Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System

Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System

Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System

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Product Highlights

  • 4-10 lb Capacity
  • 20-28" Telescoping Centerpost
  • Weighs 3.3 lb with Counter Weights
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8" Mounting Holes
  • For Small Cameras
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Configuration: Stabilizer System

Stabilizer System With 577 QR Plate

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Glidecam HD4000 overview

  • 1Description

The Glidecam HD4000 is a lightweight, hand-held camcorder stabilizing system. This system is upgraded from the 4000 Pro and offers fine adjustments and an improved gimbal and balance system.

Camera stabilization systems like this one work to provide camera stability during movement for dynamic and subjective camera shots. It utilizes a balancing system that dampens the user's body movement, providing a smooth, floating moving image appearance usually achieved with more expensive equipment.

Upgrades from 4000 Pro
This system is upgraded in its gimbal movement and adjustment of convergence and camera balance.
No Tools
A no tool telescoping central post allows for precision balance and easy adjustment.
UPC: 674330400085
In the Box
Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System
  • Camera Mounting Plate
  • Mid Plate
  • Bottom Plate
  • Central Post
  • Three Axis Gimbal with Yoke and Offset Handle
  • Telescoping Post
  • Base Platform
  • 12 x Steel Counter Balance Weight Disks
  • Hardware Set
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    Glidecam HD4000 specs

    Construction Aluminum
    Load Capacity 4-10 lb (1.8-4.5 kg)
    Vest Optional Body-Pod
    Arm Optional Forearm Support Brace
    Head Assembly/Top Stage Adjustable
    X,Y Head Dimensions: 8.75 x 5 x 1" (22.23 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm)
    Quick Release Yes and Camera Plate has 1/4"-20 and 3/8" Mounting
    Docking Bracket No
    Dovetail Plate Base Platform:
    13.75-18.25 x 4.75" (34.93-46.36 x 12.07 cm)
    Gimbal Free floating, precision Gimbal
    Dynamic Spin 360-degree panning and tilting
    Post Telescoping Central Support Post:
    20-28" (50.8-71.1 cm)
    1" (2.5 cm) diameter
    Monitor No (optional monitor could be mounted on Base)
    Battery No
    Battery Mount No
    Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 kg) with counter weight plates
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    Package Weight 9.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.7 x 9.3 x 4.9"

