the Glidecam. If I had to actually hold this setup and set it down to add/remove weights and reattach the camera on the plate to a new position, etc., it would have been a nightmare! Now I have my setup hooked onto the bracket and I'm confident it won't break or fall over and that the cat won't be able to knock the whole thing over either. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but, isn't everything in this video world we play in today? I'm a firm believer that it isn't a crime to pay a lot of money for a great tool! This is one of those tools and it's money well spent!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Balance Faster and More Accurately

          By Steady Shooter

          from Providence, RI

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

          Some may call it overpriced, but comparing my footage before and after balancing with this unit I am very pleased with the improvement. Balancing is achieved in a fraction of the time. I was skeptical, but I like it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Very Happy and yet still Sad!

          By CaliPVP

          from Beaumont, CA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

            I'm very happy I bought this bracket. I would spend hours working on stabilizing my HD-2000 in various places, trying to get comfortable, on the floor, table, garage etc. Before I would config the HD-2000 and after setting it down I would have to configure it again, not a lot but some is always needed. Now with the docking bracket it only takes minutes to configure and man it is nice. They have you when it comes to the price. $59 is more reasonable, but what can you do tother than not buy it? I don't have the resources to build one or I would.

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            4.0

            Very durable

            By Gerbermary

            from Fort Wayne, Indiana

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

              I use this bracket with my Glidecam 4000pro. I couldn't balance the glidecam without it. It is made of durable material and seems to wear well.

              Seems a bit pricey but it does the job well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              buy this again and again

              By naseem

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

                  stronge built. great product

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Essential for the Glidecam

                  By Jason K

                  from Birmingham, AL

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Overpriced

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting

                  Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

                  I wouldn't buy a Glidecam without buying one of these, although at [$], it's ridiculously overpriced.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent item

                  By Bekara

                  from Tbilisi, Georgia

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Produces High Quality Film

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

                    Excellent item for Glidecam. Great quality

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Neccessary

                    By DJM

                    from oregon

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • HD Shooting

                      Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

                      Once you start putting a lot of weight on your stabilizer and get the vest w/ arm, this docking bracket and the C Stand are a must buy. If you're spending the dough on the vest and arm you might as well spend the extra money on a docking station for it.
                      Helps when you are balancing your rig.
                      Better for the unit.
                      Looks really cool.
                      You can also hang your vest on it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Not required, but......

                      By [@]

                      from Cincinnati metro area

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • HD Shooting

                        Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

                        The docking bracket is an aid to balancing the Glidecam during initial setup and makes forward/backward balance when changing lenses a snap. The worst thing about the bracket is it's cost. And no you don't really need it. IMHO, for as cheap as it is to make, and as handy as it is to have, it should be included in the purchase price. Including it would reduce the bad press the Glidecam gets and put a smile on many Glidecam users faces.

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Glidecam Should Be Ashamed

                        By CamVader

                        from Central Florida

                        About Me Business Owner, Digital Cinematographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Performance
                        • NECESSARY

                        Cons

                        • cost

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • ENG
                        • Independent Films
                        • Wedding videos

                        Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

                        It is outragous what Glidecam charges for this chunk of metal needed to more easily balance their units. [...] Just so this doesn't entirely sound like sour grapes, I own a Glidecam X-10 arm & vest along with and HD-4000 and HD-2000 and am generally happy with those purchases.Please stop gauging your customers, Glidecam.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Invaluable Accessory.

                        By Paul M.

                        from Tempe, AZ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Locks In Tight
                        • Smooth Movement

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

                          After trying to balance my new Glidecam HD2000 "manually", I finally decided to order this. I should have ordered this sooner -- makes it MUCH easier to do the balancing. I also plan to take it on shoots for docking the Glidecam. IMHO, it should be an included accessory with the HD2000, just like it already is included with the HD4000.

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