HV20 + Glidecam test
Last edited by sean90291; 2007 July 13th at 22:20.
Don't tell me... its no longer a hobby
first glidecam test though. always gave up trying to balance the damn thing. actually seems a bit easier to balance with a lighter camera like the HV20.
If you want to demo Glidecam, why slomo it? It really does not let us see how smooth does Glidecam really have to offer. Would you do another test without the slomo?
Too true. I selfishly was testing my 60i to 24p slow-motion at the same time. Must say, the footage looks shockingly smooth in regular 24fps, non-slo-mo. After a lot of frustration with the Glidecam, I was pleasantly surprised to get nice smooth shots fairly easily. Following a subject through a more complicated shot still isn't that easy mind you. If I do another test, I'll post non-slo mo.
Very cool footage! I would love to see a phot of your rig. Upload a pic here if you get a chance. Thanks.
I just bought a Glidecam 2000 and I'm having the hardest time balancing it. Can you post a picture or describe your setup?
Balancing one of those things is a hit and miss every time you try it. Even one slight adjustment effects it. I had a hard time balancing a larger camera and was quite discouraged. But if you can get it balanced, they are really nice. You can run with it and seriously not be able to tell and have no jerkiness whatsoever.
One thing I never liked about it was the gliding from side to side it does...it looks too dreamy or something. If you could lock the side to side motion somehow, I think you could get more realistic dolly type of movements out of it.
Originally Posted by tkmslee
That is exactly my experience - it is too loose but if balanced it is super smooth when walking or runing
2007 July 20th, 14:24
Are you balancing it with an HV20. These things are HELL to balance. I was going to throw my Glidecam in the garbage. But every few months I'd pull it out of the closet and try balancing it again. It was easier with the HV20. Not much to show really. I have a quick release plate attached to the middle of the Glidecam's top plate--that's where my HV20 goes. And I use one screw and nut (no weights) at the bottom-front plate for counter weight. Finally I had to tape a washer to the top-back plate, and that's it. It's still not 100% balanced. Maybe 96%.
Originally Posted by ninjastars