Glidecam HD1000 Stabilizer System

Glidecam HD1000 Stabilizer System

Glidecam HD1000 Stabilizer System

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Product Highlights

  • For Small Cameras
  • 1.5 to 3 lb Capacity

Glidecam HD1000 overview

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The Glidecam HD1000 is a lightweight, handheld stabilizing system for DSLRs and small camcorders weighing up to 3 lb. This system is upgraded from the 1000 Pro and offers fine adjustments and an improved gimbal and balance system.

This system provides camera stability during movement for dynamic and subjective shots. It utilizes a balancing system that dampens the user's body movement, providing a smooth floating image usually achieved with more expensive equipment.

Upgrades from 1000 Pro
This system is upgraded in its gimbal movement, adjustment, and camera balance.
No Tools Needed
A no-tool telescoping central post allows for precision balance and easy adjustment.
In the Box
Glidecam HD1000 Stabilizer System
  • Camera Mounting Plate
  • Mid Plate
  • Bottom Plate
  • Central Post (15")
  • Three Axis Gimbal with Yoke and Offset Handle
  • Telescoping Post (7")
  • Base Platform
  • 8 x Steel Counterbalance Weight Disk
  • Hardware Bag
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    Glidecam HD1000 specs

    Stabilizer Type Single-Grip Handheld
    Load Capacity 1.5 to 3 lb / 0.7 to 1.3 kg
    Camera Mount 1/4"-20 Screw, Quick Release
    Height 12 to 16" / 30.5 to 40.6 cm
    Center Column Diameter 0.75" / 1.9 cm
    Weight 1.9 lb / 0.8 kg
    Counterweights None
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Camera Platform Dimensions 6.3 x 3.3 x 1.0" / 15.9 x 8.3 x 2.5 cm
    Base Platform Dimensions 10.2 to 13.0 x 3.2" / 26.0 to 33.0 x 8.3 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 9.0 x 6.2"

    Glidecam HD1000 reviews

    HD1000 Stabilizer System is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 85.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too complicated for the 550D I got this two weeks ago, and i cant get the correct balance, since days and days of testing the glidecam 1000. I bought this one because was the recommended to the 550D, the instructions are not so accurate, so i check every video on internet about this, and nothing, am thinking that maybe something is wrong with my unit, ill gone keep trying, so my suggestion is: Please make some practical, an objective instructions for each of the glidecams and not a general instructions, since the glidecam 2000 its different, and those came with my glidecam 1000. (550D Sigma 30 mm 1.4 Glidecam 1000)
    Date published: 2012-02-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Finicky, inconsistent, and wastes time This device does not behave consistently and is a complete waste of time. I spent a Friday evening preparing for a Saturday shoot and spent a good amount of time getting the height/weights and other adjustments correct. I finally managed to succeed. Then that Saturday on location, after making sure the device was remain untouched and was exactly as I set it the previous day, it again was off balance. I spent nearly an hour as a client waited trying to adjust it once again as if I had never done so. Do not buy this product it simply is not consistent and is much too bothersome. You will waste precious time getting it to balance once again.
    Date published: 2013-08-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome I was considering a lot of different stabilzer models, but after testing this one out i found that it was perfect for my canon vixia HF20. I plan on getting the 7D and the glide cam will work for that camera model as well (bonus!). It does take some time to stabilize but after you get it the first time, only minor adjustments are needed after putting it away. i am worried about going at high speeds, the camera does tend to pan left because of the wind that catches the open view finder, but it isn't a huge issue. Spent about 2 hours for the first time, and then about 3 min every time after. Great product, very smooth.
    Date published: 2011-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Difference maker! I am using this with the Canon T2i and I love it. It's quite easy to set up and use. Despite this being my first Glidecam experience, I was able to set it up and dive in right away. After a couple of hours of practice I was getting silky smooth footage. The difference between handheld footage and Glidecam footage is astounding. It adds an amazing level of professionalism to your shots and opens up so many other shot options. If you are a Wedding or Sports Videographer, this is a must. If you want your stuff to look more film like, this is a must. I would put this up there with a Dolly Slider in the most important accessory to your DSLR category. Love it, would buy again, and would suggest to anyone.
    Date published: 2010-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product There is definitely a learning curve, but this product is incredible once you figure out how to use it, but you have to be willing to give it time. Don't buy this and expect perfect shots, it really does take practice. The tool is only as good as the operator. I gave it 5 stars because I love it, and I actually think it's been really fun learning to use it. But do not buy this the day before you shoot a wedding and expect it to turn out good. It took me a couple hours to figure out how to balance it quickly, and a bunch more to figure out how to use it in the field. The results are amazing though.
    Date published: 2012-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once balanced, works well I'm using it with a Sony NEX5r and pancake lens. I bought the manfrotto quick release system and still had to put another weight under the cheese plate to get enough weight on top. Balancing took about an hour since I had never used one before. There's a good video by Devin on YouTube that shows proper hand placement; the manual didn't quite get it right.
    Date published: 2014-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product. Works great with Nikon D5500 When I was doing research on whether to get the HD1000 or the HD2000 I tried but failed to find out which one was sufficient for the weight of my Nikon D5500, so I thought I'd post here that the HD1000 is more than able to handle a mid-level DSLR, with a boom mic attached to the hotshoe, no less. If you don't plan on adding much more than that, the HD1000 is more than capable. And compared to this cheapo no name brand S40 Pro (that's a style, not a brand name!) this thing is elegant and a joy to balance.
    Date published: 2015-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy but incredible This is a serious piece of machinery. I'm a small woman, so holding this for long periods of time hasn't been in my favor, but it is so slick and such a nice piece of gear, it just isn't for me considering my size.
    Date published: 2016-09-22
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