Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System

Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System With 577 QR Plate Kit

Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System With 577 QR Plate Kit

B&H # GLHD4000K (B&H Kit)

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Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System With 577 QR Plate Kit Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL)

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Product Highlights

  • For Small Cameras
  • 4-10 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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Configuration: With 577 QR Plate

Stabilizer System

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With 577 QR Plate With Case

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With Forearm Brace

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With Smooth Shooter Vest

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With Tru-Horizon Gimbal

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With X-10 Vest

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Glidecam HD4000 overview

  • 1Description

The Glidecam HD4000 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 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.

  • Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System

    The Glidecam HD4000 is a lightweight, handheld 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 and floating moving image 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 Needed
    A no-tool telescoping central post allows for precision balance and easy adjustment.
    UPC: 674330400085
  • Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL)

    The Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adaptergives you the freedom to remove the camera from the head without detaching it from the plate. It includes the 501PL plate and is compatible with the 501PLONG camera plate as well. A 1/4"-20 screw and a 3/8"-16 bushing are included so you can use the plate with various cameras. Corresponding threaded holes on the side of the adapter allow you to store the screw that is not being used, so you can access it when you need it.

    0.8" (20mm) of sliding travel within plate to optimally balance gear
    One 3/8"-16, one M6, and one 1/4"-20 female bottom mounting threads
    Plate has a 1/4"-20 mounting screw and a 3/8"-16 bushing, in addition to anti-twist video register pin
    2-stage quick release system
    UPC: 719821192602
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System
    Construction Aluminum
    Load Capacity 4 to 10 lb / 1.8 to 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, camera plate has 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting
    Docking Bracket No
    Dovetail Plate Base Platform: 13.75 to 18.25 x 4.75" / 34.93 to 46.36 x 12.07 cm
    Gimbal Free-floating precision Gimbal
    Dynamic Spin 360° panning and tilting
    Post Telescoping Central Support Post: 20 to 28" / 50.8 to 71.1 cm
    Diameter: 1" / 2.5 cm
    Monitor No (optional monitor could be mounted on base)
    Battery No
    Battery Mount No
    Weight 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg, with counterweight plates
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.7 x 9.3 x 4.9"
  • Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL)
    Camera Mount Screw Sizes One 1/4"-20, Male with 3/8"-16 bushing and video pin
    Tripod Mount Thread Sizes One 3/8"-16, Female
    One 1/4"-20, Female
    One M6, Female
    Color Black
    Material Aluminum
    Plate 501PL
    Sliding travel of plate: 0.79" / 20.06 mm
    Quick Release Yes
    Backup Secondary safety system
    Weight 0.62 lb / 0.28 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 4.9 x 1.4"

Glidecam HD4000 reviews

HD4000 Stabilizer System With 577 QR Plate Kit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Piece of Video Production Gear I'm fairly impressed with the smooth shots I can get with the Glidecam HD 4000. It didn't take me very long to figure out the balancing and Glidecam has great tutorials to help with that. Pros: It uses no batteries, nor do you need any kind of app to use it. It's completely analog. (You millennials can google that) Once you know how to balance it, you can do that in 5 minutes. Cons: Its heavy. I'm using a Canon C100 Mk ii on it and its is very heavy and hard on the wrist. I bought a used Glidecam forearm brace and that helps a lot. If I find that I'm being hired to shoot a lot with the Glidecam, then I'll invest in one of their X series vests.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This thing is great, it assembles quickly and balances with ease. It makes my amateur video look like I'm using a crane and dolly. It has easy to use adjustments and comes with lots of weights to balance heavy cameras. I personally use it with a cannon 5D Mark III and a heavy canon wide angle L lens, I also mount a Rde mic. It balances with 3 weights per side. And has extenders to push the weights out when you need less side to side movement.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Results As a female director and 'shooter', I was a bit apprehensive before buying. I was told by many men that it would be difficult for me to use. I love my Glidecam. Yes, it takes practice and getting used to, but I am finding the learning curve to be rather small. I love the results. This is a fantastic tool for getting that polished professional look to your video work.
Date published: 2013-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from jamas vendería miglidecam Este aparato, sin duda alguna es de lo mejor en lo que podrías invertir. tengo aproximadamente unos 7 años usando glidecam y he obtenido resultados fantásticos. Requiere enorme práctica y mucha constancia. Actualmente con los gimbals he visto muchos glidecam que andan vendiendo y mi consejo es NO LO HAGAN! glidecam es garantía de por vida y un gimbals tiene un dúo útil de 2 años cuando mucho hasta menos. Jamás vendería mi glidecam. Amo este producto
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid product Cut to the chase, I like it. People complain it's heavy. It is. But this may explain why most run and gun shooters are pretty strong individuals. The quick release plate needs a little bit of fidgeting to get it to work right on your camera. I use Nikon full frames and it contacts the side of the base of the camera when opening and closing. All in all I really like its application. It works so when you take the time to balance it well.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Video Glidecam = AMAZING, simple as that! 577 QR Plate; meh, BAD pair with the Glidecam as the QR feature is useless with how it mounts! There is NO SPACE to adjust the tightness of the mount as the lever is pinned in a 1/2 inch tiny gap from camera base to Glidecam sled.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still not sure I’ve had the glidecam for a couple of weeks & not sure yet how I feel about it. Cleary there’s a learning process & im not there yet.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall great with one small issue Shipped relatively quick, received all parts. Only issue was the weights weirdly had a bit of rust on them.
Date published: 2016-12-04
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