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

In this video we're going to make a super-smooth camera slider so that we can pull off some awesome cinematic camera moves!

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Author BMWGUY ( 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

Author dr Proffessor ( ago)
why does his voice make the build sound complicated?

Author P K ( ago)
its looks like a factory made thing,very much clean and tidy.
amazing work..dude....

Author Andy Richards ( ago)
Great project I having a go, were did you get the end caps that fit into the copper pipe Thanks

Author James Drake ( ago)
Amazing what you can do when you're skilled with tools.

Author DankTrix ( ago)
Why does it have to be copper?

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

Author Felix Winkler ( ago)
Could you use PVA glue instead of a PVA-Solution?

Author Samir Batista Herrera ( ago)
Amazing job!

Author gil aviyam ( ago)
too profesionale

Author Marius Griep ( ago)
Rollers (ships worldwide)

On the website: Shipping to: United States

Well, that's some fucked up humour :(

Author Phil Buck ( ago)
So Simple Yet Its Results Looked So Professional - What Camera Did You Use ??

Author SFM_Bryan ( ago)
that's amazing you should diy a motorized one where it moves remotely

Author Fer Rodriguez ( ago)
This is awesome!! You're a rockstar! Thanks for sharing!

Author TheMightyBarbarian ( ago)
You look like theon greyjoy.

Author Sakhina Khatun ( ago)
Now find a beautiful bride for testing your slider!😂😂😂

Author Sakhina Khatun ( ago)
You should have use a ss pipe

Author Andrei Lucian Ghetau ( ago)
Wll, fuck that! I'll buy one on Amazon

Author Jerry Blackstone ( ago)
pls can i order 1 or 2 camera slide without a tripod head.

Author Aljohn Torres ( 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

Author Octavio da Silva ( ago)
Thank you for the idea, extremely well presented.

Author Santiago Cercavins ( ago)
Wooooow I'm going to do it ! Look so professional!

Author Alex Inbreed ( 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.

Author Canal do Brisa ( ago)
-Me ajudou Muito Para Os Meus Clips ,
Helped Me A Lot To My Clips

Author Ilya Gubaz ( ago)
This is really the best one! More prof than some of factory made dollys.
Thanks for sharing 3D printing files!!

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

Author Pabale Baralla ( ago)
good work

Author Wayzen official ( ago)
Well done ! it's just perfect. Thanks

Author KeefCooks ( ago)
Excellent video! Well done from a fellow Yorkshire YouTuber.

Author Tongchai Santimongkon ( ago)
Thank you for your sharing !!! Great video :)

Author Doctor ! ( ago)
Fantastic build by the way, but what if you need one for VFX reasons. I need to film a few objects moving a good distance towards the camera and away from it, so how would I go about connecting several lengths of copper pipe together to build a 30ft long slider without creating that bump between?

Film Making Super dear . . . .

Author 147 Aerial ( ago)
Would pvc work instead of copper piping


Author GBatB ( ago)
Very clever and well presented.

Author Benjamin Robinson ( ago)
Absolutely brilliant!

Author ///Sixth Gear ( ago)
thanks for sharing your engineering!

Author Tanner Gee ( ago)
The link for the printables is showing the 3D version where is the 2D one to print out? Thanks

Author TECH LAB ( ago)

Author Wesley Henderson ( 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?

Author rc-wingman ( 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.

Author Kyle Lemon ( 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!

Author Thines ( ago)
What camera is it ? 📷

Author James Silva ( ago)
Damn bro, it looks really awesome!

Author Zeissler Music ( ago)
Woow thats cool

Author c0deous ( ago)
Hollywood af

Author Andrea Patruno ( 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 ;)

Author John Chapman ( 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 .

Author John Chapman ( ago)
becarefull as the pdf info does not work and could cause a virus

Author 2artb ( ago)
Incredible, Home Depot here I come! Thanks so much, and excellent video!

Author Cesar Martins ( ago)
Amazing build and even better video! Tks for sharing

Author Waimate Media ( ago)
Liked an subscribed =)

Author Cody McCall ( ago)
What size rubber blanking grommets are being used?

Author Lachlan Kurosaka ( ago)
nice work! check out my slider review, its not DIY.... thats a lot of effort :O

Author Seller Skeptic ( ago)
great vid. Parts list?

Author Jarvis0425 ( 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! :)

Author Gravity Meditation ( 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?

