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Cinevate Inc24" Duzi Camera Slider
 
4.3

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (27)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Professional quality (26)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Improves performance (18)

Cons

  • Poor design (4)

Best Uses

  • Independent films (19)
  • In the studio (14)
  • Complex projects (10)
  • Home movies (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (18), Professional artist (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent slider

I wish there is a 4.5 star rating lol

I was in the market for a portable slider, and since I have a motorized revolve RAM kit for my previous slider, I...Read complete review

I wish there is a 4.5 star rating lol

I was in the market for a portable slider, and since I have a motorized revolve RAM kit for my previous slider, I wanted something that would work with it.

So I researched between the Rhino, Sliderplus and this one and after a lot of reading via online forums and videos, I decided to get the Duzi.

I was impressed how smooth and light it was and easy to put it anywhere, my only grip was the secure knob, it was hard to open and it can get into users' way when it wasn't secured down.

I also tested with the Revolve RAM motorize kit and it works!

Will start using it a lot starting this weekend. :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love the Slider. Hate the Lock.

I've been using this slider for a while. I really, *really* love the sliding motion, love the light weight and overall ergonomics. It's solid, light, and rigid.

I...Read complete review

I've been using this slider for a while. I really, *really* love the sliding motion, love the light weight and overall ergonomics. It's solid, light, and rigid.

I would like to give this 5 stars, but the locking mechanism is a real pain:

#1 - It can only be locked in the center position which can be annoying.

#2 - The lock is engaged by tightening a metal plate with a screw in the center of the slider. As the slider and tripod are moved around, the screw always seems to be coming off. I'm suprised I haven't lost the screw and plate by now.

A better design would have the locking mechanism on the center unit that moves around -- not on the rails like it is now. And it wouldn't have a detachable screw. I really love the slider, but the locking mechanism makes me want to throw it out the window sometimes.

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5.0

Amazing slider for any type of video job!

By Johnny Perez

from New Haven, CT

About Me Business Owner, Fulltime Videographer, Professional Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

      Pros: I'm a fulltime cinematographer and I found this slider a breath of fresh air in the midst of stinky video gear out there. I was fairly impressed with the sturdyness and varsatility of this amazing, must have, smoother than butter slider. If you're looking for a small slider that will grow with your business, look no further.

      Cons: My only (and this is minor) complaint is the slider lock. It works but it's a weird design and gets in the way. It could have used a second glance at before it was approved for production. I did see that in the newer versions this has been fixed so... there it is.

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      5.0

      Smooth Sailing!

      By Miss Kris

      from MD

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

        This is the first slider I have ever purchased. I looked around and read a lot of reviews because I wanted to make sure I would get what I was paying for. It was not the cheapest of the sliders but it had stellar reviews. I am so glad I went with this slider. It is well built and doesn't feel flimsy. The movement with my camera on it is so smooth. I would definitely recommend this for the quality and price!

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        4.0

        Nice and smooth

        By William

        from Carolina, PR

        About Me Business Owner, 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 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

          It is super nice, but for a product that cost $ this should come with a carrying bag other than that the product is perfect.

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          4.0

          Great entry level slider for film makers

          By blowup

          from new york

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

            I needed a compact slider for shooting outdoors and on the move.
            The Duzi does everything it says and ensures you get consistent results.
            -Very nice construction (made here in the USA)
            -The wheel movement is internal and not external which means that there is less chance it will break or catch external dirt , cables or other c*** while you are shooting.
            - I own Manfrotto tripods and it works like a charm with them

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            5.0

            Stable build and practical price

            By Eric Tate

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me 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 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

              This is a great option for a mobile slider. Don't pay $200-300 for a sub-par build, only to have your footage end up shaky and weak. I love how compact the Duzi is, and how it enables me to fairly easily run and gun. Great buy!

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              4.0

              Great smooth slider

              By Greg G

              from Belmont, CA

              Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

              Took a chance with this slider and was extremely pleased. The unit is light yet extremely sturdy thanks mainly to the carbon fiber rods. The slider is smooth as butter with no hiccups. Only complaint is that when using the slider vertically on my tripod it had a problem with the tripod plate staying tightened to the track causing it to skew slightly if you don't counter act it. My tripod isn't the best but it's a minor annoyance that doesn't affect the smoothness of the slider.

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              5.0

              Smoother than Butter

              By geozero

              from Fort Worth, TX

              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

                Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                This is my 2nd slider I buy, and let me tell you... it is UNBELIEVABLY smooth and silky. Even with 15lbs of gear on top of it.

                I read other reviews that didn't like the locking system, but that's really not a big deal in the overall scope of things. The bumpers could also be bigger, but it's all a matter of how you slide it and handle the shots.

                As I said I was completely BLOWN away by the smoothness of the slider. I did some test shots and loved it. I am using it now on a feature film and without this slider many of the film's shots would simply not be possible.

                THANK YOU CINEVATE !!!!

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                5.0

                GREAT SLIDER!

                By IMJ

                from New Jersey

                About Me Business Owner, 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 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                  My first slider! Super smooth, lightweight, well built. Others have mentioned the locking mechanism as a drawback...it is a bit inconvenient, but certainly shouldn't stop you from purchasing. Great piece of gear for a great price!

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                  4.0

                  My favorite piece of equipment

                  By Holler

                  from NorCal

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Limited Weight

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                  I use this slider on all of my film shoots. It is super smooth, exceptionally quiet and made very durable. It is pricey but completely worth it.

