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Old March 14th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #16
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I'm thinking about getting a glidetrack as well, and I have a question related.

Is it possible to have a GT setup in such way that I could slide the camera across but also changing the level? I mean by having the GT setup that one end would be higher then other.

Is it duable? How to control the camera glide speed? Anyone tried it before?
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Old March 15th, 2009, 01:18 AM   #17
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Absolutely! If you use two fluid heads i.e. one on the track and the other on the carriage you can do all sorts of weird and wonderful moves. It almost becomes likes a mini crane.

Two tripods is more stable as you would expect. For me, on any of my wedding shoots or a run & gun situation, I only ever use a single tripod and get on just fine.

Thats a seriously nice example Danny. Well Done!
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Old March 15th, 2009, 01:24 AM   #18
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Absolutely! If you use two fluid heads i.e. one on the track and the other on the carriage you can do all sorts of weird and wonderful moves. It almost becomes likes a mini crane.

Two tripods is more stable as you would expect. For me, on any of my wedding shoots or a run & gun situation, I only ever use a single tripod and get on just fine.

Thats a seriously nice example Danny. Well Done!
Alastair,

Do you use the HD version or the SD version with the single tripod. I am using a Z5 and about to purchase an HMC I think.

Steve
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Old March 15th, 2009, 10:04 AM   #19
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Alastair,

Do you use the HD version or the SD version with the single tripod. I am using a Z5 and about to purchase an HMC I think.

Steve
I asked Alastair same question over the email. He suggested SD version should be enough for my FX1000.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 10:22 AM   #20
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I asked Alastair same question over the email. He suggested SD version should be enough for my FX1000.

The Z5 is just alittle heavier so I would assume it would be fine too then. Thanks for that Lukas.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 02:30 PM   #21
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Glidetrack dimension

Beautiful,l beautiful, beautiful
Very nice movements with the glidetrack and looks to me you chose the right angles to shoot it.

I hope I am not crossing the border by asking the dimensions of the track and the slide.
I would like to build one.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #22
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Well, mine is about so wide and yay big.

Im sure yourll be better off buying one. Alistair didnt just built a track and get it right first time. Why go through all that pain and failure (and expense!) when you can just go staight to the end game.

ITs like those home built steadicam's you see, people swear its as good as the real thing although the footage doesnt match their claims.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #23
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Danny thank you for your concern.
I will not build anything I know I can not.
When it's Done I promise to send pictures and video clip.
Can you confirm the track is 40mm wide.
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