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Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black)

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  • Lightweight Stabilizer for GoPro & More
  • Supports iPhone via Optional Adapter
  • 10 - 13" Telescopic Post
  • 3-Axis Gimbal Handle
  • Camera Mounting Plate with 1/4" Threads
  • Two .9 oz Counterweight Discs
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Color: Black

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The Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for 16 oz Cameras (Black) is a very lightweight stabilizer for use with GoPro and other small cameras weighing up to 16 ounces. A camera mounting plate with 1/4" mounting threads is integrated for attaching a camera. You can also use the stabilizer with an iPhone via an optional iGlide Adapter.

Underneath the camera plate is a telescopic post that extends from 10 to 13 inches. On the side of the post is a handle on a 3-axis gimbal that'll let you pan, tilt and perform Dutch angles. On the bottom end of the post is a flat base that accepts two included counterweight discs and serves as a stand. Together with the counterweights, the stabilizer weighs just under 14 ounces.

Lightweight Stabilizer for GoPro & iPhone
  • Supports GoPro and other action cameras up to 16 oz
  • Supports iPhone via optional iGlide Adapter
  • 10 - 13" telescopic post
  • 3-axis gimbal handle
  • Camera mounting plate with 1/4" mounting threads
  • Two .9 oz counterweight discs
Weight Capacity 16 oz (.45 kg)
Material Aircraft grade aluminum
Telescopic Post 0.6" diameter (1.5 cm)
Extends from approx. 10 to 13" (25 to 33 cm)
Camera Mounting Plate 4.9 x 2.2 x 0.6" (12.5 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm)
Features 1/4" mounting holes
Base Platform 7.2 x 2.5" (18.2 x 6.3 cm)
Counterweight Discs Each is 0.9 oz (25 g)
Weight Without counterweights: 13.6 oz (385 g)
Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black)
  • 2 x Counterweight Discs
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty
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    GlidecamiGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black)
     
    4.1

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (13)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Highly compatible (7)
    • Professional quality (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (10)
      • Independent films (9)
      • Complex projects (5)
      • In the studio (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6), Professional artist (6), Business owner (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Wow, The iGlide Is Amazing

      Before we start I would like to say I have a youtube video featuring footage with this, and I am VERY pleased with the footage. Just search my name "Matt...Read complete review

      Before we start I would like to say I have a youtube video featuring footage with this, and I am VERY pleased with the footage. Just search my name "Matt Cornelius" and you will find my channel and video called "Glidecam iGlide - Test Drive Impressions - Flying With Panasonic Lumix LX7" *EDIT* I also have a new video out now "How to Balance The iGlide Glidecam + Flying Tips For Any Glidecam" So look for that one as well.(BTW I have flying tips in this review as well) I have spent hours upon hours reading articles and watching tutorial videos and watching people use glidecams and I have took what I learned and will pass it to you in this review/tutorial.

      This product is well worth the money for the results being delivered. It suprised me how good it was the first time I used it. Keep in mind what this was designed for. Beginner to Professional use for smaller cameras. KEEP YOUR DEMANDS REASONABLE. This isn't a professional Glidecam 2000 designed for a Canon 5D to be sitting on top. BUT, with practice you can achieve professional results I believe with the iGlide.

      Lightweight aircraft aluminum makes this easy to store and carry with you anywhere. With this being for lightweight cameras I it can be harder to control sometimes when compared to a professional unit but with practice it can be achievable.

      SETUP: Yes, VERY Tedious but once you get it dialed in it is awesome. First of all, follow the instructions. Don't give up, have patience and you will get it. Watch tutorials and get an understanding of how the balancing works. This don't come with fine tune adjustment knobs. You have to take your time and barely move the sliders and weights on bottom a micrometer at a time to achieve balance. Don't let this scare you, you will get it.

      GUIDING HAND: Since this unit is lightweight it is hard to guide, but with patience you will get it down. I find guiding is best with a 2 finger pinch grip right under the gymbal. A light touch is enough to send this off balance so aquire the skill. You don't learn guitar the first hour you pick it up do you? Practice Practice.

      TECHNIQUE: As I said in the video I believe it Is 45% technique. Keep your arm at a 45 degree angle while shooting. BEND your knees and walk like you are sneaking up behind someone. Bending your knees isolates muscle movement and keeps it to a minimum so it will not shake your hand. *THIS IS IMPORTANT... A LOT OF PEOPLE GET SHAKY VIDEO BECAUSE OF THIS AND BLAME IT ON THE iGLIDE*

      PRACTICE THE RIGHT WAY: Get in your living room, walk back and forth with proper body mechanics for as long as you can. Run also. Go outside, practice walking around a tree keeping note of how your technique is doing. Watch your video and look for areas to improve.

