How to Make a Professional Camera Slider (100% DIY!)

  • Опубликовано: 14 дек 2015
  • In this video we're going to make a super-smooth camera slider so that we can pull off some awesome cinematic camera moves! Built out of standard copper piping, it is cheap and easy to recreate the world over. And it looks super cool!
    Purchasing links:
    Rollers (ships worldwide):
    Fluid head (ships worldwide):
    PDF templates for the MDF:
    3D Printable Templates:
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Комментарии • 1 895

  • Haru -kun
    Haru -kun 22 часа назад

    Make a softbox light :)

  • Spasquicky modt
    Spasquicky modt 8 дней назад

    what's your'e real job bro?

  • Jack Napoli
    Jack Napoli 19 дней назад

    anyone got an instructable of this made?

  • TheSkodilac
    TheSkodilac 27 дней назад

    i am going to copy you. I just put some ardino and motorize it :D tnx you!

  • David McAdams
    David McAdams Месяц назад

    I cut out my fiberboard using your temples and drilled them and the copper pipe. I used 3/4” pipe here in America. I used the rollers you suggested in the link. When trying to slide the trolley on the bars it will not fit. The rollers, when pushed together until touching, will not go on at either end. The template holes are about 1/2” (12.7mm) too narrow. The end pieces are 10.5 cm wide with the holes about 87 mm apart. The pipes are 65 mm apart at each end. What should be the measurements for the fiberboard cutouts?

  • Patrick Chesbro
    Patrick Chesbro Месяц назад

    My Friend, you sir, are a lifesaver, as this will work great for my video that I am putting together.

  • Green Delights
    Green Delights Месяц назад

    Awesome! Can you please tell me what camera did you use ?

  • Jayro
    Jayro Месяц назад

    Best diy channel on RUclip period.

    PRABIR DAS Месяц назад

    Super duper

  • High Castle Technology
    High Castle Technology Месяц назад

    Brilliant. Now I know what I'm doing this weekend.

  • jules brodeur
    jules brodeur Месяц назад


  • Jim Bray
    Jim Bray 2 месяца назад

    What a splendid build! Form meets function.

  • Mike Lentsch
    Mike Lentsch 2 месяца назад

    Pretty good - I'd like to try it with some glossy carbon fiber tubes. Cheers -

  • Sohel Samad
    Sohel Samad 2 месяца назад

    Ausom project thanks

  • Simon S.
    Simon S. 2 месяца назад

    they dont ship to germany :(

  • JdkS000
    JdkS000 2 месяца назад

    Excellent. My favorite video thus far!!!

  • eriktheoz
    eriktheoz 2 месяца назад

    I love your videos!!!!

  • Riyanti Budi
    Riyanti Budi 2 месяца назад

    please DIY for CEILING RAIL for ligting studio photo

  • Jas Bataille
    Jas Bataille 2 месяца назад

    That's great, but really, using copper is rubbish : use PVC pipes instead, which are cheaper, lighter, and can be easily painted in black. Copper is way too "look at me!" for camera equipment IMHO. Also, cutting curves on the platform is an absolute waste of time, and plenty of top professional sliders comes with *square* platforms - I don't know where you've heard that a non-curved platform doesn't look professional or something... smh... but otherwise, absolutely brilliant tutorial!

  • Rafael Saura
    Rafael Saura 2 месяца назад

    Thank you so much. I've made a motorized one controlled by arduino based on your design.

  • Marc’s Fx
    Marc’s Fx 3 месяца назад

    Very clever and well built. Cheers 👍🏼😊

  • Architects3DP
    Architects3DP 3 месяца назад

    nice video! would you like to have a look to our 3d printed camera slider?видео.html thank you!! =)

  • Taras Shevchenko
    Taras Shevchenko 3 месяца назад

    Возьми трубы от системы джокер

  • Eric Velazquez
    Eric Velazquez 4 месяца назад

    Wonderful, great job.

  • sooraj s
    sooraj s 4 месяца назад

    amazing so cool

  • Joy Pinero-Deniz
    Joy Pinero-Deniz 4 месяца назад

    Excellent video. What kind of camera and lens are you using. Manufacturer and model please :)

  • Justin Krause
    Justin Krause 4 месяца назад

    SNAZZY !!

  • ayub picture
    ayub picture 4 месяца назад

    What roller?

  • flyingfeet dance centre
    flyingfeet dance centre 4 месяца назад

    Please make a video for dslr gimbal.
    I want know how to make a dslr gimbal.

  • Nathan Pikelin
    Nathan Pikelin 4 месяца назад

    Really amazing video, this is so helpful. Definitely making this

  • Jim King
    Jim King 4 месяца назад

    When I printed out the rail templates, they were 11mm wide . Is this ok or do I need to blow up templates to match the 12mm size as states in the video?

  • Kevin Wright
    Kevin Wright 4 месяца назад

    Better still, two half metres of 22mm roll-wrapped carbon fibre tubing can be had off ebay for £26. I also need to check if the hole spacing on SmallRig cheese plates is just right for that central section. This could be made to look a *whole* lot more professional!

