For film students or those who simply loves recording and editing videos, you surely know about camera sliders. This is important equipment because it creates smooth horizontal camera movements. It is generally used to produce images when you want to produce a shot where the camera moves toward or away from the subject while moving. This technique is known as ‘dolly shot’.
There are also other reasons why you should use a camera slider:
- Highlight wide landscapes
- Find an object hiding the view
- Add dramatic effects
- Play with the focus
- Zoom in and zoom out
Here is our list of top 10 best camera sliders:
10. OPTEKA GLD-400 CAMERA SLIDER
Produce high-quality production shots with the help of Opteka GLD-400 Camera Slider. It is designed with self-lubricating glide rails, spirit level and tension adjustment, and made of heavy-duty anodized aluminum. The track’s dimensions are 47.2 inches or 120cm long x 3.5” x 2.7”.
It is compatible with tripods and thread sizes of ¼” and 3/8”. You can directly attach the tripod to it or use it as a standalone with the included feet, which raises your camera setup of approximately 2” off the ground.