Last week, I decided it was time for me to get back into my workshop and (finally) build a slider using my RigWheels. Right off the bat, I knew this was a prototype; the goal was to figure out the various pitfall of such a project so my next one would be perfect since I would have learned from my mistakes.…
I just received this email from Lance (RigWheel owner) in reply to J.R. Tabotier about places to get cheaper wheels for your rig…. I think it is worth sharing this with your guys because too often people diminish the amount of work, testing & research that goes into developing rig part.
I just received this video from Lance, one of our reader.
Aren’t these cools? And you want to know the best part? They are actually quite affordable! At 115$ for a set for 4 wheels, they are within the budget of pretty much all videographers.…
This is a post from our contributor Jeremy. Regarding my slider, well.. I am still working on it. Getting my electronic slider working has to be my longest project ever! Stay tuned!
I have recently purchased an IndiSYSTEM – IndiSLIDER Mini… and as much as I want to say I am in seventh heaven with the thing, it has its fall backs.
About a year go, I made my initial post about the DIY Igus slider…. Back then, sliders were a bit of a novelty for HDSLR users and the DIY way was the only affordable solution.
Since then, manufacturers have reacted and are offering commercial alternatives at various price points.
This project might not be for everyone but if you are like me and have trouble keeping the sliding motion at a constant speed, here is a solution: automate it! Martin Koch had the same issue has me and solved it the geek way: by using an Arduino and a stepping motor.The detailed explanation …can be found on his blog.