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This project was successfully funded on April 15, 2014.

Pioneering easy to use compact Video Camera Slider System that is both curved and straight, dual action slider for maximum versatility

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Hey Kickstarters, thank you for your support in making this a successful project.

The funding ended, but you can still order the products in this project and more on our website..
The funding ended, but you can still order the products in this project and more on our website..

 Please keep in touch with us either through our website or social media, we're always developing new products:

Please take a look at our Slider, fall in love with it (it's been called an inspirational game changer), back it and tell others. 

Slider in Motion 4-minutes into this video LINK
Slider in Motion 4-minutes into this video LINK
                 

 So far we've been featured in videos by B&H New York superstore, and on FSTOPPERS.com blog. 

So what is PMG-Duo Slider? PMG-Duo Slider is basically a dual action slider having one curved and one straight track. Made out of one solid piece of aluminum weighing 15 pounds, cut down to under three pounds (the 24inch version) all via CNC machine.  

The simplicity, portability and ruggedness of this slider will inspire you to take it everywhere with you as it adds that much production value.

  • Slider Length (specs for 24inch) - 24 inches 
  • Travel - 20 inches 
  • Folded height 1.5 inches 
  • Use build in legs or attach to tripods/support in middle or ends on each side 
  • 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 mounting threads in carriage and track centers 
  • 24-inch Slider body weight 2.15 lbs = 975g 
  • 24-inch Fully assembled slider with legs/knobs - 2.91 lbs = 1320g
  • 36-inch Slider body weight 3.33 lbs = 1510g
  • Carriage weight - 0.69 lbs = 313g 
  • Technical Drawing (click here)

 Total Length with Knobs/legs 27 inches (remove stands slider core 24-inch long. 

24-inch Slider Above, 36-inch below
24-inch Slider Above, 36-inch below
Slider Sizes Comparison, 24 fully assembled black, 36 and 48 inches
Slider Sizes Comparison, 24 fully assembled black, 36 and 48 inches

How to use it?  Let's say the curved side is on top and you have the carriage attached to it, to flip to other side you open up the carriage (it works like a clamp) flip the slider, rotate the side support legs into position and reattach the carriage.  If it's on a tripod, detach carriage, detach from tripod, attach slider to other side, clamp on the carriage. 

Carriage attached to Curve side with detailed explanations of parts.
Carriage attached to Curve side with detailed explanations of parts.
Slider body before anodizing, see how precise this really is, tripod mounts in the middle
Slider body before anodizing, see how precise this really is, tripod mounts in the middle
24inch Slider with Carriage on straight track
24inch Slider with Carriage on straight track
Carriage showing the wheel detail.
Carriage showing the wheel detail.
Mounting threads at both ends and both sides.
Mounting threads at both ends and both sides.
Legs fold up for easy storage and transportation.
Legs fold up for easy storage and transportation.
                                   

What makes it special?  The curve let's you do some special shots that otherwise would be impossible or very difficult to do.  It can add that special spice in otherwise boring video.  Besides we don't think there is a slider out there that has both features in one body.

Slider starts tout as solid block of Aluminum
Slider starts tout as solid block of Aluminum

Why we need the money?  Well, we have a 24-inch working prototypes ready, from that it shouldn't be too hard to manufacture the 36 and 48, and maybe even 60-inch models.  Your support will help fund first production runs.  Also we would like to sell them at very competitive price for such a invention and projecting quantities goes a long way in final pricing. We're ready to start manufacturing the 24-inch version in limited quantities and following a successful campaign we can spend more money making it available worldwide.  Additionally 36 and 48 inch versions will also be made.

We're getting quotes on Travel Case and it should be available as reward in next few days.

Production and fulfillment plan: When funding is successful we can immediately start production of these sliders with capacity of 25 units per day for 24-inch version, 20 units per day for 36-inch, and 15 units per day of 48-inch versions.  All units will be machined at our CNC machining center.  Assembly of these sliders is pretty straight forward as the main arm is just one solid piece with two end adapters, four legs and four knobs.  We do have 24-inch prototypes as you can see them in the video.  We will be able to start shipping 24-inch units latter half of April 2014.  Will need two more weeks for 36 and two more for 48-inch versions.

CNC machining
CNC machining

UPDATE: Now we have a quick way of attaching the slider to the tripod and flipping it.  See below the Slider Clamp.  We recommend using two for 36 and 48 inch sliders.  One is fine in center for 24-inch, as long as your load on sides is not extreme. 

SLIDER CLAMP for Quick Flipping, Quick Mount
SLIDER CLAMP for Quick Flipping, Quick Mount

Carrying Case, we're looking into different designs, will post one by end of the Project.

Who we are?  ProMediaGear was founded 5 years ago by team of three brothers.  Years ago we were shooting weddings and owning a small machining company we constantly complained that all photo accessories are overpriced pieces of junk.  So naturally we have done what any other person in our situation would do, we made our own.  Now we just need a little help making our newest invention the PMG-DUO Slider. This slider as well as other products we make all all Made in USA. 

Risks and challenges

We do have a lot of experience machining parts, but there are of course challenges to overcome. The biggest one is that we want to be aggressive pricing this slider and with low quantities that won't be possible. We do control the production but we still need money to plan it well. The worst is when we rush things and that is when things tend to go wrong. We'll take our time and make it a great project. The other sizes delivery dates are reflected in reward descriptions.

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    Universal Arca Type quick release plates, set of two, for the Slider Clamp or anything else with 1/4-20 mount.

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    Padded carrying case. We will match the case size to the slider size, no need to pay extra for larger size.
    Free shipping in USA.
    International free shipping if we're shipping it with your slider, otherwise it's $30.

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    Slider clamp to quickly mount the slider onto Tripod. Will ship for free with slider for International.

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    23 backers Limited (77 left of 100)

    VS24 - 24 inch compact dual Arc-Straight slider with Carriage. Expected retail price is $450. Early backer limited promotion.

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    VS24 - 24 inch compact dual Arc-Straight slider with Carriage. Expected retail price is $450.

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    VS36 - 36 inch compact dual Arc-Straight slider with Carriage. Expected retail price is $550. Early backer limited promotion.

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    VS36 - 36 inch compact dual Arc-Straight slider with Carriage. Expected retail price is $550.

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    VS48 - 48 inch dual Arc-Straight slider with Carriage. Expected retail price is $650.

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Funding period

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