“#Kessler‘s new ‘medium format’ shuttle dolly is based on the company’s shuttle pod platform and is designed for heavier #camera packages. It’s also compatible with the company’s Second Shooter and Cinedrive motion control systems. The dolly will also run on Kessler’s screw-together speedrail, ideal if you’re travelling with the setup as it packs down easily. The kits start at around $1100 and all the components are available now.”
I’ve been using #Kessler Quick Release System for some time now. All my #camera have some iteration of the Arcs Swiss camera plates that are compatible wit the Kessler clamp. It works great but…..
I hate the way the camera tips over when it’s put down on a flat surface. The issue is more with the two safety stops on the ends of the plate, and I wont take them off. That’s just way to dangerous. If you don’t clamp it down the camera will slide off and crash to the ground. For the most part I just lived with it. Laying the camera on it’s side or p;eaning it against something. Not ideal.
I decided to get another Wooden Camera cage for my #Sony a7s. I had one for a GH4 with YAGH and I liked it. Wooden Camera likes #Arri style dovetail plates. They are mostly used on big heavy camera rigs. I see them a lot on #RED#cameras. It’s been a standard for many years but hasn’t really been adopted for smaller cameras really. This also makes them a little expensive too.
Kessler adapted the technology develop for the CineDrive to make a small, simple and effective motion controlled slider accessory. The Kessler Second Shooter opens a world of possibilities for production both big and small. Paired with a compatible slider, the Second Shooter is a welcome companion for the one-man-band shooter, adding an addition dynamic perspective. With the ability to precisely repeat complex moves, It can prove a powerful tool on visual effects shoots as well. The possibilities are endless.