The Cinetics CineSkates Pro Tabletop Camera Dolly rolls smooth to add fluid motion to shots. If you patiently aim for perfection, trying continuous times if necessary, you can achieve uninterrupted fluidity, which, if mixed creatively with the right sound and effects in post-production, can strengthen your scenes with emotion, with feelings, for example, of magic or dreaminess or fear. CineDolly is yours to use on any flat surface and on some that aren't flat. You can certainly use it on a table, a floor, a wall. The three wheels can be let loose or can be aligned and locked, according to ruler markings on them, to achieve specific rotations.
CineDolly consists of the 2011 Kickstarter-funded CineSkates and its follow-up: the feedback-inspired SkatePlate. SkatePlate attaches on top of the skates and provides a seat for a camera, by way of a 1/4" mounting screw. A tripod head, however, is best attached instead of the camera. If you attach a camera directly, you won't be able to point it up at all. If you attach a head and the camera on top of the head, then your camera will be movable. The head is sold separately. Alternative to a head, you can install a GorillaPod Focus tripod, which is a bendable mini tripod, also sold separately. The clamps for installing it come included with the CineDolly.
- Smooth-rolling, multi-directional dolly
- Adjustable legs tighten into sturdy positions
- Wheels align and lock to perform exact rotations
- Achieves various arcing, tracking and panning shots
- Slides over or around subjects and pulls them into focus
- Capable of time-lapse and stop-motion shots using ruler marks on the wheels