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The best selling Flycam 5000 is a great tool. It's a lightweight, hand-held camcorder stabilizing system that was designed for cameras weighing from 2 to 8 pounds (800gr to 3.5Kg). The Flycam 5000 is a great basic tool for whenever stabilisation is needed. It works gracefully and professionally, you'll see why the idea of making a camera glide through the air isn't just a dream; it's a reality. With the Flycam 5000, you won't need a tripod or a dolly. All you need is your fruitful imagination! The Flycam 5000 will support any camcorder or movie camera weighing up to 10 pounds. It's quick and easy to set up and balance. It allows unrestricted booming and 360 degree panning. Only 15 inches tall, it's made of precision aluminum. It can also be used as a monopod, no-tools telescoping base, with movable weight discs that allow you to achieve dynamic balance. You can easily attach a small LCD monitor to the base monitor mount hole, if needed. It weighs 2.7 pounds without counter balance discs.
Universal camera base plate:
The camera base plate has both 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch mounting slots (holes) to accommodate a variety of camera bases. You can slide your camera with base plate of steadicam on both the horizontal and vertical axes, attached with thumbscrews to a movable camera base plate.
The camera platform: Moves back and forth, and side to side, to allow you to quickly adjust the camera's horizontal balance. By varying the amount of counterweight discs on the base platform, you can adjust the camera's vertical balance. When balanced properly, the camera floats, ready for you to move into action.
Balancing the camera:
The weights are attached to the rod by means of cups and screws. A finely tuned weight distribution achieves a perfect balance. The first step in balancing it is finding the equilibrium of you camera, and the easiest way to find this is by placing your finger underneath the handle so that the camera is horizontal. You should then place the camera on top of the glidecam so this point is over the top of the glidecam bar. Before attempting to balance, ensure the camcorder is set exactly how you intend to shoot: the viewscreen in position, the lens cap removed, a tape in the camera and finally a battery and any other accessories in place. Adding any of the above after balancing will inevitably result in having to re-balance it. The height of flycam 5000 can be adjusted according to the weight of the camera.