Dec 6 2011
One film technique that separates the pros from the amateurs is the tracking or dolly shot. With a tracking shot, the camera moves along a track, providing a sense of motion that isn’t possible with a static camera. Glidetrack pioneered a portable camera slider (AKA track) in 2008, and now the company is taking pre-orders for a relatively inexpensive (US$135 introductory price) device called the mobislyder that’s designed for shooting video with the iPhone, iPod touch, and other small cameras.
mobislyder is a compact ultraportable camera slider that will allow you to create captivating cinematic videos using your portable video device.The mobislyder is compatible with all hand-held camera devices, including the Apple iPhone, Android smart phones, compact cameras, small DSLR cameras and small camcorders. It gives you the opportunity to create stable, fluid-moving videos without the hefty price tag.
Glidetrack, is perfect for special occasions such as weddings, concerts, holidays and sports events. It’s also great for eBay sellers, Amazon product videos, bloggers and social journalism – in fact anyone wanting to shoot high quality video without breaking the bank. Turn your camera into a pro-style rig and put your video in motion!
The mobislyder comes with five different mounts for attachment to your iPhone or other camera: an articulated mount, a mobile device mount, a 1/4″ standards mount, an adhesive ball mount, and a 1/4″ ball mount. The device is scheduled to begin shipping next week, and I’m sure that we’ll start seeing a lot of incredible videos that show that professional touch that a camera slider can provide.