You are on the job and want the capabilities of a slider dolly and the functions of a crane rolled into one kit? Sure no dramas Floatcam has done that for you. The Floatcam DollyCrane uses counter weights so that a camera can be easily moved laterally giving the operator a crane option when using a slider dolly. The DollyCam is for small to mid sized cameras with a working 10kg limit. So a good system for the new breed of large sensor cine compact shooters and the DSLR shooters.
The DollyCrane is an innovative Grip system combining the function of the camera crane, mini-jib and dolly slider. Once set up, the system can instantly change its function from dolly slider to crane and back thanks to its unique construction.
The DollyCrane can be assembled quickly by just one operator using standard – heavyweight tripods.
Dolly: By utilizing a movable counterweight, the camera can be tracked up to 200 cm (depending on the model), much further than in typical sliders. The slider rail can be set at almost any angle (max. 60 degrees) and with the counterweight system, the camera can be moved up and down the slider without
minimal effort. As the camera moves in one direction, the counterweight tracks in the opposite direction, allowing for continuous perfect balance and control. The movement of dolly and counterweight is absolutely silent thanks to rubberized wheels.
Crane: When configured as a crane the camera can move parallel to the ground, and execute crane movements in 3 axis, up to a maximum lens height of 3m (depending on base tripod)
Mini-jib: In its mini-jib configuration, the DollyCrane operator can tilt, pan and move the camera 360 degrees around the base tripod with a maximum lens height of 3m
For more on the DollyCam go to Floatcam.