Author Gravity Meditation ( ago)
Your works and presentation is outstanding! Thank you.

Author Alex Cio - Alapse ( ago)
Brilliant video!
Just subscribed! :)

Author Aidan D'Arcy ( ago)
whats the thickness of the mdf (mm)

Author moist bread Films ( ago)

Author nalarepooc1 ( 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!

Author John Chapman ( ago)
so you put list of parts , but you can't get pulley wheels in uk twat

Author Dragan Bakema ( ago)

Author PlayPro Studios ( ago)
This is by far the best step by step DIY for such a daunting (for me) task and the conversions are realistically accurate with metrics where I come from. I just liked and subbed! Thanks big time!

Author Shaun Easterbrook ( ago)
Curious to know why you went with copper piping over aluminium. Is it due to the lower cost of copper? As I am thinking of going aluminium with this design to save weight (although very minuscule), but every gram counts if you're taking the rig hiking etc.

Author MangaungMetro Tv ( ago)
can you please send us templates of the mdf for sizing slights

Author George Kanyingi ( ago)
Absolutely brilliant project... George from Nairobi Kenya

Author lense worthy ( ago)
What kind of bearings if I 3d print the pulley

Author lense worthy ( ago)
Where would I get the tripod adaptors from

Author shuura ( ago)
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!!!! Thanks for this!!!

Author Ray Hayden ( ago)
Simply an excellent device, and your skills on the end shots was indeed noted! Excellent project, great skills, wonderful video.

Author Kyle Lemon ( ago)
Thank you for the tutorial! I just built one based off your video. I used the bearing, pulley wheels, copper pipes, and some wood. It is very smooth!! I am currently learning about motors and wiring to motorize the thing as well. It ended up costing about the same prices you mentioned. Thanks again.

Author jake ( ago)
Am I the only one who is watch but don't have the time and material to build this .......?

Author Sergej Kalitonchik ( ago)

Author Marco Cavassa ( ago)
this is amazing!!

Author Jorge Martinez ( ago)
Nah, my $75 Neewer 24" slider performs the same.

Author sjaz556 ( ago)
Excellent tutorial and beautiful shots afterword, thanks!

Author Xavier LEGROS ( ago)
Brilliant design Matt! I took inspiration from yours to build my own (motorised slider). Instead of copper pipes like suggested, I used IKEA RACKA curtain rods. They are stiffer, lighter, already painted, cheaper than copper pipes and they perfectly fit with the U groove pulleys

Author TheHutch ( ago)
Awesome ! Well done.

Author Mazen Mustafa ( ago)
How did you prop up the slider?

Author David Tilbury ( ago)
Amazing video, Thank You !

Author Ace Videos ( ago)
WOW! Where can I buy this DIY slider???

Oh wait....

Author juan carlos Fernandez ( ago)
OMG!! What camera model do you use? thank you !!

Author Kyle Lemon ( ago)
What is the song playing during your slider footage toward the end? It is really good!

Author Porteur Officiel du Sac à dos ( ago)
What a great job dure, i'll try it

Author André Saldanha ( ago)
Perfect explanation!!!!!

Author JustOneForAll ( ago)
Amazing. Thank you 👍

Author Tobias Kwant ( ago)
Where can I find the templates. Cannot find the description of this video😏

Author Spork Man ( ago)
But you can buy them for £20

Author Adasiorek ( ago)
Dislike frajerze, nie dałeś listy rzeczy potrzebnych do skonstrułowania tego gówna.

Author Jeffrey Catap ( ago)
Hello, just want to ask what camera did you use in the cinematic video at the end? Many thanks!

Author Julie ( ago)
HELLO! I''m trying to make your slider but I have some difficulty with the rollers: the link that you put in the description doesn't ship in France! And I don't find them anywhere! Can you please help me? Thanks!

Author Ali Goren ( ago)

Author Lucjan Toton ( ago)
This tutorial is amazing. Problem is 60fps in youtube. I don't like that super smooth effect when there is 60 frames per second and for the big resolution there is no option to choose more cinematic 30fps or even less. But this is just technical detail. Keep up the good work men!

Author Big Bang show ( ago)

Author DavesSubTropicalGarden ( ago)
if you're in the UK you can buy these instead of copper pipes, much cheaper and already lacquered

Author Peanut butter jelly ( ago)
make a curved camera slider next time

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