|NEX-FS100 on a balanced Glidecam HD-2000|
Another question I often receive, is why I chose the Glidecam HD-2000 and not the HD-4000 or HD-1000. Well, the Glidecam HD-1000 can't handle camera's weighting more then 1.3 kg (3 lbs), which is not enough to carry the lightest NEX-FS100 setup. The Glidecam HD-4000 can take camera's up to 4.5 kg (10 lbs), but is heavier and bigger then the HD-2000. The latter can handle cameras up to 2.6 kg (6 lbs) which is more then enough weight to carry for a handheld stabilizer. Because you're not only carry the weight of the camera, but also the stabilizer and counterweights. That's why I went for the Glidecam HD-2000, so it would still be manageable as a handheld stabilizer.
I used these setting for the videos you'll see below, which are part of my Glidecam HD-2000 review
Camera configuration for the Glidecam HD-2000. Total camera weight is 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs)
Lens: E-mount 16mm f2.8 pancake
Lens Attachments: VCL-ECU1 ultra wide converter
Please note: top handle and microphone are attached to the FS100, but the side grip is removed.
Glidecam HD-2000 settings.
Base platform: wings almost completely extended
Telescoping post: extended for 19,1 cm (7.5 inch)
Counter weight plates: 2 weight plates on each side
Accessory: Manfrotto MN-357 universal sliding plate attached with a single screw.
Here are some detailed (reference) pictures of my Glidecam setup for the FS100.
Quick release plate
|Location of the Manfrotto MN-357 on the Glidecam quick release plate.|
|Underside of the quick release plate|
Camera mounting platform
|Position of camera and MN-357 sliding plate on the camera mounting platform|
|The telescoping post is extended for 19,1 cm (7.5 inch)|
|Close up from the clamp and the extended telescoping post|
|The wings are almost completely extended on the base platform|
|Only two counter weight plates are used on both side of the base platform|
Good luck with balancing your NEX-FS100 on the Glidecam HD-2000 and happy flying!