The popular slider/crane/jib device has been improved and upgraded to the 16kg payload SD+ version, strong enough to support RED & Alexa. Once set up, the system can quickly change its function from camera slider to jib and back thanks to its unique construction. The DollyCrane can be assembled quickly by just one operator using a standard heavyweight tripod. The DollyCrane SD+ will carry any camera up to 16kg and includes RED and Alexa
Note that the previous Dollycrane was only capable of supporting a 10kg payload, the the SD+ upgrade by increasing the supported payload to 16kg, greatly improves the stability and performance of the device.
Dolly: By utilizing a movable counterweight, the camera can be tracked up to 160 cm, much further than in typical camera sliders. The slider rail can be set at almost any angle including vertical, and with the counterweight system, the camera can be moved up and down the slider with
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 rubbered wheels.
In addition to the tripod mount, the DollyCrane can also be mounted directly onto the floor with the supplied adjustable legs.
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 (depending on base tripod)
The Dolly/Crane is supplied in two fitted soft cases.
This product is so good, that Ian on seeing it, ordered it immediately, so that VMI with Panavision were the first in the country to stock it!.
Head and Legs
The Floatcam Dollycrane SD+ is fitted with a 100mm bowl head, which makes it suitable for Sachtler Video 18, Video 20 or O'Conner 1030 tripod heads (optional extra). It is also now fitted with a MOY Plate, so you will also require MOY Legs, which are also an option extra.
Motion Control Option now available
Developed specifically for use with the DollyCrane and DollyCrane HD, a full motion control system is now available from VMI.
MotionControl allows manual and programmed movements. Every movement, manual or programmed, may be recorded and stored for later use. There are nine persistent banks and one volatile bank available. Each movement can be repeated up to 999 times and extended “time extension” up to 99 times, allowing the user more than enough opportunity to get that perfect shot. You’ll really appreciate the wide range of speed settings from 0-20cm/sec. and a speed ramp range from 0.5-2.5 seconds. Due to the patent pending, precision counter balance system on DollyCrane and DollyCrane HD family, only one motor is required for all functions of the motion control. The MotionControl System allows the use of the mutli-angled slider to achieve a wide range of unique shots.
- Rail Length 73″ / 185cm
- Maximum Height 114″ / 290cm (w/Tripod at 63″ / 160cm)
- Tracking Length 63″ / 160cm
- Working Diameter (max) 63″ / 160cm
- Vertical Height 79″ / 200cm
- Maximum Load 16kg
Please note that VMI Floatcam systems are supplied in flightcase only configuration now, as the original transit bags did not stand the test of time!
You will need a Van or VMI delivery if you plan to use these, as they will not fit into regular sized cars
Sizes for the 2 x Floatcam flight cases are as follows:
LxWxH= 92.5 x 36 x 23cm; Weight= 27.3kg
LxWxH= 193 x 30.5 x 28cm; Weight= 32.9kg