Support


The Glidecam V-20 professional camera stabilization system allows the camera operator to walk, run, go up and down stairs, shoot from moving vehicles, and travel over uneven terrain without any camera instability or shake.

The lightweight and comfortable Support Vest can be adjusted to fit a wide range of operators. High endurance, closed cell, EVA foam padding and integral T6 aluminum alloy create a vest which can hold and evenly distribute the weight of the Glidecam V-20 system across the operator’s shoulders, back, and hips. For safety, quick-release high impact buckles allow the vest to be removed quickly.

A free-floating, precision Gimbal, incorporating integrally shielded bearings, creates the super-smooth and pivotal connections between the front end of the Dyna-Elastic Arm and the Camera Mounting Assembly. The Three-Axis Gimbal provides the operator with fingertip control over fluid tilting, panning, and rolling. A locking mechanism allows the Gimbal to be placed at varying positions on the central support post. Moving the Gimbal effectively adjusts the system’s center of gravity. The upper portion of the Sled’s central support post includes guide markings that allow for accurate Gimbal positioning.

The Exoskeletal, Dyna-Elastic Support Arm is designed to counteract the weight of the combined camera and Camera Mounting Assembly by employing high-carbon alloy springs. The arm may be boomed up and down, as well as pivoted in-and-out and side-to-side. It is the combined booming and pivoting action of the arm which creates the shock absorption necessary for ultra-smooth camera movement and mobility. The spring force is field-adjustable to allow for varying camera weights. For safety, a dual-spring design is employed to reduce spring failure damage.

The rugged and adjustable Camera Mounting Assembly (the Sled) is designed with a lower telescoping center post which allows for vertical balance adjustment, as well as varying lens heights. The center post can be adjusted from 22″ to 32″. The Camera Mounting Platform (or x-y motion table) moves back-and-forth and side-to-side to allow adjustment of the system’s horizontal balance. The Camera Plate has both 1/4″ and 3/8″ mounting slots to accommodate a variety of camera bases.

Technical Specs

  • Aluminum construction
  • Load Capacity: 15 - 26 lb (6.8 - 11.8 kg)
  • Vest composed of high-endurance, closed cell, EVA foam padding and integral T6 aluminum alloy with Quick-release buckles
  • Adjustable Exoskeletal Dyna-Elastic Support Arm
  • Free floating, precision three-axis Gimbal with locking mechanism
  • 360 degree panning and tilting
  • Post adjustable from 22" to 32" with Gimbal guide scale markings
  • Weight: 21 lb

Our Kit

Our rental package includes:

  • Support Vest
  • Dyna-Elastic Arm
  • Three-Axis Gimbal
  • Camera Mounting Assembly
  • Sled Offset Adapter
  • Vehicle Mount
  • Ronford-Baker Quick Release System w/ camera plate
  • Weights

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