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Old September 8th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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My DIY sub-$40 slider

I've been reading about DIY camera sliders which seem as complicated as a Rube Goldberg drawing. I woke up one morning with a thought: A rain gutter. Well, at Loew's, I was looking at the gutters and found them to be too flimsy, so I went to the irrigation supply section. There I found the Spee-d drainage system. The troughs were in 4' and 10' sections and there were grates to cover the sections with. I grabbed a 4' section (the 10' section is $55) and a 2' grate...some 1/4" screws and washers and off I went.

I tried a test video at the waterfalls at Inverrary, FL and edited in half-speed with Magic Bullet Looks Green Pearl with a shift to blue, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 12. No tripod or fluid head mount yet.

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Old September 8th, 2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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Video looks good. How did you put the slider together? Any details?
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Old September 8th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #3
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Nice. The parts are not available at my local Lowe's but they can be ordered from Lowe's on-line and picked up at the store for around $38.50. Your video was very descriptive how everything works together. I think some type of bracket could be attached to the bottom of the grate to keep it from falling out of the track.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #4
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Oops, didn't watch the whole thing! Ignore my boneheaded request.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #5
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Mark...I have a Canon HF200 and a WP-V1 housing for it. I got the brass screws so I could take it into the surf, and underwater, for trucking. Since it's PVC, there is no problems with it near the water. I can see this being a cool thing for you.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #6
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Looks like a great solution for the small cameras out there!
Good job Keith
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