    LAXMAN ARORA 4 месяца назад

    Helo sir, I think this best looking diy sliders, but it is more useful when it moterise.
    Is any idea for moterise this slider ??????????

  • Nwin
    Nwin 4 месяца назад

    nice! check out mine that i madeвидео.html

  • The Review Room
    The Review Room 4 месяца назад

    Awesome video mate i cant wait to make this gonna tweek mine a bit just waiting on the pulleys

  • Praise Worship
    Praise Worship 4 месяца назад

    Could you do a motorised version and a version for time lapse shots?

  • G S
    G S 5 месяцев назад

    Thanks for the video. I have followed your steps and successfully built a slider. Its simply superb. once again THANK YOU SO MUCH. Keep posting more videos.

  • Jacob Blodgett
    Jacob Blodgett 5 месяцев назад

    Super impressive. So strange that this video has any dislikes. Thank you for posting this!!

  • Free Media
    Free Media 5 месяцев назад

    Thank you. We support you for your wonderful support

  • james renwick
    james renwick 5 месяцев назад

    Good project, but you needed to have listed what you had to buy to bring the cost in at around £30. I would say the average person would only have one tripod , so you've got to add on the cost of a second tripod and a spare tripod head ( I've seen a reasonable quality head on ebay for £18.83 from China but that's nearly two thirds of your £30 cost. There are cheap tripods from £6.50, but how sturdy I don't know ). A 2m length of copper pipe from Screwfix is £12 , brass cleaner £3, it all adds up. Whilst all the screws, washers, plugs etc. might not cost much, you will be buying them from more than one supplier. Postage has to be included in the price, even if they state free postage, and although China post may be much cheaper, I've rarely seen items costing less than £1, and each £1 adds up. So it would have been more helpful to give an itemised list with prices of ALL items required. Each person can then cross off what they already have to arrive at the cost to them. Having said all that, a £55 gimbal ( Smooth-Q you reviewed ) could give a similar effect but is more versatile.

  • GreekLoLPro
    GreekLoLPro 5 месяцев назад

    Rollers does not shiping in my country :/

  • MrFrankpina
    MrFrankpina 5 месяцев назад

    Is it pretty noisy though? Say if you were using it to make a close shot of a guitar performance?

  • Elijah pangrazio
    Elijah pangrazio 5 месяцев назад

    When I tried to use the PDF file to print the template. It did not work. Is there a new link?

  • Leilani Andrade
    Leilani Andrade 5 месяцев назад


  • Barry R. Brown
    Barry R. Brown 5 месяцев назад

    Nice rig, and it look great too.

  • Khilesh Purswani
    Khilesh Purswani 5 месяцев назад

    what is the wall thickness of the pipe?

  • RadioactivityGaming
    RadioactivityGaming 5 месяцев назад +1

    God you love in such a beautiful town. I live in India but my family home is in Enfield which is nowhere near as amazing as where you live.

  • Niyla perez
    Niyla perez 5 месяцев назад

    So likeeee how much would it cost to just buy one from you? 😭😭😭😭 Serious question.

  • BRAINIAC7192
    BRAINIAC7192 5 месяцев назад

    This looks a bit like Wales

  • carlos vagner
    carlos vagner 6 месяцев назад

    friend! What tube is that tube? because I'm looking for him and I did not find him. I found one more is air-conditioning pipe, and it comes all rolled up. it does not come done what is in the video.

  • Alexandre Melo
    Alexandre Melo 6 месяцев назад

    jesus christ i wish i could do this

  • carlos vagner
    carlos vagner 6 месяцев назад

    Perfeito grande amigo!

  • ghost6929
    ghost6929 6 месяцев назад

    i love you

  • Stokedhouse
    Stokedhouse 6 месяцев назад

    I started building it but as I didn't have the correct size for the right angle brackets I haven't been able to finish. So could you please give me some more information on what size the brackets are exactly? Pretty please :) ?

  • Janusz Zsunaj
    Janusz Zsunaj 6 месяцев назад

    tyle roboty dla jednego najazdu?a gdzie to potem trzymac? gra nie warta swieczki mając w aparacie zoom

  • EddWolf78
    EddWolf78 6 месяцев назад

    Hey man, what camera do you use for your videos? the quality is stunning

  • review bangla amazon
    review bangla amazon 6 месяцев назад

    Bro can u give me this free😩😩

  • Edward Hitten
    Edward Hitten 6 месяцев назад

    Very good job, nice spirit and well done shots. It's beautiful.

  • Jojenar La Peña
    Jojenar La Peña 6 месяцев назад

    can you make a DSLR version of this DIY??видео.html&t=313s

  • RyanAbblitt
    RyanAbblitt 6 месяцев назад

    Would the pulley's work with a 16mm pipe??

  • You-Tube Junkie
    You-Tube Junkie 6 месяцев назад

    Can you do a video on dual operation, (configuration)?
    A slider along with an elevator.
    Something small to cover an area (app) 24'' long x 12'' high.
    So the camera can (spot on), in any area of the 288 square inch area.
    Then you can patient it.

