Glidecam XR-2000 Handheld Camera Stabilizer for Compact Cameras Up to 2 to 6 lb, Three-Axis Gimbal

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About Glidecam XR-2000

The Glidecam XR-2000 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-2000 is a complete handheld system, with a dynamic camera platform that will allow you to mount & achieve proper balance for your small to medium camcorder (2-6 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-2000 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.

Glidecam XR-2000 Features

  • Dynamic Camera Balance Platform (Camera Mounting Platform)
  • Adjustable convergence, precision, three-axis Gimbal
  • No-tools Telescoping Center Post
  • Adjustable, inertial-control Base Platform
  • Foam padded Handle Grip
  • Precision Bearings at all vital points
  • Made with precision Aluminum
  • Anodized Studio Black
  • Laser etched Labeling
  • Allows unrestricted Booming and 360 degree Panning
  • Rubber feet under Base Platform
  • Designed for compact, low profile cameras weighing from 2 to 6 pounds
  • 15" tall in shortest mode
  • 22" tall in longest mode
  • Each large Counter Weight Disc averages 2.75 ounces
  • Each small Counter Weight Disc averages 1 ounce
  • Camera Mounting Plate has 1/4" mounting holes
  • Base Platform has 1/4" mounting hole for optional LCD Monitor attachment

Glidecam XR-2000 Specifications

Compatibility
Low profile cameras weighing from 2 to 6 pounds (0.90 to 2.72 kg)
Vest
No
Arm
No
Head Assembly/Top Stage
Camera plate with 1/4"-20 mounting holes
Quick Release
No
Docking Bracket
No
Dovetail Plate
No
Gimbal
Yes, 3-axis
Post
Telescoping: total height of unit is adjustable from 15-22" (38.1-55.9 cm)
Monitor
No
Battery
No
Battery Mount
No
Diameter
Central post: 1.0" (25.4 mm)
Dimensions
Camera mounting head: 6.00" x 4.187" x .75" (152.4 x 106.3 x 19.05 cm)
Base platform: 10.00" x 4.00" (254 x 101.6 cm)
Weight
2.1 lbs (0.95 kg) without counterweight discs
Counterweight discs:
Large discs average: 2.75 oz (78 g)
Small discs average: 1 oz (28 g)
Mfr #
GLXR2
SKU
VDGCXR2000

Glidecam XR-2000 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

 
4.0

Great Product, Great Price

By

from Southern Indiana  -  Hobbyist

I'm using this product to do RealEstate and family videos. It takes a bit of work to get it balanced, but once you do it works great.

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ryan d  is the Glidecam XR-2000 good for balancing with the 5D canon Mark II??? What about the weight with the canon 5D mark II with 24-70 Lens n the XR-2000
ERIN D  As long as your camera is under the weight limit specified for the Glidecam XR-2000 you will be able to balance it. Balancing depends on a number of factors including shifting the camera forward or back, and side to side - as well as equalizing the weight of the camera when sitting atop the plate on top of the Glidecam with the weight at the bottom - it is very tricky to accomplish the first time. Don't think you may have a defective unit because you can't balance it immediately. Adjustments are very much a matter of minute fine tuning but once you get it right, this device will do everything you expect it to do! Just keep trying different weights, camera positions and shaft lengths until your camera balances. It's like learning to ride a bicycle. Difficult to learn at first and effortless afterwards!
Andrew S  How easy is it to set the glide-cam up with the weights? Does it take along time to make sure it is balanced when you first use it?
BGPHOTOGRAPHY B  Upon initial assembly and balancing, it's somewhat time consuming. I had a Canon 5D Mark II with a 24-105 lens attached and it did indeed take quite a while to balance. I found that my rig was in fact a little too heavy and I could never get a perfect balance, but good enough. If you plan to use it with the same lens and body each time, once you take the time to do the initial balance properly, it should not take long to re-balance it again. If you switch lenses, it could take a few minutes to unscrew and remove/add weights. All in all, it's a great device however it's definitely not easy to get the camera on and off of quickly and takes some finicking. If you need the luxury of something that's easier to get working with quickly and swap cameras a lot you may want to look into a full body rig.
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