The GLINK 1.5 is a new type of gimbal body support system that is made to work with electronic gimbals such as the Freefly systems M10, M15, MoVI Pro and the DJI Ronin 2. It can also work with other types of electronic heads such as the Betz Wave, ARRI Trinity, MK-V Omega or just fixed cameras in handheld mode (separate handheld unit mount).
It allows the operator to produce smooth walking and running shots eliminating steps and other axial errors produced from the human body. It includes the Flowcine xSPINE vest, two telescopic mounts with retraction bracket arms, two vertical isolation arms and arm posts, two triaxial gimbals and a carbon fiber ring
that serves as the main mounting platform for the electronic gimbals.
Apart from excellent vertical Z-axis isolation, it also allows the operator to pan at both sides while walking in straight lines, and also offers a very big linear boom range thanks to the retraction brackets at the back allowing the operator to boom all the way from over eye level to low mode camera lens positioning in a straight vertical line.
Both GLINK stabilization arms are based on our already proven xARM technology and offers the smoothest and most effective boom action, with a lift range between 6 – 24.9kg (13 – 55.0lbs).
There is also a docking station that allows you to balance both your camera and gimbal in the system for effortless tilt motion and perfect balance.
The GLINK can accomodate most popular electronic gimbals, such as the Freefly systems M10, M15 and MoVI PRO and the DJI Ronin 2, which can all be mounted directly to the GLINK. And there is also a separate telescopic handheld mount that allows the operator to mount any camera directly on the carbon fiber frame without using any electronic gimbal, to produce organic action stable hand held shots. Electronic gimbals can be mounted over slung or under slung for different height possibilities, and together with our long telescopic arm posts, this can all be combined for super low or high mode camera positioning.
The GLINK system can be fully adjusted to work with different body sizes. The shoulders and sides of the xSPINE have telescopic adjustments that can be set so they fit both large or small operators. And both front and back can be adjustable in height. All pads have extra CELL PE layers to be able to tweak stiffness and thickness of the padding.
The retraction brackets (fore and aft gimbal positioning) section can be adjusted up and down along the xSPINE dovetail for lower or higher shots. The adjustable socket blocks on the retraction brackets can also be telescopically extended in width to adjust clearance from the sides of your body according to your body size.
The socket blocks can be adjusted around tilt to adjust fore and aft position, allowing the gimbal/camera to stay in a given position from the operator’s body.
The GLINK stabilization arms can be tuned, through the GLINK spring cores so that the arms float in a close to horizontal position.
The arm post can be adjusted for in height and depending on connection either connect for high (over slung) or low mode (under slung) operation.
Both GLINK gimbal handles at each side can be adjusted tool-less on the GLINK CF top ring to allow perfect tilting balance of your camera and gimbal.
The MoVI/R2 mount allows for further dovetail plate balancing, allowing the operator to shift the fore and aft placement of the gimbal for precise 100% tilting balance.
Monitors, batteries and other accessories can be mounted via either the monitor clamps and/or the CF Ring foot, all around the CF Ring at any needed position.
All those features allow for a close to perfectly balanced system that requires very little effort to control, and lets the operator concentrate on the shot.
The GLINK is sold in three different packages, the small, the medium or the large. The small package includes everything you need to get started, the medium adds cases to the vest and GLINK as well as the docking station, and a second set of spring cores. The large package is for you who want it all. It contains the full CF Ring, all spring cores, the Docking station, both cases and lots of accessories.