A camera slider is a tool that helps create smooth, controlled camera movements for video and film production.
The camera slider consists of a rail, a camera mount and a dolly, which moves along the rail. The camera mount holds the camera in place, and the dolly is used to glide the camera along the rail.
Camera sliders provide the ability to move the camera in a linear direction and add visual interest to shots by creating dynamic movement. They are especially useful for tracking shots, panning shots, and providing smooth, sweeping camera movements.
Camera sliders come in different lengths and can be mounted on tripods, light stands or even placed on a flat surface. They are also available in motorized versions, which allow for automated, precise movement.