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Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots

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Product Highlights
  • 26" Dolly/Crane For DSLRs Up To 25 lb
  • Vertical/Horizontal/Panoramic Shots
  • Very Smooth Ball Bearing Slide System
  • Seven Tripod Mount Plate Locations
  • Aluminum/Steel Body
  • Expandable To Pulley & All Terrain Legs
  • Compatible With Most 3/8"-16 Heads

If you have the time to masterfully delve into preparing the camera movements of your next project, and then shooting dozens of flawless movements that make your point more than words do, then.....

The Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots is a 26" mini-dolly designed with a ball bearing system that very smoothly slides a DSLR rig of up to 25 lb in any possible direction -- sideways, forward, backward, up, down, panoramically, and at angles. It can very effectively also be used as a crane when attached to a tripod, and can optionally be transformed into a counter-balanced vertical pulley system. With a non-reflective, black satin anodized finish, and full CNC aluminum and steel construction, the Atlas FLT is a beautiful, tightly designed shorter version of the Atlas 10, and a much lighter, quicker-to-set-up, more affordable version of the Atlas 30 and Atlas 200.

On a basic level, with a DSLR mounted atop it, the Atlas FLT can simply be placed on any flat surface, in an east/west or north/south setup, or at angles, such as at 190° instead of 180°, and you can then track right or left on it, close in or pull back, or play with angles to even further magnify the telling of your story. You can also stand the Atlas up erect and vertically slide the DSLR on it up or down.

But if you're working not with a flat surface but with two big stones, one bigger and with a pointier surface than the other, then what you would do is attach onto the Atlas FLT its additional, optional, all-terrain legs, which resemble the legs of a spider and can accordingly spread wide or stand erect, either way almost gripping the surface they're on. The legs are designed, at the play of a few knobs and fasteners, to level off and compensate for any unevenness below them.

The Atlas FLT, via any of seven tripod mount plate locations, can also be mounted onto one or more tripods for an elevated execution of all of its capabilities.

And with the addition of a tripod, the Atlas FLT can also be used as a crane. With a part of one end mounted on the tripod, and the other end holding a DSLR, the Atlas FLT becomes a crane that can swing the camera up or down, or left or right in a circular motion. If, for example, you're set up as such at the edge of a roof overlooking a busy street, you can have the camera pointing down and then swing sideways for panoramic shots of the action on the street.

Another feature of the Atlas FLT is an optional one, but a gigantic one. A vertical pulley system! The Atlas stands vertically erect, a DSLR on one side of it -- not on one end but on one side, an added weight package on the other side, and the two connected by a durable, rope-like counter-balance pulley system. Push down the weight, and the camera smoothly slides up; push it up, the camera slides down. Your own little mini-studio!

The Atlas FLT does not ship with a tripod head, but is compatible with most 3/8"-16 heads.

A sophisticated 26" mini-dolly for DSLR rigs of up to 25 lb.
Slides very smoothly in any possible direction, including vertical and panoramic.
Attached to a tripod, the Atlas FLT can very effectively be used as a crane that swings up or down, or left or right in a circular motion.
The Atlas FLT can optionally be transformed into a counter-balanced vertical pulley system for vertical glides.
On a basic level, with a DSLR mounted atop it, the Atlas FLT can be placed on any flat surface, in an east/west or north/south setup, or at angles, such as at 190° instead of 180°, and can then be used to track right or left, to close in or pull back, or to take advantage of angles. The Atlas can also be stood up erect and the DSLR vertically moved on it.
If you're working with a surface that's not flat, the Atlas FLT's optional all-terrain legs can adjust to stand firm on all surfaces and to then level off and compensate for any unevenness.
The Atlas FLT has seven tripod mount plate locations via which it can be mounted onto one or more tripods for an elevated execution of all of its capabilities.
With a non-reflective, black satin anodized finish, and full CNC aluminum and steel construction, the Atlas FLT is a tightly designed shorter version of the Atlas 10, and a much lighter, quicker-to-set-up, more affordable version of the Atlas 30 and Atlas 200.
Weight 5.6 lbs (2.5kg)
Rail Length 26" (66.04cm)
Load Capacity Up to 25 lb (11 kg)
Mount Seven tripod mount plate locations
Compatible With Standard size ball heads (3/8")
Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots
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    Cinevate Inc26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots
     
    4.3

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Professional quality (16)
    • Compact (14)
    • Improves performance (12)
    • Highly compatible (10)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (12)
    • In the studio (10)
    • Complex projects (7)
    • Home movies (4)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (8), Professional artist (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome Piece of Gear.

