Cinevate Hedron Camera Slider
Cinevate has further expanded its slider arsenal with release of the Cinevate Hedron. The new premium system offers a host of upgradable features including a flywheel, counter balance system and motion control.
A few months ago Cinevate refreshed its entry level slider system with the Duzi (our review found here). It’s a fantastic slider, which out performs products further up the Cinevate slider chain. This led to question whether these lines would get updated soon also. It seems the Hedron is the product to do that. It’s a professional upgradable system, offering more than your conventional slider.
“Why did we make another slider? Because we wanted to make a better slider. By “better slider”, we mean a slider that’s quieter and smoother than its predecessors; a slider that is lighter yet stronger; a slider that is simple in design and operation, however, able to achieve complex movements with extreme precision.”
The Hedron is 1.7lbs lighter and can take 2.5 times more weight than the previous Atlas 10 system, meaning an impressive maximum payload of 100lbs (45kg).
It comes in 4 lengths – 2′, 3′, 4′, and 5′. All are 6.5″ (16.5cm) wide and 3″ (8cm) tall (legs collapsed).
All Hedron packages ship with all terrain legs. These look similar in functionality to the ones found on the Duzi. These are great; a vast improvement to the original all terrain legs for the Atlas; very quick and easy to adjust.
Hedron upgrades include a fly-wheel, why a fly-wheel?
The Fly-Wheel enables consistent and smooth movement, that ramp in and out seamlessly, allowing you to use the start and finish of every shot, every slide.”
Upgrades also include compatibility with all Mocco motion control systems, and a new counter balance system, the latter great for vertical shots.
What’s nice about this new counter balance system is the overhanging cheese plate, enabling you to use the counter balance system horizontally as well as vertically. This may not be your desired use for the feature, however it means you can switch between setups very quickly and efficiently. It was not possible to operate the Atlas slider horizontally with the counter balance system attached, meaning there was a large amount of down time between vertical and horizontal setups.
Cinevate are currently still selling all of their slider lines, time will tell whether the Hedron replaces old lines or simply takes helm as their flagship system.
Prices for the Hedron system start at $799.00.