We have featured a number of devices designed to help provide a more stable and smooth platform for camcorders and cameras here on Geeky Gadgets. Including the awesome CineSkates Camera Slider which started its journey on Kickstarter not so long ago. Now a new design has been launched by Polly Systems called the Polly, which uses a flywheel driven chassis to hold your camera and keep everything stable as your record.
Polly has been designed to be ultra compact, portable and a flexible solution to create and capture smooth tracking shots. The flywheel gear allows you to move the camera extra smoothly on flat ground. Tracking shots which would normally require at least one assistant or even a motion control system, can now be executed by just one person with almost no prep time at all, says Polly Systems.
Polly Systems explain that: “Polly is designed to create smooth and stabilized camera movements in a special and innovative way. A flywheel gear – made of high-grade steel – simultaneously accumulates the kinetic energy and stabilizes the movement. With a camera and a video-head mounted on the top (3/8” adapter included) you can achieve constant and ultra slow tracking shots with just a fingertip. Polly works on every flat surface. A scale on the flywheel enables super-precise stopmotion dolly shots, too. (Weight: 7 kg)”
The Polly-Arm extends the application possibilities of the Polly-Engine significantly, and is adjustable both vertically and horizontally and is rotatable in all directions. Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
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