      GETTING THE "BUTTERY SMOOTH FLYING EFFECT" : Focus the center of your camera on an object and keep it in the center of the camera, and walk towards your subject always keeping the object in middle of your screen, this gets rid of unnecessary sway of your arms and body and helps give the illusion that your camera is flying in a straight line. (I am not saying this is how you need to use it )but I found it can help if your trying to find that "smoothy butterness"

      USING SIDESTEPPING: Often times we can get sway with our glidecam if we try to walk around an object keeping it at the center of focus. I observed Devin Graham doing this a ton in his behind-the-scenes videos. As you begin to circle an object side step into it. This eliminates you trying to spin using the guide hand as much and creates a smooth pan. (Like the tire swing in my video)

      FINAL THOUGHTS: Once you get used to balancing this It is all up to you. Devin Graham even said in an interview "People always ask me why my video isn't as smooth as yours?" I been using this for 9 years he replied... Look at this as learning to play guitar, you will get the hang of it after practicing . Keep your demands reasonable and practice practice practice! Always look at ways to improve! Like I said, I believe 45% is technique!

      I believe some of the negative reviews you have seen is due to improper body mechanics while using this. You just don't pick this thing up and expect it to look like a professional shot wedding video with a glidecam 2000. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE, you will get it down!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good, but requires modification

      I do like Glidecam. For the money, they offer camera stabilizers that perform well. The iGlide seems like a perfect solution for tiny cameras, and while it is a great solution it is...Read complete review

      I do like Glidecam. For the money, they offer camera stabilizers that perform well. The iGlide seems like a perfect solution for tiny cameras, and while it is a great solution it is far from perfect, requiring the purchase of extra pieces before use. Knowing the challenge ahead of time will help in making the right purchase.

      To begin, I purchased the iGlide for use with both a GoPro and a Canon EOS-M. As with any Glidecam (or with any other stabilizer), balance is the key and figuring out how to get the device properly balanced is a hurdle that is crossed only once. After finding the magic combination, it's easy to recreate.

      The construction is solid and lightweight. Most larger stabilizers really need a vest and arm rig to accommodate, as handheld use over extended periods of time will cause fatigue. The iGlide is lightweight enough, even loaded with a camera, that the vest and arm aren't required. I do like that the handle will sit atop such a support system, though.

      Out of the box, the iGlide is fully assembled and ready for a camera. This, however, is where things get a little tricky. The stabilizer is packaged with two half-inch, 1/4"x20 bolts for mounting a camera to the top plate, along with two small washers. The bolts are too long. With both my GoPro on the tripod mount adapter and my EOS-M, the threaded mounts are shallower than the bolt. Even with both washers in use, the bolt does not screw in far enough to tighten, leaving the camera free to flop around on the plate.

      The solution: purchase 1/4"x20 threaded nuts from the hardware store. One of these still required the addition of one of the included washers. The other option, if one is handy with power tools (such as a Dremmel) is to cut the included bolt down a bit.

      Once I'd purchased the nut, I was able to get both cameras mounted and balanced. The counterweights on the bottom plate are slim, and the stabilizer comes with only two. Having a second pair would increase flexibility, and though the iGlide is rated for 14oz. any stabilizer has a little lee-way if the counterbalance is correct. Again, to the hardware store for a couple of large washers to act as counterweights.

      Balancing is a little more tricky with the iGlide than with larger Glidecam stabilizers, only because working with smaller parts means that adjustments may need to be even more miniscule. It took me about 20 minutes to get it just right the first time, and much of that was spent trying to get the plate's two adjustment axes shifted in near-microscopic intervals.

      In all, this is a great tool for compact cameras. I only wish Glidecam provided better (shorter) mounting bolts and a little extra counterweight. That would increase my review to 4 stars.

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      4.0

      Good piece of gear for the price

      By Deadeye

      from Middleburg, FL

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needs More Weight On Top

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films

      Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

      Very well made; comes fully assembled right out of the box. It could have used a little more weight at the top to better stabilize really light cameras like the GoPro, but that was easily remedied by attaching a quick release head to the mounting plate. Getting the balance just right is a little tricky, but not terribly difficult; you just need a little patience. "Flying" the camera to get that dreamy feel to your videos requires a little practice, but the results are awesome.