    Glidecam HD4000 reviews

    HD4000 Stabilizer System is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 220.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Stars Baby For some reason I headed into the whole operation of buying a glidecam prepared to drop two grand on a simple piece of equipment like this. Not only did the price blow me away, but the performance did too. Two recommendations!!! ONE. Your wrist will get extremely tried after even a minute of use. I workout 3-4 times a week and am quite in shape- the arm brace really extended my shooting time. (Buy this separate for $) TWO. The quick release plate is a must. Just make sure you get one that doesn't blow. The one I got always gets stuck in place and then when I get it out it smashes my finger. Everytime. Anyways that's about it. Happy shooting!
    Date published: 2014-11-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Muscles Not Included Once I put my Canon XHA1 with wide angle lens adapter I could lift it and hold it steady for maybe 2 minutes. I'm in fair physical shape. Suggest weight training if you are not using a vest. I use it with the Glidecam Smooth Shooter. I couldn't otherwise. Highly suggest stealing a C-Stand for balance. I've spent hours trying to balance it and find it difficult. I balanced it as best I could before the gig. When arriving I had to re-balance without the C-Stand. Also suggest you take the C-Stand with you to the gig. I purchased the Manfrotto 357 quick plate release because I felt it wasn't heavy enough and I wanted a better workout. Not. The plate does help during balancing.
    Date published: 2009-08-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome!! It gets 4 stars because for me to rate something 5 stars it has to do the work for me. Ok so I am totally a newbie when it comes to Stabilizer systems. I was part of a shoot where a friend used one and the results were awesome. So I picked one up. I heard of nightmares trying to balance these things. With this it was easy even for a newbie. I was up and shooting in under 10 minutes. Wasn't shooting great... but shooting. Does take some practice but works great. Don't bother with the forearm brace. It only adds a couple of minutes to your hold time. In my opinion This system really needs a vest with it for any lengthy shooting.
    Date published: 2011-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Learning Well this is the first time I've been able to use any kind of stabilizing unit of this quality. I ordered the HD4000 along with the Glidecam body brace for use in moving shots. There is a bit of a learning curve as I am still trying to master how to keep everything as steady as you see in the movies, but it definitely is a benefit when following the action. The only problem I have encountered is the camera plate doesn't line up perfectly with the camera I am using but this can be corrected with some weight distribution on the stabilizer. Overall, it is a great product. Now I just have to learn how to compensate for my heavy step!
    Date published: 2011-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device I have a Canon T2i with a Beachtek, Sennheiser shotgun, and wireless receiver, and had tried to go cheap with a Hague stabilizer. Big mistake. The HD4000 blows away cheaper alternatives. I am still getting used to it, I can't imagine using it with my EX1 without the vest. This is a great tool for DSLR filmmakers. I hope to one day get the vest. I still have a little sway to my shots. I can't tell if I am using enough weight. Very solid rig, although I have already lost one of the knobs that keep the quick release plate in place. The only thing I don't like about using a Glidecam is it limits your shots. It's hard to focus while shooting and you forget about tight shots.
    Date published: 2011-10-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too heavy 5D Mark 2, Glidecam 2000 beter Using my heaviest lens the 24-70mm 2.8L it is still just barely enough weight for the Glidecam 4000 to carry, If I use my Canon 35mm 1.4mm the Glidecam 4000 will not even balance (Balance as in the counterweight at the bottom as intended, instead the rod floats sideways) Unless almost fully extended which makes it quite a huge non compact rig, The design is the exact same as the Glidecam 2000, very sturdy and of a quality build but bigger, the only time it is best balanced is when using the extra weight plate (12.7 oz/ 360g). I like to brag about being able to take 2 minute long smooth shots with the Glidecam 2000 the company I work for owns, I only ordered the Glidecam 4000 thinking it would only be better and because of some misleading advice from some forums, If you have a 5D mark 2 and your heaviest lens isn't more than the 24-70mm which is 805 g (28.4 oz), The Glidecam 2000 is perfect for your needs and more than you need, the Glidecam 4000 is too large a rig and after a 20 second shot I had an agitated sore upper back the next day, strained a muscle, bearing in mind I take two minute smooth straight continuous shots on the Glidecam 2000, and am able to do so again with a short break in between, the 2000 is the perfect compact rig for the 5dmark2, even with a rode mic. (5d mark 2 = 810g / 28.5719 oz body only) Plus I have a muscular physique to behold, so the 4000 is simply too heavy and not realistic for my shooting environment and requirement. The one other ability that is lost with this rig against the Glidecam 2000 is my ability to move from the left side of my body to the right side, with the Glidecam 4000 the tail is simply too long and always bumps my pelvis, whereas the Glidecam 2000 is a perfectly compact size. So this product is definitely solid but not for me and I will stick with the Glidecam 2000 which I have been using for very long time with great experiences and shots obtained. Trusting this review helped, y'all have yourselves a fine day ;D ting*
    Date published: 2013-10-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Difficult to use unless your have muscle I use this product during long events. If the product is balance correctly, it works great. You need to spend time with it before you bring it into the field and make sure that you can balance it quickly and correctly. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it was heavy and couldn't hold it for more than 30 seconds at a time. It get so heavy and recommend getting the arm and vest X10 to go with it. I ended up purchasing the X10 months later, and it works perfectly with the HD 4000. I recommend getting both products. Keep in mind that I'm using a 4 to 6 pound camera and not using an HDSLR. I'm not sure how heavy it gets when using an HDSLR.
    Date published: 2013-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the Line Stabilizer Excellent stabilizing system that works perfectly with everything from DSLRs to small cinema cameras such as the C300. Once you spend some time practicing with it, it can truly act as an incredibly powerful tool in your arsenal. The unit itself is very light and seems to have a very sturdy construction. It's great for steadicam tracking shots and can even replicated a dolly type feel if a stabilizer is used in post. The only thing that I've noticed to keep in mind is the fact that the rotation joint gets a little less fluid in cold conditions. While this is something to keep in mind if shooting in a cold environment, it is certainly not a reason to stray away from this device and does not make the device unusable in anyway.
    Date published: 2015-01-29
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