About Camera Slider
With so many people shooting video, the camera slider has really started to come into its own. First used by the film industry, sliders enable you to move your camera smoothly while still shooting video, which is impossible to do by hand. Zooming can create the illusion of motion, while a slider gives you the real thing. Most sliders offer simple linear movement along a track, but some offer additional rails for side-to-side movement as well. A good slider has a solid mount for your DSLR or camcorder that runs smoothly along the rail. Adjustable feet make it easy to level, and many come with a bubble level built-in. Usually made from aluminium, they can support anywhere from 5 to 10 kg, and track lengths range from about 60 cm to 1.5 m. eBay has a variety of sliders, some of which mount the camera directly, while others provide a base for the tripod. Put real motion in your next video with a new camera slider.