MSF Slider is our own design of a programmable slider with a pan and tilt head for cameras and film cameras. It is possible to control it through our application in real time using joysticks or use it for stop-motion animation and time-lapses by setting an appropriate timer that moves the machine between successive steps. The application has been equipped with axes with curves for more precise control of acceleration and deacceleration between individual keyframes. What's more, it is also possible to connect the machine itself via a USB cable to a computer, where it is also possible to control it using the Dragonframe program. The presented solution was created as a prototype for our own needs, therefore, if interested, it can be constructed according to individual guidelines. Feel free to contact us!
Below we invite you to the demo video we prepared, demonstrating the basic capabilities of the machine.
The big advantage of our project is the fact that we are still developing it. Thanks to this, e.g. mechanical and electronic parts on the head have a 3D printed housing. Similar changes are planned as replacements for the heavy aluminum legs. Recently, it was possible to modify the controller, leading to the complete silence of the machine's operation. The next step will be to change the microprocessor and add a new axis to control the follow focus.
In the photo below, an example of using the machine in the project of YouTuber Brick FORCE Studios in the movie "Mr. bag." Thanks to its application, it was possible to realize interesting dolly sequences of car passages with extreme precision and in a much shorter time than it would be if the entire movement was animated manually.