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The Sk8plate camera tracking system
The Sk8plate camera dolly is the most versatile camera slider & skater you will ever need.
It will take any camera from DSLR to Arri Alexa .
Sk8plate is more than just a dolly, it will also undersling the camera for over head shots, work as a table top Skater with revolving wheel arms for curved shots, it will convert in seconds to a standard HiHat and will take our attachable belt free motor for remote controlled moves and timelapse ability.
The top plate has a selection of 1/4" & 3/8" threaded inserts for fixing equipment to the dolly.
" Sk8plate is our Swiss army knife of camera dolly's on location"
The Sk8plate track arms have an integral clamping design to hold the supplied 1800mm black anodised Sk8tracks. These will also clamp 38mm to 40mm and 1.5" poles that you can pick up cheap in any country at any length.
The 2 Track brackets include adjustable feet for tracking off the floor and a level bubble on all sides.
Kits are in stock so if you would like further info please contact to register your interest in the new Sk8plate camera dolly and we will contact you.
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We also sell a flat topped tripod made for use with the s8plate as shown here. These are a cheaper solution to a standard tripod and give a very strong track support.
Look on our accessories page to view the optional extras we sell to compliment the Sk8plate camera dolly.
Supplied with both 100mm and 75mm bowl adapters for various fluid heads. There is also an optional 150mm bowl for larger fluid heads
With the Safety Friction brackets you not only secure the Sk8plate to the tracks but can increase friction drag for more precise tracking.
Each of the 8 wheels uses 2 stainless steel ABEC bearings and sit at 90 degrees on adjustable arms that grip any range of pole from 1" to 3" diameter and will not flat spot.
Sk8plate can use our optional remote motor and controller with timelapse ability.
We sell a number of otional extra's like the motor and controller kit and the innovative mini magic arm that incorporates small cheese plates into the arms for attaching multiple items.
The Sk8plate 100mm bowl can be raised with the leg studs that are included with the kit.
All adjustments are made by hand or using the included Allen key that fits all.
The Sk8plate 100mm bowl can be moved to the underside of the dolly so the camera on a fluid head can be inverted
for underslung or overhead tracking shots with the rails placed at any height.
Used with ouroptional 90 degree adjustable plate, any angle of tilt can be achieved from horizonta to vertical lens positioning looking straigh down. This gives better movement on the head for panning and tilting.
The Sk8plate track brackets accept both the new supplied Sk8track and the previous version track.
There is the facility to attach an optional bracket to take standard scaffold poles for very long tracking without joins and using a heavier camera such as the Arri Amira or Alexa.
These options mean you can fly to location with just the dolly kit as cabin luggage and pick up 40mm or 1.5" pipe or even scaffold pole on location should baggage constraint be an issue.
Longer & stronger scaffold pole can be used by attaching our scaffold clamps to the supplied track brackets.
There is a series of 1/4" & 3/8" threads on the side and top of these for add on components.
When using Sk8plate in skater mode you can turn
the wheel arms to create an arc around the sublect
The track brackets when not in use fit into the underside of the dolly body for storage as in the picture on the right.
The only tool you will need... The supplied Allen key is used for undoing the 100mm fluid head bowl from the dolly. It fits neatly to the Sk8plate with magnets so you everything is to hand!
This also shows the one of the 4 adjustable rubber corner feet for use when in HiHat mode.
The 2 included Sk8plate tripod / lighting stand mounts allows for the tracks to be fitted to tripods using the self centering bowled cup or screwed straight to the track brackets and mounted to any lighting stand that has the standard 29mm spigot receiver socket, such as the baby combo stands by Manfrotto or Avenger.
Sk8plate brand is owned and sold through Elastic Eye Media Ltd
Switching between standard tracking mode, underslung camera, HiHat and skater mode takes no time at all
If Hi-Hat mode is needed, simply unscrew the wheel arm knobs and the top plate will sit on 4 rubber non-slip adjustable corner feet for easy levelling on uneven ground