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Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer

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Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer

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Product Highlights

  • For Mid-Sized Camcorders from 4-10 lb
  • Three-Axis Gimbal
  • Camera Balance Platform
  • (16) Included Counterweight Discs
  • Telescoping Central Post
  • Foam-Padded Handle Grip
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You Pay: $289.00

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The Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer represents an affordable way to put your compact camcorder on a floating platform, enabling you to capture the types of professional handheld shots that add dynamic flair to any video production. Smooth camera movement that ranges freely in every dimension is not something you can achieve via dollies or shoulder-mount rigs. For truly unfettered, floating camera moves, you need a gimbal-based camera stabilizer.

The XR-4000 is a complete handheld system, with a dynamic camera platform that will allow you to mount & achieve proper balance for your mid-sized camcorder (4-10 lb), a telescoping central post that allows you to adjust the height of the unit, and a balance platform that supports any combination of the included large and small counterbalance weights. At the center of everything, however, is the three-axis gimbal that lets the camera handle move freely while the rest of the stabilizer stays upright, thereby eliminating the shake that plagues most handheld camerawork.

The design of the Glidecam XR-4000 is tool-free, so you'll be able to set up and achieve balance easily & quickly every time. With practice you'll be steering your camera through three dimensions naturally and smoothly without a second thought, as if the camera platform were a cloud floating through calm skies.

For long periods of operation with the XR-4000, you will no doubt benefit from the addition of an optional support accessory (sold separately), such as a Body-Pod, a Forearm Brace, or a Smooth Shooter or X10 arm/vest support.

Dynamic camera balance platform
Precision three-axis gimbal with adjustable convergence
No-tools telescoping central post
Adjustable inertial-control base platform
Foam-padded handle grip
Made in the U.S.
Construction Not specified by manufacturer
Load Capacity 4-10 lb (1.8-4.5 kg)
Vest No
Arm No
Head Assembly/Top Stage Camera plate with 1/4"-20 mounting holes
Quick Release No
Docking Bracket No
Dovetail Plate No
Gimbal Yes, 3-axis
Dynamic Spin Not specified by manufacturer
Post Telescoping: total height of unit is adjustable from 20-28" (50.8-71.1 cm)
Monitor No
Battery No
Battery Mount No
Optional Accessories Body-Pod, Forearm Brace, Smooth Shooter or X10 arm/vest support
Diameter Central post: 1.0" (25mm)
Dimensions Camera mounting head: 1.1 x 4.75 x 7.0" (2.9 x 12.1 x 17.8 cm)
Base platform: 12.0 x 5.0" (30.5 x 12.7 cm)
Unit height range: 20-28" (50.8-71.1 cm)
Weight 3.0 lb (1.4 kg) without counterweight discs

Counterweight discs:
12x large discs average 2.75 oz (78 g)
4x small discs average 1 oz (28 g)
Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer
  • 4 x Small Counterweights
  • 12 x Large Counterweights
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    GlidecamXR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer
     
    3.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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      (1)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (6)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (5)
      • Complex projects (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Great stabilizer

      By zarconiphoto

      from Washington, DC

      Comments about Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer:

      This stabilizer does exactly as promised.

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      4.0

      Pretty Cool Toy

      By Glenn Of Stuart

      from Stuart, FL

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer:

        I've been using my new Glidecam for several days now and I've been reasonably impressed. However, it is a bit of a mixed bag.

        First of all, it's not as hard as everyone would have you believe to balance. If you have reasonable mechanical aptitude you'll have it figured out in 15 or 20 minutes.

        Secondly, I think only Olympic weightlifters can hoist this baby for longer than 30 - 40 seconds with any full-sized camera and lens on it. I started with my 6D and a 24 - 70 and was moaning in short order. Because the most effective focal length is at 24mm with that lens I had a lot of weight I was holding up unnecessarily. Changed to a 20mm 2.8 and some wonderful things happened. First I was able to remove some of the counterweights that control the vertical balance. Second was shedding the weight from the heavier lens. So now the rig is far lighter and therefore more manageable. BTW I'm 6'2, 220lbs so I can put some muscle into a project but this is far easier to manage which keeps me more willing to use it.

        Once you get it all set-up you can do some fun things with it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By Pursuit Films

        from Portland Or.

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer:

          I am using this with a 5dmii and it has performed awesome!
          I would definitely recommend this product.
          It is a little harder to adjust than the pro version but still performs the same.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Great construction - hard to balance

          By Student Film Director

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Hard to balance
          • Time consuming

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer:

          It's taken two people more than a few hours to balance this guy - it's very finnicky. The instructions are good and it's easy to construct, but getting it to perform right is a challenge. It's also very heavy even with just a small camera on it. The gliding mechanics are really nice and the pieces are high quality.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          awesomess to the core!

          By Philly Jeremy

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films

            Comments about Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer:

            once you get it balanced it makes cinematic beauty!!! I use this for weddings/corporate videos/short films...everything and everything. Very versatile.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Screw smaller

            By cleiton csp

            from hyattsville, MD

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Lacks Functionality
            • Screws Smaller

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer:

            The screws were smaller than the holes... It was bad... I will have to change it...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            xr4000 better than 4000pro

            By ethan j bently

            from nyc midtown

            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects

              Comments about Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer:

              this is my second glidecam. i also own the 4000pro it was the version before this unit, they don't make it anymore. this xr4000 has many nice updates from new gimbal, much smoother and central post design. video work is much smoother with the xr4000 than the 4000pro because gimbal is update to the hd gimbal. counter weight setup and design is better than 4000pro. i like all of the updates on the xr4000, it makes it better and footage is vastly improved and seems to be more lightweight

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              3.0

              Tricky without the harness

              By TH

              from Brooklyn, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer:

              I'm still getting it down, but without the harness I'm so far finding it tricky to stabilize just right.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Unsatisfied

              By S. Syed

              from NYC

              About Me Business Owner, Pro videographer

              Pros

              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Difficult Balancing
              • Heavy
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer:

                After purchasing this product, I tried to balance my camera (which fits well within the weight limits) for 6 hours. I have experience with balancing cameras on another brand of stabilizer, so I'm not new to this. I followed the manual exactly. I even looked up videos and tutorials. At the end, I was unsuccessful. Then, I thought maybe it was me. I had two other people try to balance this thing - one of them is a senior mechanical engineer. Both of them became frustrated with the unit and gave up.

                There are no markings, so you have to deal with everything by feel. Some units are like this, but the issue is, this unit is VERY sensitive. 0.5 mm can throw it terribly off.

                Moreover, it's heavy. For extended use, be sure to get the vest.

                I really did want to like this. I heard great things about the HD4000, so I decided to get this unit as I was told it's the new reengineered version. This is very affordable and apparently, provides great results for those who can balance it. You will be able to find videos where this unit enables the user to get gorgeous imagery. I'm not saying it doesn't work well. I'm saying it's one of the most frustrating pieces of equipment I have ever bought... this coming from a guy who shoots Canon and Nikon interchangeably - using both interfaces and opposite focus rings - without a second thought or frustration.

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