How to Make a Professional Camera Slider (100% DIY!)

  • Published on 2 years ago

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    In this video we're going to make a super-smooth camera slider so that we can pull off some awesome cinematic camera moves! Built out of standard copper piping, it is cheap and easy to recreate the world over. And it looks super cool! Video Blocks sign-up link: vblocks.co/x/diyperks1215
    Purchasing links:
    Rollers (ships worldwide):
    ebay.to/2Bi9Ft8
    Fluid head (ships worldwide):
    Amazon: amzn.to/2BMQnNL
    eBay: ebay.to/2kBiBUh
    PDF templates for the MDF: drive.google.com/file/d/0B-WzRpdWmGhjNS1wOVA0NVlpMDg/view?usp=sharing
    3D Printable Templates: www.thingiverse.com/thing:1373489
    This video is sponsored by Videoblocks.
    Video Blocks sign-up link: vblocks.co/x/diyperks1215

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jomy10
jomy10

The 60 fps makes the video stutter.

Day ago
Alien
Alien

I personally 3D Printed mine with Carbon Fiber Filament and Carbon fiber rods off eBay, giving 3D Printers are commonplace now (2018) it should be pretty easy for anyone to make anything they want.

2 days ago
iJesse
iJesse

wow, you could make loads if you was to build and sell them...

6 days ago
Koussa TV
Koussa TV

Thank you

11 days ago
Techposts Guides
Techposts Guides

The link to roller isn't working. Please share the dimensions of the rollers. Thanks!

12 days ago
bestamerica
bestamerica

' where to get a clay stick at 425 to 428

15 days ago
djstr0b3
djstr0b3

Mate haven't you thought about doing voice acting?

26 days ago
T2's EpicTravel
T2's EpicTravel

Thanks a lot. I'm confused about some parts I won't be able to find in my country. But I will must try to make one.

26 days ago
henryssurfshowcase
henryssurfshowcase

That looks very difficult to make too me! You made it look easy though..

26 days ago
medihamtv 11
medihamtv 11

Lo máximo! Gracias por compartir tus conocimientos👍

27 days ago
Vital Butinar
Vital Butinar

I created this slider but had to make some modifications to accomodate my larger camera. But it actually worked perfectly. Thank you for posting this.

29 days ago
john darto
john darto

what music used @ 13.30 ?

29 days ago
Dadi LA James
Dadi LA James

Hi bro. i need one and i want you make for me and i will pay you and also market you in my country. WhatsApp +254780868080

Month ago
anthony donnelly
anthony donnelly

Thank's mate, a nice video. I always keep an eye on your work as you have some really useful material.

Month ago
Amit Shiraguppi
Amit Shiraguppi

Doesn't it looks phenomenal 👌👏??

Month ago
Asfilm production
Asfilm production

good job sir

Month ago
Azazep 333
Azazep 333

Man this Channel is awesome

Month ago
Bryce Myrah
Bryce Myrah

This is sweet, sliders are so expensive.

Month ago
محمد المحلاوي
محمد المحلاوي

I want you to work the way to make a tripod

Month ago
pshycoterz NA
pshycoterz NA

I appreciate your work, continue

Month ago
Olajide Adekola
Olajide Adekola

This is just great!

Month ago
Sara Diniz Lyra
Sara Diniz Lyra

Querido, amei o projeto. Grata por compartilhar. Apreciei a forma de sua apresentação e os detalhes do projeto, muito gentil em compartilhar. Agora que estou inscrita no canal vou poder acompanhar seu trabalho.

2 months ago
DP Entertainment Ltd
DP Entertainment Ltd

look like a mini pocket trolly. circle trolly video

2 months ago
DP Entertainment Ltd
DP Entertainment Ltd

aah awesome...

2 months ago
David Colquitt
David Colquitt

Wow....I could totally make this...AND WILL!!! Thanks!!!

2 months ago
Anoril Palanril
Anoril Palanril

Many thanks for this easy-to-make dolly!

2 months ago
Slim Yelow
Slim Yelow

would this support a 25 lb camera? At least horizontally without sagging?

2 months ago
Slim Yelow
Slim Yelow

Wow, the shots are magnificent!

2 months ago
HSFM VLOG
HSFM VLOG

Geil alta

2 months ago
LOCAL HERO
LOCAL HERO

wow nice

2 months ago
Johannes Labusch
Johannes Labusch

Finally! A DIY slider that doesn't use tiny curtain rolls, pipes "gliding" through holes in tin cans, pulling the camera along with bits of kitchen towel or the awesome lubricating power of car wax!

2 months ago
joppe peelen
joppe peelen

In europe central heating pipe is 22mm as well, just steel tubes. 1/4 the price of copper. 10 euro for 3 meter.

