DIY video camera slider

Posted by on March 20th, 2012  •  4 responses

DIY video camera slider

I’ve spent the last week tinkering out in the garage with a video camera slider. They are also called glide tracks. This is version two. I made my first version from copper pipe, but that was a disaster. This one is a copy of something I have only seen in you tube videos. If you buy it from him, you get a finished, very professional product. It is totally worth the money to buy it pre-made from the guy who invented this concept…you do NOT want to spend 3 long days out in the garage making all the mistakes I made to come up with a poor copy of his amazing invention.

Still, it was a fun way to spend time, and I learned a lot. If you do insist on building this, you will need a good drill press, a hack saw and some aluminum, plus $90 worth of stainless steel rod. I got the metal at http://www.metalsupermarkets.com/

camera slider

camera slider

I’ve not yet filmed any good footage with this. My camera and I are still getting to know each other. When I get some good slider footage I will post it here.

camera slider

4 thoughts on “DIY video camera slider”

  1. Glinson AJ says:

    i like the slider….so what is the size of the bearings you used please tell me…

    1. markhwebster says:

      The bearings are standard rollerblade bearings which you can get at any skate shop.

  2. Morgan says:

    What is the link to the guy who makes these?

    1. markhwebster says:

      search for juicedlink

Leave a Reply to Morgan Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.