The Glidecam Body-pod is a lightweight rigid support system which, when used with either the Glidecam 2000 Pro, or 3000 Pro hand-held stabilizers, allows all the weight of the system to be supported by your body.
The Body-pod allows you to
shoot in cushioned comfort for indefinite periods of time. It takes the stabilizers weight out of your hands and arms and displaces the weight onto your waist and shoulders. Stress and fatigue are virtually eliminated, allowing you the freedom to shoot
events that require uninterrupted shooting.
The Glidecam Body-pods rigid support and its receptacle assembly are made of lightweight, yet rugged aluminum. The foam padded waist support is covered with durable, nylon fabric. Tough nylon
strapping with high impact plastic buckles are employed to allow the Body-pod to fit a wide range of body types. The system has an adjustable collar assembly which allows you to selectively position the height of the stabilizers handle onto the top
of the systems rigid support. The system also comes with two aluminum extensions, so you can radically adjust the height of your camera and stabilizer.
The Glidecam Body-pod is designed to allow you to quickly slide the handle of either the 2000
Pro, or 4000 Pro on and off its rigid support, so you can quickly switch back and forth between hand-held stabilization shooting and body mounted shooting. Since the support of the Body-pod is rigid and for the most part inflexible, it will not absorb
and smooth out camera movements as well as a stabilizer which is being held in just your hands. However, shooting with your stabilizer attached to the rigid support of the Body-pod still yields results that are far better than unstabilized, hand-held
shooting or shoulder supported shooting. Once you get used to using the Glidecam Body-pod, you wont want to shoot anything without it.
The Glidecam Body-pod is especially suited for commercial, industrial and corporate videography such as
weddings, real estate videos, sporting events etc. The system allows you to leave your tripod behind, so you are free to move about and shoot from places you wouldnt normally be able to quickly shoot from. You can use the system while on the
move, such as walking up and down stairs or traveling past or around your subject matter. You can also become a sort of mobile tripod, where you maintain your position while shooting, but are able to quickly and easily change your shooting location
based upon the shooting requirements.