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A versatile and extendable carbon fibre camera slider with smartphone control for video and shoot-move-shoot time lapse.
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At Digislider, we have been developing motorized camera sliders in the UK since 2011 and have built up a reputation for building high-quality, affordable motion-control systems.  We have hundreds of verified reviews from satisfied customers and always go above and beyond to deliver products that suit your needs.

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For years, we have been making high-end motion control gear that is affordable and portable.  We’re incredibly excited to offer our latest project that has been refined with your feedback at the forefront of our redesign.

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We are in the final prototype stages and would like to introduce our new, more compact, and easier to set-up single axis extendable sliders, as well as some of our  latest modified products exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.

The old design of our single axis sliders has been modernized and improved upon with an integrated controller built into the slider motor.  We’re currently finalizing the product and are looking to produce a limited batch to roll out to our Kickstarter supporters.  

FEATURES

  • Extendable, portable, packable from 40cm to 200cm!
  • 6 wheel adjustable carriage design for ultimate stability.
  • Wireless (Bluetooth) Smartphone Control for super quick & easy set-ups
  •  Real-time motion and/or Shoot-Move-Shoot Time Lapse control
  • 10kg/22lbs Horizontal, 2kg/4.4lbs at 45 degrees & 1kg/2.2lbs Vertical 
  • Slide (0.1mm per step)

 8 layered roll wrapped 22mm carbon fibre rods for superior strength and rigidity with high precision stainless steel threads for a flush connection.  Add multiple rods together to get your perfect length. 

Foldout individually adjustable legs make it easy to get steady on uneven ground. 1/4 threads either end to attach tripod legs.

6 wheel adjustable carriage makes it easy for getting the perfect smoothness.  Quick release belt clips and rod clamps allow for quick and easy set-ups.

NEW Smartphone App Features:

  • Smartphone app for Android and iPhone/iPad makes camera movement fast and intuitive
  • Simply set the start and end positions and then select your mode
  • Shoot move shoot mode (SMS) with control the interval, exposure and number of photos.
  • Video mode has real-time speed control and automated return (ping pong)

In video mode, the auto-return can be turned off and you can change direction at any time.  In time-lapse mode, the controller triggers the camera for a set amount of time before moving the motor a set distance. This feature is perfect for long exposures such as night time-lapses.  Just plug your camera into the slider, plug in the motor and the power source, and you are ready to go!

There is a tiny high pitched hum, but barely noticeable especially at 80% speed. We have been using these stepper motors on our earlier models and people find it perfectly fine even for interviews.  You can compare the sound in the video below. 

Early Prototypes

Early stage prototype legs.  We refined the design and shortened the rods to get the perfect balance between portability and performance.  Our final model is quicker to set up and easier to adjust.

REWARDS

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Standard Wireless Kit - 40cm-120cm

The standard kit comes with 3 sets of 40cm carbon fibre joinable rails that can be joined together for an 80cm or 120cm slider.  A motor is included.  The wireless motor is operated via Bluetooth by a smartphone app for iPhone and/or Android devices.  You will need a power bank for 5 volts of power via USB (not included).   We have 6 different cables for triggering a variety of cameras including all Canon, Nikons, Panasonic GH range and all Sony camera's utilising the micro USB end which is most of the mirrorless A ranges. 10kg/22lbs Horizontal, 2kg/4.4lbs at 45 degrees & 1kg/2.2lbs Vertical max load.


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Long Wireless Kit - 40cm-200cm

The long kit comes with 5 sets of 40cm carbon fibre joinable rails that can be joined together for an 80cm, 120cm, 160cm or 200cm slider.  A motor is included.  The wireless motor is operated via Bluetooth by a smartphone app for iPhone and/or Android devices.  You will need a power bank for 5 volts of power via USB (not included). We have 6 different cables for triggering a variety of cameras including all Canon, Nikons, Panasonic GH range and all Sony camera's utilising the micro USB end which is most of the mirrorless A ranges. 10kg/22lbs Horizontal, 2kg/4.4lbs at 45 degrees & 1kg/2.2lbs Vertical max load.

All come in padded bags.


ONE-OFF DISCOUNTS

We have a discount on a few of our current products that have been modified just for this campaign:

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MICRO SLIDER

  • Same smartphone app as above
  • Motorized for Video & Time Lapse
  • Double the distance 54cm camera travel
  • 5kg payload
  • Perfectly smooth and precise
  • Easily mountable to tripod legs via 3/8 thread with 1/4 adapter.

