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This is a highly modified V16/V20 12-volt Glidecam sled. Purchased in April 2003 by the original owner, and for sale by the same. All of the electronic modifications were done by Terry West of South Bay Film & Video in Redondo Beach. Most of the mechanical modifications were done by SL Cine in Los Angeles. The rest of the mechanical modifications were made by the owner or by Alan Gordon in Hollywood.
All electronics pass down the center post. Post cabling is long enough to allow for full post extension.
The top-stage junction box includes connectors that enable the use of a focus system (not included) and a video transmitter (not included). A 4-pin XLR connector in the junction box powers cameras that have these kinds of connectors. A BNC connector in the junction box sends video down the post to the monitor.
The battery mount is a custom dual-Anton Bauer battery mount: one battery is dedicated to the monitor, the other battery to the camera and auxiliaries. Anton Bauer batteries are not included.
The monitor is a 7? diagonal color Lilliput LCD. The monitor has a custom box (by Alan Gordon in Los Angeles) mounted on the back with connectors for video and power. Included are two custom monitor arms, one 3.5 inches long, and the other 9 inches long.
Just under the gimbal is a custom post grip, two-inches in diameter, slide-able and lockable. A firm foam grip has been added to the gimbal handle. This gimbal (serviced by Glidecam in 2005 and used very little since) supports a 25 lb. camera.
This sled can be got into dynamic balance (can be made to pan flat) with the modification on the bottom stage that allows the dual-Anton Bauer battery mount to be moved fore and aft. This sliding battery mount is lockable.
A quick-release Bogen/Manfroto tripod adapter allows fast camera mounting without the removal of the Glidecam top stage plate. This Bogen/Manfroto tripod adapter has a custom tighten/loosen knob. The camera plate for the tripod adapter is not included.
Fore/aft Glidecam top stage adjustments are made with a custom knob, saving time and hassle. A hex wrench is still need to make right/left top stage adjustments.
Included is a custom docking bracket that accommodates the two inch grip. This bracket is heavy and rock solid. The balancing stud is far enough away to allow for typical spread-mass dynamic balancing. Included is one (1) custom docking ring for this custom docking bracket.
Custom antlers fit in a custom mount beneath the sled. The antlers work only with a shortened sled and a heavy camera mounted. Used with light cameras, the antlers would make the sled too bottom heavy.
Also included are: a standard Glidecam docking bracket; two low-mode Glidecam arm posts; one high-mode Glidecam arm post, various Glidecam screws, nuts and washers; and one 4-pin XLR camera power cable.