The Glidecam HD4000 & HD1000 Stabilizer Systems and Two Body-Pod Supports Kit
from B&H Photo
features two lightweight, hand-held camcorder stabilizing systems, plus two lightweight rigid support systems which let you shoot in cushioned comfort for indefinite periods of time. The HD4000 is upgraded from the 4000 Pro, and the HD1000 is upgraded from the 1000 Pro, and both offer fine adjustments and an improved gimbal and balance system. The HD1000 supports cameras that weigh between 1.5 and 3 lb. The HD4000 supports cameras between 4 lb and 10 lb in weight.
Camera stabilization systems like these work to provide camera stability during movement for dynamic and subjective camera shots. They utilize a balancing system that dampens the user's body movement, providing a smooth, floating moving image appearance usually achieved with more expensive equipment. The Body-Pod makes it possible to do all this and keep doing it for long periods of time, comfortably.