The Digital Juice Orbit Micro Portable Camera Dolly will let you get dramatic, cinematic shots with your DSLR or small camcorder. Though it's small, Orbit Micro rolls just as smooth as a big dolly, and can roll just as fast or just as slow. So, if used right, it can add movement to your production from cut to cut. Moreover, it can get in places where normal dollies can't. As long as you have a flat surface to roll on, whether a table, a floor, a wall, or a ceiling, you can roll smoothly without shakes -- on the underside are knobs that tighten the wheel axels in place; next to the knobs are hash marks that you can align both axels to so to match one precisely with the other. You can thus roll at various angles, all the way up to full 360° turns.
In addition to attaching a camera, you can also attach two articulating arms (and onto those arms a light and a mic). The dolly features three 1/4"-20 threads running along it. You can use one for the camera and the other two for the arms. A post screw comes included for attaching a camera into one of the threads. Also, feel free to alternatively mount your camera onto an arm instead of directly onto the dolly, or you can mount it on a ball head and attach the ball head to the dolly.
Please note, if your camera is too small, such as a small smart-phone, you may need to counterbalance the weight of your camera with another attached accessory.
- Get Dramatic, Cinematic with Your DSLR or Small Camcorder
The Orbit Micro gives the filmmaker / videographer the opportunity for unique cinematic shots that would not be possible otherwise. It can add professional style to an otherwise mundane product shot or add drama by allowing you to get closer or shoot from a lower angle than any other tracking device would allow. It can also provide a stable shake-free platform for a subtle straightforward tracking shot.
Mount Your Camera and Accessories!
The Orbit Micro platform is extendable beyond providing a tracking camera mount. The camera itself can be mounted to the base directly using the removable 1/4"-20 post included, attached on the end of an articulating arm, or placed on top of a compatible ball head to give you more flexibility and precision with your camera angle. The additional two 1/4"-20 mounts can be used for adjustable articulating arms holding a variety of accessories including clamps, LED lights, monitors and viewfinders.
Set to Straight or Curved Lines
The two adjustable axles on the Orbit Micro can be set to allow you to track in straight or curved lines. The arc of the motion can be set (using the 2 locking ergonomic thumbscrew knobs) for broad open curves or for motion in a full 360° circle around a subject. The hash marks printed on the surface of the dolly are provided as a guide, allowing you to adjust the two axles at a roughly equivalent angle for more repeatable and dependable arced motion.
High Quality and Low Weight
The entire lightweight Orbit Micro unit is made with high quality materials and offers an amazingly sturdy and stable smooth rolling platform. The base plate and thumbscrew knobs are made of high quality aluminum with a matte black anodized finish. The 2.5" polyurethane inline-skate style wheels have fluid sealed ball bearings and an attractive stylish look. The total weight of the dolly is only 1 pound.