  • Min Z
    Min Z 6 месяцев назад


  • RJ Cooper
    RJ Cooper 6 месяцев назад

    I lie the simplicity of your machine.

  • Prince Westerburg
    Prince Westerburg 6 месяцев назад +1

    3/4" is pronounced 'Three quarters of an inch', damn millenials - viva Brexit!
    Great video, will be making one of these however I'd thoroughly recommend replacing the MDF with 1/4" marine plywood which won't break if it gets dropped and is, without paint, impervious to weather.

  • jnprfilms
    jnprfilms 6 месяцев назад +1

    Wow 😱

  • Practical Engineering
    Practical Engineering 6 месяцев назад

    What means DIY

  • ullivilli
    ullivilli 6 месяцев назад

    The rollers aren't internationally available from the link.
    Better use Ali where the rollers are about a buck a piece.

  • John Williams
    John Williams 7 месяцев назад

    Has anyone done this? Lol

  • matt nev
    matt nev 7 месяцев назад

    Great design. Could be refined a bit with better materials but a good prototype. Nice work

  • Saiyed Murtaza
    Saiyed Murtaza 7 месяцев назад

    Who disliked

  • Unganda Warriors
    Unganda Warriors 7 месяцев назад


  • spoon.paste
    spoon.paste 7 месяцев назад

    thank you. at last, i have found what i actually need.

  • Gordon Pilcher
    Gordon Pilcher 7 месяцев назад

    It looks as though it could be motorised with a little work one of the best I've seen thanks

  • kerry krishna
    kerry krishna 7 месяцев назад

    Great vid! At some point soon, I will be making this tool. I will also be purchasing a TurnsPro digital motor to motorize this. The vid was well done, though I sure was cringing when you were drilling on that solid oak table! Scrap plywood is great for something like that. Most woodworkers have had accidents with things like this that require LOTS of fixing up afterwards!

  • Tanta
    Tanta 7 месяцев назад

    @DIY Perks what camera was that in the video(the one you took videos with)

  • Mutant Soup
    Mutant Soup 7 месяцев назад

    Man you are helpping me so much in this moment

  • fernando DISLA
    fernando DISLA 7 месяцев назад

    Excellent! you get 1A

  • fotoakesnadr
    fotoakesnadr 7 месяцев назад


  • 2009BradJames
    2009BradJames 7 месяцев назад

    nice video

  • eri.k londo
    eri.k londo 7 месяцев назад

    Just build it thanks for this

  • Polar GameplaysYT
    Polar GameplaysYT 7 месяцев назад

    where are yo all my life? i beeing searching you for years!

  • Alain Cohen
    Alain Cohen 7 месяцев назад

    Hi, I love this video but can I get the sketch to draw the wood parts and cut them ? Thank you for help so I could try to built one. Regards,

  • danielmono3
    danielmono3 7 месяцев назад

    Great video!! what camera you use for that awesomes shots?

  • Maryana Yurchyshyna
    Maryana Yurchyshyna 7 месяцев назад

    Can you make it a curved track using the same principles and angling the pulley bearings along the curve?

    BANGLADESH+WORLD 7 месяцев назад

    I Liked This

  • UJ FotoFilm
    UJ FotoFilm 7 месяцев назад

    really amazing! i like wood working too...but this one too advance and difficult for me to do it. well done bro!

  • Chasingwaves
    Chasingwaves 7 месяцев назад

    Man that is wicked nice !!! Great job man !

  • Syrian Hamster
    Syrian Hamster 7 месяцев назад

    A coping saw? No thanks, I use drugs for that.

  • Syrian Hamster
    Syrian Hamster 7 месяцев назад

    Give your pole a good ol rub.

  • gruuz
    gruuz 7 месяцев назад

    The copper pipes won't stay shining as in this beguinning. Would the rollers work as well?

  • Vlad Ternovoj
    Vlad Ternovoj 7 месяцев назад

    What about the sound, does the camera pick up a the friction?

  • Jåsøn ß
    Jåsøn ß 7 месяцев назад

    Nice idea. Not sure about the diy or engineering skills though.

  • Tomas Noi Emilsson
    Tomas Noi Emilsson 8 месяцев назад

    What tripod are you using in the video?

  • Madro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Madro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 8 месяцев назад

    6:30 did someone noticed little drop of water or someting on the rubber blanking grommet? xD

  • Dubious Jesse
    Dubious Jesse 8 месяцев назад

    great video mate!

  • Bob Reed
    Bob Reed 8 месяцев назад

    After watching this, I decided to comment to suggest that we make 3D print files, but I see that you're well ahead of me. This is really great work. Thingiverse, here I come!

  • Practical Engineering
    Practical Engineering 8 месяцев назад

    why didn´t you take aluminium

  • ameer wolf
    ameer wolf 8 месяцев назад


  • Papa Reecio
    Papa Reecio 8 месяцев назад

    very cool design! I'm not a photographer but want to design a sliding digital piano/desk with it. Thank you!

  • Baba Yaga
    Baba Yaga 8 месяцев назад

    Nice work. I'm gonna copy this project.