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Old July 8th, 2006, 04:35 PM   #1
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Mini Dollys

I'm an happy owner of an Axis-dolly. It's not to far from the P+S skater, but so far (less) away in pricing.

It's solid piece of work, really well done. The con's is maybe that the Axis-dolly a little bit to high and (maybe same for all skaters) when your dollie back and forth the dolly will "lose track", and you have to "manually" adjust and lift the angels after three to four times to get it back on track. But over all, and compared to the price of the competitors, 4 out of 5!

Anyone tested any other mini dollys?
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Old July 8th, 2006, 04:41 PM   #2
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and a picture...

Here is a picture of my set-up, should been in previous post, but I messed it up - here it is anyway!
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Old July 21st, 2006, 10:00 AM   #3
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Wow! Thats really cool! I've never heard of a mini-dolly before!
What do you use for the track? And are those casters?
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Old July 21st, 2006, 10:10 AM   #4
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That's really cool, but obviously something you don't want to 'faceplant.'
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Old August 14th, 2006, 06:01 AM   #5
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I attached a picture of my DIY - Skater...
It was a lot of work but it works perfect! :)
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Btw, you find some Footage of my RADIATUS - Skater Dolly when you click on the link above.
In the "MEDIA SEARCH" type "Gun". The first 3 shots are made with the Skater.
If you dont want to see my Portfolio first @ RevoStock, click here for the direct link.
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Old August 26th, 2006, 05:23 PM   #6
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Very slick looking Rudi! How did you get that plat form?

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Old August 27th, 2006, 01:19 PM   #7
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When you look on the P+S Homepage, you find everything you need! Take a look at their pictures, videos and manual!
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Btw, you find some Footage of my RADIATUS - Skater Dolly when you click on the link above.
In the "MEDIA SEARCH" type "Gun". The first 3 shots are made with the Skater.
If you dont want to see my Portfolio first @ RevoStock, click here for the direct link.
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Old August 27th, 2006, 03:10 PM   #8
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Whats "P+S"?
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Old August 30th, 2006, 10:24 AM   #9
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Have a look here: http://www.pstechnik.de/en/skater.php

and also in the DVXuser Forum: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=59132
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Btw, you find some Footage of my RADIATUS - Skater Dolly when you click on the link above.
In the "MEDIA SEARCH" type "Gun". The first 3 shots are made with the Skater.
If you dont want to see my Portfolio first @ RevoStock, click here for the direct link.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 09:28 AM   #10
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does anyone know which is the best alternative to the skater mini that is available to people in the UK AND that can take a full size pro camera?
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 05:46 AM   #11
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I've designed a rail system that can double as a desktop dolly. You simply lift the mini dolly of the track and remove the guiding wheels underneath it to make it go on four wheels on a plain surface. If you have a Manfrotto or Bogen head - with out a ball - you can attach the camera directly to the base plate using the 3/8" screw and get the camera really low. I use it all the time for feature film work. It's not as sophisticated as the P+S Technik dolly but it will definitely give you some nice desktop shots.

I have a demo clip over at http://www.operafilm.com/mrail.html
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Old July 12th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #12
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Looked at the site pretty nice! A bit on the pricey side for me...
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Old September 6th, 2007, 09:01 PM   #13
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does anyone know which is the best alternative to the skater mini that is available to people in the UK AND that can take a full size pro camera?
Phil, the Skater Mini Dolly supports 30kg/66lbs.

I built my own out of Plywood, but have only tested it with a camera rig around 20lbs.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #14
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Portable Tabletop

One question, this requires a smooth surface. Can someone recommend a portable smooth surface that can be carried around ? Perhaps a smooth glossy rubber mat ? Not sure what this would be like though,but its nice to have a portable smooth surface to carry around..
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Old November 30th, 2008, 10:14 AM   #15
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One question, this requires a smooth surface. Can someone recommend a portable smooth surface that can be carried around ? Perhaps a smooth glossy rubber mat ? Not sure what this would be like though,but its nice to have a portable smooth surface to carry around..
I would look for a corrugated plastic used as cheap roof for greenhouses and carports Glasfiber & Plastprodukter plexiglas uterumstak polykarbonat akrylplast plastskivor(link from Sweden just to show you ...). (Should be possible to cut into a proper size. Use it as a track for the dolly. No soft bends, however.

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