The use of gimbal-mounted cameras has increased considerably over the past few years. Matthews has developed a new Docking System to keep these camera rigs safely out of the way yet ready for action between shots.
The new unit combines its Slider Stand and rugged Dutti Dock. The result is a handy platform for making rig adjustments with a 90cm footprint, a fraction of the size of the traditional cart – making it much easier to position close to set.
The wide-based Slider Stand comes with two rocky mountain legs for easy levelling on hills, mountainsides, rocky environments, stairs or other uneven terrain. Built for travel, it collapses to just 64cm and comes with black anodised aerospace-design-inspired braces. With black chrome plating, it is said to be at home on any set, especially when combined with the stealth black Dutti Dock. Constructed of 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminium, the docking sled offers a multitude of mounting options including: two long cheese plate slots for adjustable plate balance position; 18 holes; and four removable accessory hangers to support a fully loaded gimbal rig or camera setup.
The Docking System is available in three versions: the 99045 offers the Dutti Dock/Slider Stand; the 99046 adds Matthews’ sturdy Caster Wheel set of three; while the 99047 ships complete with the heavy-duty Rock n’ Roller wheel set with rigid safety locks, for extremely rough terrain locations.