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February 3, 2007 at 8:18 AM #39456AnonymousInactive
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.
February 6, 2007 at 12:36 PM #170490AnonymousInactive
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.
February 7, 2007 at 6:39 AM #170491tpainterParticipant
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.
February 7, 2007 at 8:16 AM #170492tpainterParticipant
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.
I have a 503 as well, and I used this adapter:
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.
February 7, 2007 at 4:38 PM #170493AnonymousInactive
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! 🙂
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