Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black)

Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black)

Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Lightweight Stabilizer for GoPro & More
  • Supports iPhone via Optional Adapter
  • 10 - 13" Telescopic Post
  • 3-Axis Gimbal Handle
  • Camera Mounting Plate with 1/4" Threads
  • Two .9 oz Counterweight Discs
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Glidecam GLIGLD-BK overview

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The Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for 16 oz Cameras (Black) is a very lightweight stabilizer for use with GoPro and other small cameras weighing up to 16 ounces. A camera mounting plate with 1/4" mounting threads is integrated for attaching a camera. You can also use the stabilizer with an iPhone via an optional iGlide Adapter.

Underneath the camera plate is a telescopic post that extends from 10 to 13 inches. On the side of the post is a handle on a 3-axis gimbal that'll let you pan, tilt and perform Dutch angles. On the bottom end of the post is a flat base that accepts two included counterweight discs and serves as a stand. Together with the counterweights, the stabilizer weighs just under 14 ounces.

Lightweight Stabilizer for GoPro & iPhone
  • Supports GoPro and other action cameras up to 16 oz
  • Supports iPhone via optional iGlide Adapter
  • 10 - 13" telescopic post
  • 3-axis gimbal handle
  • Camera mounting plate with 1/4" mounting threads
  • Two .9 oz counterweight discs
In the Box
Glidecam iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black)
  • 2 x Counterweight Discs
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    Glidecam GLIGLD-BK specs

    Weight Capacity 16 oz (.45 kg)
    Material Aircraft grade aluminum
    Telescopic Post 0.6" diameter (1.5 cm)
    Extends from approx. 10 to 13" (25 to 33 cm)
    Camera Mounting Plate 4.9 x 2.2 x 0.6" (12.5 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm)
    Features 1/4" mounting holes
    Base Platform 7.2 x 2.5" (18.2 x 6.3 cm)
    Counterweight Discs Each is 0.9 oz (25 g)
    Weight Without counterweights: 13.6 oz (385 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.2 x 9.0 x 6.3"

