Glidecam or Flowpod?

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    • #39456
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I’m trying to decide between the Glidecam 4000 and the Varizoom Flowpod.

      Has anyone worked with either, and which do you prefer?

      I am kind of leaning towards the Flowpod right now because I can get a Navigator arm down the road if I need to.

    • #170490
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I’ve considered Steadicam, but about the only thing in my price range is the Merlin and that wont handle the weight of a Canon XH-A1.

    • #170491
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      Not sure if this is much help, but I just got one for Christmas — I haven’t used it a whole lot, but it does take a while to get the camera balanced. (I have a panasonic dvx100 and it took me a little less than an hour the first time). I mounted a quick mounting plate to the top, so the camera can come off and on quickly. Regardless, it does take a lot of practice to use the stabilizer effectively, but that is true of just about any stabilizer.

    • #170492
      Avatartpainter
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      compusolver Wrote:

      what are you using for your quick mounting plate ?

      If I could find one that worked with 503 head plates, I’d be more willing to give this another go.

      Hank,
      I have a 503 as well, and I used this adapter:
      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=4926&A=details&Q=&sku=241139&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

      It made a world of difference when trying to balance it. I still used the sled that came with the flowpod and attached the adapter plate to that.

    • #170493
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Well I ended up getting the Flowpod because, like I stated, I can expand down the road if I want to.

      If all goes well it should be here tomorrow (Thursday).

      Thanks for your input! πŸ™‚

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