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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  • 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: 1 594

  • Ricardo López Gutiérrez

    Rubber blanking grommets measure PLEASE ??????

  • sl33pw4lk
    sl33pw4lk 4 days ago

    Nice build, but I'd lose more money building it than buying a manufactured one. This is not for beginners.

  • Sam Mensink
    Sam Mensink 5 days ago

    I made a 3d file for the pulley

  • Blane Whitehouse
    Blane Whitehouse 7 days ago

    what happened at the end there? video got corrupted?

  • Meri Dunya
    Meri Dunya 8 days ago

    Thank You :)

  • paras productions
    paras productions 14 days ago

    amazing just love this setup

  • NR productions Lanka
    NR productions Lanka 14 days ago

    how to find that weels

  • rhiju majumdar
    rhiju majumdar 15 days ago

    the like for the rolers is not working can plz provied me . diffrent link for the product????

  • BFHC
    BFHC 16 days ago

    Anyone know where I can find the rubber end caps and the blanking grommets used in this video in the U.S.? Thanks.

  • Learn Kids Colors
    Learn Kids Colors 16 days ago

    G - Genius

  • InformantNet
    InformantNet 16 days ago

    It's a very nice slider, and you've explained the build very well. I wonder, though, if copper is the best material for the tracks? Seems like it could bend pretty easily, especially if you're using a full-size camera rig, like a Sony FS7. Lastly, transporting it fully assembled would be quite an ordeal, and it's not designed to disassemble -- I'll bet you could tweak your design to make it portable. Well done.

  • Mario Baray
    Mario Baray 18 days ago

    Muchas Gracias Tanks.

  • praveer das
    praveer das 18 days ago

    thanks alot this is really a life saver for me...god bless you

  • Jalon
    Jalon 24 days ago

    The quality and frame-rate of this video is the most satisfying thing ever <3 BTW why don't you use your skill to start a company

  • Интересные факты Даника

    hello can you do steadicam?please

  • Buce Teterissa
    Buce Teterissa 25 days ago

    Wow,, this DIY so profeesional and looks like so easy to build... Thanks a lot...

  • Oliver Cocliff
    Oliver Cocliff 26 days ago

    WOW it looks so professional even though it's DIY. :)

  • SierzantYelonek
    SierzantYelonek 29 days ago

    why to use expensive copper pipes when there are alupex ones

  • Rubix Boy YT
    Rubix Boy YT 1 month ago

    does anyone else watch diy but never do them

  • Alek Lubczynski
    Alek Lubczynski 1 month ago

    Excellent tutorial !!!

  • Dee Deswara
    Dee Deswara 1 month ago

    chek my chanel, i make slider cam with PVC, [low budget]

  • deny jack
    deny jack 1 month ago

    nice.. i will try to make it for sure..thank you

  • zanesworld
    zanesworld 1 month ago

    on you way to A MILLION SUBS

  • Pierrot And Co
    Pierrot And Co 1 month ago

    +DIY Perks What software did you use to make these plans?

  • Pierrot And Co
    Pierrot And Co 1 month ago +1

    What software did you use to make these plans?

  • Caleb Smith
    Caleb Smith 1 month ago

    I think Copper pipe would be one of worst materials to use. First off, it's the most expensive metals to buy. Second, it would is heavy to carry around. Go with carbon Fiber or aluminum. It Looks nice, but I don't think it's necessary

  • Anish Karan Photography

    Thanks so much for this video. I bought the items and now attempting to build my own. Lets see how it goes. I'm using your templates but not sure if it'll work since my pulleys are a bit bigger and fits perfectly onto the pipes.

  • ayadi houssem
    ayadi houssem 1 month ago

    Subscribed! Worth it!

  • jay premium
    jay premium 1 month ago

    hermoso! pudieras monitorizarlo?


    fantastic project :)

  • IceBergs
    IceBergs 1 month ago

    Can I pay someone to build this I'm lost lmao

  • Jacksy Khawbung
    Jacksy Khawbung 1 month ago

    Can you please tell me the size of your PULLEY BEARING that you used??

  • rejj0313
    rejj0313 1 month ago

    I am impressed with the quality of this DIY Project. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ivan Petrone
    Ivan Petrone 1 month ago

    what camera are you using?

  • Peter Stewart
    Peter Stewart 1 month ago

    the roles what are there, ONLY ship to the US :(

  • Terry McGeary
    Terry McGeary 1 month ago

    Very carefully detailed! Thanks for sharing!

  • Ansel San Diego
    Ansel San Diego 1 month ago

    any way on adding a motor on it? also how do I paint it black?

