How to Make a Professional Camera Slider (100% DIY!)

  • Added:  1 year ago
  • In this video we're going to make a super-smooth camera slider so that we can pull off some awesome cinematic camera moves! Built out of standard copper piping, it is cheap and easy to recreate the world over. And it looks super cool!

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    Rollers (ships worldwide):

    Fluid head (ships worldwide):

    PDF templates for the MDF:

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  • Runtime: 15:41
  • Tags for this video:  slider  camera  diy  make  Do It Yourself (Hobby)  indie  filmmaker  glide  steadicam  gimbal  camera slider  professional  smooth  tripod  diyperks  dolly  stabilizer  tutorial  perks  

Comments: 1 553

  • Herminio Mello
    Herminio Mello 9 hours ago


  • take tech
    take tech 1 day ago

    what camera did you use

    VO TECH GURU 1 day ago

    Well done!

  • ramon borreguero
    ramon borreguero 5 days ago

    For me as an Hobby Fotographer going into the professional field and taking a lot of macros and also filming with the camera is amazing, I will do that for me, congrats. Ramon

  • Hakimi JR
    Hakimi JR 5 days ago

    I have that it cause me about 48 bucks..

    • Hakimi JR
      Hakimi JR 5 days ago

      but making somethings like D.I.Y is fun...

  • Daniel Yates
    Daniel Yates 7 days ago

    Attempting this build this week, although it was supposed to be cheap and I'm up to £40 without the MDF or the copper pipes, anyone in the UK done it cheaper?

  • Noel
    Noel 7 days ago

    I would like if you could kindly provide the measurements in American standard. I'm not good with converting units. I've tried other projects the next product is always different.

  • Lyle Stavast
    Lyle Stavast 9 days ago

    Nicely done.

  • Joey Perez
    Joey Perez 10 days ago

    what was the slider resting on during the low shots? thank you for this!

  • Salztroyer
    Salztroyer 10 days ago

    Is there anyway to find these rollers with shipping from germany?

  • just like random !!
    just like random !! 10 days ago

    have you used the colgate insted of a polisher

  • Mind Riot TV
    Mind Riot TV 12 days ago

    This is well over 45 dollars unless you already have the screws, nuts, washers, metal polish and sealant. it cost me a total of about 85 dollars to get everything needed. non the less it's still well worth the money! Thanks!

  • Scott Foran
    Scott Foran 14 days ago

    wow that was amazing

  • Isaac
    Isaac 15 days ago

    Pulley bearings! Where do you come up with this stuff?

  • HeySuehey
    HeySuehey 15 days ago

    absolutely brilliant! I am so in love with your channel and the amazing videos you upload! MANY THANKS!

  • anonymous George
    anonymous George 17 days ago

    Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

  • JayRock
    JayRock 19 days ago

    have you thought about using the motor and belt setup that you did use for you lifting table that you did recently ? if you could come up with an update adding a motor to this setup with different speeds that would be awesome !

  • Unkwn Official
    Unkwn Official 19 days ago


  • acoyte cocelia
    acoyte cocelia 20 days ago

    thanks man !! so good video !!

  • Toor Mollah
    Toor Mollah 20 days ago

    That footage at the end was amazing!

  • Jeffrey West
    Jeffrey West 20 days ago

    I am going to be building this today. Woke up a little earlier than usual at 5 am and as soon as the DIY stores open I am headed straight there. This rig is incredible looking and uses materials that I think make i look professionally made. Can't wait to see how mine comes out. You've got yourself a new sub after that video. Now time to go back through all your other videos to see what else I can get materials for before I go out haha. Keep up the good work, amazing job on this rig.

  • Lorenzo
    Lorenzo 21 day ago

    and for the slider motor use your drill :D

  • People Milkshake
    People Milkshake 21 day ago

    What tripod legs are you using to hold up the slider? Amazing work by the way! Planning to build one soon.

  • Good you
    Good you 21 day ago

    Hi, is it possible to get some dimensions of the mdf cutouts? It would be much easier for me to do without printing. Thanks!

  • NoëlKnows by Experience

    nice video, I will try to make it for one of my next videos.
    Keep it up!

  • Adrian00702
    Adrian00702 24 days ago

    Had a look at your links and neither of them ship to Canada...

  • Jamie MacLeod
    Jamie MacLeod 25 days ago

    Awesome design! Do you think it would work well with carbon fiber rods instead of the metal?

  • Hyun Jaehak
    Hyun Jaehak 25 days ago

    Good! Thank you~

  • expozd & explord
    expozd & explord 25 days ago

    please make a professional camera tripod too

  • C0rd
    C0rd 26 days ago

    U could probably use your new pulley system to make this better

  • MultiTerpen
    MultiTerpen 28 days ago

    I would not use MDF. I would go for normal wood or even aluminium plates.

