The Glidecam XR-4000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer represents an affordable way to put your compact camcorder on a floating platform, enabling you to capture the types of professional handheld shots that add dynamic flair to any video production. Smooth camera movement that ranges freely in every dimension is not something you can achieve via dollies or shoulder-mount rigs. For truly unfettered, floating camera moves, you need a gimbal-based camera stabilizer.
The XR-4000 is a complete handheld system, with a dynamic camera platform that will allow you to mount & achieve proper balance for your mid-sized camcorder (4-10 lb), a telescoping central post that allows you to adjust the height of the unit, and a balance platform that supports any combination of the included large and small counterbalance weights. At the center of everything, however, is the three-axis gimbal that lets the camera handle move freely while the rest of the stabilizer stays upright, thereby eliminating the shake that plagues most handheld camerawork.
The design of the Glidecam XR-4000 is tool-free, so you'll be able to set up and achieve balance easily & quickly every time. With practice you'll be steering your camera through three dimensions naturally and smoothly without a second thought, as if the camera platform were a cloud floating through calm skies.
For long periods of operation with the XR-4000, you will no doubt benefit from the addition of an optional support accessory (sold separately), such as a Body-Pod, a Forearm Brace, or a Smooth Shooter or X10 arm/vest support.
|Construction||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Load Capacity||4-10 lb (1.8-4.5 kg)|
|Head Assembly/Top Stage||Camera plate with 1/4"-20 mounting holes|
|Dynamic Spin||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Post||Telescoping: total height of unit is adjustable from 20-28" (50.8-71.1 cm)|
|Optional Accessories||Body-Pod, Forearm Brace, Smooth Shooter or X10 arm/vest support|
|Diameter||Central post: 1.0" (25mm)|
|Dimensions|| Camera mounting head: 1.1 x 4.75 x 7.0" (2.9 x 12.1 x 17.8 cm) |
Base platform: 12.0 x 5.0" (30.5 x 12.7 cm)
Unit height range: 20-28" (50.8-71.1 cm)
|Weight|| 3.0 lb (1.4 kg) without counterweight discs|
12x large discs average 2.75 oz (78 g)
4x small discs average 1 oz (28 g)