In this video, i'm running through some of the features you'll find with the new Cinevate HoriZen video slider. Out of the box the slider can be used directly on any flat surface, and includes non-marring small adjustable feet for minor leveling adjustments. If your'e looking to use it on more aggressive terrain, you can opt-in for the All Terrain Legs that add a lot more height and stability.
You can find several threaded points under the HoriZen for mounting it to tripods or stands. The slider is trapped between the Aluminum frame, so you can use the slider completely inverted. The Variable Magnetic Braking feature is by far a true game changer when it comes to video sliders. Through opposing magnetic forces similar to brakes on an Electric Super Train it's an ingenious feature with zero friction and zero wear.
I've never worked with a smoother video slider, and the ability to fine tune a 'drag feel' according to the weight of your rig or to your preference is pretty amazing. Perfect for heavier camera setups, but can be tuned to the same feel for smaller lightweight camera systems. Along the sides of the slider are sliding threaded mounts for you to add cine-arms or other accessories.
Integrated 100mm bowl center mount with 75mm option
Tripod center mount and integrated c-stand mounts
Carriage locks anywhere on the rails via the precision disc brake system
Fully integrated caged flywheel
Fully anodized solid CNC machined 60-61 aluminum
Stainless steel fasteners eliminates corrosion conerns
Positive lock washer/tiedown (includes both Imperial and Metric tiedowns)
Quick-Stow All Terrain Legs
Fluidic Drag Control
Kevlar reinforced belt
Versatile accessory track mounting system
Enhanced camera sled stability profile
Integrated bubble level
3FT Weights 16LBS
ProAm USA is offering up One FREE Slideways Pro 48" Carbon Fiber Slider 'Complete Kit', which includes a Tandem Leg Tripod, & Video Fluid Head. To enter, simply use the form below (USA & Canada Residents over 18 only). To increase your chances of being selected you can Submit an Entry Form Once a Day. Entries start today and run for the next two weeks, Good Luck!
The rails are made from Lightweight rigid solid carbon, and the car rides on 8 precision roller bearings. You can mount Cinevate Duzi V4 Slider on a Tripod using the Center bottom plate or Side mounts.
To level the Cinevate Duzi V4 Video Slider on uneven surface you can use the Micro adjusting urethane ball feet or pick up the optional All Terrain Leg Kit. The Upgraded brake secures the camera anywhere along the rails (something you couldn't do with Duzi V1). A Cheesed-out top and bottom plate allows for additional mounting options for or for accessories. Cinevate has also added a an integrated bubble level on the car for leveling.
For those of you who picked up a Cinevate Duzi Slider (see our Duzi v1 review here), the MODO add-on will allow you to perform Timelapses with ease.
Say goodbye to cables, chargers, batteries, belts, and programming. Say hello to Modo.
What is Modo?
Modo is affordable, effortless, and precise motion timelapse for the Duzi Slider.
Complete mechanical drive does not require power or batteries
No controllers, cables, or programming necessary
Effortlessly change from timelapse to manual slider mode in seconds
2 speed capability (24 inches/hour & 34 inches/hour)
Works under extreme weather conditions
Max capacity of 15 lbs when level
Integrated bubble level
Solid CNC machined aluminum
Speed upgrades available (12 inches/hour & 17 inches/hour)
Compatible with Modo multi-axis pan & tilt (coming soon)
- See more at: http://www.cinevate.com/store2/modo.html#sthash.NDE4uRFe.dpuf
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.
Edelkrone, - July 12 , 2013
Edelkrone has introduced many changes to SLIDERPLUS and will be releasing this new version July 15. This new version is designed with more aesthetics in mind. So it ﬁts and looks better in your production environment. Color change, hidden wheels, more uniﬁed look… SLIDERPLUS v2 comes in 3 sizes. Small, Medium and Large which delivers 40,60 and 80 cm of camera travel respectively.
Even more silent operation: Delrin wheels working on aluminum rails give more silent and smoother results. The New SliderPLUS comes with 1/4’’ to 3/8’’ converters, providing changeable mounting options. Thus, you can now mount both types of tripods to SLIDERPLUS. Pricing and availability info can be found from www.edelkrone.com from July 15.
We've actually taken the original Edelkrone SliderPLUS+ out a few times, and despite some of the quirks (which have been addressed in V2), it is a very smooth well built slider that is the only one to offer both the benefits of a compact travel size and combine it with sufficient slider travel distance in a single package. Here's a short video of our tests with the original SLIDERPLUS+.
Olivia talks to Eric from International Supplies about a few of Varavon's products. One product is the Slidecam Slim slider that is said to hold up to 41lbs (that's pretty hefty), comes with a Video Head, legs, and travel bag. This new all aluminum Slim Slider will weigh about 2.5kg and be available in 1m length. Sounds pretty cool so far. Varavon has a few different model sliders available, and below is a comparison chart.
One Slidecam Slim showed up on eBay for an asking price of $550, which is almost twice the price of the current popular Konova slider. Pricing has always been an obstacle for Varavon products so far, so let's hope that's not going to be the retail. You can find other Varavon products including their popular View Finder products on eBay following the link.