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#1 Michael Martinez

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:12 AM

Hi, all

im planning in buying a camera stabilizer system.
can anyone tell me wich one should i go for?

the V25 is $10,000 dollars and V20 is $4,300 :o
Is really worth it the extra money?

Thanks..

MMR.
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#2 Gary McClurg

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:30 AM

I have a feelings its going to be neither... that its going to be the gold... just call them... they'll tell you over the phone which is best...

Just hit the link to their site on the right side of the page...
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#3 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:15 AM

Someone over on the Steadicam Operators Association and maybe the Steadicam Forum just posted a Glidecam something for sale in the last few days.

The model / price will likely dictate the size camera you can fly and maybe some level of adjustment so you can't really judge based on price always but I don't know the Glidecam system / products.

If you've got $10k to spend you really ought to look at used Steadicam / PRO brand, at that price it might be older BUT it will hold it's value very well.

Also, check out the new Flyer and Flyer Arm; I think they have about a 19 lb payload rating.

Good luck!
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#4 Gary McClurg

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:22 AM

Just found this for you.... on the v-20

Because its a fish eye.. most agree that its hard to tell how it flies... but they suggested the guy needs to play with the way he sets up the camera more...


View on Vimeo

Edited by Gary McClurg, 02 September 2008 - 08:23 AM.

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#5 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:07 PM

I don't know anything about Glidecam, but I can give you an idea of the weight of the Red when built for steadicam. I just did a feature with the Red. I didn't weigh it, but just before that job I did a commercial with a 435, and the first time I put the Red up on my rig I had to tighten the arm. That means that the Red setup I was flying was heavier than a 435 with Ultra Primes and lightweight mags. I'm sure you could fly the Red slightly lighter than the way we built it, but not much. So make sure whatever rig you go with can handle the weight. The Red body is compact, but it's pretty heavy for it's size, and by the time you get all the accessories you need it's not really any lighter than a film camera.
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#6 Michael Martinez

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:30 PM

THANKS TO ALL...

Thanks for your response...

MMR,
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:33 PM

Someone over on the Steadicam Operators Association and maybe the Steadicam Forum just posted a Glidecam something for sale in the last few days.

The model / price will likely dictate the size camera you can fly and maybe some level of adjustment so you can't really judge based on price always but I don't know the Glidecam system / products.

If you've got $10k to spend you really ought to look at used Steadicam / PRO brand, at that price it might be older BUT it will hold it's value very well.

Also, check out the new Flyer and Flyer Arm; I think they have about a 19 lb payload rating.

Good luck!



Thank you very much!!!!!
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#8 Michael Martinez

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:35 PM

Just found this for you.... on the v-20

Because its a fish eye.. most agree that its hard to tell how it flies... but they suggested the guy needs to play with the way he sets up the camera more...


View on Vimeo



Thanks a lot for the link, do you have any other link.

Thank you very much again...
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