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    Does it have to be dead silent for sound or are you shooting MOS?


    I've used the Kessler Cineslider with a fully loaded F3 and OConnor 100 head without problems. It didn't flex when we slid and operated at the same time.
    Very sturdy (80 lbs capacity), but still portable and quick to set up. The one I rented was reasonably quiet and could have been used for sound with slow (normal) speed movement. But it des become audible as you pick up speed.
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    I had a Cinevate Atlas 30 and it wasn't that great with heavier load. The rods were easily put in motion as the end pieces can't hold the rods absolutly still. The same with most other rod-based sliders if they're longer.


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    If you want heavy duty, take a look at Trost.
    http://www.trostmotion.com/


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    As long as we're on the question of sliders I have a question I've not been able to retest and have not gotten a straight answer from anyone yet.
    A couple of years ago I used a Dana dolly with an F3 trying to do a straight in move ( not a typical sideways slider shot) that was intended to go from outside a restaurant into the window to the dinners inside. Pretty simple shot and we had a very good crew and solid support under the Dana dolly with heavy duty Jr stands. It was angled about 30 degrees down so the camera wouldn't see the tracks. Seemed simple but none of us had used a Dana dolly on a straight in move before though I had done it with an Indie slider .

    Anyway the point is the shot didn't work. The Dana dolly just had a ton of slop in it (the wheels themselves) and wobbled from side to side no matter how we tried to rig it include just dropping it from a rope. The rails were solid. The gaffer swore the Dana dolly was set up right and just never used it like that before and I've never found anyone else who has tried straight in move though that seems very strange to me.

    Thoughts? Anybody do this successfully? Was the dolly just set up too loose?

    Lenny


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    Shouldn't have been an issue if you can control the inertia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Hull View Post
    If you want heavy duty, take a look at Trost.
    http://www.trostmotion.com/
    Yep.

    I'm probably going to replace my cineslider with a trost.
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    Lightweight and moving quickly I use a pocket dolly, more time and decked out camera with larger head I use a Dana dolly.


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    I have a 3' CineSlider, & 2' PocketDolly. For heavier setups one of my preferred Grips has a Modern Studio Equipment slider that's nice, & for longer runs the Dana Dolly's great.

    Both my Kesslers' carriages have gone out alignment & need servicing. Not sure their the best choice for air travel, or perhaps their Pelican took an especially hard hit, though it shows no signs of damage. I'm hoping a lighter slider that disassembled might be less susceptible to whacks, & better suited for travel.
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    My Slidekamera HSK-5 from 2010 just keeps on working. I trust that Polish thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Scott View Post
    Shouldn't have been an issue if you can control the inertia.
    Obviously that's what I thought, but it was. The question remains - have you actually done that with a dana dolly? I've asked many people and oddly the answer is always well.. no.

    I want to know before i try it again.


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