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>> We've loaded up a couple of shots from the tripod top slider. Let's see how it did. It was not the most robust slider, but I was really happy with its compact size. >> Yeah. The compact size is obviously the big selling point there. The ability is to sort of swing to the left and to the right of the sort of central point of the tripod. I had two problems with it from looking at the footage and reviewing. We'll see some of it here. It's not the smoothest slider in the world. But that also is just a matter of potentially maintenance. You may, you may need to go out and buy a can of WD 40, or something like that. The other thing that I I found challenging with it is, I wanted more.
I wanted like another foot out of the run. You know what I'm saying? >> Yeah. >> I just wanted a little bit of a longer length. Let's take a look here at a couple shots. This is a first shot, kind of a reveal shot. Kind of, you know, the hidden behind the car, hidden behind the tree thing. And I'll go ahead and play this. And there you can see there's a nice little motivated move. >> That's pretty smooth actually. >> Yeah somebody coming out from behind, you know, the tree behind the corner there. >> Yeah. >> And that looks pretty good to me. And let's go ahead and scroll that through and see a couple of others here. >> And this is more of the parallax style of shooting at a diagonal. >> Yeah, that works pretty well.
Nice and smooth, good establishing shots. It's just a little bit of movement gives you a little bit of, I don't know, something. You know, rather than that static shot, where it's just kind of boring, you can see the push back in works a little bit better, too. >> Looks like we got a little lens spot there we gotta clean out or a sensor dust spot. >> Yeah. >> Hopefully it's a lens and not a dis sensor. >> No worries. And so, here's another shot, a little faster move, you can see that we're moving pretty fast. And, this where this, this slider particular slider falls down a little bit for me, in those faster moves, that's where you see a little bit of that hurky jerkyness. So, it's ok, so especially if you're following somebody moving fast, but when you're looking at something that's static, that's where I noticed it a little bit more.
>> Yeah, it does seem to work better with the slower, more deliberate moves. >> Yeah. >> But, for its compact size and ease of portability, I could see myself using this on shoots. It is the sort of equipment that you're going to want to tweak from time to time, and make sure the track stays well lubricated with, maybe something like WD-40, or if there's anything else recommended by the manufacturer, just to make that slide a little bit smoother, but all in all, not too bad.
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