Sandmarc’s New Mini Slider is Made for the iPhone and Action Cameras


Sandmarc has introduced a compact and light-weight cinema-style digital camera slider designed for use with the iPhone and motion cameras.

The new Cinema Slider is made out of a mixture of carbon fiber and aluminum, which the firm says makes it each gentle and sturdy. The mixture of the two alloys makes for a sturdy and sturdy slider, which is additionally sufficiently small to be simply moveable and will slot in most backpacks.

The slider weighs 6.5-pounds and although the specs make no point out of how lengthy the slider is, pictures make it look to be roughly two to 2 and half occasions that of an iPhone 13 Pro Max, which might translate to round 13 to 14 inches. That’s not a very lengthy slide, however it must be sufficient to introduce a short quantity of digital camera motion to video captured in a brief take.

The 4 adjustable toes allow the slider to be lifted above the floor to maintain the digital camera away from obstruction or customers can relaxation the slider immediately on a floor with out the toes in any respect in the event that they want to attain a decrease angle. The slider is additionally appropriate with all of Sandmarc’s cellular equipment by way of the spring-loaded smartphone attachment which additionally options mounting factors — together with a cold-shoe mount — that may maintain a wide range of extra filmmaking instruments like a video gentle or an exterior microphone.

With a 1/4-20 mount on the base of the sliding mechanism, the Cinema Slider is capable of be connected to a tripod head and then balanced both horizontally or vertically, offering for multi-plane motion up and down, panning, and even diagonally. The Cinema Slider is additionally appropriate with most tripod designs, together with compact and skilled fashions, and in fact Sandmarc’s personal tripods.

Designed for use with the iPhone, Sandmarc fails to say Android telephones in its compatibility listing, however since the slider can be deployed with GoPro and different motion cameras — plus most DSLR or mirrorless setups — it appears unlikely that Android telephones merely wouldn’t work. More seemingly, the exclusion of Android is as a result of a majority of Sandmarc’s smartphone equipment are designed particularly for iPhone.

Sandmarc cinema slider

Sandmarc cinema slider

Sandmarc cinema slider

The slider makes use of a primary guide sliding system that depends on wheels that tightly mount to the rails. This methodology often ends in fairly clean slides, however any dings or deep scuffs in the slider rails can lead to small shaking in footage. There is no motorized mechanism for movement management, which implies the slider is utterly guide. The slider does have a bubble degree built-in, which implies it is going to be simpler to ensure it is degree whereas in the subject.

The Sandmarc Cinema slider is at present accessible to order for $169 and the firm says it intends to ship in July.


Image credit: All pictures by Sandmarc.

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