Varavon Slidecam EX Premium Video Slider with Counterweight Flywheel Pulley System

Just received a review unit of the new Varavon Slidecam EX Premium Video Slider that uses a weighted belt driven flywheel pulley to eliminate hard starts, hard stops, and offers consistent motion throughout your slide. Even if you have unsteady hands, it's pretty hard not to get smooth shots.

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To be fair, Varavon is not the first to implement such an idea. Other sliders on the market like the Shark Slider or Cinevate's latest 'Hedron' slider are using the same principle. The way Cinevate talks about the function of using a spinning weight with the slider has been described as 'inertial dampening'.

The spinning weight requires a gradual start and slowly builds up speed, and as you near the end of your movement, the spinning weight has to gradually come to a halt. The spinning weight will also ensure the motion across the slide is fairly consistent. Varavon has taken one it's higher end 'EX' model video sliders and has incorporated this feature. The results are very smooth and I should have something to show towards the end of this week.

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[Tip] Here's a cheap way to get smooth fluid pans while keeping a subject centered. Adjust angles between two sliders on each side to change the amount of panning.

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4 thoughts on “Varavon Slidecam EX Premium Video Slider with Counterweight Flywheel Pulley System

  1. Rob S.

    I'd think that adding a flywheel would defeat the purpose of the Duzi which is to be ultra light and portable. I know some guys that take it everywhere because it's so simple. The Shark slider kit is a better option if you want the flywheel since you can go with the short track or add the longer track as needed. What would be even greater is adding a third track to make it four feet or more!

  2. Liang

    I really like Varavon products. I think their designs are great! But Varavon, I know you're reading this, this is probably the most unaesthetically pleasing product you've made to date. I need something like this for my s1200! The slider is beautiful but not smooth in stops and starts. It doesn't look like they really tried with this product.

  3. @Dochutch, I was "hinted" by someone at Cinevate that they are currently designing something like this for the Duzi. I gave my feedback that it wouldnt hurt to also include an auto panning system like Kesslers paralax system...they told me it was also in consideration too :)

  4. DocHutch

    I have loved this idea for years. iFootage's Shark Slider does a great job at this. What I would love to see is something I could add on the end on my Duzi slider. I have a devil of a time getting perfect slides the first shot. Any DIY ideas?

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