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Glidecam HD2000 Stabilizer System with Porta Brace Case Kit

B&H # GLHD2000K4 (B&H Kit)
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You Pay: $694.50
Product Highlights
  • Gimbal-Based Camera Stabilizer
  • For Small Cameras (2-6 lb)
  • Balancing System Dampens Body Movements
  • Telescoping Central Post
  • 1000 Denier Cordura Case
  • Houses Camera & Glidecam System
  • Foam Stabilizer Blocks & Camera Cradle
The Glidecam HD2000 Stabilizer System with Porta Brace Case Kit from B&H packs a camera stabilizer and a proper caddy for both the Glidecam HD2000 and your existing compact (2-6 lb) camcorder. The Glidecam HD2000 is a handheld gimbal-based stabilization system that can connect to a support arm & vest (optional – not included) to enable the capture of smooth, shake-free video as you walk.

Constructed of 1000 denier Cordura nylon, the Porta Brace carrying case is designed to protect & transport your HD2000 as well as your camcorder – it's got foam stabilizer blocks, a padded interior divider kit, and a camera cradle to keep the two main pieces of gear from knocking into one another.

Kit Items
    HD2000 Stabilizer System
  • Camera Mounting Plate
  • Mid Plate
  • Bottom Plate
  • Central Post
  • Three Axis Gimbal with Yoke And Offset Handle
  • Telescoping Post
  • Base Platform
  • 12 Steel Counter Balance Weight Disks
  • 90 Day Warranty


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GlidecamHD2000 Stabilizer System with Porta Brace Case Kit
 
4.0

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4.0

Worth it!

By Not quite struggling artist

from Portland, OR

About Me Professional Artist, professional photographer, Professional Videographer

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Highly Compatible
  • Improves Performance
  • Professional Quality

Cons

  • Heavy Without A Vest

Best Uses

  • Complex Projects
  • Independent Films
  • In The Studio

Comments about Glidecam HD2000 Stabilizer System with Porta Brace Case Kit:

Do not let Glidecam's terrible website fool you. They make a darn good stabilizer!

I use this without a stabilizing arm/vest or arm brace and a Steadicam Merlin with the stabilizing vest/arm (1year at this point). The HD2000 is by far the superior product. Cheaper, better design, more versatile, and it allows a longer drop time.
The design helps absorb the up and down movement of walking unlike the Merlin which places the handle directly under the center of mass.
Yes it is heavy. But you have options. You can spend the extra $2k on the x10, an extra $100 on the forearm brace, or you could actually go to the gym you've been paying a monthly fee for.
In a perfect world I would have definitely bought the X10 with this but did not have the capital. After using it for a couple weeks the forearm brace is sounding like a better and better idea.
I have had some issues with the balance staying perfect after some bumps and such but nothing like I had with the Merlin. This system can actually lock down rather than just staying snug at best. Not to mention, you can actually set this down without ruining the balance.
FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD get a quick release assembly. I use the 577 Rapid Connect but anything that allows you attach or remove the camera without disassembly. I tend to just always leave a tripod plate on my cameras so I don't have to deal with losing it or attaching it the same every time anyways.
This Porta Brace bag is huge! I'm not sure what to fill it with but it's nice to have options.
The HD2000 takes some getting used to but once you do it should yield some impressive results.

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