The NEW modified motor with a built-in controller utilises a worm drive gear for superior gear reduction and torque.  It is controlled with the same app described above with the same features streamlined for single axis use.  For this option, you will need a power bank for 5 volts of power via USB (not included).  Camera cables are also included.

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AUTO-PAN ANALOGUE KIT | 120cm

£100 off our 120cm Auto-Pan sliders with Analogue Remote for video and time lapse including ramping and auto return.  There is adjustable auto panning with 120 degrees of variability (aka parallax) with NEW internal carriage design to increase stability and super quiet NEW stepper motor (See Video above the Early Prototype headline for an overview of the sound comparison between the old DC and the NEW stepper motors we use).

All kits include a 2 Axis Digislider (120cm), NEW Auto-loop & Ramping Video, Shoot-Move-Shoot & Stop Motion Controller, NEW Super Quiet Stepper Motor, 6 different camera cables (2 x Nikon, 2 x Canon, Panasonic, Sony - see below for compatible models) and a 12 volt rechargeable battery to power everything.  Everything fits into a padded carry-case included.  5kg max load.

Video below is of the older DC model but the mechanics are identical.  This reward is for the NEW version with quiet stepper motor.

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2-3 AXIS SLIDER KITS

We are also offering a discount on our 2 and 3 Axis Kits all of which come with the NEW adjustable 6 wheel carriage for extra stability.

2 Axis Slider

3 Axis Slider

The kits come with a choice of 3 or 5 sets of 40cm carbon fibre joinable rails so you can have a Standard 40cm-120cm kit or a Long  40cm-200cm kit.  A Slide Motor, Pan Unit (plus Tilt and L-bracket if you choose 3 axis)and Controller is included.  The controller is separate and operated wirelessly by a multiple axis smartphone app for iPhone and/or Android devices.  An 8 x AA battery holder is included for power (batteries not included).  Slide motor can handle 10kg/22lbs Horizontally and 5kg/11lbs load vertically.  Pan unit can handle 10kg/22lbs, while the Tilt axis can take 3kg/6.6lbs.

WIRELESS CONTROLLER FEATURES:

The Smartphone app makes fully autonomous camera movement fast and intuitive
         • Fully repeatable control of all axes
         • Simple set start and end positions
         • Shoot move shoot mode (SMS) and Real Time Video

3 Axis in action on our older sliders. 

Video mode:

Shoot-move-shoot Time Lapse Mode: 

PAN/TILT FEATURES:

  •  SMALL, LIGHT YET EXTREMELY POWERFUL 
  • CAN BE DETACHED TO USE SEPARATELY AS SINGLE UNITS
  • EACH PAN/TILT UNIT WEIGHS 750G/1.6 LBS 
  • HANDLES 10KG/22LBS PANNING AND 3KG/6.6LBS TILTING
  •  12000 STEPS PER ROTATION, 0.03 DEGREES PER STEP
  • MAXIMUM SPEED OF 10 SECONDS PER FULL ROTATION

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PAN & TILT KIT

The kit comes with a Pan & Tilt Unit with controller and battery mount, L-bracket, QR-120 centre balancing plate, Wireless Controller (including free app for Android and iPhone), 8 x AA battery holder for power (batteries not included).   Handles 5kg/11lbs Pan & 3kg/6.6lbs Tilt max load.

The latest version of the stand alone PAN  & TILT KIT has the rotary system the other side allowing easier connect-ability to tripods or sliders. 

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WING ARM

The Digislider Wing Arm is a unique slider without rails that performs perfectly smooth linear motion four times its length with barely any effort with a quiet stepper motor perfect for interviews.

All Motorized kits include a Digislider Wing Arm, a Controller (Video & Time Lapse Controller), Motor with Mount (attached), and a battery holder to power everything (requires 8 x AA batteries) the modified controller can now be powered with Sony NP-F batteries via the clip in terminal on the reverse.

It will control the motor in real-time at speeds of 10 seconds to 10 minutes.  In Time Lapse (Shoot-Move-Shoot) Mode, you can shoot from 2 minutes up to 48 hours.  It can be set to auto-loop back and forth.  The Controller triggers the camera for a set amount of time and then moves the motor for a set distance; doing this on a repetitive loop. Just plug it into your camera, plug in the motor and the power source and you are ready to go.  Camera cables are also included.

The Analogue Controller (continuous, shoot-move-shoot, stop motion device with pause mode) features:

•Real-time video and shoot-move-shoot time lapse
                      •Auto-Loop/Stop and smooth easing in and out of shots
                      •Shoot-Move-Shoot Time-lapse from 2 minutes up to 48 hours long
                      •Set up in seconds
                      •Plug-in and go

Risks and challenges

Developing new gear is difficult and full of issues, but we have been engineering our own designs since 2011 and are completely confident with our ability to do so.

