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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.
Reviewed by 3 customers
The Glidecam xr4000 is great it provides a much smoother feel and with enough practice gives you those professional shots!!
I did a lot of research and a DP I AC for uses this rig to fly his EPIC Package. It's the perfect rig for DSLRs all the way up to a RED Epic or Scarlet, and all the prosumer camcorders in between. Definitely quick to balance and easy to set up right out of the box. Also comes with the tools needed. You can remove a spring from each section of the arm to really dial in the tension for very light camera loads. Easily the best Steady rig out there for under $2500 and a good stepping stone for when I upgrade to heavier-duty rigs.
I had a Glidecam pro 2000 and upgraded to the XR-4000. Overall very happy with the upgrade. All bearings are so much better, incredibly smooth. Way easier to balance as the weights stay in place. Would purchase again if needed. Adorama also had the best price!