0:58 Reel demonstrating how the Motion Control Slider™ Camera-Movement System can be used with green screen to precisely repeat movements and produce special effects

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

Simple 1-axis system:
Slider only

Requires 1 tech

6-Channel
Motion Control Slider

6-channel system for complete control: pan, tilt, slide, zoom and lens control

Requires 2 techs

Single-Axis Motion Control Slider™
Camera-Movement System

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.

6-Foot Mini Slider Camera-Movement System being used to capture a diagonal movement

No crane necessary. By coupling 6-Foot Mini Sliders together, you can rig the Motion Control Slider on an incline plane. Then you can easily make a dramatic, precise controlled drop or rise onto your target.

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:

0:09 Silent time-lapse clip shot with the Single-Axis Motion Control Slider.


0:40 Time-lapse clip of crew shooting a scene with the Single-Axis Motion Control Slider for the HBO series Breaking Bad .


0:08 Time-lapse clip of downtown Los Angeles shot with the Single-Axis Motion Control Slider.


Examples of Lateral Moves:

0:05 Move through a car interior using the Single-Axis Motion Control Slider.


0:07 Silent clip from a Chevy Commercial shot with the Single-Axis Motion Control Slider.


6-Channel Motion Control Slider™
Camera-Movement System

6-Channel Motion Control Slider Camera-Movement System - Three 6-Foot Mini Sliders linked together for a Toyota Tundra commercial

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.

6-Channel Motion Control Slider Camera-Movement System

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.

 

0:30 "Treehouse" Commercial for the Toyota Tundra. The 6-Channel Motion Control Slider Camera-Movement System was used to create the effect of moving backwards through time.


0:30 Commercial for the Apple iPad 2. The 6-Channel Motion Control Slider Camera-Movement System was used to bring viewers in so close to the product that they can almost feel it in their hands.

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