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Dec 16, 2011 20:57 |  #1

I have some unallocated funds from Christmas (translation: I'm gonna buy myself a present) and thought a slider would be the next piece added to my arsenal. I have never used one but so many of the great shots I see in other's videos contain a smooth movement that can only be done with a slider. So, I'm in the market for one.

I've looked at the Cinevate Atlas FLT and am intrigued. 26 inches seems like a good size. Anybody that has a suggestion, please speak up. I'm open to most anything.


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Dec 17, 2011 14:38 |  #2

Check out these. Been getting awesome reviews and you cant beat the price. Some models require a little work to get them going as a proper camera slider but if you don't mind 15 minutes of prep time then they work awesome. Or you can order it ready to rock.

Igus Drylin Camera Slider- Will run you about $100-200 depending on model you pick

http://www.igus.com …x?pagename=film​technology (external link)




  
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Dec 17, 2011 15:38 |  #3

I am in the same boat as you Mark! I just got my 7D yesterday and want a slider to start creating some cool videos. Is there such thing as a Slider under 200$?

I looked on that Igus site, but there is no wheres that lists the price that I seen?

I have been looking at indiSystem sliders, they are cheap and will do the trick from the reviews I have seen.

http://www.indisystem.​com …ERmini-w%7B47%7Dlegs.html (external link)


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Dec 17, 2011 20:49 |  #4

Yeah, the indislider gets good reviews and is priced nicely. Konova will run you a bit more money and gets good reviews. Juiced Link has a slider as well. Opteka makes a slider for @$130. I got the Cinemover delivered yesterday. Was just over $80. Just waiting on my video head to arrive so I can play with it more properly. You actually have quite a few options without spending an arm and a leg :)


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Dec 17, 2011 23:25 |  #5

I've been eyeing that indislider for a couple weeks now. it seems like a great deal.


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Dec 18, 2011 08:27 as a reply to  @ drbutchermd's post |  #6

Guys,

Thanks for all the suggestions. I wasn't aware of some of these manufacturers, so my research pool is greatly expanded.


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Dec 18, 2011 16:36 |  #7

I had the $130 Opteka 23" slider that BrickR mentioned and was able to get decent results: http://vimeo.com/30135​849 (external link)

But during filming I was getting frustrated at how the slide wasn't very smooth in some shots even after gun oil application. Yes it's portable, but the short 23" length just didn't cut it. I ultimately had to return it. I think the Opteka slider is better used for compact cameras and not for DSLR's like the 5D2 I used with it. The unit actually looks similar to the IGUS one mentioned above.

Ball bearing is definitely the way to go if you aren't motorizing the rig. I've got my eyes on the new updated Konova slider.




  
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Dec 19, 2011 17:21 |  #8

That indieSliderPro doesnt look too bad. IMO 26" is too short. But for the price of the Pro why wouldnt one go with the Kessler Crane Pocket 2 at 38" for the same price and the best in the industry?


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Dec 19, 2011 18:20 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #9

I have decided on the juiced link DIY slider. Not the cheapest out there, but it appears to be sturdy enough to deal with anything I might throw at it. Cost was cheaper than I had budgeted ($5-600USD) but still substantial at $300USD once I got the rods and added in shipping. Actual cost of all items to my door; $298.35. And I went with 4 foot rods. I can't imagine I will need anything bigger, but if I do, a set of 8 foot rods would be less than $100.

Thanks for all the ideas and input, everyone.


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