The GLIDECAM X-10 is a highly
advanced, professional 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 X-10 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 GLIDECAM X-10 is very similar in design to the Glidecam Smooth
Shooter; however the X-10 comes with both sections of its support
arm being able to move vertically, whereas the Smooth Shooter comes
with only the front section of its support arm being able to move
vertically. Also, the X-10 comes with a trimmable Arm-to-Vest
Connector, whereas the Smooth Shooter’s Arm-to-Vest Connector
is not trimmable.
The GLIDECAM X-10 system works by isolating your body's motion from
your camera, while your camera is balanced in a relatively
motionless and isolated state. The GLIDECAM X-10'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 that isolates your motions from the camera in a way
that creates smooth camera footage.
The GLIDECAM X-10 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 GLIDECAM X-10's Support Arm. Neither the Glidecam 2000 Pro,
nor the 4000 Pro need to be modified to work with the GLIDECAM
X-10. 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 system.
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 GLIDECAM X-10, it is the
GLIDECAM X-10's Spring-loaded Support Arms that carry 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 X-10 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
GLIDECAM X-10 is the realization of the need to stabilize
lightweight cameras using the same degree of sophistication
employed to stabilize heavy cameras. With the GLIDECAM X-10 you
will be able to acquire the type of smooth footage you've always
The GLIDECAM X-10’s
Dyna-Elastic™ Dual-Articulating Support Arm
incorporates 38 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.
Four high-carbon alloy, Extension Springs are employed
within the Support Arm’s hardcoat anodized Exo-Skeletal
Shells. 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 Two-Spring
Mode, or a Four-Spring Mode. In the Two-Spring Mode, the Support
Arm can hold a total combined camera and hand-held stabilizer
weight of 9 pounds. In the Four-Spring Mode, the Support Arm can
hold a total combined camera and hand-held stabilizer weight of 18
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 float. The Glidecam X-10 Support Vest
is lightweight, comfortable and 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. For safety, quick release, high impact
buckles allow the vest to be removed quickly. The Vest’s
outer shell is made of 1000 denier cordura fabric, and 7-panel seat
belt strapping, noted as being the best in the industry.
The Glidecam X-10 Support Vest incorporates a unique and
proprietary Arm-to-Vest Connector that allows the angle of the
Support Arm to be adjusted relative to the Support Vest. This
Trimming Mechanism allows you to neutralize the weight of the
Support Arm relative to your body’s center of gravity. When
set correctly the effort required while shooting is greatly
reduced. Another unique and proprietary feature of the Arm-to-Vest
Connector is that it allows the Support Arm to be attached and
removed from the Vest without affecting the operator’s
selected trim settings.
• The Support Arm can be setup and configured so either a
left-handed, or a right-handed operator can use the system.
• Dual Support Arm Boom Range: 30"
• Dual Support Arm Weight: 5 pounds 12 ounces in Two
Spring Mode, without arm posts.
• Individual Weight Plates: each 12.9oz (366 grams)
• All measurements and weights are approximate.
• Made in USA.
The GLIDECAM X-10 System
Glidecam X-10 Support Arm, Glidecam Support Vest, Docking Bracket,
(1) Stainless Steel Arm Post, (1) Aluminum Arm Post, (6) Steel
Weight Plates, Hardware and Operations Manual.