GLIDERS Shoulder Support for dv – DSLR and hdv cameras Review

http://www.thecinecity.com/Shoulder%20supports/blue1.jpgSo you have decided to build yourself a camera rig, all of those hand held shots have been ruining entire sessions of shooting and rendering the footage useless. The problem with shoulder mounts is simply that they are either very expensive or built very poorly. What if I told you that you could get a full shoulder mount kit the waist stabilizer for under $150? Before you say I am crazy let’s take a look at the GLIDERS Shoulder Support and see if this will work for your budget and your next shoot:

 

Provided by: The Cine City

Price: $145

Closer Look:

 

 

Specifications and Features:

GLIDERS Shoulder Support system is specially made for standard DV/HDV cameras.

The GLIDERS Shoulder Support system is the most advanced precision shock absorbing shoulder support for Mini DV and HD cameras. It is designed for stability and comfort but above all for versatility, freedom of movement and creative framing.Our shoulder support provides the best versatility and comfort for professional use.

The GLIDERS Shoulder Support can be used for many hours a day without any fatigue or stress. It completely eliminates back neck and arms stress. The overall weight is evenly distributed between the shoulder and hips.

There is a provision for battery mounting in this shoulder support.

The body pod (strap & spring stick) part of GLIDERS Shoulder Support absorbs walking camera shakes. The stick is constructed of spring-loaded telescopic sections. This design makes the camera float.

KIT INCLUDES :

  • Complete shoulder stand
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Support Belt
  • Supporting Rod with spring feature inside

 

  • The Camera and LCD Mounting Arm can be mounted on the central bar as well as side bar as per the convenience.
  • Rail System can be mounted on the side bar to use the focusing accessories such as Follow Focus, Mattebox etc….
  • Brick Battery or Anton Beur Battery can be mounted on the Gliders Shoulder Support.
  • The Gliders Shoulder Support can be used with or without Suspension rod as per the convenience.
  • The Glider Shoulder Support comes with a Quick Release for easy and fast camera mounting.
  • The incorporated “Shock absorbing support Pod” absorbs walking shots shakes and enables the operator to freely Tilt, Pan, Dutch and adjust camera height.
  • The Blue pad handles provide complete rest to hands while shooting
  • Soft Shoulder Pad enables operator to work for the long time without feeling burden.

 

Conclusion:

I have been using this shoulder mount for over a month now and I must say it is by far the best shoulder mount in its price range I have ever user. It modular design makes it easy to ass a rail system, position the camera at exactly the right distance, and truly achieve everything you need a shoulder mount that would cost you 5 times as much normally. The cine city is a great website and the shipping is unbelievably fast, if you are a film make on a budget you will be very hard pressed to find a website with better prices than the cine city.

Would I recommend this product? Yes, it surpassed my expectations by a long shot. It has the best bang for your buck compared to anything in its price range. If you are in the market for a new shoulder mount check out the cine city.

Pros:

  • Price
  • Build Quality
  • Very Effective Stabilization
  • Waist Belt

Cons:

  • Moving the quick release from one rail to another takes a bit of time

 


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