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  • Who the hell designs for Edelkrone??!!

    They are always so innovative.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U29Zfmg3T3Q

    Slider that fits in your freakin' pocket. Imagine this...a pocket cam and a mavic. Full production that fits in a small ass bag.

    ps...I haven't looked on the prices as yet LOL.
    Darren Scott
    Freelance Director/Director of Photography


    https://vimeo.com/jambredzvisions/videos

  • #2
    All those youtubers bitching about the price...they clearly don't see the value in innovation, research and time that went into this . Try putting a slider that can hold 15lbs in your pocket -_- .This is hella convenient and no one else offers it. SO many cheap sliders out there....they should just get those instead and stop bitching.
    Last edited by jambredz; 12-29-2016, 03:27 PM.
    Darren Scott
    Freelance Director/Director of Photography


    https://vimeo.com/jambredzvisions/videos

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    • #3
      Yeah watching the video and reading your comment about price, my mind went to "Oh it's probably at least a grand, then." I was happily surprised to see the most expensive version is only $650.

      $650 really doesn't get you a whole lot in this industry: two V mounts maybe, an average stills photography lens, half of a decent camera, a mere fraction of a great one.
      Aaron Lochert

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      • #4
        That's a really cool idea, surprised no one actually came up with that yet. But I wonder what is the actual travel distance of the slide? Very cool for folks traveling and making projects...but for me I'll just throw the dana dolly in a pelican case, and visit whatever home depot is nearby my out of town shoot for some cheap conduit instead!

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        • #5
          AGREED!

          Edelkrone has REALLY been getting my attention lately.

          I was planning on getting the new DUZI with the built-in flywheel.... but after seeing this little pocket slider, I'm wondering if it would perhaps get MORE use?
          Cameras: Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Camera (x2), Panasonic GH2 (x2), Sony RX100 ii, Canon 6D, Canon T2i,
          Mics: Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Sanken, Audio-Technica, Audix
          Lights: Every Chinese clone you can imagine

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          • #6
            I can see the use, but I prefer sliders with flywheels and motorized options. I just don't see myself using this at all. There's another slider like this, but I forgot the name of it.

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            • #7
              Edelkrone also makes a more traditiona slider (horizontal rails), but it can extend with a traveling rail system, which about doubles the csmera travel.
              Cheers

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              • #8
                Originally posted by robmneilson View Post
                But I wonder what is the actual travel distance of the slide?
                1.3 ft.
                Aaron Lochert

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                • #9
                  I think most of Edelkrone's products are more clever than truly useful. It's like "hey we found another way to slice bread" not necessarily a better way. I've got to admit though, this one looks pretty slick.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LochnessDigital View Post
                    1.3 ft.
                    There are various models, with the top one traveling 2.9 feet.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NorBro View Post
                      There are various models, with the top one traveling 2.9 feet.
                      2.9 feet is plenty for about a zillion shots.

                      There IS a point at which what you really want is a dolly... but even a 12-inch slide can be more visually pronounced than people often assume.

                      Again it comes down to being a useful tool. If the "pocket size" of the Edelkrone means that you're more likely to HAVE IT WITH YOU then it becomes a highly useful tool.
                      It really heavily depends on what kind of shooting you do. - If you're in a studio all day then in makes no sense...get a full on dolly. If you have the time and a crew then get a bigger nicer slider... if you're moving FAST or you're stealing shots, then these "pocket" devices are going to be the absolute winners.

                      Or just sell a kidney and buy one of each!
                      Cameras: Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Camera (x2), Panasonic GH2 (x2), Sony RX100 ii, Canon 6D, Canon T2i,
                      Mics: Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Sanken, Audio-Technica, Audix
                      Lights: Every Chinese clone you can imagine

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                      • #12
                        Yeh for what I shoot this is not practical...I'm no run and gun shooter. 90% of stuff I do is crew based with a big camera rig ect. BUT if i was a run and gun shooter, especially if I traveled alot being a one man band, I def see the use in this tool. This is also great for weddings...which I avoid like the plague.
                        Darren Scott
                        Freelance Director/Director of Photography


                        https://vimeo.com/jambredzvisions/videos

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jambredz View Post
                          weddings...which I avoid like the plague.
                          Hahaha! Yeah, I could think of 20 different reasons I agree with this sentiment!
                          Cameras: Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Camera (x2), Panasonic GH2 (x2), Sony RX100 ii, Canon 6D, Canon T2i,
                          Mics: Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Sanken, Audio-Technica, Audix
                          Lights: Every Chinese clone you can imagine

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                          • #14
                            The designer is also one of the owners of the company (or the sole owner?), Kadir, pretty clever guy, definitely impressive concept and design skills. I met these guys back in 2011 in their first NAB, and then again in 2013.

                            As others noted, their designs are pretty clever, but not very practical in real sets where reliability and perfection is needed. They can be useful for the occasional shooter, but everything I have from them, and I even own one of their 3 first Pocket rig prototypes, has been a bit of a hit and miss.

                            Their slider in their first edition had issues, same for their follow focus. Their customer service is great, but after using their stuff, I've felt that their releases are more or less betas/prototypes, that eventually -after people buying them and using them- might have their issues ironed out in 2nd, 3rd versions.

                            It's normal for a new company if you think about it, and I'm always excited to see what they design next, but I've decided not to be the guinea pig after a couple of burns.

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                            • #15
                              This looks fantastic and adds versatility to wedding shooting that I've not been able to get before.

                              I work a lot in quick little one man set ups and this looks fantastic.

                              I've been looking at Edelkrone for a little bit now and have been impressed by what they offer.

                              Will be getting one, no doubt.

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