    This is a solid slider. This is much sturdier then the Glidetrack ones. For the extra money this is definitely worth it.

    I have used this slider professionally for a few...Read complete review

    This is a solid slider. This is much sturdier then the Glidetrack ones. For the extra money this is definitely worth it.

    I have used this slider professionally for a few months now and it has not let me down at all. You will need a good tripod head. I use a manfrotto Ball head and its just great coupled with this.

    The sliding action is smooth and offers a number of different mounting options. Its nice as you can use tripods or stands.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Others nearly as good for less money

    I got this to replace a drylin style slider I returned, a vast improvement. It's well build and smooth. But after using it for a while I found I was spending too much...Read complete review

    I got this to replace a drylin style slider I returned, a vast improvement. It's well build and smooth. But after using it for a while I found I was spending too much time trying to get a smooth slow move manually with my hands. Since they didn't have a motor available at the time I looked for ways to motorize it and rigged a rechargeable drill and string. It worked but was cumbersome and time consuming. They now have a motor but I was able to find another brand that is motorized , nearly equal in quality and much cheaper. I was able to get 2 sliders with motors and controller for less than one of these with motor and controller. I'll end up dumping this slider but if you've got the money for the slider and motor it's worth the investment.

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    2.0

    Not smooth, had to return it

    By Cam

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Lacks Functionality
    • Poor Performance
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

    This slider is really sturdy and seems to be well built but it is just not smooth. The ball bearings vibrate like crazy and make it very difficult to get fluid movement. The components are made from quality material but if it doesn't function the way a slider should then it doesn't matter how quality the components are. I say save the money and buy something for half the price if you want a slider that can provide smoother motion than this one.

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    5.0

    Cinevate just makes good gear!

    By Herb

    from Poulsbo, WA

    About Me professional photographer, Professional Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

      This Slider is just what I was looking for, and worth every penney!

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      5.0

      Cinevate did it again!

      By LL

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings

        Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

        After researching several brands and models of sliders, I couldn't justify not spending the extra money to go with a rock solid performer like Cinevate. With training vids on Vimeo for how to utilize it effectively, it's a win-win. Solid, sturdy, ultra-smooth. Best of all, it can be used in different configurations for crane and pulley shots. I ordered the case, too, which fits perfectly and snugly.

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        5.0

        First slider purchase for DSLR projects

        By WhonPhoto

        from Carmel IN

        About Me Aspiring videographer, Business Owner, Commercial Photographer, Hobbyist

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Multiple Mounting Options
        • Professional Quality
        • Simple

        Cons

        • Little Heavy

        Best Uses

        • DSLR Video
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

        First slider purchase, couldn't be happier. Read tons of reviews and this proved to be the best buy for the long run. Awesome mounts in multiple locations makes setup potential virtually limitless! Zero complaints so far. This slider is a little on the pricy side, but you get what you pay for. Solid construction, super smooth motion, easy setup. From time to time I've noticed the slider mechanism does contact the mounting plate and slows down your slide, but this is rare and very dependent on the angle at which you set up the slider. Perfectly level I have not noticed any hinderances.

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        3.0

        Others nearly as good for less money

        By md808

        from Hawaii

        About Me Pro Photog

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Cinematic Video

        Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

        I got this to replace a drylin style slider I returned, a vast improvement. It's well build and smooth. But after using it for a while I found I was spending too much time trying to get a smooth slow move manually with my hands. Since they didn't have a motor available at the time I looked for ways to motorize it and rigged a rechargeable drill and string. It worked but was cumbersome and time consuming. They now have a motor but I was able to find another brand that is motorized , nearly equal in quality and much cheaper. I was able to get 2 sliders with motors and controller for less than one of these with motor and controller. I'll end up dumping this slider but if you've got the money for the slider and motor it's worth the investment.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Love it

        By sinko

        from Australia

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

          Great size and sturdy build. Smooth gliding. Not too heavy or long to carry around. Would be nice to have a bag offered with it. Also bought the all terrain legs, a must for uneven surfaces.

