So here’s the latest addition to the toolbox, a “DIY” slider for video. By “DIY” I mean, I craft some crude drawings, send it off to Team Swift and magically I get new tools to work with. 🙂 This 6 foot long aluminum system barely fits in my car, but worth it for the shots one can get. Since I’m not a video person by any means, this is also an attempt to make up for all the awful shaky hand held footage over the years. Building a slider to work in tandem with the Nikon 1 made sense to me. It is really light, shoots some of the best video out there, and even with the kit lens, the continuous autofocus is a nice thing to have. Currently thinking about possible designs for the “Slider Lite” version, one that is smaller and can pivot and tilt. Sample movie clip in the next post.