Edelkrone is making a name for itself for unique and innovative products. They are well made and solve a particular problem that filmmakers encounter. So, we applaud them for that. We particularly like their new Slider Plus. It is unique, in the fact that the travel distance is essentially twice the total length of the slider. This is accomplished, by using a truly inventive approach. It basically uses a slider with two carriage assemblies, that pull on each other, via a belt-drive. It’s when you mount the Slider Plus to a tripod, that you begin to see the beauty of the concept. Check out this video:
So, more than a few DIY folks have been pondering, if we could build a DIY version of this new beast.
As we find more examples, we’ll add them here. Until then, we have a few videos that will give you some ideas how to make your own.