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Gear: Need to improve your video work? Well, hello, dolly

February 02, 2013|By Judi Dash
  • This rolling dolly from iStabilizer allows you to shoot video with a full-fledged camera or even an iPhone.
This rolling dolly from iStabilizer allows you to shoot video with a full-fledged… (iStabilizer )

You know those big rolling camera rigs that cinematographers use? Think of a tiny version of those, and you’ll get a sense of the iStabilizer Dolly.

This is a mobile rig for smoothly shooting HD video with your cellphone or any device that shoots HD video, including cameras and smaller camcorders.

This sturdy 8-by-5-by-3-inch device has a metal base with four roller blade-like wheels, an 11-inch-long eight-jointed arm for locking in various camera angles, and a spring-loaded cradle that grips your device and screws into a tip on the arm using the standard universal tripod thread found on popular cameras and camcorders.

Once you start shooting, you just move the little dolly with your hand. The wheels move the dolly along for surprisingly stable tracking and panning.

The included cradle mount can handle mobile devices up to 2.75 inches wide; an optional iStabilizer Mount XL can accept devices up to 3.5 inches wide.

iStabilizer Dolly kit is $59.95; iStabilizer Mount XL, $19.95.

Info: The website or call  (888) 827-3096 .
 
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