Slider - opinions and suggestions welcome

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by matteusclement, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. matteusclement macrumors 65816

    matteusclement

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    I am looking into get a slider for a mix of real estate video and commercials.

    So I am not too sure if I need a 2ft or 4ft. My worry is bending while it is on the tripod with the 4ft.

    What brands have you had luck with?

    I am shooting with a 5dii and usually a prime (no tele or big lenses to front load)

    I need one to mount on a tripod.
     
  2. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

    matteusclement

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  3. Steve-F macrumors member

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    I made my own .... a short aluminium ladder and a trolley with some wheels that runs along it (had to get my father in law to modify the wheels so that they had a lips on .... bit like train wheels running along tracks). I mounted an old tripod head onto the trolley to help with framing. It works good for me. I can place it on the floor or use 2 lighting stands to get it higher.
    Here's a video that I used it on:
    https://vimeo.com/50827777
    Most of the moves I do with it are only short - about 30cm.... I think slow and short work well.

    Steve
     
  4. pigbat macrumors regular

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    Kessler makes a quality product but they are expensive. It all depends on budget.
     

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