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08-03-2012, 09:00 AM
Rhino Slider for DSLR Cameras
This project will only be funded if at least $20,000 is pledged by Sunday Sep 16, 4:42pm EDT

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rhinocg/rhino-slider-for-dslr-cameras

Hey guys I'm Kyle, a filmmaker and inventor from Seattle, WA. I've spent the past couple years learning ways to get cinematic motion. Stabilizers (Rhino Steady (http://www.rhinocameragear.com/Rhino%20Products/DSLR%20Gear/RCG%20EZ-Steady)) and jib cranes have their place but a camera slider is one of the best.
The problem is that most sliders in the market fit into one of 2 categories: inexpensive "friction based" tracks that stick easily, or heavy over-priced full roller bearing units.
My goal was to create the ultimate slider that used roller bearings, could be lightweight, and adapt to any environment or camera. Meet the Rhino Slider.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/091/579/61bf2387322d2e721385de0cf593299c_large.jpg?1343686 760
The Rhino Slider is an ultra-smooth 48" camera slider that uses 12 bearings inside of 6 self lubricating rollers. The system has so little friction you can use gravity to move your shots. All you have to do is mount your camera to the carriage, set up your shot and start filming. If you've never used a 48"+ slider before, you'll be in for a treat. It makes a huge difference having the extra foot or two.
Locking all-terrain legs are standard on the Rhino Slider and include micro adjustable rubber feet that can fold up for travel.
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The entire systems disassembles for cleaning and storage with only 4 tool-less fasteners.
2 mounting screws are included, a standard 3/8" for mounting a ball or fluid head and a 1/4-20 if you're mouting your GoPro, iPhone, or your camera directly on the system.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/092/108/d071a5da1c8d65d90067be1acb8a7783_large.png?1343708 017
If you want even more control of your motion, pledge extra for the Slider Pulley. It mounts on to one end of the Rhino Slider and includes the pulley, 10ft of 400lb coated wire, a wire guide so it can't slip off the pulley and a counterbalance bag that can be used as a handle. The whole system allows you to get even smoother vertical and horizontal footage and gives you the flexibility to film from a distance.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/095/872/c7f3901d7ae9b61be93cf22ea30813a5_large.jpg?1343892 615Rhino Slider controlled from inside of a car with the Slider Pulley
Optional suction cup mounts can be purchased separately through our online store. (http://www.rhinocameragear.com/Rhino%20Products/GoPro%20Camera%20Mounts/Panavise%20Suction%20Cup%20Mount)

Kyle Hart
08-03-2012, 01:20 PM
Hey guys, thanks for the post. Let me know if you have any questions. The site looks great!

Kyle

smartinvestor
08-03-2012, 01:40 PM
$21,892
pledged of $20,000 goal

Well done, your project obviously has great appeal.