Kessler Crane CineSlider with Crank Handle (40.5")

Kessler Crane CineSlider with Crank Handle (40.5")

Kessler Crane CineSlider with Crank Handle (40.5")

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Kessler Crane CineSlider with Crank Handle (40.5")

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Product Highlights

  • Belt-Driven Heavy-Duty Sliding System
  • 35.5" Travel Distance
  • 80 lb Load Capacity
  • Includes Crank Handle w/ Adjustable Arc
  • Adjustable Drag Control
  • Friction Brake
  • Reinforced Aluminum Construction
  • Rails Positioned on the Inside
  • Portable at 9.1 lb
  • Compatible with Motor Systems & Parallax
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Length: 40.5"

28.5"

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Crank Handle: Included

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  • 1Description

The Kessler Crane CineSlider is a belt-driven, heavy-duty camera slider supporting up to 80 lb. It is made of reinforced aluminum, and the slide rails are on the inside where they're better protected from bumps and other types of impact. This model measures 40.5" and has a travel distance of 35.5". It is lightweight for a heavy-duty slider, weighing a portable 9.1 lb. This CineSlider comes with a removable crank handle which lets you hand-drive the belt system, and the arc diameter of the handle is adjustable. The more you increase the arc, the more precise your turns will be. This CineSlider supports 80 lb when placed on a surface or mounted on two tripods, 35 lb when mounted on one tripod, and 25 lb when positioned vertically (25 lb is how much the robust belt can handle when the slider is positioned vertically).

The CineSlider is designed with adjustable drag control, which allows you to add resistance to the movement of the slider carriage, similar to how drag control works on a tripod head. Drag control will allow for more consistency on slower slides. Additionally, the drag control knob also works as a friction brake when fully locked down.

The CineSlider is also capable of being motorized with one of several optional Kessler Crane motorized systems, such as the elektraDrive, CineDrive, or Second Shooter motion control systems. It can also be enhanced with the optional Kessler Parallax, which will add a panning axis, allowing for inward and outward panning shots.

Key Features
  • Belt-driven, heavy-duty camera slider supporting up to 80 lb
  • 40.5" total length, 35.5" travel distance
  • Includes removable crank handle with adjustable arc diameter
  • Adjustable drag control
  • Friction brake
  • Reinforced aluminum construction
  • Slide rails positioned are on the inside
  • Portable at 9.1 lb (lightweight for a heavy-duty slider)
  • Compatible with Kessler Crane motorized systems and Parallax panning axis bar
In the Box
Kessler Crane CineSlider with Crank Handle (40.5")
  • 4 x 1/4"-20 x 3/4" Socket Head
  • 4 x 1/4"-20 x 1/4" Flat Head Countersunk Screw
  • 4 x 1/4" Flat Metal Washers
  • 4 x 1/4" x 3/4" Hex Bolt
  • 4 x 1/4" Plastic Washers
  • 3/16" Hex Key
  • 5/32" Hex Key
  • 3/8" x 3/4" Hex Head
  • 3/8" Flat Metal Washer
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Performance
    Load Capacity 80 lb / 36 kg (Horizontal Surface-Mounted)
    80 lb / 36 kg (Dual-Tripod-Mounted)
    35 lb / 16 kg (Tripod-Mounted)
    25 lb / 11 kg (Vertical)
    Travel Distance 35.5" / 90 cm
    Bubble Level Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Mounting
    Camera Mounting Screw Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Accessory Mounting Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Tripod Mounting Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Carriage
    Quick Release Plate Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Physical
    Body Material Aluminum
    Track Length 40.5" / 102.9 cm
    Track Width 5" / 12.7 cm
    Track Height 5" / 12.7 cm
    Weight 9.1 lb / 4.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 44.3 x 8.0 x 5.5"
    CineSlider with Crank Handle (40.5") is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the investment The concept of the slider to me as any other models is to get a smooth transition from point a to point b. When the slider was brand new it looked as it was going to serve its purpose, but now is a piece of junk sitting in my studio.The slider uses a rubber band it is located inside the unit, this band is what makes the gears move, it is about 1/4' thick, and thru use becomes loose making the gear to skip and your camera is stuck at the middle of the move. I am using a 5D Mark II with a prime lens, the specs for the slider says it is rated to 35 pounds, yeah right! I just do not see it possible. the last thing to criticize it is the handle, it gets in the way thus cutting the travel distance of your camera, thus the advertising length should be adjusted to represent the actual travel length.
    Date published: 2015-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic and built like a tank! We've use nothing but Kessler Crane for jibs and sliders and have put our 3' cineslider through hard treatment (dropped, scraped, thrown into trunks, etc...), mounting 7lbs-10lbs of gear on it with field monitors etc... and have had no issued whatsoever.
    Date published: 2015-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best slider on the market hands down. Built like a tank. I own a few Kessler Cinesliders as they are my go to slider systems for both manual and motion control shots. I use them for everything from interviews to time-lapse. The system is robust and built like a tank. They can take a lot of abuse. If an issue ever does come up like a lost part, or an adjustment is needed, Kessler takes care of it. I have never had an issue with any of my cinesliders. I bought three of them because of the build quality and stellar reputation. As for the comment about a rubber band being used for the carriage that is just silly. Its a kevlar reinforced belt. Same type of belt you find in high end robotics. Basically a thiner version of a timing belt in a car. They are built to last and do not break unless under hundreds of pounds of force. I am guessing that reviewer does not actually own the system. I have put everything from DSLRs on the system to Alexa mini and our Red Dragon package. It can handle the weight. If the system ever needs an adjustment you can call Kessler and they will tune it up. Great product and made in the USA.
    Date published: 2016-08-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Far not the best I've used I've bought the 5' version and have not been happy using it. It's advertised as a robust slider but it's not. Only used it twice, all indoors, and the movement is not very smooth. There are no damages on the rails but I still can't reach a smooth movement. I will second one of the previous reviews, the rotating handle is useless and gets in the way. Conclusion: I'm in the market for a different system.
    Date published: 2015-08-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as it should be I hate to say it, but I agree that the Cineslider has engineering issues. I have owned the slider for a couple of years, it is pristine because I treat it like precision gear (never use it in weather, custom case for it, keep it clean, etc). About a month after I bought it, I noticed that i was having a difficult time doing a smooth slide... although the problem is very subtle, the slider will drag one second and release the next. Again, subtle, not like something is grinding, more like something is not smoothly operating. Didn't matter what tension setting I use and it doesn't bind or release in the same place (which could indicate dirt or manufacturing issues in a specific spot). I was (and still am) unable to perform a nice smooth slide for any length of time. Initially I thought I just needed to practice my skills, but many other DP's have used my slider now and they all say the same thing... rough to do a smooth slide (grabs subtly and releases). I also agree that the handle is a silly engineering fail. I defy anyone to perform a smooth slide with a handle.
    Date published: 2016-01-22
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