  • Adrian00702
    Adrian00702 29 days ago

    Probably one of the best DIY videos Ive ever seen. The instructions were super clear and the finished product looks amazing!

  • RaptorVGaming
    RaptorVGaming 29 days ago

    can i have it?

  • Mad Moi (Zelle)
    Mad Moi (Zelle) 1 month ago

    This is complete genius :D

  • Tamera Sancho
    Tamera Sancho 1 month ago

    what if the copper pipes were curved?

  • Kelly Silverman
    Kelly Silverman 1 month ago

    There us a collection of Woodworking designs on WoodBuilderPlans,com site NYT Bestseller

  • John Knox
    John Knox 1 month ago

    wowwwwwwww nice job

  • Dudu Cohen
    Dudu Cohen 1 month ago

    Great one !!!
    Kepp on

  • Oliver Hilton
    Oliver Hilton 1 month ago

    When I start making short films, I'm just gonna get all of your video/audio equipment videos and make my whole camera setup DIY

    BMWGUY 1 month ago

    Here is what you need to buy from your local hardware store . The list ends at the counter weight

    Things to buy:

    1-Copper pipe 22mm or ¾’’
    Length: 1.5m X2

    2-End Caps to cover the copper pipes (22mm)

    3-Metal Polish

    4-Black Paint and Sand paper

    5-Metal Lacquer or Clear Coat paint

    6-Fiber Board 1X1 meter

    7-7mm flat head screws X20

    8- M4 A corn nuts with washers to be used with X20

    9- Small Right Angle Brackets X8

    10- Screws that will go through the small right angle brackets
    Screws X2 Washers X20

    11- Hinges to fit the two screws above X2

    12- Pulley Baring to roll on the copper pipes X4

    13- Screws to fit in the item above. X4 washers 14
    M8 Corn nuts X4

    14- You are welcome

  • P K
    P K 1 month ago

    its looks like a factory made thing,very much clean and tidy.
    amazing work..dude....

  • Andy Richards
    Andy Richards 1 month ago

    Great project I having a go, were did you get the end caps that fit into the copper pipe Thanks

  • James Drake
    James Drake 1 month ago

    Amazing what you can do when you're skilled with tools.

  • DankTrix
    DankTrix 1 month ago

    Why does it have to be copper?

  • Sabrina Video
    Sabrina Video 1 month ago

    The rollers have got R10 and you are using a 3/4 (22mm). Can we use a 10 mm tube?

  • Felix Winkler
    Felix Winkler 1 month ago

    Could you use PVA glue instead of a PVA-Solution?

  • Samir Batista Herrera

    Amazing job!

  • gil aviyam
    gil aviyam 1 month ago

    too profesionale

  • Marius Griep
    Marius Griep 1 month ago

    Rollers (ships worldwide)

    On the website: Shipping to: United States

    Well, that's some fucked up humour :(

  • Phil Buck
    Phil Buck 1 month ago

    So Simple Yet Its Results Looked So Professional - What Camera Did You Use ??

  • SFM_Bryan
    SFM_Bryan 1 month ago

    that's amazing you should diy a motorized one where it moves remotely

  • Fer Rodriguez
    Fer Rodriguez 1 month ago

    This is awesome!! You're a rockstar! Thanks for sharing!

  • TheMightyBarbarian
    TheMightyBarbarian 1 month ago

    You look like theon greyjoy.

  • Neufloxin Floaxacin
    Neufloxin Floaxacin 1 month ago

    Now find a beautiful bride for testing your slider!😂😂😂

  • Neufloxin Floaxacin
    Neufloxin Floaxacin 1 month ago

    You should have use a ss pipe

  • Andrei Lucian Ghetau

    Wll, fuck that! I'll buy one on Amazon

  • Jerry Blackstone
    Jerry Blackstone 1 month ago

    pls can i order 1 or 2 camera slide without a tripod head.

  • Aljohn Torres
    Aljohn Torres 1 month ago

    hi! I'm one of your fan, i love all of your diy projects. can you do a video how to make a diy camera jib crane for dslr. thanks

  • Octavio da Silva
    Octavio da Silva 1 month ago

    Thank you for the idea, extremely well presented.

  • Santiago Cercavins
    Santiago Cercavins 1 month ago

    Wooooow I'm going to do it ! Look so professional!

  • Dominic Langness
    Dominic Langness 1 month ago

    The whole time I was watching this thinking "Way too much time" "Way too much effort" but then when I saw the example footage at the end I nearly came.

  • Canal do Brisa
    Canal do Brisa 1 month ago

    -Me ajudou Muito Para Os Meus Clips ,
    Helped Me A Lot To My Clips

  • Ilya Gubaz
    Ilya Gubaz 1 month ago

    This is really the best one! More prof than some of factory made dollys.
    Thanks for sharing 3D printing files!!

