ZSlider

Status: $1,478 pledged of $17,500; 35 days to go

DSLRs have become the defacto video camera for the budding director and cinematographer. For those that want to take their shooting to the next level, a company called igus makes linear slider that makes it easy to shoot tracking shots (or do panoramic photography). The ZSlider makes it even easier by allowing you to add a belt driven kit that can either be moved by a motor or by a hand crank depending on your needs. The ZSlider currently only works on the igus W1080 slider rail, but creator Anthony Zeh says he's working to adapt it to others in the future if the project is fully funded.