                  The ONLY thing I do not like about it is that if you want to use it on a tripod you will need to add a cheese plate to add stability under the Duzi when you roll your camera out to the end. Without a cheese plate there is about a 2mm gap between the tripod plate and the base of the Duzi which allows for too much 'flex' when the camera is out at either end of the unit. The other way around this is to use it on a solid surface or put the Duzi on two stands, which fit snugly through the holes provided on both ends so that the unit can be used without a tripod. A bit cumbersome to have two stands to bring with you, however it allows for you to use the slider anywhere at most any height.

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                  5.0

                  Silky Smooth

                  By Awkward Lobster

                  from Seattle, WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                      Silky smooth slider. I can't believe how smooth this slider really is.

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                      4.0

                      Requires a very steady hand

                      By Rhen Creative

                      from Madison, WI

                      About Me Videographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Lock Screw
                      • No Tension

                      Best Uses

                      • B-Roll
                      • Interviews
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                      I use this camera for shooting interviews/short stories on a weekly basis. It's been my b-roll workhorse and it has has been wonderful! BUT.....There are just a few things that I think are worth mentioning for a future buyer.I mentioned in the title that it requires a steady hand. The motion you get on these carbon fiber rods is very smooth. But I'm finding that without there being any kind of tension or counter weight, it makes it very difficult to get a steady shot.I primarily use a Panasonic GH4 and a Canon 6D on this slider and I'm finding that the more weight, the smoother the shot. But that sort of defeats the purpose of having a small, compact slider now doesn't it. I'm pretty happy with it overall for $, just wish I could add tension. Oh, and the little lock screw is tedious:)Happy sliding.

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                      4.0

                      Smooth moves

                      By Tomcatbo

                      from South Carolina

                      Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                      Portable, stable, smooth. Great for one man crew.

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                      4.0

                      portable slider

                      By Nyack Studio

                      from Nyack, NY

                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                        able to use by myself.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Cinevate Duzi

                        By Sam

                        from Bear, Delaware

                        Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                        Great product! I love it! It makes my son's basketball games look professionally done and I am far from a professional!

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                        4.0

                        Excellant Slider

                        By Mowens

                        from Newcastle, Australia

                        About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                          I have found this slider extremly easy to use,added a fluid head with miller mounting plate to switch between Duzi and Tripod,mounted Duzi on Miller Tripod. I have used Canon 5d and also the Sony HXR-NX3 and found the Duzi easier to control with the sony being heavier, I added O rings to carbon fibre rods roll them into place to use as stops.Also added a fibre washer to the screw that holds locking plate, i found before adding the fibre washer i had to really tight screw to stop it coming loose.I selected this slider after a lot of research, excellant build quality, light weight, the weight slider can handle 75 lb(34 kg)and size easy transport.

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                          3.0

                          Please fix the locking mechanism

                          By RPM

                          from Wilmington, NC

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                              Fully aware of all of the negative reviews about the locking mechanism on this slider, I bought it anyway. Everyone was right - the lock is garbage. Which is a real shame because otherwise this is a great slider. It's almost as if whomever designed this slider isn't a camera operator or doesn't understand what happens in the field. Hopefully someday Cinevate will redisign the lock and send all of us a viable replacement. In the meantime, I guess I'll just have to keep my Leatherman handy......

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                              5.0

                              Duzi slider

                              By Dusty

                              from Ca

                              Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                              This slider is the best I've ever used moves like glass!!!!!

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                              5.0

                              Slider

                              By Filmed

                              from California

                              Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                              Light weight and smooth. Love it

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                              5.0

                              Simple Lock Fix - Great Slider

                              By Tavi W.

                              from Denver,CO

                              Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                              Very simple fix to loosening lock.
                              Install a #8 nylon washer, found at any hardware store.
                              This keeps it tight!

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                              2.0

                              Decent slider, horrible lock

                              By Jeremy The Pommier

                              from Fremont, CA

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Poor Design
                              • Poor Performance
                              • Pricey / Poor Value

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider:

                                I bought this slider brand new and after having it for just a couple of weeks and using it for a couple of shoots, I started running into a few issues. The main problem I'm having is with the brake that keeps the carriage of the slider from moving around doesn't lockdown very good and comes loose way too easily. I first noticed this when I was on a shoot and I put the slider in the trunk of my car with a fluid head attached. The slider was braced against some gear bags as I drove to the next location, just a short 10 minute drive on a very straight road. When I went to get the slider out of the trunk, I noticed that the carriage of the slider was freely moving around. I thought that maybe I forgot to lock it down but after using it a little more, I realized what the issue was.There is a video that Cinevate has on their website of the brake being locked on this slider and then someone hitting it with a hammer without it coming free. My slider doesn't seem to be anywhere near that secure. This slider is said to hold up to 75 pounds and the fluid head weighs somewhere around 3.5lbs or so. With what I've experienced, I would be a little nervous moving the slider around with a camera attached.This is my first Cinevate product but after tons of research and after seeing a lot of positive reviews, I was really pumped to get my hands on the Duzi. After only a couple of light uses, I was extremely disappointed to have this problem show up almost right away. This issue seems small but it can be a real hassle when moving the camera around or adjusting the angle of the slider. It's also a problem if I have the brake locked out of the way during a slide and all I have to do is barely touch it and it comes free potentially interrupting a smooth movement. I'm so bummed, this seems like a problem that will only get worse as time goes on.

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