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      4.0

      Don't judge a book by its cover

      By Duxyork

      from West New York, NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

            Iam using the iglidecam in my home movies,
            and my vacations

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            5.0

            iGlide works with sony rx 100 2

            By Larry

            from Fargo

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

              added a set of flat washers of various sizes two 5mm bolts with wing nuts and rubber spacers next to the metal plate for $ to increase the weight options and works excellent

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              4.0

              A must have

              By Carson

              from Espanola, Ontario

              About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Performance

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

              This is a wonderful product and I love it. It is very simple and easy to use but if you are purchasing it for a GoPro you will need to figure out some kind of way to make it more top heavy. I used a custom fabricated piece of metal waying 10onzes because the GoPro is just over 3 and the iGlide requires a 14onze camera.

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              3.0

              Good, but...

              By Mel V.

              from Los Angeles, CA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact Design

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films

              Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

              For the price, this iGlide should provide extra washers for the counterweight at the bottom. I'm using mine with a GoPro 3+ (including the case, the LCD backpack, tripod mount, and an Oben quick release plate). You might think it's too heavy, but it's really not. Actually, without the quick release plate, the GoPro plus the accessories are too light and the iGlide's drop time is too fast(when balancing). This means the top is too light. When I added the quick release plate, the top becomes too heavy and more weight in the bottom is needed to counter. Glidecam only give you 2 pieces of washers! NOT enough! This company is el cheapo (for the premium price you pay). You also have to be extra careful when removing the screws on its plate. If you're in a rush and drop one (and lose it in the process), you're pretty much doomed! Again, Glidecame doesn't provide spares. Built quality is not the best, but good enough for professional use. It's smaller than I thought. Wanted to slap a GoPro sticker, but no chance or no room. If Glidecam only provided extra weights and extra sets of screws, I would give it 4 1/2 stars overall. I'm removing the half star because it's logo is a bit blurry (nothing to worry about, I'm just being picky).

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              5.0

              I am not afraid of Stabilizers anymore!

              By yuespi

              from New York City, NY

              About Me Designer, Hobbyist, Mechanical Engineer, Sculptor

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films

                Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                I am using it with my Sony NEX 3N and it was so easy to balance with that camera. I did not need any additional weights (When I opened the box, my first reaction was "Oh no! There are no additional weights! What am I gonna do?" but it all worked out pretty good and easy to balance for my camera)

                The physics behind is easy to understand so you can quickly learn how to balance by watching some videos.

                You can get a good balance in about 5-10 minutes, and you may want to spend an additional 10-15 minutes to fine tune it so you are pretty comfortable using it for your shoot.

                My first stabilizer was Vidpro SB-8 Video Stabilizer. After spending two days trying to get a balance with Vidpro, I finally gave up and returned it! Then I got the iGlide and it was such a relief! I could balance it and it works great. So they deserve the price difference.

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                5.0

                iGlide works as promised

                By Rock House Radio dot com

                from New York

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects

                  Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                  I use the iGlide to record live performances for rock bands. I use a Zoom Q4 which has great XY audio mics but no image stabilization. I purchased the iGlide in order to get smoother shots.

                  The iGlide takes a little practice but by my second video shoot my videos were smooth and consistent. The tricky part is steadying your guiding hand below the gimble. Once you get comfortable with the standard movements the iGlide works very well.

                  The iGlide works much better than the mono-pole I previously used for this purpose.

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                  5.0

                  Works Great!

                  By Chad the Entrepreneur

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                    The iGlide is simple to use and produces some excellent results. I'm glad I purchased it with my GoPro 3+. It's well worth the money to add a smooth, professional touch to my videos.

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                    2.0

                    Needs more weight

                    By Cooper

                    from Murray KY

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Gopro 3 Is Too Heavy
                    • Iphone 5s Is Too Heavy
                    • Lacks Functionality
                    • Limited Compatibility
                    • Poor Performance
                    • Size
                    • Weight

                    Best Uses

                    • Gopro 3
                    • Gopro 3 Only
                    • Gopro3 Plus

                    Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                    This mount is way too lightweight for anything to work right. It's counterbalance is too lightweight for anything but a GoPro 3+. Not a good buy. I would get the Glidecam XR-2000 instead.

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                    5.0

                    Better than the Smoothie

                    By Los

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Professional Artist, Video editor

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                      There's a lot of rant of rave about how hard this is to balance. I took me about 5 minutes to do so. I looked up a couple videos online, just to make sure I did it right. I personally feel like I have more control with the iGlide over the smoothie, especially when running and panning. Overall, my videos look very smooth and professional looking.

