Sneak Peek Cinema Skater DSLR Dolly

A quick look at the new Cinema Skater Video dolly that can support larger size cameras. On the dolly you'll see the huge Manfrotto 501HDV fluid head. There is no possible way this head would mount up on the smaller Pico Flex Dolly, so if you're looking for a dolly to support something like a Sony FS100, Panasonic AF100, or even a RED Scarlet here's an option.

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Above: Sony EX1 on Cinema Skater

Thrown on the fluid head is a Canon 5D Mark II, and the Swivi LCD (for low angle shooting). This was a quick test run as we plan on throwing on the much larger and heavier Sony EX1 on it tomorrow. Build quality is A++ on this Cinema Skater, all metal, and smooth bearings/wheels. Available from eBay (click here)

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20 thoughts on “Sneak Peek Cinema Skater DSLR Dolly

  1. Hi,
    Will this skater dolly support a Sony EX1R video camera? Does it also come with the rod to push it along?
    Thanks--Ajit

  2. Emm

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    @Tony - The Pico can handle the DSLR or TM700, even better if you put a fluid head on. The Pico can run on much smaller tables and surfaces. The Cinema Skater is great for very large cameras, but won't be able to rotate on smaller tables and is much larger during traveling and packing. They both have benefits, and it might even make sense to have both. Same reason why I own several Glidecam models. I use the larger HD4000 for my heavy setup, but hate dragging it around just smaller projects or when I need to pack light. So I have the Glidecam HD1000 also.

  3. Tony

    I need to know (money no object)...Pico Flex or Cinema skater? I currently just shoot with a T3i and TM700...but definitely want to "future-proof" a dolly purchase because 2012 will hopefully bring "bigger and better" gear. That 360 was really nice... could you (and would you with confidence) do that with a dSLR mounted on the Pico Flex?

  4. Emm

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    @Todd - I'll try to do another one, but it's just your cliche' rotating shot. I thought people were sick of these dollies, so it was more just a peek at the product.

  5. Todd

    Emm, I'd love to see that dolly move recorded and shown in your full review. Like the others, a little pucker age going on.... Great work as usual!

  6. HDSLR Gear

    I know if I tried such a wide, long skate move my camera and lens would somehow turn and smash directly into the wall.

  7. Emm

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    @Elias - I'm not sure if the seller does. I would check with them to see if they can ship to your country.

  8. KKEEEVVVIINN

    I just got mine in the mail. I wish they has 3/8" holes drilled as well. How did you attach the 3/8" tripod onto your skate?

  9. Shadows44

    Seems really nice indeed, for larger size cameras. Probably overkill for a 7D or a 5D MkII, though. I guess the best gear for a DSLR would be a Pico Flex Dolly + a big enough camera mount head ?

  10. Emm

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    @Sean D Brown - That would be an interesting video. I just received it, so we're going to play around for a bit.

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