Thread: Slider Suggestions for Ursa Mini

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    Hi, can You share your feedback about slider You bought? Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Asyndeton View Post
    I found the Cinevate v3 Duzi 32" on B&H as an open box item for much cheaper than retail so I ordered that and going to give it a shot. Will post how it handles the camera fully rigged when I get it in next week.
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    I ended up getting this Varavon model when it was on discount.
    https://varavon.com/collections/vide...ant=2411736067

    Pretty decent unit and I use a simple 75mm bowl riser from eBay which works very well.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/65mm-75mm...AAAOSwcgNZJURT
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    Haven't used with UM, but very happy with Duzi 4. Solid and wide (although with flimsy feet). Should come with padded bag for the price.

    Fly-wheel seems to be the way to go.
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    I prefer the Duzi over the Edelkrone which can't support the weight when using their own pan (action) head.
    I wish the Duzi came in a longer version.

    Speaking specifically when using a slider with a tripod:
    Be aware of the center of gravity once you put a head on the Duzi plus the BM shoulder rig/plate.
    Your tripod will show it's limit when traveling to both ends of the slider.
    Also be wary of the lock when you try to sling the whole rig over your shoulder to move quickly.
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    Hi,

    I also work with the Ursa Mini and I am seriously thinking about purchasing the Cinevate Duzi 4 slider.

    Pardon my ignorance, but how do you mount this slider on a tripod for a relatively heavy camera such as the Ursa Mini? Is it possible to use it with only one head or are two heads required to make this work?

    1. Tripod > 2. (Bowl +) Slider > 3. Head > 4. Camera or
    1. Tripod > 2. Head > 3. Slider > 4. Head > 5. Camera?

    Finally, are there any additional (and overlooked) accessories that one should buy in order to make this slider work?

    Thank you so much, cheers!
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    Good points from Mark. The 'lock' can't hold the weight of the flywheel when the slider is tipped on its side, and certainly not with a camera. I keep planning to use some kind of straps either side to help.

    Support is needed at both end when using heavier cameras and long slides. One option might be to add two monopods at either end for extra support.

    Zalem - You can mount the slider directly to a flat base tripod or use a flat base adapter. Then, you either mount a head on the slider, or some other way of positioning the camera if you don't need to pan/tilt. I use a small ball head.

    The Duzi doesn't come with a case. I picked up a hard plastic rifle case that works well and was much cheaper than the Cinevate padded bag.
    Last edited by Ben; 10-09-2017 at 03:18 AM.
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    Thanks for your reply Ben, much appreciated. Your comment about the case is very helpful.

    I guess I'll order the Cinevate Duzi 4 and a flate base adapter and try working with my 504HD Head on top of the slider as a start. Cheers!
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    Although probably not what you had in mind :-)
    But I bought one of these and its track earlier in the year
    https://www.haguecamerasupports.com/...r-ladder-dolly
    Well worth the extra carrying for a really smooth solid dolly
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    This dolly looks really cool but it seems to be only usable on the ground or on a flat surface based on the pictures. I need more versatility for my camera movements so personally it wont fit my needs. Thanks for sharing though!
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