Rhino Motion Control System Is As Smooth As Their Sliders

Apr 7, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Rhino Motion Control System Is As Smooth As Their Sliders

Apr 7, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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A little while back we shared a review on the Rhino Slider – and if you don’t care to watch it (or the kick ass video that we shot with it), let me tell you the bottom line: We love it!

Now the Washington based company launches another crowdfunding campaign to add motion control to their slider. (This would be their sixth Kickstarter after the said Slider, a Rig, a stabilizer and some smaller campaigns, which pledged a total of almost half a mil together).

Rhino EVO

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The amount of innovation that went into this slider totally blew my mind. The first thing they added is a simple inertia wheel that helps easing in and out and keeping the sliding move consistent. It mounts on the “far end” of the slider and connects to a belt system that is attached to the slider cart. While some sliders stop here, this slider goes beyond, with some more innovations:

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A parallax system – This adds a third rail that controls the camera pan so it always points to a center of an imaginary circle. It gives an easy way of “circling” back and forward around a subject, say when shooting an interview, while not having to worry about the focus. I’ve seen similar systems, but they were always cumbersome and big.

Rhino Motion

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The last system on this campaign is the motion control. I have not had a play with it but it looks super intuitive and provides both live action control and a timelapse mode.

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Here is a show reel of the slider in action, note that at 1:07 there is a two axis move, I am officially intrigued at what this may hint.

The entire slider system along with the motion control and the slider itself will set you back between $999 (24″ carbon fiber rails) to $1,149 (42″ stainless still rails).

Delivery time is set to August which is only 4 months ahead and if the company pulls it off it should be very impressive.

Here is the link again if you wanna go ahead and back the project.

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9 responses to “Rhino Motion Control System Is As Smooth As Their Sliders”

  1. Andres MacLean Avatar
    Andres MacLean

    William Wilson check this out. Its expensive but they might have something cheaper!

  2. fauxshizzl Avatar
    fauxshizzl

    Is the stainless still pretty heavy duty?

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      Pretty much… Took the FS700 and didn’t even slightly bendhttps://www.diyphotography.net/5-simple-shots-can-use-shoot-love-story-slider/

  3. RBX Avatar
    RBX

    I think everything to do with it is awesome and the price is quite reasonable given what is on offer. However, what is it with bigger companies using kickstarter to fund their their new projects? Can’t they use the capital they raised from previous products to invest in new innovations? It’s like they’re pro photogs entering a amateur photo comp…

    1. Gvido Mūrnieks Avatar
      Gvido Mūrnieks

      Currently, kickstarter isn’t crowdfunding website, as much as marketing platform.

      Sure, they could make, this new project, without crowdfunding. But, would sites, like PetaPixel would write about: “another slider” on the market.

    2. Rhino Camera Gear Avatar
      Rhino Camera Gear

      What Gvido said is true, Kickstarter is both a crowdfunding and marketing platform at this point in time, and we’re on it for both reasons. We actually spend A LOT of money developing these products ahead of any launch. We need to crowd-fund because to get the gear manufactured at set prices, we need large order quantities, and that’s where crowdfunding money goes, to place the initial large order.

      1. Gvido Mūrnieks Avatar
        Gvido Mūrnieks

        Actually, I encourage using Kickstarter as marketing platform and market research tool.

        Kickstarter gives a lot possibilities to small business, like yours, to develop high quality products, without risking large amounts of money, by manufacturing products upfront.

  4. Gvido Mūrnieks Avatar
    Gvido Mūrnieks

    I think, that currently, the market is oversaturated with camera sliders. There is absolutely no innovation here.
    How is this different, from every other slider made, from 2011, when Dynamic Perception was funded?

    1. Rhino Camera Gear Avatar
      Rhino Camera Gear

      Hey Gvido, we weren’t necessarily aiming to break new ground with this slider, just make things that already exist simpler, easier, smoother, and more reliable. We’re not necessarily inventing things, but we do like to think that’s innovation.