2 months ago
Reddy garu
Reddy garu

i love it

2 months ago
Stanly Sam
Stanly Sam

Awesome brother I already bought materials required thanks for the video and can you think about making tripod and monopod.

2 months ago
Ulisses Müller
Ulisses Müller

Thank you!

2 months ago
usynn stradler
usynn stradler

I love you

2 months ago
Tom Santos
Tom Santos

Parabéns pelo Projeto, irei fazer o meu obrigado por postar seu projeto.

3 months ago
liquid brick
liquid brick

Your voice is very professional. You should work in TV.

3 months ago
biz reviewer
biz reviewer

awesome!

3 months ago
Mirko Häberlin
Mirko Häberlin

awesome thing! I already have an idea for an Arduino driven Motor to pull the camera. Maybe also with an App to setup time or speed... that will make perfect timelapses once finished

3 months ago
Darthperil
Darthperil

That is an awesome design!! I was unable to download the PDF's!!

3 months ago
AndyM
AndyM

Great video... But copper pipe will worp and bend over time. Look up electrical steel galvanised conduit. Think it's 25mm dia (1").🤓

3 months ago
Bhimsen Sahoo
Bhimsen Sahoo

grt sir... thnk u

3 months ago
Piet Goorden
Piet Goorden

Great slider.. had not seen the video before, but taking the bigger pipes defenetly makes it mode sterdy..

3 months ago
Manas Ranjan Nag
Manas Ranjan Nag

Super super..love you brooo....exellent

4 months ago
MAZZiKA Sha3by
MAZZiKA Sha3by

جميل

4 months ago
Haru -kun
Haru -kun

Make a softbox light :)

4 months ago
Spasquicky modt
Spasquicky modt

what's your'e real job bro?

4 months ago
Jack Napoli
Jack Napoli

anyone got an instructable of this made?

4 months ago
TheSkodilac
TheSkodilac

i am going to copy you. I just put some ardino and motorize it :D tnx you!

5 months ago
David McAdams
David McAdams

I cut out my fiberboard using your temples and drilled them and the copper pipe. I used 3/4” pipe here in America. I used the rollers you suggested in the link. When trying to slide the trolley on the bars it will not fit. The rollers, when pushed together until touching, will not go on at either end. The template holes are about 1/2” (12.7mm) too narrow. The end pieces are 10.5 cm wide with the holes about 87 mm apart. The pipes are 65 mm apart at each end. What should be the measurements for the fiberboard cutouts?

5 months ago
Patrick Chesbro
Patrick Chesbro

My Friend, you sir, are a lifesaver, as this will work great for my video that I am putting together.

5 months ago
Green Delights
Green Delights

Awesome! Can you please tell me what camera did you use ?

5 months ago
Jayro
Jayro

Best diy channel on YouTube period.

5 months ago
PRABIR DAS
PRABIR DAS

Super duper

6 months ago
High Castle Technology
High Castle Technology

Brilliant. Now I know what I'm doing this weekend.

6 months ago
jules brodeur
jules brodeur

brilliant

6 months ago
Jim Bray
Jim Bray

What a splendid build! Form meets function.

6 months ago
Mike Lentsch
Mike Lentsch

Pretty good - I'd like to try it with some glossy carbon fiber tubes. Cheers -

6 months ago
Sohel Samad
Sohel Samad

Ausom project thanks

6 months ago
Simon S.
Simon S.

they dont ship to germany :(

6 months ago
JdkS000
JdkS000

Excellent. My favorite video thus far!!!

6 months ago
eriktheoz
eriktheoz

I love your videos!!!!

6 months ago
Riyanti Budi
Riyanti Budi

please DIY for CEILING RAIL for ligting studio photo

6 months ago
Jas Bataille
Jas Bataille

That's great, but really, using copper is rubbish : use PVC pipes instead, which are cheaper, lighter, and can be easily painted in black. Copper is way too "look at me!" for camera equipment IMHO. Also, cutting curves on the platform is an absolute waste of time, and plenty of top professional sliders comes with *square* platforms - I don't know where you've heard that a non-curved platform doesn't look professional or something... smh... but otherwise, absolutely brilliant tutorial!

7 months ago
Rafael Saura
Rafael Saura

Thank you so much. I've made a motorized one controlled by arduino based on your design.

7 months ago
Marc’s Fx
Marc’s Fx

Very clever and well built. Cheers 👍🏼😊

7 months ago
Architects3DP
Architects3DP

nice video! would you like to have a look to our 3d printed camera slider? https://youtu.be/Tqgmj3C3PMk thank you!! =)

7 months ago
Barracuda
Barracuda

Возьми трубы от системы джокер

7 months ago
Eric Velazquez
Eric Velazquez

Wonderful, great job.

