The Sk8plate camera tracking system
The new Sk8plate camera dolly is the most versatile camera slider & skater you will ever need.
Its now stronger, lighter and quicker to set up but will still 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.
You can use longer and stronger tracking rails such as scaffold pole for lengths up to 6 meters without any joins in the track by attaching our scaffold style 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.
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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In the picure on the right, the Slider tripods shown are just some of the optional extras we sell to compliment the Sk8plate camera dolly.
We will also be introducing 1 meter joining
Sk8tracks to increase to tracking range available with the standard kit.
Switching between standard tracking mode, underslung camera, HiHat and skater mode takes no time at all
Supplied with both 100mm and 75mm bowl adapters for various fluid heads. There is an optional 150mm bowl as well.
With the Safety Friction brackets you not only secure the Sk8plate to the tracks, you can increase friction drag for more precise close up tracking shots. These brackets also take our bolt on remote controlled motor as in the picture on the left for precise repeatable tracking and time lapse work.
The motor and controllers are available through us.
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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.
When using Sk8plate at a skater on a flat surface, these wheel arms can turn through an arc to give perfect smooth rotational shots.
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. If Hi Hat mode is needed simply unscrew the 4 wheel arm knobs and the top plate will sit on 4 rubber non slip adjustable corner feet.
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 and fluid head can be inverted
for underslung or overhead tracking shots with the rails placed at any height.
If needed there will be an optional 90 degree adjustable
plate to position the camera at any angle. This will fit
between the camera and the fluid head.
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.
There is 1/4" and 3/8" threaded holes for attaching any equipment needed or mounting the track to another object using Super Clamps.
The track brackets when not in use fit into the underside of the dolly body for storage as in the picture on the right.
When using Sk8plate in skater mode you can turn
the wheel arms to create an arc around the sublect
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