A: After the 2016 Kickstarter funding of Glidearm I, many imitations came out into the market.
I have not had the chance to try them all out but most of the copy products slightly changed the outer appearance with the same primitive Glidearm’s design.
Just for a reference, our Glidearm I is at the stabilized V4 version which has gone through 12 rigorous release updates.
In addition, Glidearm receives this question frequently, is it a copy of the Edelkrone wing? The answer is no. The Glidearm project was started in 2014 as GA-X3 project. (Below is a link to a forum as a reference to this)
The original plan in the beginning was to design a simple motorized robot arm-like mechanism for motion control system to use in a film project. As the project progressed, my design and goal changed to creating a compact, light-weight, and popular manual camera slider on Kickstarter. For this, the originally planned vertical motion design for manual operation was changed to a horizontal design. Additionally, I have added two features linear & panning camera mounts.
*To make this design possible, the model went through numerous trials and errors and prototyping; you can follow this process on my Facebook account.
From there, the Glidearm II combined linear and panning mounts into a single camera mount, and enabled motion timelapse by connecting with an open-source system.
My original plan for the personal motion control system is already in development. The information on its first prototype can be found on the Glidearm’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/glidearm/
Edelkrone Wing is an awesome camera equipment, but honestly, I have not seen the Wing yet.
Therefore, if you, the users, compare the Glidearm with the Wing, I believe pros and cons can exist.
But I strongly want to say, Glidearm is Glidearm.