8 months ago
sooraj s
sooraj s

amazing so cool

8 months ago
Joy Pinero-Deniz
Joy Pinero-Deniz

Excellent video. What kind of camera and lens are you using. Manufacturer and model please :)

8 months ago
Justin Krause
Justin Krause

SNAZZY !!

8 months ago
ayub picture
ayub picture

What roller?

8 months ago
flyingfeet dance centre
flyingfeet dance centre

Please make a video for dslr gimbal. I want know how to make a dslr gimbal.

8 months ago
Nathan Pikelin
Nathan Pikelin

Really amazing video, this is so helpful. Definitely making this

8 months ago
Jim King
Jim King

When I printed out the rail templates, they were 11mm wide . Is this ok or do I need to blow up templates to match the 12mm size as states in the video?

8 months ago
Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright

Better still, two half metres of 22mm roll-wrapped carbon fibre tubing can be had off ebay for £26. I also need to check if the hole spacing on SmallRig cheese plates is just right for that central section. This could be made to look a *whole* lot more professional!

8 months ago
LAXMAN ARORA
LAXMAN ARORA

Helo sir, I think this best looking diy sliders, but it is more useful when it moterise. Is any idea for moterise this slider ??????????

8 months ago
Nwin
Nwin

nice! check out mine that i made https://youtu.be/-z_MJO9j21Q

9 months ago
The Review Room
The Review Room

Awesome video mate i cant wait to make this gonna tweek mine a bit just waiting on the pulleys

9 months ago
Praise Worship
Praise Worship

Could you do a motorised version and a version for time lapse shots?

9 months ago
G S
G S

Thanks for the video. I have followed your steps and successfully built a slider. Its simply superb. once again THANK YOU SO MUCH. Keep posting more videos.

9 months ago
Jacob Blodgett
Jacob Blodgett

Super impressive. So strange that this video has any dislikes. Thank you for posting this!!

9 months ago
Free Media
Free Media

Thank you. We support you for your wonderful support

9 months ago
james renwick
james renwick

Good project, but you needed to have listed what you had to buy to bring the cost in at around £30. I would say the average person would only have one tripod , so you've got to add on the cost of a second tripod and a spare tripod head ( I've seen a reasonable quality head on ebay for £18.83 from China but that's nearly two thirds of your £30 cost. There are cheap tripods from £6.50, but how sturdy I don't know ). A 2m length of copper pipe from Screwfix is £12 , brass cleaner £3, it all adds up. Whilst all the screws, washers, plugs etc. might not cost much, you will be buying them from more than one supplier. Postage has to be included in the price, even if they state free postage, and although China post may be much cheaper, I've rarely seen items costing less than £1, and each £1 adds up. So it would have been more helpful to give an itemised list with prices of ALL items required. Each person can then cross off what they already have to arrive at the cost to them. Having said all that, a £55 gimbal ( Smooth-Q you reviewed ) could give a similar effect but is more versatile.

9 months ago
GreekLoLPro
GreekLoLPro

Rollers does not shiping in my country :/

9 months ago
MrFrankpina
MrFrankpina

Is it pretty noisy though? Say if you were using it to make a close shot of a guitar performance?

9 months ago
Elijah pangrazio
Elijah pangrazio

When I tried to use the PDF file to print the template. It did not work. Is there a new link?

9 months ago
Leilani Andrade
Leilani Andrade

beautiful!

9 months ago
Barry R. Brown
Barry R. Brown

Nice rig, and it look great too.

10 months ago
Khilesh Purswani
Khilesh Purswani

what is the wall thickness of the pipe?

10 months ago
RadioactivityGaming
RadioactivityGaming

God you love in such a beautiful town. I live in India but my family home is in Enfield which is nowhere near as amazing as where you live.

10 months ago
Niyla perez
Niyla perez

So likeeee how much would it cost to just buy one from you? 😭😭😭😭 Serious question.

10 months ago
BRAINIAC7192
BRAINIAC7192

This looks a bit like Wales

10 months ago
carlos vagner
carlos vagner

friend! What tube is that tube? because I'm looking for him and I did not find him. I found one more is air-conditioning pipe, and it comes all rolled up. it does not come done what is in the video.

10 months ago
Alexandre Melo
Alexandre Melo

jesus christ i wish i could do this

10 months ago
carlos vagner
carlos vagner

Perfeito grande amigo!

10 months ago
ghost6929
ghost6929

i love you

10 months ago
Stokedhouse
Stokedhouse

I started building it but as I didn't have the correct size for the right angle brackets I haven't been able to finish. So could you please give me some more information on what size the brackets are exactly? Pretty please :) ?

10 months ago

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