The GLIDECAM SMOOTH SHOOTER is the
World's most sophisticated and affordable body mounted Camera
Stabilization System designed for Cameras weighing up to 6 pounds
when used with the Glidecam 2000 Pro, or for Cameras weighing from
4 to 10 pounds when used with the Glidecam 4000 Pro. The GLIDECAM
SMOOTH SHOOTER system will allow you to walk, run, go up and down
stairs, shoot from moving vehicles and travel over uneven terrain
without any camera instability or shake.|
The SMOOTH SHOOTER system works by isolating your body's motion
from your camera, while your camera is balanced in a relatively
motionless and isolated state. The SMOOTH SHOOTER'S Support Arm can
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
Support Arm, which isolates your motions from the camera in a way
that creates smooth camera footage.
The GLIDECAM SMOOTH SHOOTER does not come with a Glidecam 2000 Pro
or a Glidecam 4000 Pro; however, it is specifically designed to be
used with them. If you already own one of our hand-held
stabilizers, then you will be able to use it by simply attaching it
to the end of the Smooth Shooter's Support Arm. Neither the
Glidecam 2000 Pro, nor the 4000 Pro need to be modified to work
with the GLIDECAM SMOOTH SHOOTER. You can use your camcorder's flip
out LCD monitor, or a monitor that is attached to the base of your
Glidecam 2000 Pro or 4000 Pro. This allows for remote viewing of
the camera's image without disturbing the orientation of the
When using the Glidecam 2000 Pro or Glidecam 4000 Pro in hand-held
mode, it is your arm that carries all of the weight. However, when
the 2000 Pro or 4000 Pro are used with the SMOOTH SHOOTER, it is
the SMOOTH SHOOTER'S Spring-loaded Support Arm that carries all of
the weight. Because of this, you will now be able to shoot for
extended periods of time, whereas before, the stress associated
with hand-holding the weight reduced your shooting time.
The GLIDECAM SMOOTH SHOOTER is not just an affordable replacement
for the Glidecam V-8; it is a highly developed and meticulously
engineered camera stabilization system. Its ability to shoot smooth
imagery within its weight range is extraordinary. It out performs
all of the competition in its class, yet remains truly economical.
The SMOOTH SHOOTER is the realization of the need to stabilize
lightweight cameras using the same degree of sophistication
employed to stabilize heavy cameras. With the GLIDECAM SMOOTH
SHOOTER you will be able to acquire the type of smooth footage
you've always dreamed of. The Smooth Shooter's Dyna-Elastic™ Support Arm
incorporates more than twenty precision radial bearings within its
machined T6 aluminum structure. The placement and implementation of
these double-shielded bearings produce minimal friction and allow
the Dyna-Elastic™ Support Arm
to pivot and boom very smoothly, and with virtually no noise.
Two high-carbon alloy, Extension Springs are employed within the
Support Arm's hardcoat anodized Exo-Skeletal Shell. Utilizing Class
Three Levers, the energy of the Extension Springs acts upon
internal Fulcrum Points, and provides the Support Arm with its
lifting power. The spring tension is field adjustable and allows
for varying camera weights.
Our proprietary spring Inter-X-Change™ system
makes the installation and removal of the springs quick and easy.
The Support Arm can be setup and used in either a One-Spring Mode,
or a Two-Spring Mode. In the One-Spring Mode, the Support Arm can
hold a total combined camera and hand-held stabilizer weight of 9
pounds. In the Two-Spring Mode, the Support Arm can hold a total
combined camera and hand-held stabilizer weight of 18 pounds.
A key design feature of the Support Arm is that it incorporates
our Light-Force™ technology.
This literally means that only a "light" force or effort is
required by the operator to hold the arm at any given position, or
to boom the arm up and down. It is this Light-Force™ feature that
provides the operator with the optimum amount of camera buoyancy or
The Smooth Shooter Support Vest
is lightweight and comfortable can be adjusted to fit a wide range
of operators. High endurance, dual density, EVA foam padding and
integral T6 aluminum alloy create a vest which can hold and evenly
distribute the weight of the system across the operator's
shoulders, back, and hips. Made with 1000 denier cordura fabric,
and 7-panel seat belt strapping. For safety, quick release, high
impact buckles allow the vest to be removed quickly. Specifications:
• The Support Arm can be setup and configured so either a
left-handed, or a right-handed operator can use the system.
• Support Arm Boom Range: 14.75"
• Support Arm Weight: 4lbs 3oz in Two Spring Mode,
without arm posts.
• Weight Plates: each 12.9oz (366 grams)
• All measurements and weights are approximate.
• Made in USA.
The GLIDECAM SMOOTH SHOOTER System includes:
Glidecam Support Vest, Smooth Shooter Support Arm, Docking Bracket,
(1) Stainless Steel Arm Post, (1) Aluminum Arm Post, (6) Steel
Weight Plates, Hardware and Operations manual.