Master Slyder & Trolly Dolly

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Overview Ultra-smooth & noticeably quiet, heavy-duty professional linear tracking dolly

Created specifically for those who want top-end performance at a groundbreaking price, the ultra-smooth and noticeably quiet Digital Juice MASTER SLYDER is the ultimate choice in professional sliders. The larger form factor and wider base of this professional linear tracking dolly can handle everything from small DSLR cameras up to large broadcast and cinema cameras like the CineAlta and RED ONE, while the custom extruded aluminum C-channel body and innovative removable Trolley Dolly deliver consistently smooth and quiet tracking shots each and every time.

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The Master Slyder is available in both 42-inch and 66-inch versions. With your purchase, you receive the elegant anodized matte black custom C-channel body, along with the unique removable custom-machined camera Trolley Dolly, featuring eight 50mm x 30mm precision urethane wheels. The wider diameter and thicker quality materials on the wheels of the trolley translate into an ultra smooth ride and a quiet tracking experience, while their positioning allows for angled and inverted operation of the Master Slyder. The package also includes ¼- twenty and ⅜- camera mounting screws, a Slyder Power Unit mounting adapter and deluxe carry cases for both the Master Slyder body and its Trolley Dolly.

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The Master Slyder's innovative camera trolley includes four precision guide bearings with injection molded nylon covers to insure that the camera trolley remains true and doesn't bind when panning or tilting with a full size camera and fluid head installed. The double-duty trolley is designed so that it can be easily removed and used independently as a portable tabletop Trolley Dolly for extended benefit, allowing you to take advantage of any available smooth, flat surface to obtain creative and interesting tracking shots. Roll it on the floor, across an office desk or along a flat railing at the beach. Any smooth surface can serve as your creative canvas.

Overview

Whether you are shooting a wedding, a documentary, or a major motion picture, the innovative design and precision machining of the Master Slyder and Trolley Dolly combine to give you peace of mind that your project will get done right the first time.

KeyFeatures Durable construction & innovative trolley provide ultimate quiet smooth tracking performance
  • Features
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  • Custom aluminum extrusion
  • The durable finished product will withstand repeated use in both studio and field environments.
  • Durable elegant anodized matte black finish
  • The matte black anodized coating offers a non-reflective surface that is weather resistant and helps protect the Master Slyder from wear and tear, making it perfect for use in the studio or on location.
  • Custom wide format C-channel body design
  • This provides an extremely stable and durable platform, with a protective trolley housing, so the unit can handle everything from small DSLRs up to large broadcast and cinema cameras.
  • Camera trolley equipped with eight 50mm x 30mm precision urethane wheels
  • Wheels deliver an extremely smooth and quiet tracking experience, while their positioning allows for angled and inverted operation of the dolly.
  • Generous 5 ⅛" x 6" camera mounting plate with multiple threaded mounting holes
  • Eleven ¼- twenty and three ⅜- threaded mounting holes, along with one ⅜- through-hole, provide everything you need to directly attach your camera or high hat kit, in addition to accessories such as an articulating arm or an LCD monitor.
  • Precision guide bearings with injection molded nylon covers
  • These ensure that the camera trolley remains straight and doesn't bind when panning or tilting with full size camera and fluid head attached.
  • Braking system
  • Allows the user to safely lock the trolley in place when the camera is not in use, but can also be used to dampen or slow the trolley down during angled shots.
  • Detachable camera Trolley Dolly
  • Can be removed and used independently as a portable tabletop dolly on any smooth flat surface to obtain creative and interesting tracking shots.
  • 42 and 66-Inch lengths
  • Filmmakers get linear motion tracking up to 34" on the 42" Master Slyder and up to 58" on the 66" Master Slyder.
Product In Depth Custom extruded C-channel design, removable camera trolley & silky smooth quiet motion
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The Master Slyder's custom extruded C-channel design provides a durable and protective housing for the camera trolley, while its anodized matte black finish eliminates unwanted reflections and is weather resistant. Four adjustable rubber non-skid feet provide a slight elevation to protect the body from damage when setting up on the ground.

The wider base and larger form factor of the Master Slyder provides the increased stability that is required for heavy, full-size cameras, including cameras with longer lenses and an offset center of gravity. This wider body is also needed to accommodate the Master Slyder's innovative camera trolley.

