Capture cinematic shots with this motorized slider and pan-tilt camera mount
DIY camera sliders are a great way to get professional-looking video shots on an amateur budget, but few can compare to the quality of this project by “isaac879.”
His device features a pan/tilt mechanism outlined in a previous video, but in the clip below he’s attaching it to a piece of aluminum extrusion to enable it to slide as well.
The build is controlled by an Arduino Nano, which actuates three stepper motors using A4988 drivers. The carriage is pulled along by a belt drive, via a stepper mounted to the carriage itself. This allows for easy disassembly when needed.
It’s a clever and extremely clean design, and the video shows some great examples of the shots it can take (even when upside down).