Cinetics SkatePlate™

Rigid, adjustable dolly frame for CineSkates wheels, suction cups, and other Cinetics Connect accessories

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Stabilize your rolling camera shots

The Cinetics SkatePlate is slightly more complex than it appears to be on first glance. While its collapsible and adjustable rigid frame houses CineSkates wheels below and a tripod head/camera above, it also bears stenciled imprints that tell you how to line up the skates to roll straight or in a gentle curve. Rated for rigs up to 11 pounds.

Why Cinetics?

Smooth moving shots are one of the primary building blocks of fine motion picture production. They put us into the scene on the screen, because they mirror how we experience the world. Our bodies act as a big shock-absorber for our eyes, plus our brain does internal image-stabilization along the way. So it's no wonder we like stable, even moving shots in our on-screen entertainment and no surprise that we can feel distracted by shaky handheld footage. A tripod often isn't enough for convincing movement, because it can only help for shots where your camera stays in one place. And moving the camera does more than make the experience seem real; it makes your camera a character, a participant, a narrator.

So consider what Cinetics gear can bring to the table for your next video project. Whether it's a simple home movie, a film school exercise, or a full-blown professional production, good camera mounting can make a world of difference in how your audience will experience what you've captured.

Product Highlights:

  • retractable rigid dolly frame that adjusts to define a straight or curved dolly move
  • attaches to other Cinetics Connect products like CineSkates or Gorillapod Focus
  • 11"W x 1-3/4"H x 9-3/4"D (extended)
  • wheels, tripod, tripod head and camera not included
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What's in the box?

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  • SkatePlate
  • Attachment arm
  • Instruction Guide

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Overview: The Cinetics SkatePlate is a dolly frame with three retractable legs. Using the Cinetics Connect quick connections at the end of each leg, you can attach optional CineSkates or miniSkates to make a rolling platform, or CineSquids or miniSquids for a suction-cup secured platform. The included attachment arm lets you attach the tripod head at an angle. The SkatePlate will hold up to 11 pounds.

Tripod Head Needed: SkatePlate does not include a tripod head for attaching your camera. A separate tripod head is needed in order to provide a standard 1/4" thread for mounting your camera, and to tilt or pan your camera for the desired shot composition.

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