Glidecam HD2000 Stabilizer System With 577 QR Plate Kit

Glidecam HD2000 Stabilizer System With 577 QR Plate Kit

Glidecam HD2000 Stabilizer System With 577 QR Plate Kit

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  • For Small Cameras
  • 2-6 lbs Capacity
  • No Tools Required
  • 2-Stage Quick Release System
  • 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Mounting Screws
  • Anti-Twist Video Register Pin
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Glidecam HD2000 Overview

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The Glidecam HD2000 Stabilizer System With 577 QR Plate Kit from B&H Photo is a lightweight, hand-held camcorder stabilizing system that includes a Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL). This system is upgraded from the 2000 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.

The Manfrotto 577 gives you the freedom to switch your camera from the Glidecam to a tripod and back again quickly. Compatible with the 501PL (old 3433PL) camera plate (supplied with the 3433, 3460, and 3465 heads) and the special 501PLONG accessory plate.

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Glidecam HD2000 Reviews

HD2000 Stabilizer System With 577 QR Plate Kit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Unit, easy to balance, but it takes a lot of strength. I am being fair and giving the unit itself 5 stars, however the Manfrotto plate will not work with DSLR cameras. It is made for elongated movie cameras that match the footprint of the base. The DSLR being wide and shallow in length, will not allow for tightening the plate. I would not buy this unit with the plate, but search for a quick connect that has a tightening lever which clears the base of the camera. Luckily I attached my Kirk L bracket to the camera, which provided enough clearance. You still have to mount it off center, because the lever will not clear the base. Makes it harder to balance, but it can be done.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The glide will be great, 577 fail! I bought this thinking it's basically plug and play. It's not - many videos on the web on how you need to modify the QR. I spent nearly 2 hours trying to get the QR on and working. Well, you can't use the locking pin, there are videos saying you need duct tape, take off the locking lever on the 577 - because you can't tighten it while the camera is on...I could go on. But the glidecam - skip the 577 and go with another QR option.Lost a $40 filter when the camera fell off. The $1K lens was fine....
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A whole new world just opened up I've been holding off on buying the glide cam hd 2000 for sometime now. Which was a big mistake . With a little patience and some finesse it took about a solid week to get this down to the point where i can walk,run and do everything its intended for..Product is solid and has and unlimited uses
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product! I ordered this for my latest project. It took an hour or so to balance my 60D but once I figured out how to quickly do it, it takes me a few minutes each time I pull it out to use. The quick release needed some modifications. I drilled holes in the glidecams release plate so the 577 qr would be able to fasten correctly to the glidecam. I've only had it for a week now but I am getting better and better at shooting smooth footage with it. I would recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome once you master it This is one of the best stabilizers out there (assuming your camera weight and weight distribution match up to it). The gimbal market has a lot of improvements to make before gimbal stabilization becomes the standard for regular consumers, and this glidecam setup is ideal for smooth shots that really create great movement. It takes a while to get used to, but when people see you using this at events, your credibility as a filmmaker or videographer skyrockets.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yes work
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Steep learning curve and unpractical in the field. The cost doesn't make up for the amount of time and energy to balance this thing. It's great for a dslr setup but then again why buy such a huge and bulky setup when there are gimbals that are much more practical for shoots on dslrs. It's just not logical to buy this thing regardless of what your gear is. The cost for real gimbal systems are about what you would pay for this. I ended up going with a Ronin MX.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You know what the glidecam is, but be aware with this kit... Be aware that when you get this that the HD 2000 and 577 plate are not designed to work in conjunction with one another. It does require you to modify the top QR plate on the glidecam sled. It is very simple to do, but I have seen several people who were not aware of this and very disappointed when they received it (and lets face it most video/film people are not the most mechanically inclined). You will have to drill one or two holes in order to mount the 577 plate, depending on which hole you choose to use for your particular camera setup. One will need to be a 3/8 hole since the 577 has a 3/8 threaded hole and all of the mounting holes on the glide cam are 1/4. This can be easily accomplished using a drill press. If you don't think you can do this call your local hardware store and see if a real man can do it for you. Otherwise maybe fork over the cash for the Devin Graham Signature Series as it solves this problem along with many others. Once this is finished your good to go.
Date published: 2016-01-11
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How big is the gimbal handle? I have a friend who has an off brand flycam galaxy arm and steadycam vest says it fits 16mm gimbal handle. I know I want to order the glidecam hd2000, but won't get the vest unless it fits the off brand one he can practically give me. Anyway, does anyone know what the gimbal handle size is and if it would work with a 16mm arm post?
Asked by: Peter S.
The Glidecam HD2000 gimbal handle has a 7/8/0.875 /22.225mm hole. The post from the off brand arm would be 6.225 mm too small. That is not much so maybe it will still work. Your move.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will the hd2000 work for the Sony FS100?
Asked by: Ian
The load capacity of the HD2000 is between 2-6 pounds. It may work with the FS100, but you'll have very little margin for error on balancing it. We recommend the HD4000 instead, it has a load capacity between 4-10 pounds and is more appropriate for smaller to medium sized camcorders.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I use a Nikon D800 w/ 17-55 and a Rode VideoMic, would you recommend the HD2000 or 4000?
Asked by: Todd M.
Your camera/lens/mic totals about 4lbs. That is in the sweet spot for both Glidecam's. You can use either one. The big challenge with this type of rig is the balancing and practice. Like any other skill, you have to commit to it. Once you get it, it will give you that dreamy floating look you want and do so affordably with minimal technology.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is the handle/gimbal adjustable for shooting in inverted mode?
Asked by: lorenzo
No. But you can shoot inverted just takes a little more on your part since the gimbal doesnt slide like on the graham series
Answered by: Mason P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Could I use HD2000 with a rebel T3i and a 18-55 lens? Is HD2000 made for heavier camera and it wouldn't work for such light kit?
Asked by: Camille E.
Yes! I use a a6300 on it that is lot lighter and it works good!
Answered by: alex c.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I have a 60D and a sigma 24-70. Would this accommodate?
Asked by: Gresham O.
Yes. It fits my 7D and a tamron 11-16 with a battery pack. So a 60d with a 24-70 should be fine.
Answered by: Donald C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this be strong enough for a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a 24-105mm Lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
It's strong enough, but I've found it is very difficult & tricky to use. Many times have to re-shoot due to rocking motion that is hard to control. rarely use it now.
Answered by: CLIVE C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is it strong enough for a Canon 1D X??
Asked by: Erick C.
Certainly strong enough. In general, prepare for a steep learning curve.
Answered by: Bryan C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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