RHINO MOTORISED STUDIO SLIDER : BUNDLE

R22 630.05
(R26 024.56 incl VAT)
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Designed for professionals who need a versatile slider package that is adaptable to a variety of camera setups, shots, and locations

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The Motorized Studio Slider Bundle from Rhino is designed for professionals who need a versatile slider package that is adaptable to a variety of camera setups, shots, and locations. The bundle features the 42" Rhino Slider EVO Pro, which provides over 3' of sliding distance and supports heavy camera setups weighing up to 50 lb. Its interchangeable rails design lets you swap the 42" steel rails with a set of 24" carbon rails when you need a lightweight package with a smaller footprint. This bundle also includes the Rhino Motion motorized motion control system for adding motion to your time-lapse and real-time videos. A soft carrying case is included designed to fit the fully assembled 42" slider, including the attached Rhino Motion, as well as optional accessories such as a fluid head.

Product Highlights

  • Motorized Slider System
  • Rhino Slider EVO
  • 42" Steel Rails with 50 lb (23kg) Load Capacity
  • 24" Lightweight Carbon Fiber Rails
  • Rhino Motion Motor & Controller
  • Spring-Loaded Legs with Index Marks
  • Carrying Case

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Slider EVO Pro (42")

The Rhino Slider EVO Pro is a highly versatile, belt-driven camera slider that can adapt to your shooting needs. The system includes stainless steel rails that support loads up to 50 lb, which can be swapped for optional 42" rails when a more travel-friendly size is required. Additionally, optional carbon fiber rails are available for when you're working with lighter loads and want to keep the weight of the slider down. The slider can also be upgraded to a motorized system with the addition of the separately available Rhino Motion, allowing you to capture smooth live motion and time-lapses with a single motor.

The Rhino Slider EVO features a 3/8"-16 screw on the camera carriage for attaching a ball head or flat-base fluid head. It can be center-mounted on a tripod via 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes in the center of the rails, or supported using two tripods or stands via 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads at the ends of the tripod. You can also setup the slider for ground-level or table-top shooting using the included spring-loaded legs with index marks. The legs fold up for compact storage.

Key Features

  • Ability to switch between carbon fiber and stainless steel rails (24" and 42" lengths)
  • 42" stainless steel included
  • Supports loads up to 50 lb
  • Optional Rhino Motion add-on
  • Camera carriage with 3/8"-16 screw
  • Integrated carriage brake
  • Optional flywheel
  • 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 mounting threads (center and ends)
  • Spring-loaded, folding all-terrain legs with index marks

 

EVO Carbon Rails (24")

The 24" Rhino EVO Carbon Rails are designed for use with any Rhino Slider EVO model. Thanks to the EVO Slider's interchangeable rail system, you can easily swap out the longer 42" rails of EVO Carbon and PRO models for 24" rails when you need a more mobile setup, or swap out the rails on a 24" EVO PRO when you want to reduce slider weight and are working with lighter camera loads. The rails weigh just 1 lb and support loads up to 15 lb. The rails are also compatible with Rhino V1 Sliders.

Key Features

  • Carbon fiber rails for Rhino Slider EVO
  • 15 lb load capacity
  • Integrated center mounting plate

 

Motion for EVO Sliders

Rhino Motion includes a motor and controller for Rhino EVO sliders. It's designed to capture live motion and time-lapse shots, and offers two time-lapse modes — Simple Time-lapse and Advanced Time-lapse, the latter allowing you to control the shutter, so you won't need an external intervalometer. The shutter is released by the Rhino Motion itself.

Within the other option — Simple Time-lapse — you get to assign the travel distance, total time, and ramping (easing in and out). You can also assign a Loop setting that lets you repeat the assigned timeplase in the opposite direction so you can film an interview with your B-camera autonomously moving back and forth. After the start of the time-lapse, the LCD of the controller will then display status figures, such as Percentage Done.

During live motion capture you can turn the camera in real time by turning the wheel on the dial, ensuring a better chance of capturing spontaneous moments. The wheel incorporates an advanced magnetic encoder technology that provides highly responsive control during filming as well as menu navigation.

The motor features an ultra-precise .7µ resolution drive system and 7-hour built-in battery. The extended battery life enables you to use Rhino Motion on multiple shoots on a single charge. The motor also functions at nearly silent operation when at low speeds, so you can capture quality video and audio simultaneously.

Key Features

  • Motor and controller for Rhino EVO sliders
  • Capture live motion and time-lapse shots
  • Simple Time-lapse and Advanced Time-lapse options, the latter eliminating the need for an intervalometer
  • Control wheel can be turned in real time during motion capture to spontaneously adjust the camera
  • Ultra-precise .7µ resolution drive system
  • 7-hour built-in battery
  • Stealth Drive nearly silent operation at low speeds
  • Auto-sensing end-bumper technology
  • Advanced magnetic encoder technology provides highly responsive wheel control

 

Slider EVO Carrying Case (42")

Store and protect your 42" EVO camera slider with the Rhino Slider EVO Carrying Case. To facilitate fast setups in the field, the case fits a completely assembled slider, including an attached Rhino Motion, Rhino Arc, and even a fluid head thanks to an expandable "pop top" design. A soft interior lining helps protect the slider from scratches, while retaining straps keep the slider secured in place.

