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Glidecam HD-4000

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Glidecam GLHD4 (GL-HD4) HD-4000 handheld camera stabilisation system for cameras weighing 1.8-4.5Kg (4-10lb)
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£627.49
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Glidecam HD-4000

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Glidecam GLHD4 (GL-HD4) HD-4000 handheld camera stabilisation system for cameras weighing 1.8-4.5Kg (4-10lb)

£627.49
€585.70

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Overview
The amazingly advanced and totally re-engineered HD-Series from Glidecam Industries represents the top of the line in hand-held Camera Stabilization.

The lightweight and state-of-the-art Glidecam HD-1000, HD-2000 and HD-4000 hand-held Camera Stabilizers will transform your hard to watch, shaky camera footage into hypnotically smooth, professional footage.

The Glidecam HD-Series offers advanced features and a degree of sophistication never before seen in a line of Hand-held Camera Stabilizers.

With the Glidecam HD-Series hand-held Stabilizers your camcorder seems to float, always balanced, isolated from your hands undesirable motions. Now you are free to move with your camera - panning, tilting, booming or running without any camera instability or shake.

The Glidecam HD-Series works so well that it allows you to shoot incredibly smooth and graceful shots even while going to extremes like running up and down stairs or traveling over rugged terrain. And when...

About the Glidecam HD-4000

The amazingly advanced and totally re-engineered HD-Series from Glidecam Industries represents the top of the line in hand-held Camera Stabilization.

The lightweight and state-of-the-art Glidecam HD-1000, HD-2000 and HD-4000 hand-held Camera Stabilizers will transform your hard to watch, shaky camera footage into hypnotically smooth, professional footage.

The Glidecam HD-Series offers advanced features and a degree of sophistication never before seen in a line of Hand-held Camera Stabilizers.

With the Glidecam HD-Series hand-held Stabilizers your camcorder seems to float, always balanced, isolated from your hands undesirable motions. Now you are free to move with your camera - panning, tilting, booming or running without any camera instability or shake.

The Glidecam HD-Series works so well that it allows you to shoot incredibly smooth and graceful shots even while going to extremes like running up and down stairs or traveling over rugged terrain. And when it comes to normal shooting, like walking or moving the camera slowly around someone, the results are equally magical.

Each HD-Series Stabilizers offset, foam cushioned, Handle Grip is attached to a free floating, three axis Gimbal.  This allows your hand to move up and down, and side-to-side, thereby isolating your hands unwanted motions from the camera. This up and down movement alleviates the bouncing, pogo type action often associated with our competitors system because their handle cannot move up and down.  This design feature, coupled with the overall higher inertia of the  HD-Series systems, produces superior stabilization when compared with our competition.

A unique and proprietary, precision, three axis Gimbal incorporates several adjustable, axis convergence controls.  This allows all three axes to intersect for proper operational alignment.

A camera-mounting platform with a quick-release, no-tools, drop-on camera plate allows you to quickly attach or remove your camera.  Ergonomic, control knobs allow quick, precise adjustment of the top stages back and forth, and side-to-side movement.  These controls allow you to adjust the cameras horizontal balance. 

By varying the amount of Counter Weights on the Base Platform, or by changing the length of the no-tools telescoping Central Post, you adjust the camera's vertical balance. When balanced properly the camera floats, ready for you to move into action.

The Glidecam HD Series stabilizers offer unparalleled controllability and ease of use with their unique rigid, yet dynamically adjustable, control and weight distribution surfaces.  Setting up, controlling and adjusting system balance is now quick and precise.

A unique and proprietary Dynamic Base Platform can expand or contract.  This allows you to easily adjust the systems dynamic balance or to increase or decrease the systems rotational pan inertia.

Shot after shot, move after move, the Glidecam HD-Series Stabilizers deliver beautifully smooth and professional results.  With the Glidecam HD-Series you no longer need a tripod or a dolly.  All you need is your Imagination!