                      FYI, when using with the GoPro, its recommended to have the LED screen attached along with the hard casing. I like to balance mine a little forward with the camera tilted up so no matter how i turn, the camera is always facing forward. And as I'm sure you've read in many reviews, practice,practice,practice!

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                      3.0

                      Good, but requires modification

                      By Alex H.

                      from Knoxville, TN

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Limited Compatibility
                      • Needs Extra Pieces

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                      I do like Glidecam. For the money, they offer camera stabilizers that perform well. The iGlide seems like a perfect solution for tiny cameras, and while it is a great solution it is far from perfect, requiring the purchase of extra pieces before use. Knowing the challenge ahead of time will help in making the right purchase.

                      To begin, I purchased the iGlide for use with both a GoPro and a Canon EOS-M. As with any Glidecam (or with any other stabilizer), balance is the key and figuring out how to get the device properly balanced is a hurdle that is crossed only once. After finding the magic combination, it's easy to recreate.

                      The construction is solid and lightweight. Most larger stabilizers really need a vest and arm rig to accommodate, as handheld use over extended periods of time will cause fatigue. The iGlide is lightweight enough, even loaded with a camera, that the vest and arm aren't required. I do like that the handle will sit atop such a support system, though.

                      Out of the box, the iGlide is fully assembled and ready for a camera. This, however, is where things get a little tricky. The stabilizer is packaged with two half-inch, 1/4"x20 bolts for mounting a camera to the top plate, along with two small washers. The bolts are too long. With both my GoPro on the tripod mount adapter and my EOS-M, the threaded mounts are shallower than the bolt. Even with both washers in use, the bolt does not screw in far enough to tighten, leaving the camera free to flop around on the plate.

                      The solution: purchase 1/4"x20 threaded nuts from the hardware store. One of these still required the addition of one of the included washers. The other option, if one is handy with power tools (such as a Dremmel) is to cut the included bolt down a bit.

                      Once I'd purchased the nut, I was able to get both cameras mounted and balanced. The counterweights on the bottom plate are slim, and the stabilizer comes with only two. Having a second pair would increase flexibility, and though the iGlide is rated for 14oz. any stabilizer has a little lee-way if the counterbalance is correct. Again, to the hardware store for a couple of large washers to act as counterweights.

                      Balancing is a little more tricky with the iGlide than with larger Glidecam stabilizers, only because working with smaller parts means that adjustments may need to be even more miniscule. It took me about 20 minutes to get it just right the first time, and much of that was spent trying to get the plate's two adjustment axes shifted in near-microscopic intervals.

                      In all, this is a great tool for compact cameras. I only wish Glidecam provided better (shorter) mounting bolts and a little extra counterweight. That would increase my review to 4 stars.

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                      3.0

                      The odd one out

                      By Anooj

                      from Jersey City, NJ

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Impossible To Balance
                      • Lacks Functionality
                      • No Fine Adjustment Screws
                      • Poor Design
                      • Poor Performance

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                      I bought the iGlide to use with my GoPro 3 Black.Let me share my observations:First THE GOOD things about it: ---------1. The product is very well built and it is very sturdy.2. Very Light weight and compact, it can easily be carried in my back pack.3. Low cost option for a stabilized GoPro footage.THE BAD:--------1. Very Hard to balance: I mounted the GoPro using the standard tripod mount to the cheese plate.Without adding any weights to the baseplate I tried to balance it, the setup was too top heavy, so I extended the extension tube to the max limit but still it was top heavy.So I added the weights(by the way it comes with only one set of weight plates) and tried to balance, but this time it was too bottom heavy and even after fully retracting the extension tubeit was bottom heavy, so I was forced to add some quarters(4) below the tripod mound and cheese plate to get it balanced.The UGLY:---------The iGlide does not have the fine adjustment screws to do the horizontal adjustments (front-back, left-right) which is very important and critical in achieving the perfect balance.We have these adjustment screws in all other glide cam models. You have to manually do it with hand which is nearly impossible as even a slightest micro mm variation will set it out of balance. (Too bad they can't provide this)Conclusion: Not a useful product out of the box. Absence of fine adjustment screws cannot be justified or it make this product impossible to balance and useless.Returning to buy the HD 2000(Yes I need to add some weight plates on the top to use the gopro, but it gives me more flexibility as I can use it with my DSLR). I bought 1/4 inch 20 nuts and bolts and washers to mount it.

