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

  • Опубликовано:  Год назад
  • 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!

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    Fluid head (ships worldwide):

    PDF templates for the MDF:

    3D Printable Templates:

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  • Длительность: 15:41
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Комментарии: 1 802

  • Jåsøn ß
    Jåsøn ß 6 часов назад

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

  • Tomas Noi Emilsson
    Tomas Noi Emilsson День назад

    What tripod are you using in the video?

  • Madro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Madro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 2 дня назад

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

  • Dubious Jesse
    Dubious Jesse 2 дня назад

    great video mate!

  • Bob Reed
    Bob Reed 5 дней 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 6 дней назад

    why didn´t you take aluminium

  • ameer wolf
    ameer wolf 6 дней назад


  • Papa Reecio
    Papa Reecio 12 дней 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 13 дней назад

    Nice work. I'm gonna copy this project.

  • PixelConcept
    PixelConcept 14 дней назад

    Please note that the products in the desc dont ship to Holland. Reply of i need to add more countrys.

  • Roma Rio
    Roma Rio 15 дней назад

    Very very good :-)

  • Pedram Neku
    Pedram Neku 21 день назад

    genius ,

  • Kushi Rajesh
    Kushi Rajesh 25 дней назад

    Damn... awesome well done bro congrats whole your brain. great explanation done by you to bring some clarity about that job
    I may be try at home when whole equipment gathered by me by watching ur video .its better to saving to buy a this type of slider for camera . thanks bro for saving my money .bro I need ur help to do a camera crane plz do another video for this may ur views will increase . I have subscribed ur channel because the way u are showing proffecional job and great explanation that's why I subscribed you ....................

  • Erik Kytoe
    Erik Kytoe 26 дней назад

    The rollers only ship to US

  • ken Rowan
    ken Rowan 28 дней назад

    Cool. Very nice done. How much did it cost for the parts?

  • Sohail Talpur
    Sohail Talpur Месяц назад

    Great ... it is really impressive

  • Sébastien Marcellin
    Sébastien Marcellin Месяц назад

    I have a question about the videos used as example. It's seem the camera made a rotation during the sliding, is it right ? If yes, how do you perform a smooth rotation, during the slide, with a low cost rotule ball ? Anyway, thanks for your video tut !

  • Clarence McMillan
    Clarence McMillan Месяц назад


  • Fimalation Page
    Fimalation Page Месяц назад

    thenk you for support man

  • Tyler Smith
    Tyler Smith Месяц назад

    What camera do you use? This is an incredible build by the way and I can't wait to try it out!

  • Nelson Official Swe
    Nelson Official Swe Месяц назад

    Dude, this video is SUPERB! You are truly helping me out in a major way. Because I´m not that handy myself I´m going to contact one of my friends directly and check with him if he can help me build it in the end of the month. When it is finished I would love to send a picture/video to you of how it went! This video had so much value to me so of course I will hit the LIKE button and subscribe as well.

    Greetings from Sweden :)

  • Steve Decentes
    Steve Decentes Месяц назад

    WAIT! How did you pan the camera smoothly while moving it from side to side?

  • ArsenyKa
    ArsenyKa Месяц назад

    Bery accurate handwork and good filming! Thank you!

  • Rouxe
    Rouxe Месяц назад

    Sir, you are a fuck*ng god.

  • Felepeno
    Felepeno Месяц назад

    What camera do you use for recording exactly?

  • Andrew Revell
    Andrew Revell Месяц назад

    This is fantastic product. Hat off to you.

  • Steve Feler
    Steve Feler Месяц назад

    Thank you so much, this is an excellent video and very detailed. Perfect!

  • Peter Vadas
    Peter Vadas Месяц назад

    It's just awesome! Man, it's realy great job, you are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  • HighTech Boy
    HighTech Boy Месяц назад


  • Gennifer Caesar
    Gennifer Caesar Месяц назад

    Is there a way to build this to have a center tripod mount?

  • Unknown
    Unknown Месяц назад +1

    Thanks Theon! This was a great build!

  • Plester
    Plester Месяц назад +1

    **Gets camera slider ad**

  • CP Imagined
    CP Imagined Месяц назад

    Imagine the looks you'll get carrying this with you on the London Underground...

  • crazyAlexander23
    crazyAlexander23 Месяц назад

    would it stand a 2 kg camera that could go to a 3.5 kg?

  • Márk Németi
    Márk Németi Месяц назад +1

    Hi! which type of tripod do you use with the slider? Thanks!

  • RomiesStudio
    RomiesStudio Месяц назад

    Awesome Video, Awesome narration, Awesome Build... Thanks m8

  • RedFlareWalker
    RedFlareWalker Месяц назад

    How does one take this on transportation

  • MuhaloTube
    MuhaloTube 2 месяца назад

    I've remixed the 3D printable models to include many more details.
    All credits given and cited to original authors.

  • Jiří Huser
    Jiří Huser 2 месяца назад

    Oh my..... I need this...

