Has anybody tried one?
If so, what's it like?
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Glidecam X-45 Arm
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:35 AM
What's invisible and smells like worms?
A bird fart.
Got your attention yet?
Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:01 PM
I can tell you a lot about the PRO Arm... but that's not what you asked about!
I honestly doubt that anybody actually used it (or at least would admit to it) on this forum...
Did you try the "other" Steadi forum or the Glidecam one?
You might get lucky there.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:10 PM
Saw one from a distance once
Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:35 AM
Okay Evrim, I'll bite... Let's see what crazy idea you had...
Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:41 AM
Shawn, your going to have difficulty finding someone with experience of the top two arms, PRO and G70, that have tested the X45 in the field for long enough to understand its issues.
If its absolutely all you can afford then get it, get out there working, make some money and buy a Pro or G70. It s a workman and not his tools that make a shot.
If you've got the money get a better arm. I've had lots of arms in my life including a fake PRO arm called a PROGEAR. I've had a PROVID, Master, BaerBell and a G70. If its about the money just get out there and get your shots and your clients. Otherwise....
I've a G70 for sale if you want to buy one?
Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:04 AM
I've been avoiding this post because I try to avoid talking about Glidecam any more, but I've used the X-45 arm. My analysis: it bounces. It bounces a lot. It's beefy and enormous, and it bounces.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:59 PM
Finally somebody with experience using the Glidecam X-45 Arm.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:52 PM
Full range of motion, and with every step. You actually have to adjust the way you walk to minimize it, which is a) not easy, and something you really don't want to do.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:32 PM
According to what I've read about it, the X-45 arm is designed so that minimal effort is required by the operator to hold the arm at any given position, or to boom the arm up and down. It is this feature that provides the operator with the optimum amount of camera buoyancy or float.