Inter BEE 2014: Cinemax spiral slider dolly with lift, swivel and forward and backwards motion

By Technical Editor Matt Allard:

Japanese company Cinemax have shown what they are calling “The World’s first high performance dolly with lift, swivel and forward and backwards motion.” Designed to use a small footprint the Katana allows the operator to get crane shots as well as letting the camera either move forward or backwards creating a sense of depth.

Katana Spiral Slider Dolly
Katana Spiral Slider Dolly

The Katana is an interesting concept and it would be interesting to see how it performs on location. Equipped with V-groove bearings it was very smooth and easy to operate from the limited time I had using it. It can also be used as a Cross Slider Dolly by being placed on optional leg attachments or on two tripods.

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The Katana weighs in at 12kg and has a range of motion of 90cm vertically and 64cm horizontally. The maximum load is 7kg making it suitable for a wide variety of cameras. The Katana kit does not include a tripod, fluid head or counter weights. They are sold separately.

You can find out more at Cinemax

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