Using skateboard wheels with sealed bearings, the Skaterail slider is smoother than most DSLR sliders. You can bolt junior pin receivers onto the ends of the track or center mount it to your tripod head or legs with the 3/8” and 1/4-20 threaded and clear holes on the center plate. “When we made this slider, the objective was to build a solid piece of film equipment like you’d find on a grip truck,” says Cole, “but we scaled it down for DSLR, RED and smaller setups.”
The ball mount works with 100mm and 75mm tripod heads and is machined by Modern Studio Equipment, a company that has been making camera support for the Hollywood studios since 1975. “Our relationship with Modern Studio Equipment is a big one,” Cole says, “because we can leverage their 32 years of experience building heavy duty equipment for the film industry and use it to create solid, American made products for indie, DSLR filmmakers. The new ball mount is a great example of that.”
The travel kit is a 6-foot Skaterail Slider that breaks down into 3 2-foot sections and assembles with small clamping knobs. It ships with a rolling canvas bag and sets up in a few minutes. Once assembled, it can be supported just like the original Skaterail Slider, with a tripod in the center or stands at the ends.
Midas Mount is offering the Skaterail Sliders at special introductory prices for the month of June only. The 4-foot ball mount for $249 (regular price $425), the original 6-foot for $299 (regular price $399) and the travel kit for $499 (regular price $599). After the introductory sale, the Skaterail Slider will be available through EVS (www.evsonline.com)
About Midas Mount
Located in Culver City, California, Midas Mount Camera Support Systems builds and sells equipment by independent filmmakers, for independent filmmakers. All Midas Mount products are handmade in Los Angeles, California by local craftspeople. http://www.MidasMount.com
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