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                      5.0

                      Wow, The iGlide Is Amazing

                      By Weegsta

                      from Texarkana, AR

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Home Movies

                        Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                        Before we start I would like to say I have a youtube video featuring footage with this, and I am VERY pleased with the footage. Just search my name "Matt Cornelius" and you will find my channel and video called "Glidecam iGlide - Test Drive Impressions - Flying With Panasonic Lumix LX7" *EDIT* I also have a new video out now "How to Balance The iGlide Glidecam + Flying Tips For Any Glidecam" So look for that one as well.(BTW I have flying tips in this review as well) I have spent hours upon hours reading articles and watching tutorial videos and watching people use glidecams and I have took what I learned and will pass it to you in this review/tutorial.

                        This product is well worth the money for the results being delivered. It suprised me how good it was the first time I used it. Keep in mind what this was designed for. Beginner to Professional use for smaller cameras. KEEP YOUR DEMANDS REASONABLE. This isn't a professional Glidecam 2000 designed for a Canon 5D to be sitting on top. BUT, with practice you can achieve professional results I believe with the iGlide.

                        Lightweight aircraft aluminum makes this easy to store and carry with you anywhere. With this being for lightweight cameras I it can be harder to control sometimes when compared to a professional unit but with practice it can be achievable.

                        SETUP: Yes, VERY Tedious but once you get it dialed in it is awesome. First of all, follow the instructions. Don't give up, have patience and you will get it. Watch tutorials and get an understanding of how the balancing works. This don't come with fine tune adjustment knobs. You have to take your time and barely move the sliders and weights on bottom a micrometer at a time to achieve balance. Don't let this scare you, you will get it.

                        GUIDING HAND: Since this unit is lightweight it is hard to guide, but with patience you will get it down. I find guiding is best with a 2 finger pinch grip right under the gymbal. A light touch is enough to send this off balance so aquire the skill. You don't learn guitar the first hour you pick it up do you? Practice Practice.

                        TECHNIQUE: As I said in the video I believe it Is 45% technique. Keep your arm at a 45 degree angle while shooting. BEND your knees and walk like you are sneaking up behind someone. Bending your knees isolates muscle movement and keeps it to a minimum so it will not shake your hand. *THIS IS IMPORTANT... A LOT OF PEOPLE GET SHAKY VIDEO BECAUSE OF THIS AND BLAME IT ON THE iGLIDE*

                        PRACTICE THE RIGHT WAY: Get in your living room, walk back and forth with proper body mechanics for as long as you can. Run also. Go outside, practice walking around a tree keeping note of how your technique is doing. Watch your video and look for areas to improve.

                        GETTING THE "BUTTERY SMOOTH FLYING EFFECT" : Focus the center of your camera on an object and keep it in the center of the camera, and walk towards your subject always keeping the object in middle of your screen, this gets rid of unnecessary sway of your arms and body and helps give the illusion that your camera is flying in a straight line. (I am not saying this is how you need to use it )but I found it can help if your trying to find that "smoothy butterness"

                        USING SIDESTEPPING: Often times we can get sway with our glidecam if we try to walk around an object keeping it at the center of focus. I observed Devin Graham doing this a ton in his behind-the-scenes videos. As you begin to circle an object side step into it. This eliminates you trying to spin using the guide hand as much and creates a smooth pan. (Like the tire swing in my video)

                        FINAL THOUGHTS: Once you get used to balancing this It is all up to you. Devin Graham even said in an interview "People always ask me why my video isn't as smooth as yours?" I been using this for 9 years he replied... Look at this as learning to play guitar, you will get the hang of it after practicing . Keep your demands reasonable and practice practice practice! Always look at ways to improve! Like I said, I believe 45% is technique!

                        I believe some of the negative reviews you have seen is due to improper body mechanics while using this. You just don't pick this thing up and expect it to look like a professional shot wedding video with a glidecam 2000. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE, you will get it down!

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                        4.0

                        Perfect for smooth GoPro videos

                        By Robert

                        from Dublin NH

                        About Me Professional Artist

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • EXPENSIVE

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                          Great lightweight support for creating smooth action videos with the amazing GoPro

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                          4.0

                          Great for small Sony Nex's

                          By RrunnerS

                          from Bay Area

                          About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                            Works great with my sonyNex 5r, 16mm lens. I can use the fisheye adaptor with extra weights on the bottom (50cent washers) also, no need for the other rigs with my setup. Price is right, it just takes a lot of practice, I run with mine.I wish it had an actual quick release for the mount, that seems to be the products biggest draw back since they can run 20-80$

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                            4.0

                            works great with my Canon Eos M

                            By travel guy

                            from Newport Beach, CA

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                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black):

                              I needed a small portable stabilizer that I can travel with - the iGlide was perfect. It works very well with my Eos M with 22mm lens.

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