  • Vital Butinar
    Vital Butinar 2 месяца назад

    Well I'd just like to thank you for this tutorial because I'm just half way trough my build and it's coming along great. The only thing I changed is I cut the holes for the wight pulley at the beginning and had the boards laser cut from wood.
    Still need to figure out the hinge having some trouble.
    But thumbs up for this one! Saved me a lot of money for something I need for a video. :)

  • CosmicBrambleclawV2
    CosmicBrambleclawV2 2 месяца назад

    Love it :D Im gonna try to make a curved and/or circular one, I'll try to remember to come back with a update

  • Mary Margaret Smith
    Mary Margaret Smith 2 месяца назад

    I like your design and am currently building my own. However, I found the actual cost of making this slider to be about double what you said in the video. Although I may be saving some money, I could have bought a low end slider for about the same price and saved myself a lot of time. I have yet to finish my final product, but I hope it works as good as the video shows. If so I will be happy.

  • vinolmax
    vinolmax 2 месяца назад

    Looks great!

  • MyTruckinLife ACE
    MyTruckinLife ACE 2 месяца назад


  • S Mahone
    S Mahone 2 месяца назад

    Can you add a motorized slider?

  • Molless Beatz
    Molless Beatz 2 месяца назад

    How much to ship one to me ?

  • fxman2011
    fxman2011 2 месяца назад

    I would add a couple of stick on level bubbles to the camera bed (front and side) to level the camera when needed. Awesome DIY. Thank you.

  • vikas soni
    vikas soni 2 месяца назад

    weri nice

  • Sponge1310
    Sponge1310 2 месяца назад

    Awesome project and extremely great results! But after you have built the slider, were do you mount it to? Tripods? Special build legs? I'm a noob so might be a stupid question, but nothing on this was in the video...

    • Stephan
      Stephan 6 дней назад

      normal tripods, he did show it in the video.

  • Karoll Legarda
    Karoll Legarda 2 месяца назад

    You could write a list of materials I need for this project please.

  • Kalai Selvan
    Kalai Selvan 2 месяца назад

    super and thank you brother...

  • MA Rajput
    MA Rajput 2 месяца назад

    oh Man you are rock, you make my studio in very low budget, thumbs up (Y)

  • Martin Gudiño
    Martin Gudiño 2 месяца назад

    Very nice work! Congratulations! i will try to do a printed version of your Slider!

    ADY XPRO 2 месяца назад

    Damn. .....perfect

  • Dylan Nguyen
    Dylan Nguyen 2 месяца назад

    btw I think this could be done for a lot cheaper if you use EMT conduit which is a metal pipe its $4 for 10ft compared to $25 for 10ft copper pipe!
    and then for the end pieces you can buy an EMT conduit handy box (basically a box with holes cut out for the pipe to go through) then secure it to the box with EMT nuts (the pipe has threading on it so you can screw it in) the only difference is you'll get an end piece on the top and bottom of the piping which I don't think is too bad for $1 cost

  • The Masti Reload
    The Masti Reload 2 месяца назад


  • Mikołaj Kałuski
    Mikołaj Kałuski 2 месяца назад

    What kind of music from 13:24?

  • גבריאל עדי
    גבריאל עדי 2 месяца назад

    בכמה אתה מוכר את זה?

  • videovulcan
    videovulcan 2 месяца назад

    for anyone making this like I did, some here is so improvements and alternative methods.
    if you put washers so that they petrude out the top of the bearings the bearings won't activate. and you'll have alot of friction all drag. what you want to do is think how skateboard bearings are attached.
    get yourself some speed washers and some bearing spacers, I got 10mm ones. the speed washers are very thin and are not wide enough to rub on the bearing face. used one under the bolt head. the spacers can be used to get out of the recess where the bearings is pressfitted. then you can use a nut ontop of that followed by a washer, then through the MDF and followed by washer and wingnut or domenut. do same for all. now you have really smooth rollers that actually use the bearings rather than spinning on the bolt. bearing spacer and speedwashera are litterally only in m8 as they are made for skateboard bearings.
    for the marking tool, do the you a knife as you can barely see the line (if you don't polish copper tubing) get a scrap piece of MDF as long as the distance from you wrist to finger tips and duct tape a sharpy with tip half a finger length in from edge. now you can draw down the length with a easily seen line.
    comment, like if you want me to make a short video about the bearing issue. or a picture of the similified marking tool?

  • Ricardo López Gutiérrez
    Ricardo López Gutiérrez 3 месяца назад

    Rubber blanking grommets measure PLEASE ??????

  • sl33pw4lk
    sl33pw4lk 3 месяца назад

    Nice build, but I'd lose more money building it than buying a manufactured one. This is not for beginners.

  • Sam Mensink
    Sam Mensink 3 месяца назад

    I made a 3d file for the pulley

  • Blane Whitehouse
    Blane Whitehouse 3 месяца назад

    what happened at the end there? video got corrupted?

