Glidecam X-45 Support Arm Designed using Light-Force technology
The GLIDECAM X-45?Support Arm?Dyna-Elastic Dual-Articulating incorporates 18 precision radial bearings within its machined T6 aluminum structure. The placement and implementation of these double-shielded bearings produce minimal friction and allow the GLIDECAM X-45?Support Arm to pivot and boom smoothly, and with virtually no noise.
Four Titanium Extension Springs are employed within the Support Arm’s hardcoat anodized Exo-Skeletal Shells. Utilizing Class Three Levers, the energy of the Extension Springs acts upon internal Fulcrum Points, and provides the Support Arm with its lifting power. The spring tension is field adjustable and allows for varying camera weights. The X-45 Support Arm can hold a total combined Camera and Sled weight up to 70 pounds.
A key design feature of the Support Arm is that it incorporates our Light-Force technology. This literally means that only a “light” force or effort is required by the operator to hold the arm at any given position, or to boom the arm up and down. It is this Light-Force feature that provides the operator with the optimum amount of camera buoyancy or float.