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The new Glidecam Gold Sled supports film or video cameras weighing from 13 to 38 pounds. The Gold Sled incorporates sophisticated engineering and precision machining to make it lightweight and strong. It is designed with the same look and aesthetics as the Glidecam Gold Arm and Vest, and is available with one of the various daylight viewable, LCD monitors. The black parts of the Glidecam Gold Sled are anodized black with a few parts hard coated black.
The precision, x-y adjustable Head assembly utilizes low friction Teflon which is incorporated into its hard coat finish. The Head assembly's back panel has a 3-pin Lemo 1B303 style with switchable 12/24 volt power, BNC video in, and a 2 pin Lemo 1B302 style with 12 volt out. The front panel has a 2-pin Lemo 1B302 style with 12 volt out, two 4-pin Lemo OB304 style with video/power out and one 4-pin Lemo OB304 video/power in connectors. The head also has a custom designed video distribution amp installed for clear video signals, and incorporates a dovetail camera plate for quick front to back balance.
The Gimbal incorporates 4 bearings inside the handle to yoke connection (the tilt axis). There are 2 bearings on each side of the yoke, providing 4 bearings for the roll axis. There are 2 central main bearings for the pan axis. This doubles the gimbal's thrust capacity and creates less than a .0002° deflection off true center. All Gimbal parts are machined within .0005° accuracy and are hard coat black. A very tight knurling has been machined onto the Gimbal Tube to improve handling. An easy to replace soft foam covers the handle grip.
The Sled has a no-tools Telescoping Center Post. The top and bottom of the Post both have 90-degree rotation, and quick release connectors (bayonet style). This allows the Head and the Base of the Sled to be removed quickly. The custom shielded wire coil assembly inside the post has 8-pin Lemo style connectors on both ends for quick dis-assembly. The Center Post also incorporates an alignment pin as part of the no-tools clamp that controls the extension of the Telescoping Post. This pin keeps the upper and lower posts in alignment so the Head and Base of the Gold Sled are always parallel to each other.
Anton Bauer Style Base
The Anton Bauer Style Base for the Glidecam Gold Sled accepts up to three Anton Bauer Gold Mount Batteries. These batteries deliver 12 volts to the base (for the monitor) and either 12 or 24 volts (switchable) to the head for use with video or film cameras. The Base incorporates one BNC Video out connector, one 12/24 volt power switch, three circuit breakers and two 4-pin Lemo style OB304 video/12 volt power out connectors. The Glidecam Gold Sled monitor mounting bracket can be rotated 180 degrees, with no-tools adjustment so the monitor is viewable during low mode operation.
In the Box
Glidecam Gold Series Sled with Anton Bauer Base- Supports up to 38.0 lb (17.2 kg)
Adjustable from 22" to 32" with Gimbal guide scale markings.
Free floating, no tools precision three axis Gimbal (<.0002" deflection off true center)
360 degree panning and tilting
Head Assembly/Top Stage
Front: 2-pin Lemo 1B302 style with 12 volt out, two 4-pin Lemo OB304 style with video/power out and one 4-pin Lemo OB304 video/power in connectors Back: Lemo 1B303 style with switchable 12/24 volt power, BNC video in, and a 2 pin Lemo 1B302 style with 12 volt out.
Glidecam Gold Series Sled w/Anton Bauer Base Review