Take Your Pick
Our Single-Axis and 6-Channel Motion Control Sliders both offer repeatable computer moves with speeds ranging from fast to extremely slow. So how do you know which one you want? Here's a a side-by-side comparison.
Single-Axis Motion Control Slider™
Because the set-up and operation are so simple, the Single-Axis Motion Control Slider requires a single Slider tech to program the unit. He works hand in hand with your Key Grip to make it happen quickly and efficiently.
The 6-Foot Motion Control Slider provides 5 feet of travel. The 8-Foot model provides 7 feet of travel. And you won't believe the range of speeds which they offer. The computerized hand control, or jog box, can be set to send a fully loaded camera 2.5 feet per second, stopping with complete accurately. Or you can set the hand control to a crawl speed or any speed in between.
You can also select a mode which will consistently feather a smooth slow start and finish the same way, settling gently, let's say, on a hero box of corn flakes.
The 6-Foot Mini Slider was rigged vertically to capture all the action in the latest Transformers movie.
The Motion Control Slider is quite versatile. It's a perfect tool for time-lapse elements (see examples below) and to combine live action or effects. Mounting onto a camera platform such as an insert vehicle, stunt sequences take on added life and energy, because the camera can constantly be on the move. Side to side, or in and out. Just imagine the creative opportunities. For instance, you could use the Motion Control Slider to capture a person's point of view flying off a 10-story rooftop. But you can do it while maintaining full control of the camera, capturing the effect you're looking for, without endangering anyone.
Examples of Time-Lapse Shots:
Examples of Lateral Moves:
6-Channel Motion Control Slider™
Three 6-Foot Mini Sliders are linked together for the
Toyota Tundra "Car Barbeque" commercial
Because the programming, set-up and operation are more complex, the 6-Channel Motion Control Slider camera-movement system requires two Slider techs to operate (one of whom should be invited to the scout). But the results are amazing. With the Hot Gears set-up, our 6-Channel Motion Control Slider system gives camera operators total freedom and control. They can pan, tilt, slide, focus and zoom. Programming complex moves has never been faster.
The 6-Channel Motion Control Slider system can be mounted on 12-inch truss, 20-inch truss or steel deck depending on location and application.
Wireless operation is also available.