The Glidecam X-45 is a highly advanced, professional camera
stabilization system designed for film and video cameras weighing from 25 to 45
pounds. The Glidecam X-45 System incorporates advanced engineering and precision
machining, making it the most sophisticated and versatile system in its price
The Glidecam X-45 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 complete X-45 system is comprised of a Support Arm, a
Support Vest and a Support Sled.
The Glidecam X-45 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-45's Support Arm can be boomed up and down, as well as pivoted in and
out, and side-to-side. It is the combined low friction booming and pivoting
action of the Support Arm that isolates your body’s motions from the camera
enabling you to create super smooth moving camera footage.
The Glidecam X-45 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. With the Glidecam X-45 you will be able to acquire the
type of smooth footage often required in today’s competitive production
The Glidecam X-45’s Dyna-Elastic™
Dual-Articulating Support Arm incorporates 18 precision radial bearings within
its machined T6 aluminum structure. The placement and implementation of these
double-shielded bearings produce minimal friction and allow the X-45 Support Arm
to pivot and boom smoothly, and with virtually no noise.
Four Titanium 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. The X-45 Support Arm can hold a total combined
Camera and Sled weight up to 70 pounds.
A key design feature of the Support Arm is that it incorporates
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.
Glidecam X-45 Support Vest
The Glidecam X-45 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.
X-45 Support Arm Specifications:
• The Support Arm can be setup and configured so either a left-handed, or a
right-handed operator can use the system.
• X-45 Support Arm Weight: 13.3 lbs.
• Made in USA.
X-45 Support Vest Specifications:
• No-tools adjust, break-away safety system.
• Quick pressure release dual buckle design with positive locking buckles and
fast ratcheting adjuster buckles.
• Integral black anodized T-6 aluminum and EVA foam padding.
• Reversible and vertically adjustable arm mounting plate.
• Industry standard arm connector made of Titanium for added strength and
• Made in USA.
The Glidecam X-45 System
Glidecam X-45 Support Arm, Glidecam Support Vest, Glidecam X-45 Support Sled,
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