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Kessler Stealth Slider review – setup and first impressions

Kessler Stealth Slider review – setup and first impressions

  I’m a long time fan of using sliders for tracking shots, recently however I’ve had a couple of projects where a motorised slider would have made my life a lot easier so I decided to invest in a system from Kessler Crane who are the masters of motorised cine gear. Kessler produce a huge […]

Kessler Pocket Jib Traveler Review

Kessler Pocket Jib Traveler Review

I wrote a post about the Kessler Pocket Jib Traveler when it was announced and having ordered one at the time I’ve recently taken delivery of the product so I thought I’d pass on my initial thoughts about it now that it’s in my hands. As you can see from the image below the folded […]

Glidetrack Hybrid Slider Review

Glidetrack Hybrid Slider Review

Note: Since October 2012 I’ve switched over to the Kessler Stealth slider.   The Glidetrack range Over the last 2-3 years Glidetrack have been busy introducing new models to their range of sliders. I’ve been using two regularly, the ultra portable “Shooter SD” as well as the heavy duty  Glidetrack HD. These have been a […]

Manfrotto 394 quick release

Video review of the Manfrotto 394 quick release plate system. The Manfrotto 394 quick release plate system uses Low Profile 410PL plates which I’ve found to be more reliable and easier to use than the smaller 323/200PL RC2 system that comes as standard with smaller Manfrotto tripods and heads. For use on my Glidetrack Shooter […]

Glidetrack HD & Shooter

Glidetrack HD & Shooter

Note: Since October 2012 I’ve switched over to the Kessler Stealth slider.   I’ve been a fan of the Glidetrack ever since I got the original version back in 2008. Since then though Alastair, the creator of the Glidetrack has been beavering away up in Scotland turning that original version into a whole family of products. I […]

Miller DS20 Solo DV Carbon Tripod

Miller DS20 Solo DV Carbon Tripod

Having purchased a Manfrotto 525/503 tripod with my Canon XH-A1 a couple of years ago I’ve never really felt the need to own another tripod. After being hired to do some filming in St Tropez though where I’ll be required to carry a tripod around with me all day, I knew I’d need something else. […]

Glidetrack SD

Glidetrack SD

Note: Since October 2012 I’ve switched over to the Kessler Stealth slider. The Glidetrack is a small track which allows you to mount a video camera and then achieve dolly type shots by pushing the camera along the track. I had considered purchasing an Indislider but with shipping costs from the US to the UK, plus import […]

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