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Glidecam V-20 + Glidecam Smooth Shooter arm + LCD monitor for sale. $4500.

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#1 Dan Coplan

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:05 AM

Glidecam V-20 is a complete vest mounted stabilizing system similar to Steadicam. It will hold up to 26 lbs. of weight though I've flown slightly more weight with it. I've used this rig with everything from a DVX-100 (with extra weight added for compensation) to HD to 16mm and even stripped down 35mm. I've shot features, shorts, and music videos. A very durable hard shell case is included which holds the sled, arm, docking bracket, and bag of accessories. The sled has been upgraded to include an Anton Bauer battery mount which provides power at the top of the sled via a 4-pin XLR and accessory power at the bottom via a 2-pin tap. Also included are accessory cables: 2-pin AB to Hirose, 2-pin AB to 4-pin XLR, and docking bracket. Everything is in excellent condition. Even the pads of the vest are clean and in great condition. Everything that you need to start flying cameras is included. You will need, however, an inexpensive set of allen wrenches to make adjustments to the rig and there may be a few minor items you'll want to add like a bubble level, Israeli arm for easy mounting of monitor, etc. If you want to upgrade the arm to the new V-25, this is also compatible with the system I'm selling.

Also included is a practically new Smooth Shooter arm which is compatible with the vest. This arm, just released by Glidecam, is designed for lighter weight cameras like the miniDV and HDV cameras. If you don't want to add extra weight to the sled, use the Smooth Shooter arm instead. This includes its own docking bracket, base plate weights, an additional "heavy" arm post, and the necessary allen wrenches for adjustments. You will need to purchase either a Glidecam 2000 or 4000 sled. These are relatively inexpensive. Last I checked, there was a Glidecam 2000 on eBay for around $100. This arm may also be compatible with the V-8 and V-16 but I'm not sure.

Finally, I'm including a 5-1/2" LCD monitor in mint condition in original packaging with rechargeable battery, carrying case, charger, AC power supply, and cables. This is a very basic monitor. It is not a high resolution monitor nor is it a "daylight" monitor, but it's very compact, lightweight, and fine for composition.

I'm selling all this because I've upgraded to a film industry grade rig. This rig is how I got my start doing Steadicam. This rig is perfect for people who:

1. Want an introduction to Steadicam but can't or don't want to spend the tens of thousands of dollars for an industry-grade rig.

2. Are going to fly lighter weight cameras but want something smoother and more substantial than the lightweight rigs on the market. You can fly heavier cameras on this rig, but it's not recommended beyond a certain point. I have flown a couple different 35mm cameras but only after stripping them way down. I've flown full size HD cameras with no problem.

This whole setup is being sold as is. I encourage you to check it out and be happy with it before committing to purchase. I will ship, but buyer pays shipping and handling. If I need to ship, I'll do my best to ship as inexpensively as possible.
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