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This weekly course covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. Authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman will also help you understand the impacts of compression and the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors in cameras, and much more. This continual FAQ guide is a handy way to find the answers to the questions that plague you the most.
So Kevin, we've talked about the various types of sliders. We talked a little bit about slider technique. There's one more thing that we were talking about earlier, that sliders are really nice for. And that's versatility, especially with the larger ones here, right? >> Yeah, absolutely. With the Dana Dolly, the thing that makes it the best slider on the market in my opinion is that it relies on pipe for track. Right now I'm using six feet of speed rail, and super, super smooth, and it has these polyurethane wheels that take out any kind of imperfections in the track, and it rolls completely silent.
The advantage of this, and I was just on a shoot last week, where I had flown, across the country to do three days of shooting with this thing. >> Sure. >> And instead of carrying all these pipes with you, all you have to do at any major city is go to a Home Depot or a Lowes, or, or a hardware store, and buy pipe. >> Yeah. >> And then discard it when you're done with the shoot. >> That, and that's the best part about this, because unlike an integrated slider, a smaller slider that we're taking a look at earlier, where everything is one piece If you need to do a slide that's I don't know 25 feet. >> Right. >> You could go get 25 feet of piping and just bring the top here as well.
So Kevin, obviously one of the things speaking about versatility that I love about a bigger set up like this. >> Yep. >> Is that you can put different things on the slider, right? I could take this ball head off and maybe put it on a tripod and put something like a hi-hat >> Yep. >> on top of this slider. I could maybe even put on a big enough platform. I could maybe even put a small tripod on it. >> Right? And you know, that's my philosophy on equipment. If you're going to buy something it should be as versatile, as possible. >> Yep. >> And the thing about the Dana Dolly that is advantageous is that if I need to go from this slider, to the tripod, to a hi-hat to get a low shot, I can do that in about ten seconds. >> Yeah.
>> Whereas with a lot of other gear that I see out on the market, you can't do that. yeah and no, and so I mean, and the thing I feel about sliders Kevin is that you need to sort of, you know, obviously research what's on the market and then find what's going to be really the best bang for you buck but also the best match to your production. A lot of time the smaller sliders if you're doing event, you know, event work or you know you're maybe a travel photog kind of person that you know you need a little set up and go around and film something, that's going to be perfect. If you're filming more on a controlled environment, a bigger setup like this is going to work much better.
So, sliders, a great addition to any DSLR video kit, and something worth checking out for sure.
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