Overall I really like it, its smooth, it can disengage for manual slides, and it has multiple modes for different types of shots. Couple of minor complaints, the batteries are difficult to remove - I use a flat head screwdriver because I can't get my fingers in the very tight battery compartment - and you have to use a screw to close the battery cover which is likely to be dropped and lost. Also my cable is stuck on the control unit and I'm afraid to put any more pressure on it to remove it so I have to leave it attached. These are slight oversights that could have been designed better. Still its a great unit and it gets the job done.
We used the motor on a three day shoot for a training film. The Motor is amazingly smooth and at loop speed below 10 it reverses nicely. We ran it continuously for 14 hours one day with only one battery change. love the subtle motion with our 48" curved Pro Media Gear slider.
Wow what can I say about PMG. I have purchased several PMG products and I can say that it is the best build quality on the market today. I have a closet full of sliders of lesser quality that delivered poor results. The camera flows on the PMG slider like butter in a hot frying pan. The motor and controller are incredible and move effortlessly on the rail with camera and heavy video head attached. I put my gear through a lot of use,in less than favorable conditions and Pro Media Gear is the only gear that I will trust to get those shots that I need. I rarely take time to write a review on any gear, however PMG gear is the best that I have used and if this helps others make a choice and not end up with their own closet full of substandard sliders or motors then my work is done. You truly will get the best results with Pro Media Gear. They have won me over as a loyal customer and I look forward to trying more of their products in the future.
The PMG slider and controller is worth every penny. I've used many different sliders, motorized and manual, and out of the box this one is by far the easiest, fastest and best so far. Within 10 minutes of receiving the package I had it up and running. The next day, with a client looking over my shoulder, was the first test. Same deal--quick, efficient, game-changing. The curve of the 32" is perfect for keeping the subject in the frame, the motor is silent, the unit works the B cam by itself while I'm concentrating on the A cam. Buy this thing for yourself.
Great concept and motor. They just need to add parallax feature to this unit in the newer version.