Glidecam's HD-PRO Is Its Best Small Payload Stabilizer Yet

The HD-PRO for Glidecam is a perfect marriage for cameras under 10 lbs.

Glidecam dates back to 1991, and with growth comes improved product design. The HD-PRO is the company's latest iteration of handheld stabilizers for cameras under 10lbs and its the best yet. Its lightweight yet rugged design is machined from non-corrosive aluminum with a "no tools" design for fast setup.

According to Glidecam, the HD-PRO is "a natural evolution of a product" and will replace its HD-1000, HD-2000 and HD-4000 series stabilizers. Which is a good thing—one product that does it all, aka, the cat's pajamas.

The head features Glidecam's first drop-in dovetail camera plate with laser-etching so you know the vertical and horizontal center points. The plate also works with Manfrotto's 501, 502, 503, and 504 series heads.  

The HD-PRO is available for pre-order for $499. 

Tech Specs

  • Designed cameras up to 10 lbs (4.53 kg.)
  •  5.25″ X 3.5″ X 1.5″ Camera Mounting Plate
  • 14″ tall in fully contracted mode
  • 25″ tall in fully expanded mode
  • Total Weight is 2 lbs 14 oz without Counter Weight Discs
  • Includes 12 Custom Counter Weight Plates
  • 12 Counter Weight Plates = 3.264 pounds
  • 1/4″ Camera Mounting Plate Screw
  • Base Platform has one 1/4″ mounting hole for optional accessory

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Hmm, this just looks like the Devin Graham Glidecam rebranded (or de-branded, I guess). Not that it's a bad thing, fantastic product.

April 10, 2018 at 11:59AM, Edited April 10, 11:59AM

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The Devin Graham one is great... except that there are no locks on the adjustment knobs, so you perpetually have to check and adjust them. Also the guides always rub off, and the quick release is often either too loose or too tight (but maybe i just need to tighten that with a screw)

April 10, 2018 at 11:13PM

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