Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Back to Glidetrack for a morning of catch-up shots from a photography product shoot to office shots. Glidetrack also produce a light weight jib arm for smaller camcorders and DSLRs called the Carbon Crane and I used it to capture a rather tasty entrance shot.


I used my Sony NX-30 for this shot, its perfect for an impressive tracking crane shot as it produces a 1920 x 1080 50p picture. In my opinion having a camcorder with a large depth of field helps when you are producing this type of shot.


Having a good set of legs helps like the Manfrotto 504HD head and a set of Vinten Posi Loc legs, using a flimsy set of legs leads to wobbly, uncontrolled crane shots.


Fraser is Glidetracks in-house photographer  using a Canon 5D Mk111 to photograph product shots like the new AERO.HD





Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

3 thoughts on “Back to Glidetrack for catch-up shots

  1. Hi,
    Looks like i made mistake buying that slider. Can not use it. One of the threads is …….
    Can not install feet.
    Very Dodgy Quality control.

    Jiri Vrozina

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