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Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers

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Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers

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Product Highlights

  • Works with HD1000, HD2000 and HD4000 Stabilizers

You Pay: $89.00

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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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.756 x 4.882 x 3.9"
Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers
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    GlidecamGLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers
     
    4.4

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Improves performance (9)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Professional quality (8)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (5)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (7)
    • Complex projects (5)
    • In the studio (5)
    • HD shooting (4)
    • Home movies (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (10), Enthusiast (5), Film professional (3), Professional artist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    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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    5.0

    Handy Little Gadget

    By Rich M

    from Voorhees, NJ

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

      Just used this the other day for the first time. Stuck it on a light stand and when I needed to set my camera and Glidecam down, it felt solid and I didn't have to worry about it tipping over.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Not essential, but super helpful

      By KR Productions

      from Decatur, AL

      About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • In The Studio
      • On Site

      Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

      I purchased this with my Glidecam HD2000. I knew it was not a necessity, but my thinking is, I want to make this process as easy as possible. I also was pretty sure my light stands were too fat for the Glidecam Handle to slide onto, and I was right.

      Having watched dozens of videos online of people holding it balancing it, I figured it would be easier to adjust everything by having this bracket so I wouldn't have to hold anything.

      Having this makes balancing a breeze.

      If you have any doubt about it, go ahead and trying it.

      The other thing is, it provides a safe place to put your camera when it's mounted at say a wedding. While the Glidecam does stand up on its own, I feel safer having this setup with the dock to place it onto when I need a break.

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      • No

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      5.0

      High Price but High Value

      By Sellers

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

      Like many others, I feel the price of the docking bracket is too high, considering its simplicity in design with only a single moving part (the locking turn screw). But, if you own a Glidecam, it's a necessity. Balancing is a nightmare without it. You'll hate that you have to dish out another $ after buying your Glidecam, but I can tell you from personal experience that it is absolutely worth buying.

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      • No

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      5.0

      great product...

      By ed

      from union nj

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

          need this...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          Must have for Glidecam balancing

          By Paul

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Weddings And More

          Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

          I bought this with the Impact Turtle Base C-Stand - 5.9' (Chrome) to balance my glide cam. I have no complaints except the price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          You get what you pay for

          By Jim Farnan

          from Cranbrook, British Columbia

          About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Glidecam GLHDSDB Docking Bracket for Stabilizers:

          This is exactly how it is described. A little unhappy with the price, but with a light stand (purchased separately), it helps balance the glide cam perfectly.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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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.

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            • 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.

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              • 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.

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                  • 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

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                        • 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.

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                          • 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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                            (4 of 4 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

                            Share this review

                            (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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