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By removing the need for lighting stands and trailing cables the Hi-Glide system from Bowens not only increases your shooting space but transforms your studio into an efficient working environment. As well as making a better working environment the Hi-Glide also creates incredible lighting flexibility. All your lights, accessories, powerpack's and backdrops can all be suspended and positioned exactly where you need them; making the best use of your studio space.
The floating rails allow for quick and easy horizontal positioning while the comprehensive range of adjustable mountings and extension tubes provide full vertical height control. Locking devices hold everything in place so there is no chance of disturbing your carefully created lighting set-ups.
The Hi-Glide can be used in just about any studio and the wide range of hardware and accessories ensure that you can create a set-up that will be perfect for your studio. This brochure will help show what can be achieved with Bowens Hi-Glide and the items that make up this creative versatile system.
Designing a Hi-Glide system for your studio may be alot easier than your first thought.
Can I Use The Hi-Glide in My Studio?
First check whether you have enough clearance height for the Hi-Glide to be effective. We recommend that 2.8m from floor to ceiling is the minimum requirement and 3.5m the optimum height. Secondly, is the ceiling going to be strong enough to support the weight? Remember that it will have to carry the combined weight of the rail system and all of your equipment.
This is largely up to you but here are some basic rules. You will need a minimum of two fixed/static rails which will be attached parallel to each other on the ceiling. These should be placed about 1.8m apart (depending on the fixings available) so that the floating rail(s), when placed at 90° to the fixed rail, has about 60cm overhang at each end. If the fixed rails are too far apart the floating rail(s) will only be able to move at right angles to the fixed rails. For larger spaces, three or more fixed rails can be used; it is recommended to use three fixed rails when using the longer 4.5m floating rails. Consider where you will want to place your lights and be sure your design allows you to do this. You may want to always shoot in the same direction, though the flexibility of the Hi-Glide allows you to create more adventurous set-ups. If you draw a plan of your shooting space you can start to design a system that will be right for your needs. Remember that floating rails can be extended beyond the fixed rails so you will gain shooting space well beyond the position of your fixed rails.
For more information on the system please "click" to download the Bowens pdf Brochure or call us for friendly advice