    Glidecam GLIGLD-BK reviews

    iGlide Handheld Stabilizer for Cameras Up to 16 oz (Black) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 37.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the Smoothie There's a lot of rant of rave about how hard this is to balance. I took me about 5 minutes to do so. I looked up a couple videos online, just to make sure I did it right. I personally feel like I have more control with the iGlide over the smoothie, especially when running and panning. Overall, my videos look very smooth and professional looking. FYI, when using with the GoPro, its recommended to have the LED screen attached along with the hard casing. I like to balance mine a little forward with the camera tilted up so no matter how i turn, the camera is always facing forward. And as I'm sure you've read in many reviews, practice,practice,practice!
    Date published: 2014-01-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not good for 14 plus ounce compact dslr sony nex 6 No matter what I do, add, or adjust; my sony nex 6 wants to ever so slowly turn left or right. I dont have a quick release plate. I added several washers to reasonably stabilise the camera. So for now I basically ever so slightly hold/manipulate the main iGlide shaft just above the counter weight floor where your weights are, to produce decent results. This is certainly not a HD2000 Glidecam, but is worth the performance against the price. If your looking for easy setup and professional results, I dont recommend IGlide for compact dslr even if they fit the supposed weight tollerance. Good for holiday footage and fun with family though.
    Date published: 2016-06-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well built stabilizer I bought the Iglide for my Go Pro camera. I will be using it on trips, hiking an in my office. Very well made piece of equipment. The instructions to balance it were a bit confusing, but a little time and youtube helped. One problem I found is that this is made for 14-16oz cameras and the GoPro weighs considerably less. One hint I found on youtube is to take a piece of flat bar steel and attach it to the plate that the camera attaches to. This increases the weight and makes balancing the unit easier. This is why I gave 4 stars. I am sure it balances well with cameras at the 14 to 16 oz weight.
    Date published: 2014-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, The iGlide Is Amazing Before we start I would like to say I have a youtube video featuring footage with this, and I am VERY pleased with the footage. Just search my name Matt Cornelius and you will find my channel and video called Glidecam iGlide - Test Drive Impressions - Flying With Panasonic Lumix LX7 *EDIT* I also have a new video out now How to Balance The iGlide Glidecam + Flying Tips For Any Glidecam So look for that one as well.(BTW I have flying tips in this review as well) I have spent hours upon hours reading articles and watching tutorial videos and watching people use glidecams and I have took what I learned and will pass it to you in this review/tutorial. This product is well worth the money for the results being delivered. It suprised me how good it was the first time I used it. Keep in mind what this was designed for. Beginner to Professional use for smaller cameras. KEEP YOUR DEMANDS REASONABLE. This isn't a professional Glidecam 2000 designed for a Canon 5D to be sitting on top. BUT, with practice you can achieve professional results I believe with the iGlide. Lightweight aircraft aluminum makes this easy to store and carry with you anywhere. With this being for lightweight cameras I it can be harder to control sometimes when compared to a professional unit but with practice it can be achievable. SETUP: Yes, VERY Tedious but once you get it dialed in it is awesome. First of all, follow the instructions. Don't give up, have patience and you will get it. Watch tutorials and get an understanding of how the balancing works. This don't come with fine tune adjustment knobs. You have to take your time and barely move the sliders and weights on bottom a micrometer at a time to achieve balance. Don't let this scare you, you will get it. GUIDING HAND: Since this unit is lightweight it is hard to guide, but with patience you will get it down. I find guiding is best with a 2 finger pinch grip right under the gymbal. A light touch is enough to send this off balance so aquire the skill. You don't learn guitar the first hour you pick it up do you? Practice Practice. TECHNIQUE: As I said in the video I believe it Is 45% technique. Keep your arm at a 45 degree angle while shooting. BEND your knees and walk like you are sneaking up behind someone. Bending your knees isolates muscle movement and keeps it to a minimum so it will not shake your hand. *THIS IS IMPORTANT... A LOT OF PEOPLE GET SHAKY VIDEO BECAUSE OF THIS AND BLAME IT ON THE iGLIDE* PRACTICE THE RIGHT WAY: Get in your living room, walk back and forth with proper body mechanics for as long as you can. Run also. Go outside, practice walking around a tree keeping note of how your technique is doing. Watch your video and look for areas to improve. GETTING THE BUTTERY SMOOTH FLYING EFFECT : Focus the center of your camera on an object and keep it in the center of the camera, and walk towards your subject always keeping the object in middle of your screen, this gets rid of unnecessary sway of your arms and body and helps give the illusion that your camera is flying in a straight line. (I am not saying this is how you need to use it )but I found it can help if your trying to find that smoothy butterness USING SIDESTEPPING: Often times we can get sway with our glidecam if we try to walk around an object keeping it at the center of focus. I observed Devin Graham doing this a ton in his behind-the-scenes videos. As you begin to circle an object side step into it. This eliminates you trying to spin using the guide hand as much and creates a smooth pan. (Like the tire swing in my video) FINAL THOUGHTS: Once you get used to balancing this It is all up to you. Devin Graham even said in an interview People always ask me why my video isn't as smooth as yours? I been using this for 9 years he replied... Look at this as learning to play guitar, you will get the hang of it after practicing . Keep your demands reasonable and practice practice practice! Always look at ways to improve! Like I said, I believe 45% is technique! I believe some of the negative reviews you have seen is due to improper body mechanics while using this. You just don't pick this thing up and expect it to look like a professional shot wedding video with a glidecam 2000. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE, you will get it down!
    Date published: 2013-12-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but requires modification I do like Glidecam. For the money, they offer camera stabilizers that perform well. The iGlide seems like a perfect solution for tiny cameras, and while it is a great solution it is far from perfect, requiring the purchase of extra pieces before use. Knowing the challenge ahead of time will help in making the right purchase. To begin, I purchased the iGlide for use with both a GoPro and a Canon EOS-M. As with any Glidecam (or with any other stabilizer), balance is the key and figuring out how to get the device properly balanced is a hurdle that is crossed only once. After finding the magic combination, it's easy to recreate. The construction is solid and lightweight. Most larger stabilizers really need a vest and arm rig to accommodate, as handheld use over extended periods of time will cause fatigue. The iGlide is lightweight enough, even loaded with a camera, that the vest and arm aren't required. I do like that the handle will sit atop such a support system, though. Out of the box, the iGlide is fully assembled and ready for a camera. This, however, is where things get a little tricky. The stabilizer is packaged with two half-inch, 1/4x20 bolts for mounting a camera to the top plate, along with two small washers. The bolts are too long. With both my GoPro on the tripod mount adapter and my EOS-M, the threaded mounts are shallower than the bolt. Even with both washers in use, the bolt does not screw in far enough to tighten, leaving the camera free to flop around on the plate. The solution: purchase 1/4x20 threaded nuts from the hardware store. One of these still required the addition of one of the included washers. The other option, if one is handy with power tools (such as a Dremmel) is to cut the included bolt down a bit. Once I'd purchased the nut, I was able to get both cameras mounted and balanced. The counterweights on the bottom plate are slim, and the stabilizer comes with only two. Having a second pair would increase flexibility, and though the iGlide is rated for 14oz. any stabilizer has a little lee-way if the counterbalance is correct. Again, to the hardware store for a couple of large washers to act as counterweights. Balancing is a little more tricky with the iGlide than with larger Glidecam stabilizers, only because working with smaller parts means that adjustments may need to be even more miniscule. It took me about 20 minutes to get it just right the first time, and much of that was spent trying to get the plate's two adjustment axes shifted in near-microscopic intervals. In all, this is a great tool for compact cameras. I only wish Glidecam provided better (shorter) mounting bolts and a little extra counterweight. That would increase my review to 4 stars.
    Date published: 2013-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am not afraid of Stabilizers anymore! I am using it with my Sony NEX 3N and it was so easy to balance with that camera. I did not need any additional weights (When I opened the box, my first reaction was Oh no! There are no additional weights! What am I gonna do? but it all worked out pretty good and easy to balance for my camera) The physics behind is easy to understand so you can quickly learn how to balance by watching some videos. You can get a good balance in about 5-10 minutes, and you may want to spend an additional 10-15 minutes to fine tune it so you are pretty comfortable using it for your shoot. My first stabilizer was Vidpro SB-8 Video Stabilizer. After spending two days trying to get a balance with Vidpro, I finally gave up and returned it! Then I got the iGlide and it was such a relief! I could balance it and it works great. So they deserve the price difference.
    Date published: 2014-07-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best bang for your buck. I bought this glideCam for my goPro hero 3 black edition. When I first mounted the goPro it was rather difficult to balance, but it was my first time using a glideCam. As I began to use it I noticed it was swaying a bit much and came to the realization it was too lite. Even when taking off the bottom weights it was difficult to use. So I ended up buying the LCD screen. And I noticed a large improvement. And I still only used one weight. Plus the LCD made shorting a bit easier. Great product, touch LCD backpack suggested for goPro hero 3.
    Date published: 2013-08-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for small Sony Nex's Works great with my sonyNex 5r, 16mm lens. I can use the fisheye adaptor with extra weights on the bottom (50cent washers) also, no need for the other rigs with my setup. Price is right, it just takes a lot of practice, I run with mine.I wish it had an actual quick release for the mount, that seems to be the products biggest draw back since they can run 20-80$
    Date published: 2013-10-01
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