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    SPECIAL OFFER Wing Arm Motorized Slider

    RRP £399. One of our best selling products. Offering only one at a great price with a £70 discount! The Digislider Wing Arm is a unique slider without rails that performs perfectly smooth linear motion 4 times it's length with barely any effort with a quiet stepper motor perfect for interviews. Analogue wired control.

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    SPECIAL OFFER Micro Wireless Slider

    Limited number on offer. Normally £399, we are offering a one off £70 discount off our popular model. Our Micro Slider is an ultra-portable 33cm mini camera slider with 54cm trackable distance thanks to it's unique double carriage. Wirelessly controlled from your smartphone for video and shoot-move-shoot time-lapse.

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    EARLY BIRD Pan & Tilt Kit

    RRP £599. Save £150. The PAN TILT The kit comes with a Pan and a Tilt Unit with controller and battery mount, L-bracket, QR-120 centre balancing plate, Wireless Controller (including free app* for Android and iPhone), 8 x AA battery holder for power (batteries not included). The controller is separate and operated wirelessly by a smartphone app for iPhone and/or Android devices. An 8 x AA battery holder is included for power (batteries not included). 5kg/11lbs Pan & 3kg/6.6lbs Tilt max load.

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    EARLY BIRD Wireless Kit | 40-120cm

    RRP £399. The standard kit comes with 3 sets of 40cm carbon fibre joinable rails that can be joined together for an 80cm or 120cm slider. A motor is included. The wireless motor is operated wirelessly by a smartphone app for iPhone and/or Android devices. You will need a power bank for 5 volts of power via USB (not included).

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    EARLY BIRD Long Wireless Kit | 40-200cm

    RRP £449. The long kit comes with 5 sets of 40cm carbon fibre joinable rails that can be joined together for an 80cm, 120cm, 160cm or 200cm. A motor is included. The wireless motor is operated wirelessly by a smartphone app for iPhone and/or Android devices. You will need a power bank for 5 volts of power via USB (not included).

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    Auto-Pan Analogue Kit | 120cm

    RRP £449, save £100. Kits include a 2 Axis Auto-Pan Digislider (120cm), NEW Auto-loop & Ramping Video, Shoot-Move-Shoot & Stop Motion Controller, NEW Super Quiet Stepper Motor, 6 different camera cables (2 x Nikon, 2 x Canon, Panasonic, Sony - see below for compatible models) and a 12 volt rechargeable battery to power everything. Everything fits into a padded carry-case included.

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    EARLY BIRD 2 Axis Kit | 40-120cm

    RRP £699. The standard kit comes with 3 sets of 40cm carbon fibre joinable rails that can be joined together for an 80cm or 120cm slider. A Slide Motor, Pan Unit and Controller is included. The controller is separate and operated wirelessly by a smartphone app for iPhone and/or Android devices. An 8 x AA battery holder is included for power (batteries not included). 5kg/11lbs Horizontal & 3kg/6.6lbs Vertical load.

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    EARLY BIRD Long 2 Axis Kit | 40-200cm

    RRP £749. The Long 2 Axis kit comes with 5 sets of 40cm carbon fibre joinable rails that can be joined together for an 80cm, 120cm, 160cm or 200cm slider. A Slide Motor, Pan Unit and Controller is included. The controller is separate and operated wirelessly by a smartphone app for iPhone and/or Android devices. An 8 x AA battery holder is included for power (batteries not included). 5kg/11lbs Horizontal & 3kg/6.6lbs Vertical load.

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    EARLY BIRD 3 Axis Kit | 40-120cm

    RRP £899. The standard kit comes with 3 sets of 40cm carbon fibre joinable rails that can be joined together for an 80cm or 120cm slider. A Slide Motor, Pan and Tilt Unit and Controller is included. The controller is separate and operated wirelessly by a smartphone app for iPhone and/or Android devices. An 8 x AA battery holder is included for power (batteries not included). 5kg/11lbs Horizontal & 3kg/6.6lbs Vertical load.

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    EARLY BIRD Long 3 Axis Kit | 40-200cm

    RRP £999. The Long 2 Axis kit comes with 5 sets of 40cm carbon fibre joinable rails that can be joined together for an 80cm, 120cm, 160cm or 200cm slider. A Slide Motor, PAN and TILT Unit and Controller is included. The controller is separate and operated wirelessly by a smartphone app for iPhone and/or Android devices. An 8 x AA battery holder is included for power (batteries not included). 5kg/11lbs Horizontal & 3kg/6.6lbs Vertical load.

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