Camera Track Dolly
Glide Gear Video Camera Track Dolly
The track dolly shot, another one of those advanced shooting techniques most filmmakers or videographers want to execute but don’t always get to. Why? Because the shooting platform or track and the dolly that allows for that smooth gliding movement on the horizontal plane are usually available only through the use of very expensive, professional, film studio equipment. Not anymore…
Glide Gear has designed and developed its own revolutionary hybrid tripod and track dolly system which can act as a tripod dolly, or track dolly in one portable unit. Our design has been run through numerous drafts and tests to meet the important criteria we set out for ourselves in the beginning; to produce a product that will be all the following: Easy-to-Use, unique to the track dolly market, allow for variations in track alignment, lightweight/strong/portable, and affordable for anyone. And we’ve run through many a prototype to get the right combination of things to check-off all of these criterions.
Without further ado, let us introduce the SYL-901- lightweight yet hard-wearing aircraft-grade aluminum alloy material that’s been powder-coated to dampen reflectivity; the four-track wheel assembly sets made of polyurethane designed and calibrated to move along a track and keep the most surface area contact and ensure stability; the heavy-duty strength and load-bearing capability of up to 35 lbs.; ability of individual track wheel assemblies to slide to accommodate variations in track alignments; plus the welcome portability, Glide Gear’s camera track dolly system is amazingly simple to set up and dismantle, and lightweight to boot!
Whether it’s on carpet, grass, pebbles, or snow, a camera dolly is the way to get it done. With the Glide Gear camera track dolly, all your dreams of taking longer, lingering, moving shots without fear of getting bumpy and shaky footage can now be a reality. Not only that, with the camera track dolly, you now have the ability to replicate the same camera movements for multiple takes. It takes away the guessing and estimates; no more pantomiming movements and “fingers-crossed,” it’s a boon to editing. And let’s not forget that this is a hybrid system that comes with track wheels AND wheeled swivel castors so it can be your choice between track dolly or wheel dolly in a matter of minutes.
Get that dolly shot in your pocket of tricks now. Try it, practice it, and master it on your very own Glide Gear camera track dolly.