Rhino’s New Slider is a Dolly in Disguise



Dollys are an ideal device on set for controlling digital camera motion, however they take a very long time to arrange and are a ache to lug round when it is advisable to transfer them. Rhino has a brand new dolly that, whereas a slider at coronary heart, addresses all these annoyances in a well-thought-out design that basically needs to be the dolly it’s.

Designed to suit right into a single Pelican case, the Rhino Dolly comes with a set of 4 7 foot  Infinity rails, for a fourteen-foot expanse, the Rhino Dolly carriage with a built-in adjustable 100mm bowl, and a set of locking endplates. The bowl has a customized tilt function included, which allows the digital camera operator to regulate the digital camera rig as much as 10 levels to be able to maintain it degree with the horizon.

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Moreover, with the elective Rhino Arc II movement management system, the Rhino Dolly might be rigged to repeat the identical digital camera transfer with an set up that takes only a few seconds. All one must do is add the Arc II, set up the belt, and hit the facility button.

With the Arc II, digital camera sliding might be repeated, together with the flexibility to concurrently pan the digital camera from proper to left, and again. Furthermore, via using the elective Rhino Focus, adjustments in focus might be set with as much as 5 keyframes triggering every transfer.

The Infinity rails are precision machined to screw collectively for a bumpless journey of the carriage throughout the dolly observe, and extra Infinity rails might be added with no restrict so long as a snap-on Rhino help is added with every extra 7-foot rail added on.

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The Rhino Dolly additionally has two units of Carbon machined Fast Legs with top measurement indicators in order that the digital camera crew can simply increase and decrease each side to the identical top, and degree. A pleasant contact ought to the digital camera place discover itself on uneven floor.

When totally prolonged the half ball can attain a top of 54.5″, or as little as 24″ with the legs totally retracted.  The Rhino Dolly’s help bowl will also be positioned within the underslung configuration when in search of to seize from a better perspective.   In the meantime, the endplates have a set of locking clamps for safety and may match the Rhino Infinity arms, in addition to US or Euro Velocity Rail, or 1 1/2” EMT.

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Moreover, to indicate that Rhino has actually considered how versatile the Rhino might be, the top caps have a built-in bubble so all sides might be adjusted to a degree situation, and the Rhino Dolly carriage features a quick-mount for LowBoy and C-Stand attachment (through an adapter), in addition to ARRI mounts so as to add all the things from a magic arm to a monitor-recorder.

In its native configuration, the Rhino Dolly can shoulder as much as 100 kilos of substances and nonetheless journey buttery clean. Nevertheless, when that configuration provides on the Arc II movement management system and the Carbon Fast legs, the load-carrying capability can plummet to fifteen kilos in a short time. So it’s essential to maintain your setup mild.

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At the moment listed on Kickstarter, the Rhino Dolly might be had for an MSRP of $1800 for the Rental Package, $2400 for the Fundamental Package that features the 7-foot Infinity rails, or $4,000 for the final word equipment, which additionally provides the Arc II movement management system and Carbon Fast Legs. The anticipated supply is December of 2022.

Have in mind, nonetheless, that being a Kickstarter marketing campaign, supply might be delayed, and even canceled as a result of manufacturing points. So it pays to revisit the web page occasionally for updates on how the event is coming alongside.

[source: Kickstarter]