Introduction: How to Make a Camera Slider

Cheap and easy to build! The idea of building this "camera slider" was to shoot and make videos from different angles without having to buy expensive equipment.

Step 1: Translating Tutorial

This is my first detailed project. I did the video step by step and did the tutorial designed with the measurements and the necessary material.
I used the google translator to translate the list of materials from Brazilian Portuguese to English, Spanish, French, Italian and Chinese, I hope this helps.

Step 2: Selecting the Materials

To make this "camera slider" I used simple materials. For the rail I used curtain rod, for the casters I used bathroom glass door pulleys.

The latches around the cart allow you to turn the track in any direction to achieve different angles for shooting and filming.

Step 3: Camera Stability Tip

The tip I have is don't tighten to much the four screws that attach the top and bottom part's of the camera car's. The tightening of the screws should be enough so that the wheels of the part below stay close to the tube and when there is some inclination on the Slider the camera car's stay supported on the tube. In this way, it will be possible to smoothly push the camera car's with a single finger.

In the first Camera Slider video test try to observe the straight lines to see the stability of the footage (observe the line of top the table, etc).

I hope I have helped with this video and the tip.

Step 4: Good Luck, Be Strong and Follow the Plan!

If you have any questions, suggestions or opinions please contact me.

Good luck, be strong and follow the plan!

Comments

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Nghiamta2008 made it! (author)2017-02-02

It looks nice, but can the 8 yellow pieces keep the camera stably when you're sliding the camera?

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ucaudu made it! (author)ucaudu2017-02-04

I did the video test to see the camera stability, but I did it fast because I was called to work on Saturday.

I'll still make the other video more complete, but the tip I have is don't tighten to much the four screws that attach the top and bottom part's of the camera car's. The tightening of the screws should be enough so that the wheels of the part below stay close to the tube and when there is some inclination on the Slider the camera car's stay supported on the tube. In this way, it will be possible to smoothly push the camera car's with a single finger.

In the first Camera Slider video test try to observe the straight lines to see the stability of the footage (observe the line of top the table, etc).

I hope I have helped with this video and the tip.

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ucaudu made it! (author)ucaudu2017-02-02

It's stable and the camera car's keeps the parts together, but I made the long rail to make cars film's and a short rail could create difficulty. In the tests the fast movements or dropping the camera car's to go alone can damage the footage with small swings in the image . When I tested moderate speed I haved the best results, I suggest you accelerate the video or make slow-motion in the edition.

I'll make a demonstration video with the possible camera movements and the result of each shoot. Maybe I'll go to tell something for explain, but if it happens I'll put translated here..

If I'll have time on the weekend I'll do the video and put it here and on the Youtube channel.

youtube.com/ucaudu

Many thanks for commenting =)

Sorry for any mistake in the translation, but I don't know much English and Google Translator that needs help me sometimes.

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Swansong made it! (author)2017-02-02

That looks really nice :)

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ucaudu made it! (author)ucaudu2017-02-02

Thanks a lot :)