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    Can anyone recommend a DSLR motorised slider to me for timelapses? Not wanting to spend too much. Is this something that's possible for around £100?
     
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    Quite expensive to buy, even the bearing slide track costs more than that, although there are some unknowns on ebay
    DIY one? http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Motorized-Camera-Slider/

    I made one once using my sons mindstorms to move the camera using the drive band connected to the camera mount on the slide.
     
  3. 4wd

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    It is surprising there isn't a smart way to do this easily.
    You can imagine using toy cars and such but achieving the constant very slow movement is critical - and difficult.
    You can rotate the camera on a clockwork egg timer for not much money and the effect is quite good.
     
  4. WillNicholls

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    Ok, so what are the more expensive options then? :D
     
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    If you are looking for budget time lapse movement you can use a motorised telescope mount. I got a second hand one for about £200 and it allows very accurate/repeatable vertical and horizontal panning. Here's an example of it in use at about 20s.


    View: https://youtu.be/1QTs9S65WnU
     
  6. Justin Case

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    Edelkrone does some very clever stuff.
    Their slider have a folding system and they take little space when you carry them, but still allow for a good range of sliding.
    For timelapse of course you need it to be motorized, while for regular video it is possible to use a manual one
    https://edelkrone.eu/products/sliderone-pro
     
  7. 4wd

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    Although the video shows a GoPro you can use a compact e.g Sony RX100.
    But it's $149 so will be £149 when available here.

     
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    Funny this pops up, yet again (last night and the night before) I have been looking at sliders. The price of motorised is way out of my league at the moment for what I'd use it, so looking for cheap manual operated ones.
     
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    I will be ordering Grip Gear's Movie Maker 2 next weekend so could report back on it's use if anyone is interested.
     
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    This look like a great addition for go pro use..
     
  11. WillNicholls

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    I ended up with the Edelkrone slider. Will report back.
     

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