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Old September 29th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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Motion controlled slider options?

Hey guys
Just wondering whats available in pre-built (not DIY kit) motion controlled sliders. You know the ones that pump out the sexy time lapse footage that everyone is hot for? I've seen some home kits that didn't appeal to me, looking to buy a solid purpose built one and wondering what's out there that people like.

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Old September 30th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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Re: Motion controlled slider options?

Kessler is tough to beat.....Cineslider with Oracle bundle is a fantastic setup at the top range but you could go pocket dolly slider with basic controller bundle if it meets your needs and budget as it is great as well.

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Old September 30th, 2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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Thanks Jason
Have you used the basic controller vs. the Oracle? I just need it for long/slow sunset/sunrise type timelapses.
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Old October 1st, 2011, 03:07 PM   #4
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No problem, I have not used the basic as I needed memory presets and some of the other advanced functions the Oracle provides so I just have two Oracles which perfrom flawlessly, and just had new firmware announced which make them even better!! Here are a few videos that may help....


Basic Controller - elektraDRIVE BASIC Controller v2.0

Oracle Controller overview- ORACLE Controller Overview w/ Revolution Head & Sliders

Misc Oracle videos - v2.06.02 SL ? KesslerU


Oracle firmware update - ORACLE v3.01 SL – Updates and Features


Also the basic Contoller can be Traded in on the Oracle - Philip Bloom On Kessler Motion Controller Trade In


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Old October 1st, 2011, 07:02 PM   #5
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I have both controllers and for slider work the basic is fine. If you need repeatable moves or the damping then the oracle is the ticket. And when you get the revolution head you'll be all set! I use my shuttlepod with the revolution head so I need both controllers. Very cool rig!
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Old October 10th, 2011, 09:49 AM   #6
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How slow can you get the basic controller to go? Could you get a 30m or 1 hour timelapse slide out of it?
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