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Full featured professional camera slider for heavy duty camera systems that provides shake-free stability and support to cameras while shooting
Very smooth ball bearing slide system that can be used horizontally, bubble level in sliding plate to help with alignment; Ball joint heads are NOT included, they are recommended for use with this product
Use on a tripod, or on a flat surface with included adjustable legs with non-skid rubber feet. Multiple 1/4-20 & 3/8" screw holes on both ends and middle for multiple mounting options.
Double Layer Anodized Aluminum Sliding Platform with Support. Ultra compact and convenient; takes seconds to assemble, comes with carrying case
24 Month Manufacturer Warranty
Add professional Hollywood-style camera movement to your next project with the Fotodiox Pro SlideCam. The ultra-compact SlideCam adds dynamic horizontal movement to your videos. Use the SlideCam for dramatic video cinematography or slow motion moving photo captures. The SlideCam has a double interior rail system that uses four precision bearings to add smooth movement to any project. You can even adjust the bearing tension to customize the CamSlider to your exact needs. The SlideCam can be used on any surface with the included adjustable legs. Multiple mounting options also let you attach the SlideCam to a single tripod, or a pair of tripods or light stands for dramatic tilts and angles. Everything folds away neatly into the included compact carrying case, and you're ready to add dramatic pro cinematography to your next shoot.
Note: New sliders may occasionally arrive with a strip of lubricant in the bottom of the slider. This lubricant is a part of the manufacturing process, and is there to protect the slider's brakepad during shipping. We recommend using a paper towel to wipe out the lubricant (make sure to use a towel that will not leave fibers behind). The bearings on the slider itself are permanently sealed, and do not require lubrication. We do not recommend lubricating the bearings or the rails as it may attract dust and dirt to the exposed rails, and diminish performance. Customers have reported that in order to reduce noise even further, they have used either 'Pledge Furniture Spray' or 'All Purpose Silicone Lubricant'. Both will easily wipe clean from the surface of the rails (plus, Pledge smells great!).
Ball joint heads are NOT included, they are recommended for use with this product.
**Attention: This product may vary from the image shown. The legs may or may not be removable and the brake could be either on the side or on the bottom of the SlideCam.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've used all sorts of camera slides and figure I'd throw my thoughts on this one out there.
What is is: A light weight slider that uses 4 metal v-bearings to ride on two side rails.
What's good: very compact and light weight. The rail is only about 1.5" wide. As such, they are meant to be 'light duty'. Good with most camcorder, DSLR, etc. Not really stable enough for anything heavier than say 7-8 lbs. In case you're wondering, this is the exact same rail system used by other more manufacturers such as Varavon, etc. The carriage has a 3/8 mounting screw, and a friction brake to lock it in position. I find that the main differences between the manufacturers are actually the legs. These are one piece, non-folding legs with screws that adjusts the level. My Varavon variant has similar, but fold-able legs. There's a clear advantage to fold-able legs since they fold away and doesn't need to be removed for packaging. However, the one piece legs that come...
I did a lot of research before I decided to purchase a slider to use with my Canon 60D. I feel confident that I made the right choice with this 24" slider.
The slider came well lubricated, the bearings were actually adjusted well and the movement was pretty solid from the first use. I actually had to purchase a heavy duty tripod to attach as a support on the center of the rail, and a heavy/solid ball head to attach at the top of the slider to get the most stabilization and smooth movements. Everything on the slider is super solid, no plastic, and the brake works great, more discrete than other versions with a nice rubber stopper.
I have actually used friction based sliders on professional productions in the past and been able to produce good results, but they constantly need lubricated and they certainly never felt as solid as this bearing slider. 24" is actually a good amount of space for a slider, allowing me to get the right amount of movement I...
At first I loved using this slider and was impressed for the price I paid but I guess you get what you pay for. The legs constantly come loose, the head is also loose and the other day when i tried to screw it onto my tripod the thread became all mashed up. The metal is obviously poor quality as my tripod mount remained undamaged. I was willing to purchase a replacement part but called Fotodiox several times and of about 5 calls only 1 didnt go through to voicemail. The woman said they dont stock replacement parts and was very vague about their return policy and warranty so was unable to give me a concrete answer. I cant return via Amazon so now the whole thing is useless.
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