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Nicholaus James

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  1. Hey Vlad! I own a SmartSystem Matrix R2 sled and a Ronin 2. I use the sled for both the hybrid set up and standard steadicam set up. Highly recommend! Very affordable system with a great quality build for the money.
  2. Does this have the latest firmware? How old is it?
  3. Wanted to add a pic of the sled with a rig set up on it. Here I flew an Alexa Mini with the beastly Cooke Anamorphics. Sled flew the rig without a sweat. It really is a great affordable sled that has great holding power.
  4. Selling a Glidcam X45 sled with Camjam Quattro monitor bracket with SmallHD 702 monitor. Comes with extra dovetail plate and extra cords and accessories. In great condition, just upgrading. Solid, yet simple rig that will hold heavy payloads easily. Flown well with me. You'll see there is a small chip in the gimbal handle's socket. Doesn't effect the operation, and it will ship with 2 extra sockets to replace it. I never got around changing it as it works fine for me, but you have the option to get that replaced as I'm sending it with 2 replacement parts. Also, the monitor has a 1 stuck green pixel, as you can see from the pic. Not that big of a deal for me, as well. Still got the job done. Sled Brand new $5995, CamJam Quattro Monitor bracket new $1430, SmallHD 702 $800 GRAND TOTAL $8225 SALE PRICE $5500.00
  5. Is this still for sale and when did you purchase it?
  6. When was this purchased? Does it have the latest in its build and software? Do you have a dovetail plate supplied with it? And if so, what size?
  7. Hello potential buyers, I have been getting a lot of interest in the rig. First off, thank you. I respect this community and wanted to first notify on this thread before cancelling it, that some work has come up to help prevent me having to liquidate this system. I appreciate the interests, and will consider selling steadicam goods down the road when and if it is time to do so. But for now, I actually get to enjoy the system, for now. I feel that I owe it to you all to be notified on the current situation. I'll be pulling down this post in 48 hours. Hopefully that is enough time to get everyone notified and up to speed. Thank you all! Sincerely, Nicholaus James
  8. I understand. That was more a test of the abilities rather than an actual shoot, hence why it was so "informal." There was no take captured in showing that.
  9. Also, here's it in action with my Ronin 2 set up on it making it a poor man's "trinity." So it can definitely hold some decent rigs. Here's the link: https://vimeo.com/316163988
  10. Here's a pic of me on set with the rig just to show you all that you are talking to a real person that used the rig in real world situations. I flew RED setups with heavy cine glass with ease on this baby. Again, sucks that I have to sell it, but that's life. You will definitely enjoy the set up!
  11. Hey everyone! I'm really sad to post this, but due to life circumstances, I have to part with this custom rig I've built. Flies rigs up to 40lbs easily. You can probably even push 45lbs. Comes with everything you see here. (except C-stand) Steadicam Exovest w/vest bag Flowcine Xbone kit Steadicam G50x arm with bag and raincovers Glidecam X45 sled with Camjam Monitor bracket and SmallHD 702 monitor PLEASE NOTE: The monitor has 1 stuck green pixel. You can sorta see it in the pics. It never bothered me, but you can send it in to SmallHD if it bothers you that much Also, the gimbal handle has a chip in the socket. Still fully functional, and that too, didn't bother me in operation, but if you can see in the sled layout pics, I am supplying 2 extra socket caps if you want to replace it. Again, I HATE that I have to part with this rig, but still has a TON of life to it as it is just over a year old. Purchased this system brand new for around $23,000. Save on me and get into a big rig system affordably! Thanks for looking! YOU CAN FIND ALL THE PICTURES HERE: https://scenedirector.imgur.com/all $14,500 obo
  12. Totally understand. Yeah, they are really great to talk to on the phone (Glidecam). Give them a call and they should answer all the questions you will have. Thanks for following along!
  13. I'm not sure if the dovetail plate is like other big rigs, as I haven't had access to one. I would assume not as Glidecam likes to march to the beat of their own drum. The sled is pretty good for the value. It's not perfect, and not really upgradeable and/or modular, but it gets the job done for my work, at this point in time. For it's load capacity at it's price point, it's a great entry into a big rig system.
  14. Sorry about the looooong delay to respond. I did get the camera set up as a "poor man's trinity," but still need to work out some kinks as it was WAY TOO HEAVY for me. Almost ripped my back out. lol Here is me missing with it through a rehearsal walk-through: Still testing things for it.
  15. Hey all, I saw on newshooter.com post about this sled being released by SmartSystem about 7 months ago. First, I don't know the quality of their products, so how are their sleds? I know they are more a "budget" sled compared to some of the bigger brands such as GPI Pro, Tiffen, MKV, and Arri, but are they at least decent? I have the Glidecam X45 sled, and I feel it's pretty good for it's price point. I have a Ronin 2 already, so seeing this as my next step sled to get into a "poor man's Trinity" would be great. Plus, I like the option it can be converted into a standard sled for normal Steadi use, as well. If any one can chime in on this, that would be wonderful. Thank you!
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