Glidecam Introduces X-22 Professional Camera Stabilization System
Posted Nov 3, 2009

Glidecam has introduced the  Glidecam X-22, a professional, body-mounted, camera stabilization system designed for film and video cameras weighing up to 22 pounds. The Glidecam X-22 System incorporates advanced engineering and precision machining. The Glidecam X-22 is the most versatile and affordable system available today for cameras up to 22 pounds. The complete system is comprised of a Vest, Support Arm and Sled.


The Glidecam X-22 Support Vest is lightweight and comfortable, and can be adjusted to fit a wide range of operators. High endurance, dual density, EVA foam padding and integral T6 aluminum alloy create a vest that can hold and evenly distribute the weight of the system across the operator's shoulders, back, and hips. For safety, quick release, high impact buckles allow the vest to be removed quickly. The Vest's outer shell is made of 1000 denier cordura fabric, and 7-panel seat belt strapping, noted as being the best in the industry. The Glidecam X-22 Vest incorporates a unique and proprietary Arm-to-Vest Connector that allows the Support Arm to be attached and removed from the Vest without affecting the operator's trim settings.

The Glidecam X-22 Support Vest incorporates a unique and proprietary Arm-to-Vest Connector that allows the angle of the Support Arm to be adjusted relative to the Support Vest. This Trimming Mechanism allows you to neutralize the weight of the Support Arm relative to your body's center of gravity. When set correctly the effort required while shooting is greatly reduced. Another unique and proprietary feature of the Arm-to-Vest Connector is that it allows the Support Arm to be attached and removed from the Vest without affecting the operator's selected trim settings.

The GLIDECAM X-22's Dyna-ElasticTM Dual-Articulating Support Arm incorporates precision radial bearings and needle roller bearings within its machined T6 aluminum structure. The placement and implementation of these bearings produce minimal friction and allow the Dyna-ElasticTM Support Arm to pivot and boom very smoothly, and with virtually no noise.

Four high-carbon alloy, 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.

Our proprietary spring Inter-X-ChangeTM system makes the installation and removal of the springs quick and easy. The Support Arm can be setup and used in either a Two-Spring Mode, or a Four-Spring Mode.

A key design feature of the Support Arm is that it incorporates our Light-ForceTM 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-ForceTM feature that provides the operator with the optimum amount of camera buoyancy or float.

The Glidecam X22TM sled holds any video or film camera weighing up to 22 pounds. The X-22 Sled incorporates sophisticated engineering and precision machining to make it lightweight and strong.

The precision, x-y adjustable Head assembly incorporates a drop in style dovetail camera plate for quick front to back balance. Very, fine tuning, ergonomic knobs control front to back and side to side balance adjustments.

The Sled's "no-tools" precision Gimbal is made to top of the line quality. The Gimbal incorporates 4 bearings inside the handle to yoke connection (the tilt axis). There are 2 bearings on each side of the yoke, providing 4 bearings for the roll axis. A very tight knurling has been machined onto the Gimbal Tube to improve handling. An easy to replace soft foam covers the handle grip.

The Glidecam X-22 Sled has a "no-tools" Telescoping Center Post. This allows you to easily adjust the sled length and position of the LCD and battery. The Glidecam X-22 base platform can be set up with one Anton Bauer or V-Mount style battery. MSRP $5,900.00