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  1. 100% Full 1 Year Warranty (Parts and Labor) Glidecam X-30 System [Vest, Arm, Sled] (52 lbs load) 4 x 12 Volt Power; 3 x BNC-BNC I/O video; 3 x Battery Position Glidecam X-45 System [Vest, Arm, Sled] (72 lbs load) 4 x 12 Volt Power; 3 x BNC-BNC I/O video; 3 x Battery Position send me an email at tomh@glidecam.com for more information. X-30 and X-45 Arms are Titanium Springs, Titanium Pre-Arm (Industry Standard), Iso-Elastic. IF, you need 24 Volts in Sled Options... Glidecam Gold Sled (Generation 2.0) with 2" Post and All Digital Signal Feeds! Awesome, NEW, Full 100% Warranty (1 Year) - see photo shown without the Monitor Bracket. [Shown Assemble and Dis-Assembled] Glidecam 27 Years in Business and ALL USA Made Quality! Start with NEW, Fully Warranted GLIDECAM (like so many have done and continue to do) then when you can Afford it buy a GPI-PRO (one component at a time)!!! :) PM for more information... Also, what kind of monitor to you want? Cinetronic, Small HD, Atomos - just let me know and I will get it and have Custom cables made for you! :) Thanks! Fly Safe
  2. Tom Howie

    Vest For Sale w/ Titanium SB

    1 unit remaining for sale at special price
  3. Tom Howie

    Machinist in LA

    email me at tomh@glidecam.com, I have contact with several machinists in LA
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    Glidecam Sled Sale

    Hi Nick, Yes, 100% ; I can upgrade your X-45 Sled gimbal handle. Just send the sled in to me; and I will ship it back for FREE! Will email cost on upgrade with VIP discount :)
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    Balance issue

    Thanks Felix! As Lisa mentioned, it could be a combination of a few things; case in point. That being said. Rule #1 if there is 'play' in any of the components, that is 100% not-good and should be addressed asap. As an Operator, always verify that each component is 'Play-Free', by applying torsion to each joint, and hand testing. "visually" test, looking for movement or 'play' "listen' for 'play' - "clicking sounds, etc" are an indication of movement, while torsion is applied "feel" for 'play' - vibrations can also indicate 'play' At the end of the day all working parts should be in 'fixed' positions. ....AND always verify that the Gimbal of the Sled is Concentric and calibrated, which is best tested with 'Slow' Drop Time (i.e 5 to 7+ seconds - depending how sensitive you want the Vertical Axis to be during this test) I do NOT recommend Neutral Balance for Gimbal testing. Fly Safe!
  6. Let me know if you're still having issues, or if your questions has not been significantly resolved.  I've been working on technical aspects and Sled function/design for over 22 years, also attended and conducted countless training classes/course, (military, pro broadcast, cine, you name it!)  Just want to give you some of my credentials.  I was trained by the Best!   I am not terribly frequent to this forum, however, I have noticed there is lots of mis-information, confusion and even uncertainty on this forum.... So I decided to DIVE-IN and try and help folks out!

    Just to be clear; I work for Glidecam Industries, Inc. (for 23 Years) However, I am not try to selling anything on providing information to help you.   Call me if you need information on how these gimbals are designed and built at 1-781-585-7900.   I've "fixed" calibrated, reset, re-built and successfully Solved everyone of the issues I've run into on Gimbal (mis-alignment)

    Have a great weekend!

     

    Tom Howie | Glidecam | Boston, MA USA | 1-781-585-7900 | tomh@glidecam.com

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    Full Rig

    No problem, we ship anywhere in the world, for FREE with Guaranteed UPS Worldwide International Express!! 100% USA Made! 100% Full 1 Year Warranty (Parts and Labor) Glidecam X-30 System [Vest, Arm, Sled] (52 lbs load) 4 x 12 Volt Power; 3 x BNC-BNC I/O video; 3 x Battery Position Glidecam X-45 System [Vest, Arm, Sled] (72 lbs load) 4 x 12 Volt Power; 3 x BNC-BNC I/O video; 3 x Battery Position send me an email at tomh@glidecam.com for more information. X-30 and X-45 Arms are Titanium Springs, Titanium Pre-Arm (Industry Standard), Iso-Elastic. IF, you need 24 Volts in Sled Options... Glidecam Gold Sled (Generation 2.0) with 2" Post and All Digital Signal Feeds! Awesome, NEW, Full 100% Warranty (1 Year) - see photo shown without the Monitor Bracket. [Shown Assemble and Dis-Assembled] Glidecam 27 Years in Business and ALL USA Made Quality! Start with NEW, Fully Warranted GLIDECAM (like so many have done and continue to do) then when you can Afford it buy a GPI-PRO (one component at a time)!!! :) PM for more information... Also, what kind of monitor to you want? Cinetronic, Small HD, Atomos - just let me know and I will get it and have Custom cables made for you! :) Thanks! Fly Safe, keep being awesome!!
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    Looking for a 1,5'' gimbal

    I have 1.5" Gimbals *(Full 1 Year Warranty! Direct from Manufacturer!!) USA Made :) I have 2.0" Gimbals *(Full 1 Year Warranty! Direct from Manufacturer!!) USA Made :)
  9. Tom Howie

    Balance & Rig accuracy

    Sound like all the classic symptoms an Asymmetrical Gimbal. Gimbal needs to be calibrated, because it is NOT centered. Call me at 1-781-585-7900 if you need further details on this. Thanks!
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    Balance issue

    Wiring in the Central Post (Tube) is not the issue. Your problem is this: Main Gimbal [Bearing] is NOT Centered. This is either set at the Factory, or you will need to figure it out yourself, however, the only want to resolve this is to have someone with the technical expertise, as well as the required tools to ALIGN the [Bearing] with the Bearing Housing and the Central Post... Basically, the Gimbal is NOT Symmetrical on the Post. Call me at 1-781-585-7900 if you need further explanation. Thanks!
  11. X-SERIES VEST FOR SALE. Full Warranty! USA Made! Super comfortable vest padding!! Awesome Condition!
  12. Tom Howie

    Steadicam + Ronin gimbal ? Thoughts

    Also, remember; as a Camera Operator - which do you have 'control' over? Most camera operators want to be able to control the camera. With the DJI Ronin the camera operator is forfeiting 'control', in place of that is the DJI Software that is truly controlling the camera movements (pan/tilt) Also, there is a big difference aesthetically. Traditional Stabilizers (i.e Steadicam) have a much more organic, smooth look. (think meridian response); compared to the "robotic, security camera, drone" aesthetic.
  13. Tom Howie

    Glidecam [NEW] Sled Sale

    *This price includes a Pelican 1650 Flight Case*
  14. Fits ALL Arms: GPI-PRO, TIFFEN, SACHTLER, etc...
  15. Interested? PM me at tomh@glidecam.com Parts quality is unbelievable!! Precision Machining, Hand-buffed - just like GPI-PRO :) for that "showroom" finish, all Pure Virgin materials
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