May 5, 2016
NAB 2016

Glidecam Steps into the Gimbal Arena with a Prototype

Glidecam, known for their camera stabilization and support products, finally steps into the brushless gimbal market.

Sporting a similar style as popular gimbal forerunners Ronin and MōVI, it weights 3lbs and will support a payload of up to 5lbs. It can switch between following the angle of the handles, locking the tilt axis, and locking all rotational axes. A tilt offset is also available via buttons on the handle. The battery appears to be non-proprietary and will last 4-6 hours and detaches from the handle mount easily to support attachment to other rigs such as jibs. It is currently in the last stages of prototyping and will debut late summer at $1799.

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In other news, Western Union is going to start delivering letters for slightly more than the Post Office. Why in the world would someone want to buy this over the countless better options that already exist, many of which cost less?

May 5, 2016 at 3:56PM

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Joseph Moore
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$1700 wasn't a lot for these gimbals even a year ago, but now it seems pricey. A good product though.

May 6, 2016 at 8:45AM, Edited May 6, 8:44AM

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John Stockton
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This guy's accent though..

May 6, 2016 at 7:57PM

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Christopher Evans
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What is the weird shoulder rig looking thing in the thumbnail? I clicked for that thinking they had a funky design for a gimbal. It's not even in the video.

May 10, 2016 at 1:46PM

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Alex Everingham
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