We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of IBC 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Here we have new motorized sliders by two different companies. The Varavon slider costs is very affordable and can also upgrade existing Varavon sliders. The Lanparte slider goes faster and can memorize motion, but is also more expensive. Varavon has made some good products. I’m sure this slider is worth checking out if you’re looking for motion at an affordable price. The Varavon slidecam sliders will be available here sooner or later, in the meantime you can check the Varavon website. The dedicated motorized slider will be $1100 and the normal kit version (base slider with upgrade kit) $980. Varavon told me there are different motors for different speeds. Lanparte is a brand I am not very familiar with, but their slider looked very interesting. As they had a German representative it was also culturally easier to get a conversation about their products started. It is hard to beat the Varavon pricetag, but the Lanparte slider had some unique features like the memory, the fast motion and the timelapse functionality. Also it seemed robust. This is their international website: LINK Here’s one of the European resellers: LINK (or hdvideoshop.com)Read more
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