  • Herminio Mello
    Herminio Mello 1 month ago


  • take tech
    take tech 1 month ago

    what camera did you use

    VO TECH GURU 1 month ago

    Well done!

  • ramon borreguero
    ramon borreguero 2 months 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 2 months ago +1

    I have that it cause me about 48 bucks..

    • Hakimi JR
      Hakimi JR 2 months ago

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

  • Daniel Yates
    Daniel Yates 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Nicely done.

  • Joey Perez
    Joey Perez 2 months ago

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

  • Salztroyer
    Salztroyer 2 months ago

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

  • just like random !!
    just like random !! 2 months ago

    have you used the colgate insted of a polisher

  • Mind Riot TV
    Mind Riot TV 2 months 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 2 months ago

    wow that was amazing

  • Isaac
    Isaac 2 months ago

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

  • HeySuehey
    HeySuehey 2 months ago

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

  • anonymous George
    anonymous George 2 months ago

    Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

  • JayRock
    JayRock 2 months 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 !

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  • acoyte cocelia
    acoyte cocelia 2 months ago

    thanks man !! so good video !!

  • Toor Mollah
    Toor Mollah 2 months ago

    That footage at the end was amazing!

  • Jeffrey West
    Jeffrey West 2 months 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.

    • Jeffrey West
      Jeffrey West 26 days ago

      it turned out great! (sorry for the delay in response. Been on summer vacation). I used some different materials to try and minimize all noise. I used different chord as when I used braided line I could hear some scratching noises but if you are going to be using this for recording examples like in the video where original audio is replaced by music then it does work fantastic as it has little to no give. I actually used to climb so I used climbing rope instead since it has a smooth texture and you would be hard pressed to hear anything at all.

    • Kris Farrant
      Kris Farrant 1 month ago

      how did it turn out? Thinking about making one but only want to use one tripod.

  • Lorenzo
    Lorenzo 2 months ago +1

    and for the slider motor use your drill :D

  • People Milkshake
    People Milkshake 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Jamie MacLeod
    Jamie MacLeod 2 months ago

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

  • Hyun Jaehak
    Hyun Jaehak 2 months ago

    Good! Thank you~

  • expozd & explord
    expozd & explord 2 months ago

    please make a professional camera tripod too

  • C0rd
    C0rd 2 months ago

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

  • MultiTerpen
    MultiTerpen 2 months ago

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

  • Adrian00702
    Adrian00702 2 months ago

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

  • Fireteam Sanctus
    Fireteam Sanctus 2 months ago

    can i have it?

  • Mad Moi (Zelle)
    Mad Moi (Zelle) 2 months ago

    This is complete genius :D

  • Tamera Sancho
    Tamera Sancho 2 months ago

    what if the copper pipes were curved?

  • Kelly Silverman
    Kelly Silverman 2 months ago

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

  • John Knox
    John Knox 2 months ago

    wowwwwwwww nice job

  • Dudu Cohen
    Dudu Cohen 3 months ago

    Great one !!!
    Kepp on

  • Oliver Hilton
    Oliver Hilton 3 months 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 3 months ago +2

    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 3 months ago

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

  • Andy Richards
    Andy Richards 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • DankTrix
    DankTrix 3 months ago

    Why does it have to be copper?

  • Sabrina Video
    Sabrina Video 3 months 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 3 months ago +1

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

  • Samir Batista Herrera
    Samir Batista Herrera 3 months ago

    Amazing job!

  • gil aviyam
    gil aviyam 3 months ago

    too profesionale

  • Marius Griep
    Marius Griep 3 months ago +1

    Rollers (ships worldwide)

    On the website: Shipping to: United States

    Well, that's some fucked up humour :(

  • Phil Buck
    Phil Buck 3 months ago

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

  • SFM_Bryan
    SFM_Bryan 3 months ago

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

  • Fernando Rodriguez
    Fernando Rodriguez 3 months ago

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

  • TheMightyBarbarian
    TheMightyBarbarian 3 months ago +1

    You look like theon greyjoy.

  • Neufloxin Floaxacin
    Neufloxin Floaxacin 3 months ago

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

  • Neufloxin Floaxacin
    Neufloxin Floaxacin 3 months ago

    You should have use a ss pipe

  • Andrei Lucian Ghetau
    Andrei Lucian Ghetau 3 months ago

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

  • Jerry Blackstone
    Jerry Blackstone 3 months ago

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

  • Aljohn Torres
    Aljohn Torres 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Thank you for the idea, extremely well presented.

  • Santiago Cercavins
    Santiago Cercavins 3 months ago

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

  • Dominic Langness
    Dominic Langness 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Ilya Gubaz
    Ilya Gubaz 3 months ago

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

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