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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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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

      See all my reviews

      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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