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Recommended Slider Size?

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Dec 03, 2012 14:27 |  #1

Just curious what size slider you guys would recommend for wedding video work. Obviously different size sliders have applications in different shots. But for wedding type work, if you had to pick one size, what would it be? (0.5M, 0.75M, 1.0M, 1.5M, etc)

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Dec 03, 2012 16:08 |  #2

I personally feel 3 feet (1m or so) is the ideal universal length. But even stating a "specific" condition like "weddings" doesnt generalize it enough. You might like a shorter slider for say a close up slide of the brides make-up being put on or the shoes, but a longer one for a crowd sweep or them dancing. Thats why I think going with the longest you can afford/carry/convenien​tly use is the best route.

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Dec 04, 2012 19:31 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #3

I don't shoot weddings, so keep that in mind. I do shoot a lot of corporate video and find that a 3' or so is just about right. Anything longer and you really want to support it at both ends meaning you are moving around two tripods or supports all day. With a 3' or less slider, it can fit on a single tripod making it more maneuverable and faster to setup and tear down.

In a wedding situation, where you are always under the gun to move quickly, I would expect the single tripod setup to be the preferred method for its simplicity and speed.


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Dec 04, 2012 22:04 |  #4

i bought a 5 foot slider, and it was a HUGE MISTAKE. thing is too long to do anything useful with.

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