  • Peter Schmidt
    Peter Schmidt 2 months ago

    Check out Rideable Entertainments: Ultimate DIY Camera Slider
    He used a simple cordless Screwdriver to drive an internal mechanism. It is fggn sick!

  • Pablo Sánchez Photo
    Pablo Sánchez Photo 2 months ago

    good work

  • Wayzen official
    Wayzen official 2 months ago

    Well done ! it's just perfect. Thanks

  • KeefCooks
    KeefCooks 2 months ago

    Excellent video! Well done from a fellow Yorkshire YouTuber.

  • Tongchai Santimongkon
    Tongchai Santimongkon 2 months ago

    Thank you for your sharing !!! Great video :)

    CREATIVE CLUB STUDIO 2 months ago

    Film Making Super dear . . . .

  • 147 Aerial
    147 Aerial 2 months ago

    Would pvc work instead of copper piping

    CUBATON, CUBA Y CALLE 2 months ago


  • GBatB
    GBatB 2 months ago

    Very clever and well presented.

  • Benjamin Robinson
    Benjamin Robinson 2 months ago

    Absolutely brilliant!

  • ///Sixth Gear
    ///Sixth Gear 2 months ago

    thanks for sharing your engineering!

  • Tanner Gee
    Tanner Gee 2 months ago

    The link for the printables is showing the 3D version where is the 2D one to print out? Thanks

    TECH LAB 2 months ago


  • Wesley Henderson
    Wesley Henderson 2 months ago

    So I've made this, but for some reason the nylon pulleys don't actually fit onto the copper pipe... like they hit each other before the opening can get small enough to slide onto the end of the copper pipe. Did you put the wrong size of the pulleys in the link or is there something wrong with the drawings that were uploaded?

  • rc-wingman
    rc-wingman 2 months ago

    great video thanks! One thing to improve It should not be shiny because you can see your rig easier on reflections. thats why all video on photo gear is mainly black.

  • Kyle Lemon
    Kyle Lemon 2 months ago

    Thank you! I just made one based on your design and added a dc motor, timing belt, and pwm control - this rig is amazing!

  • James Silva
    James Silva 2 months ago

    Damn bro, it looks really awesome!

  • Zeissler Music
    Zeissler Music 2 months ago

    Woow thats cool

  • c0deous
    c0deous 2 months ago

    Hollywood af

  • Andrea Patruno
    Andrea Patruno 2 months ago

    Great stuff man! Super interesting and super helpful! Did anyone ever tell you that you have the perfect voice for this kind of video? You'd make a great documentarist ;)

  • John Chapman
    John Chapman 2 months ago

    just worked out the main plats support for rails will not extract due to the image being to close to each other . i have had them redone so each image is seperated .

  • John Chapman
    John Chapman 2 months ago

    becarefull as the pdf info does not work and could cause a virus

  • 2artb
    2artb 2 months ago

    Incredible, Home Depot here I come! Thanks so much, and excellent video!

  • Cesar Martins
    Cesar Martins 2 months ago

    Amazing build and even better video! Tks for sharing

  • WaimateTV
    WaimateTV 2 months ago

    Liked an subscribed =)

  • Cody McCall
    Cody McCall 2 months ago

    What size rubber blanking grommets are being used?

  • Lachlan Kurosaka
    Lachlan Kurosaka 2 months ago

    nice work! check out my slider review, its not DIY.... thats a lot of effort :O

  • Seller Skeptic
    Seller Skeptic 2 months ago

    great vid. Parts list?

  • Jarvis0425
    Jarvis0425 2 months ago

    Does anyone know the size of pulley wheel used for the slider that goes underneath for smoother sliding? (For the rope) Also the length of the screws and bolts? Thanks in advance! :)

  • Gravity Meditation
    Gravity Meditation 2 months ago

    One question about your records.
    The footage at 0:30 with the trees, it looks like the camera is also spinning around its own axis, how did you do that?

  • Gravity Meditation
    Gravity Meditation 2 months ago

    Your works and presentation is outstanding! Thank you.

  • Alex Cio - Alapse
    Alex Cio - Alapse 2 months ago

    Brilliant video!
    Just subscribed! :)

  • Aidan D'Arcy
    Aidan D'Arcy 2 months ago

    whats the thickness of the mdf (mm)

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    moist bread Films 2 months ago


  • nalarepooc1
    nalarepooc1 2 months ago

    Excellent DIY video, one of the best I have seen!
    I need a heavy duty slider for my Sony NEX 50EA Camcorder and this video has given me some ideas to make my own to construct something using larger diameter tubing and alloy plating. Thank you so much DIY Perks - going to spend a little time researching the materials needed and then construct the slider in my workshop!

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