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Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer

BH #GLXR4000 • MFR #XR-4000
Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer
Key Features
  • For Mid-Sized Camcorders from 4-10 lb
  • Three-Axis Gimbal
  • Camera Balance Platform
  • 16 x Included Counterweight Discs
The Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer represents an affordable way to put your compact camcorder on a floating platform, enabling you to capture the types of professional handheld shots that add dynamic flair to any video production. Smooth camera movement that ranges freely in every dimension is not something you can achieve via dollies or shoulder-mount rigs. For truly unfettered, floating camera moves, you need a gimbal-based camera stabilizer.

The XR-4000 is a complete handheld system, with a dynamic camera platform that will allow you to mount & achieve proper balance for your mid-sized camcorder (4-10 lb), a telescoping central post that allows you to adjust the height of the unit, and a balance platform that supports any combination of the included large and small counterbalance weights. At the center of everything, however, is the three-axis gimbal that lets the camera handle move freely while the rest of the stabilizer stays upright, thereby eliminating the shake that plagues most handheld camerawork.

The design of the Glidecam XR-4000 is tool-free, so you'll be able to set up and achieve balance easily & quickly every time. With practice you'll be steering your camera through three dimensions naturally and smoothly without a second thought, as if the camera platform were a cloud floating through calm skies.

For long periods of operation with the XR-4000, you will no doubt benefit from the addition of an optional support accessory (sold separately), such as a Body-Pod, a Forearm Brace, or a Smooth Shooter or X10 arm/vest support.

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Glidecam XR-4000 Overview

The Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer represents an affordable way to put your compact camcorder on a floating platform, enabling you to capture the types of professional handheld shots that add dynamic flair to any video production. Smooth camera movement that ranges freely in every dimension is not something you can achieve via dollies or shoulder-mount rigs. For truly unfettered, floating camera moves, you need a gimbal-based camera stabilizer.

The XR-4000 is a complete handheld system, with a dynamic camera platform that will allow you to mount & achieve proper balance for your mid-sized camcorder (4-10 lb), a telescoping central post that allows you to adjust the height of the unit, and a balance platform that supports any combination of the included large and small counterbalance weights. At the center of everything, however, is the three-axis gimbal that lets the camera handle move freely while the rest of the stabilizer stays upright, thereby eliminating the shake that plagues most handheld camerawork.

The design of the Glidecam XR-4000 is tool-free, so you'll be able to set up and achieve balance easily & quickly every time. With practice you'll be steering your camera through three dimensions naturally and smoothly without a second thought, as if the camera platform were a cloud floating through calm skies.

For long periods of operation with the XR-4000, you will no doubt benefit from the addition of an optional support accessory (sold separately), such as a Body-Pod, a Forearm Brace, or a Smooth Shooter or X10 arm/vest support.

Dynamic camera balance platform
Precision three-axis gimbal with adjustable convergence
No-tools telescoping central post
Adjustable inertial-control base platform
Foam-padded handle grip
Made in the U.S.A.

Glidecam XR-4000 Specs

Construction
Not specified by manufacturer
Load Capacity
4-10 lb (1.8-4.5 kg)
Vest
No
Arm
No
Head Assembly/Top Stage
Camera plate with 1/4"-20 mounting holes
Quick Release
No
Docking Bracket
No
Dovetail Plate
No
Gimbal
Yes, 3-axis
Dynamic Spin
Not specified by manufacturer
Post
Telescoping: total height of unit is adjustable from 20-28" (50.8-71.1 cm)
Monitor
No
Battery
No
Battery Mount
No
Optional Accessories
Body-Pod, Forearm Brace, Smooth Shooter or X10 arm/vest support
Diameter
Central post: 1" (25 mm)
Dimensions
Camera mounting head: 1.1 x 4.75 x 7" (2.9 x 12.1 x 17.8 cm)
Base platform: 12 x 5" (30.5 x 12.7 cm)
Unit height range: 20-28" (50.8-71.1 cm)
Weight
3 lb (1.4 kg) without counterweight discs

Counterweight discs:
12 x large discs average 2.75 oz (78 g)
4 x small discs average 1 oz (28 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.8 x 9.4 x 5"

Glidecam XR-4000 Reviews

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question

Can I use this with my GY-HM600 with the standard JVC SSL-JVC50 7.4V IDX Lithium-Ion Battery? Maybe a Frezzi light for indoor use.
Asked by: Nelson
That camcorder and battery weigh less than 6 lbs. the XR-4000 was rated for 4-10 lbs. We say you are good to go.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I have a Canon C300 that weighs 3.6 pounds. Not sure how much my lenses weigh, but they are small and light. Should I be getting the 4000 or would the 200 be better? I don't want it to be too heavy for the 2000 or not heavy enough for 4000. thanks!
Asked by: Ben C.
The most popular lenses are in the 1.5-2lbs range. I would recommend the HD4000 with it's 4-10 lbs range as better suited for you camera/lens now and in the future.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Would this be compatible with Panasonic GH5?
Asked by: Gagandeep M.
if it's balanced right you should be able to make it work but a heavy camera will where you out fast.
Answered by: Christopher H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Bose sound link
Asked by: Chadwick K.
Great Gadget to start with glidecam, now I domine this gadget I want another glidecam.
Answered by: SALVADOR P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Hi, can I use it with the Sony FS7 without the Arm & Vest kit?Thank you.
Asked by: On Lim W.
I haven't personally used the Glidecam XR-4000 with the Sony FS7. I use the 5D Mark III with a wide angle lens and it works very well. The Sony FS7 is larger which would require more counter weights and your arm would get tired pretty quickly. I would recommend getting the arm and vest gear.
Answered by: Ethan B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is this product for just video? I do a lot of panning shots (vehicles in motion), and wonder if this would help.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. Good idea .
Answered by: greg m.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can I use a DSLR(60D) on this stabilizer?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it should work just fine!!!
Answered by: Jordan B.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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