Glidecam Body-Pod

Glidecam Body-Pod

Glidecam Body-Pod

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  • For Glidecam 2000 Pro, 4000 Pro, HD-1000, HD-2000 or HD-4000

Glidecam GLBPD overview

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The Glidecam Body-Pod is a lightweight rigid support system which lets you shoot in cushioned comfort for indefinite periods of time. By taking the weight of the stabilizer off your hands and arms and placing it onto your waist and shoulders, the Body Pod virtually eliminates stress and fatigue, allowing you the freedom to shoot events that require uninterrupted shooting.

The Body Pod is designed to allow you to quickly slide the handle of either the Glidecam 2000 Pro, Glidecam 4000 Pro, Glidecam HD-1000, Glidecam HD-2000 or Glidecam HD-4000 on and off its rigid support, permitting quick back and forth switching between handheld stabilization shooting and body mounted shooting.
Use the system while on the move, such as when walking up and down stairs around your subject matter. You can also become a sort of mobile tripod, maintaining your position while shooting, yet being able to quickly and easily change shooting location, based upon the shooting requirements.
The Body Pod is especially suited for commercial, industrial and corporate videography, such as weddings, real estate videos, sporting events, etc. The system allows you to leave your tripod behind, rendering you free to move about and shoot from places you would normally be unable to shoot quickly from.
Since the support of the Body Pod is rigid, and for the most part, inflexible, it will not absorb and smooth out camera movements as well as a Stabilizer which is being held in just your hands. However, shooting with your Stabilizer attached to the rigid support of the Body Pod still yields results that are far better than unstabilized, hand held shooting or shoulder-supported shooting. Once you get the feel of using the Body Pod, you won't shoot anything without it.
In the Box
Glidecam Body-Pod
  • Padded Waist Belt
  • Shoulder Straps
  • Curved Body Support Tube
  • 6" Extension Post
  • 9" Extension Post
  • Allen Wrench
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    Glidecam GLBPD specs

    Compatibility Glidecam 2000 Pro
    Glidecam 4000 Pro
    Glidecam HD-1000
    Glidecam HD-2000
    Glidecam HD-4000
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.874 x 9.134 x 4.803"

    Glidecam GLBPD reviews

    Body-Pod is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from no no no no no no no no no no no no!!!!! I love my glidecam with my canon 7d and wide IS lens love it, love it, love it, But this thing is just so sad.... I wasn't expecting much... and got even less.... I tried to use it so many ways, I had a friend try it.... I tried glueing it together for more stability. It fits so poorly, it flops around. It's not easy to walk around with if your trying us it to get steady walks.... and even if you just want to rest your wrists... it's so annoying to use. Get a sturdy light stand and keep it around to put your glidecam on to rest your wrists.... I thought about reselling it on craigslist, but I'm not that mean.
    Date published: 2012-08-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from NO!! This is worthless! It is a good idea, but a very poor design. Look at it, does it really look like it's going to work? If you are wanting something to rest your glide cam on while your shooting then that's really all its good for. but to actually shoot with it, forget it. the little s arm just slips any time you try to do something and you can not walk with it, it picks up every motion of your body, your better off just holding the glide cam, except it's so freaking heavy...
    Date published: 2010-03-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from NO!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS! Seriously I got this as a gift with the glidecam hd 2000. Although I love my glidecam this product is useless. Honestly I have no idea how glidecam decided to put this on the market. Also notice that allot of the people who give this a decent amount of stars have either given this as a gift or they just got it..
    Date published: 2013-04-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from More hastle than it's worth When I saw this product online it seemed like a obvious low priced addition to the glidecam and I bought it. When I tried it out at home I quickly realized that it is ackward, flimsy, and not much help unless you are standing perfectly still. The shoulder straps slide off with any movement which gets annoying very quick. Overall it just doesn't work very well.
    Date published: 2009-10-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from it's what I thought it was There is a learning curve to using this with the stabilizer. It needs to be strapped snug. I use it to relieve the pressure on my arm from holding the glidecam.
    Date published: 2008-04-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Product Ever I can't think of a more cheaply-made waste of money. If you want something the help support your glidecam and give your arm a rest, get a production assistant to do it for the experience and save your $!
    Date published: 2011-07-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slightly Disappointed I use this product with my glide cam. Which it works wonderfully with it, and does in fact help by taking weight off my wrist. I don't like it because I was expecting it to be more than two shoulder straps and a piece of foam. However if you just want something cheap, so you don't have to hold your glide cam free hand, it gets the job done.
    Date published: 2008-06-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY This product is flimsy and terrible.... it is not steady at all. I returned it 10 minutes after taking it out of the box.
    Date published: 2010-06-07
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