From what i'm hearing there are many people out there using this portable video slider. In this video, i'm sharing a little tip on how i've personalized the Cinevate Duzi Carbon Video Slider by adding rubber o-rings.
The Cinevate Duzi slider is near silent as it cruises along the carbon rails, but as it reaches the end, the wheels touch the end blocks. By adding simple rubber o-rings, i'm able to get it right to the ends without making a sound. The o-rings also allow me to send end points along the slider if I need to ensure I stop at a certain point to get an object in sharp focus. Random yes, but hopefully it's helpful to the many Duzi slider owners out there.
You've probably heard the news and seen the images, but here's a closer video look at putting together the new Shape Cage for the BlackMagic Pocket Camera. The BMPC simply drops into the Shape Cage and is locked in place by a rear sliding metal cover. So even if your system is completely rigged up, the camera can be removed from the cage.
Access to all buttons, menus, battery door / SD card, and ports are easily accessible. A very solid cold shoe above the Shape BMPC Cage can be used to mount heavy accessories (monitors, evf, audio) or to add a Shape Candy Handle. The SHAPE Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera can be purchased with or without the bottom 15mm rail adapter.
For more information about Shape products, check out their website at http://ShapeWLB.com, or follow the links below for information about these specific products.
One way to make your videos a little more interesting is to simply move the camera. Although that sounds easy, performing smooth camera movements handheld can be very tricky. While there are many tools available to do this, nothing is more simple, straightforward, or as easy to operate than a Video Slider. Here's a look at the new 'Duzi', which is the latest, most affordable, and lightest video slider coming out of the Cinevate product line.
On the surface, the Cinevate Duzi is simple, but that's primarily what we want. Something easy to setup, easy to move around, and doesn't get in the way when it's time to shoot. The Duzi is crafted from CNC machined aluminum and stainless steel, with the exception of the solid 19mm Carbon Rods.
The carbon rods not only shed weight, but offer near silent operation when tracking with 8 precision roller bearings. These carbon rods never need to be oiled, and the open design makes it easy to clean and wipe down no matter what conditions you take the Duzi into. Duzi's end blocks offer 1/4-20 threaded holes and 5/8 inch thru holes to support dual stands. A middle cheese plate below the Duzi allows tripod mounting. For additional information, check out the Cinevate Duzi product page:http://www.cinevate.com/store2/camera-movement/camera-sliders/duzi-camera-slider.html
Good times! The brand new lightweight and portable Cinevate Duzi Video Slider just dropped in yesterday. It is an impressive little product, and Cinevate's most affordable slider to date. Obviously i'll have my own reasons about working with such a slider, but while I have her around, are there any questions some of you might have? Let me know in the comments.
For information about this new product, check out the details below.
It’s the lightest, most compact and affordable Cinevate slider ever. It's a Duzi!
Weighing in at just 4 lbs, measuring only 24 inches long, and with a price tag of just $375, the Duzi Camera Slider makes it easier and more affordable than ever, to run and gun with a lightweight and ultra-smooth camera slider.
Solid 19mm carbon rails, CNC machined aluminum and 8 precision bearings, means Duzi can take a beating and still deliver flawless slides.
Boasting a 50 lb weight capacity, Duzi is a workhorse. Whether you're shooting on a DSLR or a big ass camera, Duzi can handle it.
Drop it on the ground. Set it on a table. Center mount it on a tripod. Set up is that easy.
Duzi's end blocks allow for more creative rigging - 1/4-20 threaded holes and 5/8 inch thru holes can support dual stands. Duzi's top and bottom cheese plates offer even more mounting options.
Whether you're a beginner or seasoned veteran, Duzi is an essential part of your filmmaking kit, and at just $375, Duzi can be added to your arsenal affordably.
Cinevate Duzi Video Camera Slider
Crafted from CNC machined aluminum and stainless steel
Cinevate teams up with DitoGear to offer the Cinevate Moco - motion control for Cinevate Sliders. The motorized add-on attaches to many of Cinevate's popular sliders and claims to handle movements that other sliders require separate motors to do. Repeatability with macro precision is maintained in any position - horizontally, angled, vertically, or inverted. The Cinevate Moco can further be expanded to support multi axis control from a tablet, or add on the DitoGear OmniHead for 3 axis 360x360 rotations. You can find additional information about Cinevate's Moco following the link (here).
Cinevate Moco - Motion Control for Cinevate Sliders
Cinevate shares a clever idea of adding wheels to their Simplis stabilizer rig allowing them to get more creative dolly / tracking shots. They've provided it with the name 'Trawly'. Very clever stuff guys! What do you guys think?