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Cutouts on the bottom of the Master Slyder body reduce its weight, while providing better access to its mounting options. Both ¼"- 20 and ⅜"- 16 threaded mounting holes are included on each cross-member for easy mounting to a pair of tripods or C-stands.

Optional accessory C-stand Adapters offer a variety of horizontal and angled mounting options so you can achieve some unique perspectives with your shots.

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The silver anodized aluminum end caps include neoprene bumper pads that are designed to gently stop and cushion the trolley when it reaches the end of its track. These end caps are easily removed using a single thumb screw, allowing quick access to the removable camera trolley for storage, transport and standalone use.

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The camera trolley features eight 50mm x 30mm precision urethane wheels that provide the ultimate in silky-smooth quiet motion, essential for high quality productions. The design and positioning of the wheels also allows for angled and inverted operation. Strong stainless steel axles provide a durable mount for each wheel. Replacement wheels are readily available and are field changeable using only a 3mm Allen wrench.

The generous 5 ⅛" x 6" camera mounting plate on the Master Slyder trolley features eleven ¼- twenty and three ⅜- threaded mounting holes, along with one ⅜- through-hole, so that you can mount your camera or high hat kit along with accessories such as an articulating arm or an LCD monitor.

Four precision guide bearings with injection molded nylon covers insure that the trolley is straight and doesn't bind when when panning or tilting with a heavy camera or fluid head attached. A braking system allows the user to slow the trolley down during angled shots and also to lock the trolley in place when the camera is not in use.

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The Master Slyder's Trolley Dolly can also be removed and used independently as a portable tabletop dolly on any smooth flat surface. Simply remove one of the end caps, release the brake, and slide the trolley out from the body. Then you can either direct-attach your camera using the included ¼- twenty or ⅜- mounting screws, or you can attach your camera using an optional high hat accessory kit and your favorite fluid head for more creative shooting options.

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Although the Master Slyder's motion is ultra-smooth, sometimes trying to capture super-slow motion is tough to do manually, regardless of the quality of your slider. With the optional accessory Slyder Power Unit, and the adapter kit provided with your Master Slyder, you can quickly go from jerky manual movement to silky smooth powered motion in a matter of minutes. Equipped with a variable speed controller and forward and backward selector switch, the Slyder Power Unit gives you the creative control and freedom to focus on filmmaking and not the process of manually pushing your slider.

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  • Master Slyder 42" or 66" Length C-Channel Body
  • Master Slyder Removable Camera Trolley
  • Master Slyder Deluxe Carry Bag
  • Master Slyder Trolley Deluxe Carry Bag
  • Slyder Power Unit Adapter for Master Slyder
  • "¼- twenty and ⅜- camera mounting screws with Allen/Hex wrenches
Trolley Dolly
  • Weight: 3.6 lbs/1.6kg
  • Dimensions: 8.375" x 6.625" x 2.75"/21.3cm x 16.8cm x 7cm
  • 42" Master Slyder
  • Weight (without trolley): 9.2 lbs/4.2kg
  • Dimensions: 42" x 7.25" x 3.375"/106.7cm x 18.4cm x 8.6cm
  • 66" Master Slyder
  • Weight (without trolley): 13.45 lbs/6.1kg
  • Dimensions: 66" x 7.25" x 3.375"/167.6cm x 18.4cm x 8.6cm
Battery
Slyder Power Unit
SlyderDolly - Adjustable Leveling Legs
SlyderDolly - Adjustable Leveling Legs
SlyderDolly - Adjustable Leveling Legs
Quick Start Guide

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The durable Master Slyder is built to withstand life in the field, while still providing the ultimate in smooth quiet tracking performance. You can achieve cinema-quality results from intriguing angles by placing your Master Slyder and camera just about anywhere you need them to be. Then you can add drama and interest to your shots with slow pans, angled pushes and sweeping panoramic moves.

In these examples, you can see that placement is key. In the top shot, shooting from behind tall grass, low to the ground, with the camera mounted to a high hat kit on the Master Slyder, allows the camera to slowly track the children in the scene, while applying a natural filter of grass to evoke summer days and build suspense. In the center shot, an otherwise static shot of a sunset scene is made more powerful by having the camera slowly pan across the girl sitting in the tree to reveal more of the setting sun beyond.

In the shot below, a slow push in and up allows the camera to track in to the girl's face to highlight her expression.