The Glidetrack Shooter SD is a rarity in its product category – a camera slider that doubles up as a shoulder support. The weight and balance of the product makes it perfect for the newer breeds of DSLR’s that can shoot video, such as the Canon 550D/Rebel T2i, Nikon D90, Canon 5D Mk II, etc.
The SD will also comfortably take new video enabled Micro-Four Thirds cameras, e.g. the Panasonic GH1, G1/2 etc.
The dual functionality of the Shooter SD offers tremendous flexibility to the film-maker as you can operate and transfer from a tripod to a shoulder mounted or floor mounted setup easily and quickly. This aspect is made even more apparent considering how lightweight the Shooter is.
This makes the Shooter a completely unique product in the portable dolly market and for those looking to bring diversity and flexibility to their composition; the Shooter is the core piece of kit that will complement your setup. Make is a key part of your setup
Of course, as with any Glidetrack you can expect only the highest build quality using the best components we can source. In all, the Shooter combines both a camera slider and a shoulder support system into the perfect marriage of function and portability – offering you a complete package in one attractive product.
Glidetrack Shooter SD is based on a 10mm rail with a 40mm wide slider carriage. It is light and strong ; capable of handling kit up to 4kg. Whether you opt for the standard 1m version, the compact 75cm track or the super-compact 50cm, your Glidetrack Shooter will never jut beyond the overall footprint of your tripod.
At the heart of the Glidetrack system lies an industrial grade rail and bearing system. The rail is made of hard anodized aluminium and the bearings themselves are of industrial grade self lubricating plastic that makes them extremely insensitive to dirt and dust ingress and corrosion resistant, which cannot be said of traditional bearing systems. The bearings are extremely hard wearing and are rated to run for many thousands of kilometres of travel before needing replaced. Your elbow will wear out before they do! You can download the product specification above for more detailed information.
Key Product Features
- Adjust from floor mounted slider, to tripod mounted slider to shoulder support in seconds!
- Doubles up as a shoulder brace for 5D, 7D and similar DSLR cameras and smaller camcorder users.
- Hand grips also act as levellers for uneven surfaces. They can be adjusted without tools in a fraction of a second, you just press the button and turn, then release to lock!
- Handles can be adjusted in an instant to whatever position you like using one hand.
- For standard Glidetrack sliding mode just flip them up in line with the track, and you are set to go!
- Central handle that can be added/removed VERY quickly to offer an even greater degree of flexibility when in shoulder mount mode. When not in use, just pop it in your pocket!
- The carriage can be locked in position using the small adjuster on the side of the carriage.
- Low profile foam padding at shoulder area.
- Rear foot locks in behind your shoulder to brace/triangulate against. Will fit easily in your luggage for transportation/travel.