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Old August 8th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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"Indislider Insight" video

http://www.vimeo.com/1493399

My observations and techniques with the Indislider. I use it differently than the recommended way. I mount it on top of my tripod head, instead of directly to my sticks. Allows for more shooting options.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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strange... not the video... I haven't seen it yet. Vimeo is "converting" it & the completion time says 11 minutes! ANyone seen that before on Vimeo?
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Old August 8th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #3
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Great job Paul!
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Old August 9th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #4
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Nice video. That's exactly the way i shoot with the glidetrack i bought recently.
The main reason for that is that i only have one tripod at the moment. And i need to buy a cheap second head to put on top of the track.
On top of my 503 head it ads a little bit of instability, the head 'wobbles' a little bit on the extreme sides of the track. But it is really easy and fast to setup for some dolly or truck shots. I mounted a Manfrotto 577 quickrelease under and above the track. It's a matter of seconds before i can go.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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why not putting an extra leg with a cheap monopod.
of fixing a bar between one end of the rail and one leg of the tripod.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 05:10 PM   #6
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Yes, that's possible.
I'm actually thinking about buying a dedicated cheap tripod with head and to use this setup for the really quick ones. Also, when i have to walk with my gear, another monopod or bar will be to much. This is already a pain to drag around.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 03:30 AM   #7
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Hurbert- just out of curiosity, whats that on the front of the lense of your a1?
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Old September 25th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #8
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Just got my IndieSlider. :-)

While I haven't had a chance to give it a good workout yet, I'm really liking the thing.

My only concern is that it seems a bit "noisy", there's a very distinct dragging sound as it slides along the rail, even with the brake loosened as much as possible.

Anyone know if maybe I've done something wrong in the setup, or is this just the nature of the device?

Cheers.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #9
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Nice video. That's exactly the way i shoot with the glidetrack i bought recently.
The main reason for that is that i only have one tripod at the moment. And i need to buy a cheap second head to put on top of the track.
On top of my 503 head it ads a little bit of instability, the head 'wobbles' a little bit on the extreme sides of the track. But it is really easy and fast to setup for some dolly or truck shots. I mounted a Manfrotto 577 quickrelease under and above the track. It's a matter of seconds before i can go.
Hubert:

I too have been contemplating buying the GlideTrack. How do you like it? is it smooth throughout its entire range? The way you have it setup, can you pan the head while sliding the camera?

Let me know.

Thanks so much!

Dan
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Old October 13th, 2008, 06:07 AM   #10
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Hubert:

I too have been contemplating buying the GlideTrack. How do you like it? is it smooth throughout its entire range? The way you have it setup, can you pan the head while sliding the camera?
It is smooth all the way. But i like it better with some weight. With the XHA1 on top it is easier to control than with the small HV20.
It is possible to pan, but i don't use it that much. It is better to support the end of the track with one hand and to glide with the other. You can pan the head by pushing the end of the glidetrack, but you have to be carefull not to unscrew the track from the tripod-plate. You can make some crane-like shots when the camera is on one end of the track while panning.
Tilting can be done with the camera in the middle of the track, once you get to one end of the track the glidetrack wants to start screwing tighter/unscrew itself from the tripod. It's just because it isn't designed to mount this way. With the track mounted on legs and a head on top you don't have these problems. I just like the flexibility mounted this way.
On normal use the track doesn't move on the plate. Maybe i'll drill a VHS-adapter hole in the track to stop it moving when tilting.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #11
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Thanks for the video - most helpful.
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