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Stabilizer Showdown: Glidecam vs Rhino Steady

By Anthony Thurston on August 24th 2013

Choosing your camera stabilizer is never as simple as what is the better stabilizer, more times than not it comes down to budget over performance. So today I wanted to share a great comparison between an affordable Rhino Steady stabilizer and a more expensive Glidecam stabilizer.

The video comes from the great guys over at Film Riot, you can check them out on YouTube. In the video Ryan gives us a great look at the capabilities, setup time, and in the field performance of these two stabilizers and talks about what used he would recommend for each one. Check it out Below.

So now that you have taken a look at the video, which one would you take given a very limited budget? Would you risk a slightly shakier shot on the Rhino Steady or would you eat up most of your production budget on a Glidecam?

Think about it and share your thoughts about it in a comment below! We love to know what your thoughts are on things like this.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Chuck Navarro

    Great video on some examples of stabilizers that work well. I actually have a glidecam 2000 non HD that I got from craigslist from some guy who said he couldn’t get it to balance right. It works great for being a bit of an old man.

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