FloatCam has announced the DollyCrane a unique concept in camera support. A multifunctional camera platform that offers many creative possibilities to camera operators.
By combining an unusually long variable-angled camera slider track with mini-jib functionality, the DollyCrane is truly remarkable displaying both state-of-the-art technology and precision engineering. Additionally, the DollyCrane quickly transforms into a vertical 6-foot tower. In this configuration the DollyCrane’s counterbalancing feature ensures precision camera moves are smooth and steady.
The DollyCrane allows a wide-range of variable angle operations. No matter how acute the angle, the counterbalance system will assure steady and stable camera movements. A simple, positive-locking adjustment feature allows for camera placement at the exact vertical or off-axis position for creative imaging. Minimum and maximum heights of the DollyCrane in the multi-angled positions are dependent on the height of the tripod.
In the Mini-Jib mode, the DollyCrane operates a working diameter of 160cm on the horizontal. The counterbalance system is locked to ensure unvarying movements through the full-range of the jib arm’s capabilities. An easy adjustment of the parallelogram bar will allow the camera to stay locked on to a subject throughout the range of the jib arm’s vertical travel rather than staying in a fixed attitude. The maximum and minimum operating heights of the Mini-Jib function are dependent on the height of the tripod.
With the simple removal and repositioning of two handles, the DollyCrane becomes a tower allowing for an exact vertical camera move through the full range of the 160cm track. Minimum and maximum heights of the camera moves, when mounted on the tower, are dependent on the tower, are dependent on tripod configuration.
The counterbalance system maintains a steady resistance to camera moves reducing the possibilities of irregular movements during the start or finish of a camera move.
The DollyCrane can be mounted on a single tripod or placed on level or uneven surfaces and the constant counterbalance feature will always maintain a uniform pressure that ensures uniform camera movements throughout the full tracking length of 160cm.