January 29, 2013

Edelkrone Introduces SliderPLUS XL, Capable of 3 Foot Dolly Moves with Half the Physical Length

They've only just begun shipping the SliderPLUS+, but edelkrone has now unveiled the SliderPLUS XL, which takes everything that was good about the SliderPLUS+, and makes it even slidier. Whether you consider it (r)evolutionary or not, it's a pretty ingenious concept, where you can take a relatively small device and get twice the movement out of it thanks to its design. Click through to learn more about it.

Here's the announcement from the company:

edelkrone has introduced a true innovation in to camera sliders category late last year and it was the first slider with the ability to move twice its total length. After insisting demand from its customers about a longer version, edelkrone is now introducing a new size option to its innovative slider system.

The new size option gives 3ft camera movement with a body just half of this length and it is called SliderPLUS XL .

The first announced length gave 2ft camera movement with 1 ft body. The SliderPLUS’s XL version is priced 699 USD and can be purchased from store.edelkrone.com. The shipping of the products is planned to be in mid February.

SliderPLUS also has an extension port for a DC motor module for time lapse and motion control shots which will be announced later.

If you haven't seen it yet, here's a sample of the original slider in action:

$700 can get you quite a range of sliders, most of them with at least 3 feet of movement or more, but if you're really trying to limit the size of your gear, this slider, which is under 2 feet total in length, is going to travel a lot easier as you can fit it into more places. Yes, you'll still need a half-decent tripod, but it all might come down to making your gear just a little more manageable, especially in rough locations.

This particular design also has another major advantage over traditional designs, and that is the ability to dolly back on wider lenses without the slider actually getting into the frame, since the entire device moves as you slide.

You can head on over to the edelkrone site to pre-order the SliderPLUS XL, which should be shipping in a matter of weeks.

Link: edelkrone SliderPLUS+ and SliderPLUS XL

Disclosure: edelkrone is a No Film School advertiser.

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"SliderPLUS also has an extension port for a DC motor module for time lapse and motion control shots"

This and the size interest me.

January 29, 2013

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Henry

It would be great to get more details about the motor module.

January 30, 2013

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I'm looking between the two models and the only difference I can see this early in the morning is that the XL has another 6" of extendable space. That's nice, but is that all?

January 30, 2013

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DIYFilmSchool.net

Whats the weight limit on these?

January 30, 2013

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Eric

SliderPLUS+: 7.25kg (16lbs)
SliderPLUSXL: 5.50kg (12lbs)

January 30, 2013

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Ryan Creason

What if you bought the original one..?
Can you exchange if for this one...?

NOT..going to buy.
Will wait till they come out with a proper 4-6ft. one.

January 30, 2013

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sammy

I think its kind of crappy that they released a new one so soon. I have a buddy that got one 3 weeks ago. I hope they honor requests for those who want the new one.

January 30, 2013

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Jason

Hmm.. Has anyone had a go at these yet? What I found with sliders is that unless you have a HEAVY duty tripod, doing a sideways slide results in the slider rocking when you reach the end of the slide which makes the shot skewed as it gets to the end. That's why most Glidetracks has mounts for two tripods for a solid slide which I find works much better. So with the longer one of these my concern is that you can only have one tripod which has to be very solid (broadcast-rig-solid). Sure, you get the extra length at a shorted slide compared to a traditional slider but if you get a longer version this might become an issue.. ?

January 31, 2013

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Why not just use a long slider/rail attached to a tripod at one end and a monopod at the other?

Why not just slide the tripod on a dolly on the floor? It's only a straight line.
Things with bearings roll. If they're fixed they will travel in a straight line.......physics.
If the floor is bumpy then use a strip of flat something to create a path.

Stop over thinking the answer.
Straight lines & circles........that's all there are.

Regards,
Rachael

January 31, 2013

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Rachael

I think the small one is still the best choice if you're getting one of these. The price difference for the big one just doesn't make it worth it. If I'm spending that much money, I can spend a little more and get something a lot better.

Here are a couple videos I found on YouTube that people made with their slider.

This is some footage from the camera on the slider.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFrtPa0QSo8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enSrfjBT-4g

This guy goes over the slider in pretty good detail. The thing that I like about this slider is that you can move the rails that move the camera off a pulley system. Not really any footage from the camera on the slider.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvj1_07YjVw

If I buy this, the decision will be based on the motor attachment. If I can just use a nice quiet motor to control the speed then this would be a great rig, but the motor can't be overpriced.

February 2, 2013

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Julian