Turn your DSLR or digital camcorder into a pro-style rig!
Hello, dolly! CineSkates, a set of skateboard-style wheels, is made to attach to Joby's ultra-versatile GorillaPod Focus tripod and Ballhead X, turning your DSLR or digital camcorder into a pro-style rig, allowing for silver screen-worthy movement. Combined with the recently launched SkatePlate frame, CineSkates can hold most any camera, so you can look forward to smooth moves while making your moving pictures.
CineSkates, our first product, was born in the MIT Media Lab. Launched as a Kickstarter campaign in 2011, filmmakers rallied around the idea, and CineSkates flew past the funding goal in just one day! Ever since, we’ve been constantly innovating, researching, and field testing new technology so we can get awesome camera gear in to your hands. We’ve had some very nice things said about us by such people as Wired, Fast Company, Gizmodo, CNET, TechCrunch, and Engadget.
March 14, 2013 by Phong Chieng Recommended
The CineSkates offer a unique way to capture live, fast-moving shots in a very simple concept. It's basically a tripod with wheels. The legs of the tripod bend and flex so that you can adjust it to any height (although they recommend the configuration in the photo for the best balance and stabilization). The wheels are super smooth which allows you to capture photos or videos with the least amount of shakiness. It takes some time to align the tripod so that it does roll in a straight line, but there are degree markers on each wheel to help with the calibration process.
This is amazing!!! I do alot of wedding photography and stop animation this would be great to have!
this is very cool! love to try this out!
May 28, 2013 by Joan Garrison Recommended
I loved using the Cineskates for my camera. I have never filmed anything like that before. It was easy to set up and use.