Edelkrone is launching a new mechanical module for its SliderPLUS Pro that can be used to realize vertical or tilted camera movements. The "vertical module" is mounted underneath the slider and comes with a total of five spring strands that can be hooked onto the end of the slider individually or as a whole; the matching extension is included.
Edelkrone vertical module
These springs are used to counterbalance the effect of gravity - when the slider is tilted, the camera mounted on it continues to move smoothly without requiring more motor power. Prerequisite seems to be the Edelkrone motor module (it is not designed for manual camera movement).
The vertical module itself sits on an L-bracket to tilt the slider in 10° steps to the desired position (max. 90°), via a second L-bracket the camera is aligned horizontally. This vertical module therefore exceptionally has nothing to do with upright videos, but it is about the direction of movement.
According to Edelkrone, a total load of up to 5 kg is supported, i.e. camera setup incl. further Edelkrone modules, for example for additional camera rotations. On the other hand, the technical data states that each of the springs supports between 2.4-3 kg, so that the calculated maximum load should actually be higher.
The Edelkrone Vertical Module costs 373.95 euros, and is expected to be available in mid-April.