Manfrotto Brings Out New Sliders for Video Production

Manfrotto, is a well known brand for quality and affordable support equipment and accessories for the Photography and Video industry, and the company recently announced the launch of new SLIDERS aimed at professional videographers.

The new Manfrotto video sliders are available in two lengths a 60cm one and a longer 100cm lenghts. The new sliders were developed by Manfrotto for experienced photographers and videographers, who usually work with professional equipment, shoot both indoor and outdoor and need a tool that could enhance their creativity and spontaneity.

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SMOOTH AND PRECISE MOVEMENTS The new Manfrotto Sliders are completely machined and ensure an extremely smooth and accurate sliding movement thanks to their 8 high precision steel ball bearings. The coupling between the rails and the carriage can be simply and easily adjusted, as well as the friction on the carriage itself.

Moreover, the Sliders boast wheels made of an exclusively strong material (PSU - high performance polymer) used for its great fluidity and silence.

The new Sliders are incredibly versatile, as its Friction System allows users to adjust the feel of the tracking shot, and represent a sturdy and incredible steady solution, thanks to their wide tracks.

VARIOUS COMBINATIONS As part of the whole Manfrotto offer of products and accessories, the new Sliders will be also available in combination with photo and flat base video heads: indeed, multiple standard attachments will allow users to combine the sliders with a variety of accessories and products, as arms or the Digital video producer.

The new video sliders from Manfrotto are perfect for those with smaller more compact cameras like the Sony A7s, GH4, and Canon/Nikon DSLR's.

Here are the different versions available depending on size cameras and fluid head required. manfrotto slider 100 1

  1. Slider system with 391RC2 head (above): - perfect for stills photographers as it allows for full advantage of the smooth movement on tilt and pan and to use the head’s portrait position for vertical direction sliding.

Pricing: £399 (60cm) / £429 (100cm)

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2.  Slider system with 494RC2 ball head (above): this ball head combines compactness, performance and fast set-up (quick release plate) and is perfect for users who need to have a simple head that allows fast camera position levelling combined with fast attachment (RC2) onto the slider.

Pricing: £399 (60cm) / £429 (100cm)

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3. Slider system with 500 fluid video head (above):  this Manfrotto’s video head boasts professional fluid cartridges on both tilt and pan movements, ideal for users who want to take advantage of precise and fluid movements of the camera while operating with the slider, want to counterbalance the camera and might use external accessories. Shooters with Sony A7s or GH4/BMPCC and other compact mirrorless cameras can benefit from this version.

Pricing: £459 (60cm) / £489 (100cm)

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4. Slider system with 502 fluid video head: - this is the most advanced version so far of the new Manfrotto sliders, offering tilt and pan drag control and support for larger cameras like the Canon C100 or the Sony PXW-FS5.

Pricing: £499 (60cm) / £539 (100cm)

To place your order for any of the new Manfrotto Sliders give us a ring at 0208 977 1222.