The XR-1000 is a complete handheld system, with a dynamic camera platform that will allow you to mount & achieve proper balance for your small camcorder (0.5-3 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-1000 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-1000, you will no doubt benefit from the addition of an optional support accessory (sold separately), such as a Body-Pod or a Forearm Brace.