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Apr 10, 2014 11:57 |  #1

I am trying to make a Youtube video on my car like these (as an example):
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=8yAwzxqb9w8 (external link)
https://www.youtube.co​m …=UUlAN9qhaD8e3E​Tli1nuA_6Q (external link) (Will I need a GlideCam for this type of Video?)

From my knowledge it looks like a slider/dolly was used, along with a tripod. I have ordered the Manfrotto 055XPROB, along with the Manfrotto 498RC2 Midi Ball Head (http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …PROB_Tripod_Leg​s_Kit.html (external link)) and a Kamerar SD-1 Dolly Slider (http://www.amazon.com …30332190_TE_M3T​1_ST1_dp_1 (external link)).

Is there anything else I will need to make these cool smooth slow Cinematic scenes? I think I read a Fluid Head is best/better. Will I need a second Head for the Tripod if I attach the Dolly Slider to it or will I only need one head for the entire "rig"? Or anything else you can think of that will help me make some awesome videos regarding cars please let me know, thanks!

Equipment:
Canon 60D
Canon 10-22mm
Canon 85mm
Manfrotto 055XPROB
Manfrotto 498RC2
Kamerar SD-1

This is my one and only video attempt, I used my Canon 60D and the Canon 85mm which was all hand-held. http://vimeo.com/84500​537 (external link)


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Apr 10, 2014 13:44 |  #2

Make sure the slider can mount to a quick release plate in the center and end of the slider, this way you can mount the slider at an angle on the video head and get up and down and angled slides too. For elevated slider shots off the ground, most people use a tripod on one end and a light stand on the other for stability. A 36" slider would be more useful to you and you could even get some shots similar to a jib by mounting one end of the slider to the tripod base on one end, and the fluid head on the other.

The midi head is not as useful as a fluid head since it does not pan. Try this instead:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …500ah_pro_fluid​_head.html (external link)


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Apr 10, 2014 15:37 |  #3

With what I have will I need to buy an extra quick release plate? One for the tripod to slider, and one for the slider to camera?


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Apr 11, 2014 11:52 |  #4

Octowl wrote in post #16824426 (external link)
With what I have will I need to buy an extra quick release plate? One for the tripod to slider, and one for the slider to camera?

Yep. Manfrotto plates are solid


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Apr 17, 2014 19:02 |  #5

A fluid head is absolutely essential to smooth out your pans and tilts, but the slider dolly will do just fine with a ball head.

You can also look up some after Effects tutorials on how to stabilize some handheld video using motion tracking.


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