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What is the Nebo Slider?
The Nebo Slider is the world’s most lightweight and portable motion controlled slider, weighing in at under 3.2 pounds for the motorized version, and under 2.3 pounds for the non-motorized version. This 40" slider will break down into two 20 inch sections and will fit in a carry-on bag so it is easy to fly with.
You can use the Nebo Slider with one tripod, two tripods or setting the slider directly on the ground. The center mount and each end piece have 1/4" 20 and 3/8" 16 threads for mounting to tripods or heads.
By using carbon fiber and aircraft grade aluminum the Nebo Slider achieves a design that is ultralight and stable. With a weight limit of 8 pounds when using the center mount and 12 pounds when using two tripods, the Nebo Slider can accommodate a wide variety of cameras. The Nebo Slider can be used horizontally and vertically at angles up to 60 degrees.
All of the electronics and the 9 volt battery are housed in one of the end pieces of the slider to keep the design as compact as possible. The slider has two switches: one for power and one for the direction. There is also a speed control knob to adjust the time it will take to move across the entire slider from 25 minutes to 110 minutes. An LED indicator will tell you if the slider is on.
Use the Nebo Slider with a wide variety of cameras. All the way from larger cameras like a Canon C300 to DSLR's to your GoPro
Nebo Slider Highlights
- World's lightest slider
- 40 inch rails
- Breaks down to fit in a carry-on bag
- Quick setup
- Center mount
- Works without tripod
- Works at up to 60 degree angles
- 9 volt battery
- Variable speed
- 1/4 20 accessory mounts on sled
- Sled locked into rail system to protect camera
- Special Kickstarter price
Setup the Nebo Slider in less than a minute
$500 Manual Nebo Slider (Retail $700)
$700 Motion Controlled Nebo Slider (Retail $900)
$850 Motion Controlled Nebo Slider and Feisol CB-50D Ball Head (Retail $1,060)
$975 Nebo Motion Controlled Slider and Clik Elite Contrejour Adventure Camera Bag (Retail $1239)
Slider in Action
Who is Capture Beyond Limits?
Capture Beyond Limits was started to provide outdoor photographers and filmmakers with equipment that is lightweight and portable. We strive to make our gear lighter than anything on the market without sacrificing stability and functionality. Our equipment is made to be easy to travel with whether you are backpacking or throwing it in a carry-on.
Chris Mabey and Kip Hacking started Capture Beyond Limits to fill needs they saw on their own photo and video expeditions.
Chris is a mechanical engineer and has won awards for his designs in carbon fiber and Kevlar composites. He is also a professional photographer specializing in nature and outdoor sports.
Kip is an electrical engineer and is responsible for the design of all the electronics in the Nebo Slider.
- Thornburg Media for our video
- Mark Brooks of Cannibal Creative for our logo design
- Jon Pendlebury for his assistance with our circuit design
- Michael Shaw for helping with our video shoot
None of this would have been possible without the support of our families.
Thank you to all the project backers for making Capture Beyond Limits a success!
The Nebo Slider is a Patent Pending design.
Risks and challenges
Many product projects have major delays once the campaign is over. Our team has worked with all of the suppliers that we will be using for the final slider and all design work is complete. Once we have the Kickstarter funds orders will be placed so backers will have their rewards in just a few months. If delays occur we will keep backers updated to help them know when they will get the Nebo Slider and why delays occurred.
If any suppliers fall through we are prepared with backup options so that we can fulfill the orders.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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