Key Features

  • Protects your 42" Rhino Slider EVO
  • Expandable pop-top lets you keep your fluid head attached
  • Retaining straps keep your slider in place
  • Storage for extra 24" EVO rails

 

By RONALD FRANCIS (February 2018)

 

With no exaggeration, the motion controller in Rhino's slider systems has the simplest and cleanest interface that I can remember ever using. The entire workflow follows suit, as well. When you turn on the controller, a blue-and-white OLED screen asks you to select a slider, and below that you see a short list of sliders, neatly organized in a vertical display. Turn the dial button to jump to the slider you're using (24", 42", etc.), and click it in to select your choice. On comes the next page, presenting you with another short list: Live Motion, Time Lapse, and Settings. Turn the dial and press it on one of these, and another short list appears where you can set the parameters for the selection.

No matter which option you select, you get a similar clean, short list. Everything in the options is in plain English, the parameters within them take seconds to set, and between them you can achieve manual motion-controlled slides at whatever speed you rotate the dial, custom-designated slides, looping slides, simple time lapses, and advanced time lapses.

Included among the available slider packages is an Arc unit, which adds a panning axis to your motion-controlled slides. Including motion-controlled slides in your work already raises production value to another level, but having a panning axis in addition to that adds a whole other dimension. You can set up a custom motion where the camera slides past a subject and at the same time pans to keep it in frame. This is great for highlighting a product in commercials, as well as for performing cinematic motions in movies. There are many ways you can set up your slider, including slanted on a tripod, so combining left/right motion with panning motion allows you to execute numerous cinematic moves.

The motion-controlled slides are near dead-silent when performed at a slow rate. Speeds range from 1-25. After passing around 10, you hear a static whisper sound, but slides are normally performed at below 10. Upon approaching 25, the motor produces a quiet whistling sound, but at such speeds you're shooting for slow-motion playback so audio is not an issue. You can check out audio tests on Rhino's website for a better idea.

When you select Live Motion from the three options in the controller, the next screen asks you to choose between "Turn Wheel to Slide" and "Create a Move," again in a vertical display. The first choice is for manually controlling motion with the dial. As you turn the dial, all you see on the screen is the speed of your turn in large digits. The latter option is for designating a custom slide. When you select the latter, you get to set in and out points in inches, duration in minutes and seconds (which also determines the speed), ramp distance (the point where the slide slows down and eases in), and whether to loop or not. The number of inches, minutes, or seconds is assignable directly to the right of the associated label, so everything is done within that same screen. And it's assignable by pressing on it with the dial and rotating the dial. Everything is done with the dial. In fact, the only other button besides the dial is the small power button next to it. Once everything is assigned and you scroll down to and select "Start," the next screen asks you if you're ready to calibrate. After you select "Yes," the slider carriage finds its position along the length of the slider based on your assignments—within about a second—and the slide begins.

The Time Lapse option works the same way. In Simple Time Lapse, you get a short list consisting of "Distance," "Direction," "Time" and "Ramp;" and Advanced Time Lapse is about three times as expanded, offering all the familiar options seen in other screens, such as in and out points and duration, plus also shutter speed, playback, interval, and number of shots.

Another available option is a flywheel. The flywheel is essentially just a 1-lb counterweight that provides you with a certain amount of resistance (also referred to as "inertia") that lets you achieve ease-in and ease-out motion when you're not using a motion controller. You can clearly see the difference in the slide when you attach the flywheel. Without it the slide is more free, whereas with it the slide begins and ends with a gradual movement, and it stays consistent in between.

The Rhino systems are belt-driven for motion-controlled and flywheel-controlled slides, but otherwise can be used without a belt to glide smoothly along the rails. They come in 24-48" lengths with carbon fiber and aluminum rail choices, with the aluminum rail option able to support rigs up to 50 pounds. There are 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting holes on the bottom center and on the ends as well as a 3/8"-16 screw on the slider carriage. The legs are rosette-adjustable and feature index marks for aligning them equally, and the feet adjust into place when set down to find the optimal balance for the slider. International plug adapters are included with the motion controller and a secure carry case is included with every package.

The controller is designed as an elegant, solid block, and it offers a large and comfortable dial. It features a built-in battery that runs about 7 hours in operation, so it works long enough to leave the slider alone for almost any time-lapse shoot. When not using the controller, it can be held magnetically to the back of the motor so you don't have to look for a place to set it down. The controller connects to the motor via a robust Ethernet cable that runs about three and a half feet, and the motor rests on a small drive shaft (via a special nut) on the slider and secures tight with two thumbscrews that are already on the slider. This setup takes just a few seconds to do.

That’s the system overall. We'd love to hear about your experience with Rhino sliders or any thoughts you may have.

Slider EVO Pro (42")

Rail Material

Stainless steel

Rail Length

42" (106.7 cm)

Load Capacity

50 lb (22.7 kg)

Mounting Screw

3/8"-16

Mounting Threads

1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 (center and ends)

Weight

10.4 lb (4.7 kg)

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

47.0 x 10.2 x 3.0"

 

EVO Carbon Rails (24")

Material

Carbon fiber rails
6061 aluminum mounting plate

Load Capacity

15 lb (6.8 kg)

Dimensions

24 x 4.5 x 1" (61 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm)

Weight

1 lb (0.45 kg)

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

25.1 x 5.8 x 2.3"

 

Motion for EVO Sliders

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

10.3 x 9.4 x 4.4"

 

Slider EVO Carrying Case (42")

Material

Ballistic nylon

Dimensions

46 x 9 x 4" (116.8 x 22.9 x 10.2 cm)

Weight

5.19 lb (2.35 kg)

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

46.6 x 9.3 x 4.25"

 

Bundle Items

  • Slider EVO Pro (42")
  • EVO PRO Rails (42")
  • Camera Carriage
  • 2 x End Caps with All-Terrain Legs
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • EVO Carbon Rails (24")
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Motion for EVO Sliders
  • Slider EVO Carrying Case (42")
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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