DIY 8 foot Camera Slider Tutorial
One of the coolest things about MicroWheels is that they can run inside of Slider Track (box track) making the possibilities for camera rigging almost endless. Most camera sliders available are around 3 or 4 feet long but if you are shooting outside or in large spaces you need more length to get a camera move that creates a dramatic effect. With MicroWheels you can make a camera slider using Slider Track of up to 12 feet! Shooting low-mode, gliding over objects, mounting from the ceiling, going through windows, your creativity is the limit. Our track is steel which is strong enough to use with most any camera, from an HDSLR to full size broadcast HD cameras. One of the huge advantages of using this configuration is that you don’t have to worry about uneven floor or ground like you would with a traditional camera dolly. Level the rails with your tripods or c-stands and you’re good to go. No padding and shimming camera dolly track on the floor.
Correction. Our website and video previously stated the metal rail used as “strut channel”. This was an error and inaccurate. The correct material is “box track”. We apologize for this inaccuracy. We have found a supplier to work with in the U.S. to offer track to you through this website as you may not be able to locate “box track” easily in your location. The correct width of the box track is 1-5/16.