Curious About Using a Slider in Your Videos? Take a Look at This Smartta SliderMini 2 Review

Have you ever considered introducing a slider in your videography kit? This video reviews the compact Smartta SliderMini 2 and also compares it to the Rhino Slider. Which one would you choose?

Using a gimbal has become an integral part of videography but have you considered using a slider? If your work focuses on filming products, a slider could become a handy piece of your equipment as it gives a solid footage of primarily close-ups without you having to replicate that smooth movement manually yourself, which isn't an easy task. Similarly, for wedding videographers, this could be a nice addition for filming details, such as, rings, shoes, or table decor.

In this video, Usman Dawood from Sonder Creative reviews Smartta SliderMini 2, which comes in a very compact size and is lightweight, making it great for content creators who don't want to carry around bulky pieces of equipment, in sharp contrast to the larger Rhino Slider it is reviewed against. To use this motorized slider, you simply connect your phone to the corresponding app which enables you to alter certain settings, such as, the speed of the slider. You can add other accessories to it, such as, a ball head, a phone holder, or a Z FlexTilt Head, depending on what you're producing your footage with.

Dawood notes that regardless of which slider you may favor, you will not create an impactful footage of any objects that are further away from the camera. The footage produced will show hardly any movement at all so this is something to consider when you are deciding whether to use a slider or an alternative piece of equipment to capture footage of objects at a distance.

Have you used a slider in your videography?

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Anete Lusina is a photographer based in West Yorkshire, UK. You'll either find her shooting weddings, documentary, or street photography across the U.K. and Europe, or perhaps doing the occasional conceptual shoot.

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So far I enjoyed my gimbal so much that it can do everything from follow, slide, tilting, ever unlimited rotation. But as I'm getting older, my back just can't cope with the not so ergonomic gimbal anymore.

Perhaps it's time to try slider. But of course, 20cm of sliding will not be enough for most of my applications

Doesn't this look very much like the Edelkrone SliderOne? Not commenting on the value of this product, but I'm amazed at how much design is ALMOST EXACTLY like a product that is already out there. Their "Z" tilthead seems identical to EdelKrone's. Maybe i'm wrong.

It does, I own the edlkrone and it seems as if they had managed to shrink it a little more and integrate the batteries (edelkrone uses lpe6) but it seems to handle less weight, the edelkrone benefit remains to be able to integrate other edelkrone elements such as headone, etc. but it also costs a lot more...