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Glidecam Low-Mode-Handle-Clamp

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#1 Christian Dietrich

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:23 AM

Hallo all,

I have this Glidecam Low-Mode-Handle-Clamp http://www.glidecam....low-mode-fx.php (from my
x-10) and i would now use it with my new Betz RIG with HPX3000 or HD-cam z.b HDW-790p.
How much weight does it hold?

Greetings form Berlin,

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#2 Colin Donahue

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:01 PM

my experience with clamps like these is that they are strong enough to hold full size cameras, but they are not stable. The big cameras will wiggle because you cannot get it tight enough with out cracking the handle. Also, because most of the handles are plastic, and the clamp does not cover the entire handle, you can break the handle off the camera with too fast of a move with a clamp like this. I have a low mode bracket made by Brant Fagan, and it is rock solid.

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#3 Christian Dietrich

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:31 PM

Thanks Colin for the fast answer.
I see the problem,thats what i thought.I have seen this nice VLS bracket.
Brant already contacted me,i will ask him for more info per mail.
Could it stay on the cam/handle during i change between High and Low?

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#4 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:37 PM


Yes, you can leave the VLS in place while operating the camera in high or low mode as well as for shooting off the Steadicam in other modes.

That's one of the beauties of this system; build it once and just leave it along for the ride.
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