How to Mount a Camera To Your Slider

You need clean footage. We get it. Not only do you need a solid slider system, but you also need a stable camera mount.

If you’re looking for a camera slider system with hand-assembled, highest-grade aluminum components, and a guaranteed no-rock starts and stops, look no further than the MYT Works Camera Slider.

MYT Works provides the only camera slider system available with these benefits. With a comfortable grip, corrosion-free elements, and easy-to-clean parts, the slider is also weight-optimized and optimized for fast setups and breakdowns. 

Set Up Your Camera Slider

Once you’ve decided on the MYT Works Camera Slider to take your next film production to the next level, you’ll want to learn how you can use all the related products and accessories to create an optimal setup and smooth starts and stops. 

Since MYT Works Sliders do not need center support and have a lightweight, high load capacity, the slider can be easily assembled and disassembled on-site. The following elements of the camera slider can be adjusted to any camera, from DSLRs to professional cameras: 

  • Slider Carriage: You can securely attach the MYT Works Hi-hat to the slider with the quick release latch. Or, accessories can be attached to the carriage’s threaded through-holes.
  • Hi-hat: The modular components of the Hi-Hat include a mount, tray, handle bracket, and four rods. The Hi-Hat is used to mount the camera to the slider carriage. 
  • Rolling slider bearings: The force necessary to make a move is reduced by the rolling element, while the sliding element maintains the camera inertia. These elements prevent backlash and overshoot. 
  • Hi-hat quick-release latch: This single-level match can quickly release the Hi-Hat from the Camera Slider and Rover Dolly. Latch pressure can be adjusted with a single thumbscrew on the inside of a carriage, or the Hi-Hat can be screwed to the carriage with MYT Works Locking Bolts.
  • Magnetic dampeners: Now standard in all our Camera Sliders, the magnetic dampeners prevent hard landings on the end trusses and signal the end of the camera move in either direction when operators are using constant framing through the viewfinder. 

How to Mount Your Camera

Once your camera slider is set up, it’s time to mount your camera. Depending on your camera, you will need specific camera mount accessories

  • To mount Mitchell camera heads, you may replace the Hi-Hat Tray with a Mitchell Mount. 
  • To mount a Mitchell camera head and Mitchell Mount on the Level 5 or Constellation system, you will need a Mitchell Flush Plate. 
  • To mount a tripod to the underside of a Camera Slider Dolly, you will need a Dynamic Plate.
  • For either 100 mm or 75 mm camera heads, you will need either a 100 mm Doughnut or 75 mm Doughnut.
  • To mount a tripod under your camera slider, you will need a Tripod Adapter, which comes in four sizes: 75 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm, and Mitchell. 

To mount your camera under your camera slider, you will need an Underslung Bracket, which can be used with the Hi-Hat and the mount of your choice. 

Check out the MYT Works Camera Slider bundle, which offers a medium or large camera slider and all of the accessories you need to get started, so you’ll have all the slider accessories at the ready. You can rely on our engineering for years to come because we approach the process as filmmakers ourselves. We know what it’s like behind the camera.

To learn more before you buy, check out our buyer’s guide.

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