The technical specs of your camera mean a lot, but no camera, regardless of the quality give you amazing footage unless there’s deliberate composition behind the image.
One of the best ways to make an image more dynamic is to take it off of the tripod and put it on a slider. Now that cameras have become smaller, sliders have become a more and more popular method of shooting, which means that there are a huge variety of them on the market. In the past, we’ve discussed the Duzi, the motorized Edelkrone and now there’s another one out there – The Seercam Dual Linecam 46.
The Dual Linecam 46 is one of the few sliders on the market (like the Edelkrone) that extends beyond the initial range of the rails themselves. I like to call these,”telescoping sliders” despite that probably being a somewhat misleading moniker– but let's call them that for now. The rails extend 13 inches, but the range of your slides can go up to 18 inches. On the larger model, it telescopes from 18 inches to 27 inches. This makes the slider incredibly easy to transport (the smaller model can probably fit in your camera bag) while still being just as useful as their non-telescoping counterparts.
As far as we can see, the Dual Linecam 46 has been designed to succeed where other telescoping sliders don’t. Most of the people that I know that have dealt with the Edelkrone motion control slider have spoken about the frustration of maintaining the tension of the track. This isn't an every day problem, but it's one that takes a few minutes to fix if it rear's it's ugly head in the middle of a shoot. Do you want to deal with that?
Clearly in an effort to fix this problem, the Dual Linecam makes those controls easily accessed and adjusted with an Allen wrench. Both adjustment screws are located front and center. The question is, is this kind of problem solving and functionality enough for you to not invest in the Edelkrone's motion technology? Seercam has advertised that there's a motion controller that will work with the Dual Linecam 46, but little has been seen surrounding it.
Personally, speaking for myself here, I'm more inclined to invest in a smooth, consistent and durable system (potentially like the Dual Linecam 46) than buying into a motion controlled system like Edelkrone with handheld operation downside.
In my experience, it’s almost impossible to tell the actual smoothness of a slider without trying it yourself, but the promotional videos they’ve released are certainly promising, if not slightly undercut by the use of Twixtor.
If you’re in the market for a new slider, Seercam is making the argument, that you should be looking their direction.
The Seercam Dual Linecam 46 eighteen-inch model starts at $499.
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