  • Mango Shake
    Mango Shake 3 месяца назад

    Thank You :)

  • paras productions
    paras productions 3 месяца назад

    amazing just love this setup

  • NR productions Lanka
    NR productions Lanka 3 месяца назад

    how to find that weels

  • rhiju majumdar
    rhiju majumdar 3 месяца назад

    the like for the rolers is not working can plz provied me . diffrent link for the product????

  • BFHC
    BFHC 3 месяца назад

    Anyone know where I can find the rubber end caps and the blanking grommets used in this video in the U.S.? Thanks.

  • InformantNet
    InformantNet 3 месяца назад

    It's a very nice slider, and you've explained the build very well. I wonder, though, if copper is the best material for the tracks? Seems like it could bend pretty easily, especially if you're using a full-size camera rig, like a Sony FS7. Lastly, transporting it fully assembled would be quite an ordeal, and it's not designed to disassemble -- I'll bet you could tweak your design to make it portable. Well done.

  • Mario Baray
    Mario Baray 3 месяца назад

    Muchas Gracias Tanks.

  • praveer das
    praveer das 3 месяца назад

    thanks alot this is really a life saver for me...god bless you

  • Jalon
    Jalon 3 месяца назад

    The quality and frame-rate of this video is the most satisfying thing ever <3 BTW why don't you use your skill to start a company

  • Интересные факты Даника

    hello can you do steadicam?please

  • Buce Teterissa
    Buce Teterissa 3 месяца назад

    Wow,, this DIY so profeesional and looks like so easy to build... Thanks a lot...

  • Oliver Cocliff
    Oliver Cocliff 3 месяца назад

    WOW it looks so professional even though it's DIY. :)

  • SierzantYelonek
    SierzantYelonek 3 месяца назад

    why to use expensive copper pipes when there are alupex ones

  • Rubix Boy YT
    Rubix Boy YT 4 месяца назад

    does anyone else watch diy but never do them

  • Alek Lubczynski
    Alek Lubczynski 4 месяца назад

    Excellent tutorial !!!

  • Dee Deswara
    Dee Deswara 4 месяца назад

    chek my chanel, i make slider cam with PVC, [low budget]

  • Jacob Denson
    Jacob Denson 4 месяца назад

    nice.. i will try to make it for sure..thank you

  • zanesworld
    zanesworld 4 месяца назад

    on you way to A MILLION SUBS

  • Pierrot And Co
    Pierrot And Co 4 месяца назад

    +DIY Perks What software did you use to make these plans?

  • Pierrot And Co
    Pierrot And Co 4 месяца назад +1

    What software did you use to make these plans?

  • Caleb Smith
    Caleb Smith 4 месяца назад

    I think Copper pipe would be one of worst materials to use. First off, it's the most expensive metals to buy. Second, it would is heavy to carry around. Go with carbon Fiber or aluminum. It Looks nice, but I don't think it's necessary

  • Anish Karan Photography
    Anish Karan Photography 4 месяца назад

    Thanks so much for this video. I bought the items and now attempting to build my own. Lets see how it goes. I'm using your templates but not sure if it'll work since my pulleys are a bit bigger and fits perfectly onto the pipes.

  • ayadi houssem
    ayadi houssem 4 месяца назад

    Subscribed! Worth it!

  • jay premium
    jay premium 4 месяца назад

    hermoso! pudieras monitorizarlo?

    PARK CIRCUS FOOTBALL CLUB 4 месяца назад

    fantastic project :)

  • IceBergs
    IceBergs 4 месяца назад

    Can I pay someone to build this I'm lost lmao

  • Jacksy Khawbung
    Jacksy Khawbung 4 месяца назад

    Can you please tell me the size of your PULLEY BEARING that you used??

  • rejj0313
    rejj0313 4 месяца назад

    I am impressed with the quality of this DIY Project. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ivan Petrone
    Ivan Petrone 4 месяца назад

    what camera are you using?

  • Peter Stewart
    Peter Stewart 4 месяца назад

    the roles what are there, ONLY ship to the US :(

  • Terry McGeary
    Terry McGeary 4 месяца назад

    Very carefully detailed! Thanks for sharing!

  • Ansel San Diego
    Ansel San Diego 4 месяца назад

    any way on adding a motor on it? also how do I paint it black?

  • Herminio Mello
    Herminio Mello 4 месяца назад


  • take tech
    take tech 4 месяца назад

    what camera did you use

    VO TECH GURU 4 месяца назад

    Well done!

  • ramon borreguero
    ramon borreguero 5 месяцев назад

    For me as an Hobby Fotographer going into the professional field and taking a lot of macros and also filming with the camera is amazing, I will do that for me, congrats. Ramon

  • Hakimi JR
    Hakimi JR 5 месяцев назад +1

    I have that it cause me about 48 bucks..

    • Hakimi JR
      Hakimi JR 5 месяцев назад

      but making somethings like D.I.Y is fun...