Glidecam, or Steadicam for Sports Doc?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Shadowhawk, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. Shadowhawk

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    I'm working on a documentary of a sports team, and we are looking into a few
    steadicam options. One is:

    Glidecam Glidecam 2000 PRO Camcorder Stabilizing System 299.95;jsessionid=AEV9lJfT1y!-226


    steadicam jr. $449.95

    Any thoughts on which one is more reliable, which accessories to get with
    them. Which is the better value? Any thoughts would be great! Thanks!


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    Shadowhawk, Apr 20, 2004
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  2. I'd have alook at as both glidecam and steadicam use a
    handle connected to a gimbal which IMHO causes many difficulties -
    especially in the wind. I've used a few such devices as those and found
    that with even the slightest breese it was difficult - unless you've got a
    vest and everything!

    the steadicam is much easier to use and dosen't suffer from the wind issue.

    Paul Harrison, Apr 21, 2004
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    Thank you very much for the response. I did check out the Steadytracker
    website, and am interested in what I see.

    Between the Ultralite, and the Extreme model, which would you prefer? If the
    extra $100 makes a big difference, I would gladly go for it, but if it doesn't
    I wouldn't mind save the money. I'll be using VX2000 and VX2100 for shooting,
    so I don't think I need the extra weight handling.

    Thanks again for the response!


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    Shadowhawk, Apr 21, 2004
  4. You may also wish to peruse the archives and post your request at which is the pre-eminant online source for
    steadicam discussion. Many of the big boys of the steadicam world
    participate regularly.
    Charles Tomaras, Apr 23, 2004
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