DIY Video and Photography Projects

Servo City Motor Kit on Cinerails SnapTrack Curved Track Dolly
September 8, 2015






This short video shows a very simple way to motorize a tripod track dolly using friction between two wheels. In the video below i’ve modded the Cinerails Snaptrack kit. The main parts are a simple DC motor and Speed Controller from Servo City, and small venom 11V 3S Lipo battery. I mounted the Speed Controller […]






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S1A1 Single Axis Motion Control Add-on for Shark Video Sliders
September 3, 2015






Here’s a look at the new S1A1 (single axis) Motion Control System that can be added to the iFootage Shark Slider and expand it’s functionality. With the S1A1 Motion Control add-on you can now wireless control the movements of the Shark Slider and also program the system for advanced Time Lapse functions. To keep this […]






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SevenOak TV 15 Electronic Time Lapse Rotating Pan Head
May 5, 2015






By just adding a little bit of motion, you can change the entire feel of a basic static timelapse video. We’ve seen the wind up DIY Egg Timer pan heads used for timelapse projects, and have even seen a few robust versions, but here’s a completely new battery operated programmable Pan Head product. Unlike your […]






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Digislider Motion Control Time Lapse Motorized Slider Kit Demo
August 20, 2014






The DigiSlider motorized slider Time Lapse Kit is incredibly easy to setup and operate adding an entirely new dimension to what would normally just be a static sequence of images. With a fast shutter speed you can certainly create moving time lapse from just about any motorized slider, but unlike sliders that have a continuous […]






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RedRock Micro One Man Crew + Kessler Parallax Slider + $10 DIY Version
November 25, 2013






Dynamic camera movements can really increase the value of your production, but also requires more man power (and budget). The ideas within this article are based on setting up a second camera on a Video Slider without having a second Camera Operator (completely unattended). This ‘B’ camera angle offers dynamic movements so that you can […]






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BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera w/ Servo City Motorized Channel Slider Kit A
November 5, 2013






If you love building and tinkering, here’s a look at another fun little project idea from ServoCity.com. They’ve added a new low friction channel slider that has very low tolerance, can accept a decent load, and that slides over their lightweight aluminum channels. In this video they have assembled a drive system that pulls the […]






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Varavon Slider Crank Handle Upgrade Kit
August 12, 2013






Here’s a look at the Varavon Slider Crank Handle Upgrade Kit. The idea for a crank pulley is to keep your shaky hands away from the camera, but whether it produces smoother results are based on the experience of the operator. A fully motorized slider will always yield the most consistent results, but in times […]






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Redrock Micro One Man Crew Motorized Slider
May 13, 2013






Anyone who has had to operate a slider during an interview will realize the value this new slider can add to your projects. Best of all, this tool can replace additional overhead on crew to operate that B-cam while adding high production value dynamic camera movements. Fully motorized, the new Redrock Micro One Man Crew […]






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