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          5.0

          Excellent Slider

          By Darryl B

          from Michigan

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

            Affordable smooth slider Excellent in getting great smooth movements

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            4.0

            Adds value to your production

            By Hoobs

            from Minneapolis MN

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Limited Compatibility
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

            Music videos and concerts shooting

            Great smoothness

            Could be less expensive for what it is

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            4.0

            Love it!

            By precer

            from St. Louis

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

                I like how its small and fits on my tripod. Slides smooth. No complaints here!

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                5.0

                Good production value!

                By Julien

                from Switzerland

                About Me Producer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Lightweight
                • Production Value
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Corporate
                  • Documentary

                  Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

                  We use this little guy stick on tripod legs with DSLR.
                  It makes almost no noise, is super smooth, and just the perfect lenght.

                  Been working with longer and heavier ones and with that in mind I bought the shorter version because you never really go from on side to the other all the way...

                  It fits anywhere you could be with a small tripod so this is really convenient too.

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                  5.0

                  Strong, reliable, easy to carry.

                  By TreePhotography

                  from Rhode Island

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

                    Just started video and this is the way to go. Strong, reliable, and easy to transport.

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                    4.0

                    Adds nice movement to our movie.

                    By saccamguy

                    from Sacramento

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

                      This is a great size for traveling or events. Heck, even used it on planned out sets. It's not 100% quiet...there is a little bit of rubbing noise from the bearings (just dont use your only audio capture on this camera), but its smooth and thats the key. Can't go wrong with this slider. I'm just dissapointed that the alterrain legs arent included and cost so much.

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                      4.0

                      Secret weapon

                      By Sully

                      from Connecticut, USA

                      About Me Pro PhotographerDP

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films

                        Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

                        Slider is fantastic for making those shots that make viewers and clients ask, "How did you do that?" You can mount the slider on a tripod to use at various heights, and it can even be mounted vertically. With steady hands, the optional counterbalance isn't even necessary for vertical tracking shots.

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                        5.0

                        Smooth as Silk Slider

                        By Frank

                        from Upstate NY

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Independent Films

                          Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

                          I shoot and edit wedding cinema. This slider is very smooth and quiet when using it horizontal. I'm going to get the accessory unit to use for vertical/jib type shots... it's not easy to get a smooth shot using your arms.

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                          4.0

                          Good Travel Slider!

                          By Aaron S.

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Tech Director

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent for travel
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Mint
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                          • Plastic Piece Breaks Easy
                          • Pricey

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio
                          • Short Films
                          • Travel Documentaries

                          Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

                          This slider is a really good value. I travelled to Florida and was able to film a short project. The small size allows it to travel easy with the rest of my kit in a backpacking backpack. I have projects in India and Africa that I will be taking this product along for. Definitely increases production value when I am out in the field and can't bring along a full studio set up. I would recommend this if you are on a budget as well and cannot buy one of Cinevate's larger sliders. This slider works well for me and I would definitely recommend it.

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                          5.0

                          Brilliant Slider

                          By S. Syed

                          from NYC

                          About Me Business Owner, Professional Film-maker

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Extremely Smooth
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

                            After using various budget and alternative sliders, I decided to purchase this. It's my firm belief that below $1,200 mark, the only two slider companies worth going with are Cinevate and Kessler. I decided on the Cinevate.

                            It is... BUTTERY smooth. Very strong. Beautifully made. I use it with a 502HD head on top.

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                            5.0

                            Awesome Piece of Gear.

                            By Mike.MikeCapson.com

                            from New Brunswick, Canada

                            About Me Full time photographer, Full Time Videographer, Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

                              This is a solid slider. This is much sturdier then the Glidetrack ones. For the extra money this is definitely worth it.

                              I have used this slider professionally for a few months now and it has not let me down at all. You will need a good tripod head. I use a manfrotto Ball head and its just great coupled with this.

                              The sliding action is smooth and offers a number of different mounting options. Its nice as you can use tripods or stands.

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                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Good, but not the best

                              By Brian[@]

                              from NYC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • No carrying case

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Cinevate Inc 26" Atlas FLT DSLR Slider For Tracking/Crane/Pulley Shots:

                              This is a good product, but there's better on the market.

                              Pros:
                              - Smooth slides
                              - Sturdy construction
                              - Lightweight

                              Cons:
                              - No available carrying case
                              - Slides feel like one of a cheaper slider (it feels like sliding on felt, not on ball bearings)
                              - Feed do not move much (the all-terrain legs are probably much better)

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                              • You Pay: $9.95
                               

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                              • You Pay: $189.00
                               
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