Great Article On Alex Horner Featuring Trost Sliders

alex-horner-trost

Pro Video Coalition ran an article on director Alex Horner’s four day Tyler Fernengel BMX shoot inside the abandoned Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The video has received more than four million views. In the article Horner speaks extensively about how his Trost slider made this very difficult shoot much easier.

Check out the article here.

Watch Alex Horner’s Tyler Fernengel BMX session video for Red Bull below:

Trost Offset Plates are Here

Today we’re introducing offset baseplates for the Trost M-series camera slider. This completes the offset design of the M-series. With both offset carriage and offset baseplates, you can now float your camera in mid-air, even when the slider is sitting on the ground or on tabletop

trost-offset-email

Why is this a big deal? Because an offset orientation gives you clearance *under* your camera at all times. This lowers the center of gravity to an absurd degree and gives you a flexibility of operation that is impossible on any other slider, at any price.

The offset plates cram Mitchell, 3/8, 1/4, c-stand, and cheese plate into a compact package that can also be dropped right on a table and supported via little rubber feet that are built-in. We also added a bubble level.

Offset means your tiedowns will clear without stacking up a cumbersome pile of risers and adapters.

There is really nothing else like it. We’re really excited to finally be at this point.

We also somehow got the whole thing to fit in a standard Pelican 1720 case. So pop open your Pelican travel case, pull out the Trost M-series with offset plates, and you’re good to with virtually any mounting option – with zero setup time.

Words don’t really do it justice, however. You should see it to understand why this is so useful. We demo the new offset plates in this video:

The offset plates will be available fall of 2015 – maybe earlier if enough people express interest, so we can get a production run going.

Bob Gundu reviews the new M-series for reduser.net

Bob Gundu has reviewed the new Trost M-series slider system for reduser.net. As fans of Bob’s reviews have come to expect, it’s thorough, comprehensive, and does a great job of exploring the mounting and rigging options available with the system.

The Trost M-series is here

Today we are introducing the Trost M-series camera slider. This is a complete redesign of the slider system with many improvements and new features.

What’s new:

– Mitchell carriage standard on every slider
– Leveling 100mm bowl to Mitchell adapter included with every slider
– Mitchell baseplates standard, with built-in 3/8, 1/4, and c-stand support
– Ultra low-profile design for low center of gravity
– Cantilevered carriage – accept any tiedown, no risers necessary, point camera straight down.
– Ultra compact – weighs 17lbs, supports 560lbs
– Mitchell with removeable/stowable key for easy rotation on a Mitchell mount

The M-series will replace the original Trost slider. If you own the original Trost slider, you will find that the split collars underneath the rail and the folding stud puck on top of the carriage can be detached and mounted on the new Trost M-series slider.

Upgrades and trade-ins:

We are offering two different ways to move from the original Trost slider to the new M-series slider:

1. Upgrade. Send us your original Trost slider, and we will upgrade it with the new M-series carriage. The new M-series carriage includes Mitchell mount and a leveling 100mm bowl. Upgrades cost US$299 + shipping for the Trost 100, Trost 75, and Trost 50, and US$399 + shipping for the Trost 100×50.

2. Trade-in. Send us your original Trost slider, and we will send you a brand new Trost M-series slider in exchange. Trade-ins cost US$799 + shipping for a Trost 100, Trost 75, and Trost 50, and US$1499 + shipping for a Trost 100×50.

The Upgrade option is more cost-effective, while the Trade-in option gets you the new rail and new Mitchell baseplates. A Trade-in will ship out to you more quickly than an Upgrade, since we don’t need to rebuild your slider.

We have worked hard to provide these cost-effective options to current Trost owners. It was you who jumped in early, and we appreciate your support.

If you are interested in arranging an upgrade or trade-in, please contact Gabe at gchei@trostmotion.com.