X,Y Head Dimensions:8.750 x 5.00 x 1.00 inch
Base Platform Dimensions:shortest - 13.75 x 4.75 inch Longest - 18.25 inch x 4.75 inch
Central Support Post:1.00 inch diameter
20 inch tall in shortest mode
28 inch tall in longest mode
Weight:3.315 pounds without counter weight plates.
Each Custom Counter Weight Plate averages .272 pounds.
The Glidecam HD4000 includes 12 custom counter weight plates.
12 counter weight plates = 3.264 pounds
Camera Plate has 1/4 & 3/8 inch mounting holes
  • Designed for compact and full size cameras weighing from 4 to 10 pounds.
  • X,Y Head Dimensions: 8.750" x 5.00" x 1.00”
  • Base Platform Dimensions: shortest—13.75” x 4.75” Longest—18.25” x 4.75”
  • Central Support Post: 1.00" diameter
  • 20" tall in shortest mode
  • 28" tall in longest mode
  • Weight: 3.315 pounds without counter weight plates.
  • Each Custom Counter Weight Plate averages .272 pounds.
  • The Glidecam HD-4000 includes 12 custom counter weight plates.
  • 12 counter weight plates = 3.264 pounds
  • Camera Plate has 1/4" & 3/8” mounting holes
  • Made in USA.

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Glidecam HD - 4000. What to say more about it ?
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-07-05


A little tricky to set up.. but once i get it correct i'm sure it will be good
4 stars

Feefo on 2014-06-16


The product is good but not amazing however not your fault i mean i can go on about its floors however it does the indented job well.
4 stars

Feefo on 2014-09-16


Amazing!
5 stars

Feefo on 2014-11-09


I bought this piece of kit 12 months ago and have been really pleased with it. Seems pretty robust, nothing dropped off or broken yet and I'm always lugging it around with me. I generally mount my Canon 7D on it with a wide 11mm lens, but have used a Z1 on a BBC thing I was shooting on and it coped fine.It takes a bit of getting used to. Don't think you can just mount it and hey presto amazing shots. Stick with it however and give it a bit of practise and you can get some great looking footage. (Check some of the stuff on YOUTUBE / VIMEO, some great stuff on there). I think the main thing is not to think of this as any kind of steadi cam alternative, on bigger shoots with good budgets I'd go for a steadicam op always, but if your budget doesn't allow, or you only need a few shots, you can't go wrong with this. Considering how expensive lots of kit in our profession is, this is relatively cheap but what you get is a big hike in production value if you can use it well. Also, it's small, and once you are familiar with balancing it, it's a breeze to set up.Pros - 1. Hike production value for relatively cheap. 2. Small and light weight for taking around with your kit.Cons - 1. If you are using this for prolonged periods, you will get an aching arm and sometimes a rather wonky feeling back.2. As with all things, practice. If you don't use it well, your shots will look pretty dire if it's swaying all over the place.
5 stars

Christian Bradshaw on 2011-11-16


Frequently Asked Questions

6 question(s) | 6 answers(s)

Does the Glidecam HD4000 come with any tutorials or instruction on how to balance the camera?

Patrick Borg 09-04-2012

Here's a link to the Glidecam tutorials / video download page:http://glidecam.com/videos.php

Hello.I am planing to buy this glidecam 4000 HD, does it work for the EOS 1Dx? Do you have also que quick release?Thanks

Luis 24-09-2012

The Canon EOS 1DX weights approx. 1.34Kg without accessories - if you are planning to add additional accessories which will increase the total weight above 1.8Kg then yes the Glidecam 4000 HD will work (providing you have the correct mounting plate). If not, then please look at the Glidecam 2000 HD product.

Is this product just the stabiliser or is it the actual camera?

Kris.Mayb 28-05-2013

Just the stabiliser system!

I have a Sony NEX-EA50, will it work with the Glidecam HD4000?

egidijus 18-09-2013

The NEX-EA50 is in the correct weight range but you need to check that any accessories you have mounted to the camera ( Lens, Battery, Viewfinder, Mic etc ) don't take the total weight over the upper limit for the HD4000 - 4.5Kg

Can you tell me the best glidecam for the jvc gyhm750?

richard 14-11-2013

The HD-4000 will balance the weight as the cameras basic weight falls within its supportable range. One thing to consider though is he fact you will be holding the camera and now a stabalizer) out at arms length. You might want to consider the smoothshooter vest to go with the glidecam for a much easier, more comfortable use.

Does glidecam HD 4000 come with the screw for mounting a Nikon DSLR camera onto the rig.

Mr Kaleem Iqbal 16-06-2014

Yes, it comes with two camera mounting screws although we would always recommend adding a manfrotto MN-577 quick release plate (or a similar product from the same manufacturer as your tripod) so you can remove the camera from the glidecam with out changing the balance. This also means you can move the camera between glidecam and tripod quickly, without the need to keep changing baseplates.http://cvp.com/index.php?t=product/mn_577

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