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    Needing a break from weddings! we put this piece together with the intentions of utilising the Canon 7D and glidetrack for future wedding shoots.

    The glidetrack is a great tool but it's a little tricky and tends to stick, so have been experimenting!

    Thoughts, etc appreciated.

    Cheers.

    [ame="http://www.vimeo.com/11862868"]Canon 7d + Glidetrack - Thoresby Heights on Vimeo[/ame]

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    Looks great to me.

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    Oh I really like that. The glidetrack added a lot, a hell of a lot in fact.

    Even though the distance moved is quite small it really adds a huge amount to the images. Works really well with the jump-zooms.

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    Thx for the feedback need to re edit some shots as they don't quite work in the right sequence! just me criticising myself

    Thank you Gaffer, really value and appreciate your feedback

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gaffer View Post
    The glidetrack added a lot, a hell of a lot in fact.

    Even though the distance moved is quite small it really adds a huge amount to the images.
    That struck me too.

    We're used to seeing these things spinning around a couple having their "first dance", or alongside a walking/running/cycling person, but this shows how just a small movement (in the right hands!) can add a real sense of depth - almost a whole new dimension - to a static composition.
    Tim

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    Very interesting. Initially, I was surprised at how short the Glidetracks are, but having seen the video example; it reminded me that alot of human's perception of depth depends on the short distance between their eyes. I think the video also demonstrates how the 3d is enhanced by placing object heavily into the foreground. Suddenly walls, pillars and window frames become more useful objects in a scene.

    I am a bit concerned at GDR's comment that the Glidetrack "tends to stick". Is that User or Designer error?

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    Hi TimAndrews,

    I find the glidetrack sticks at certain points while moving , so you have to be aware of it and add more force to keep it smooth otherwise it tends to stutter.

    I have tried lubricating etc but to no avail. I am still happy with the purchase but feel improvements to the bearings could be made to make it smoother.

    Workable though

    cheers.
    Last edited by GDR; 05-24-2010 at 06:58 PM.

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    Hi TimStannard...thx for your kind words!

    Must practice some more, but I don't want this to become too predominent when I use it in shoots. Like anything, all things in moderation

    I know what you mean about the spinning first dance etc...makes you dizzy

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDR View Post
    I have tried lubricating etc but to no avail.
    A situation I know only too well...oops, sorry, wrong forum.
    Tim

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    wow, i really like this! great work

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