Check out this awesome GIF of our Satin Camera Cage! We spent a good deal of time taking pictures and making animated GIFs of our camera support systems in motion, so we hope you enjoy them.
Take a look at our first masterpiece, featuring the Satin camera cage. We will be releasing a whole new batch of awesome photographs and GIFs of our pro skater dollies, video heads, and sliders, so stay tuned! Let us know what you think.
One of our clients had a great suggestion for the camera plate of our largest nodal video head. For a far better and tighter grip, we've added additional slots for more one-sided, replaceable rubber pads. On the right side of the below picture, you can see a modified plate with 10 new slots. On the left, you can see all the pads added to the modified plate.
We love your suggestions and really take them into consideration as we work to perfect all of our products. Thanks for your input!
Just saw this shot on our client Brandon Tyler's twitter feed! A nice shot of a MYT Works Level 5 portable skater dolly system in action, mounted with an F55 camera. We hope Brandon won't mind that we quote him:
"Smooth as silk. Money well spent!... Best piece of gear I've ever purchased."
We're blushing! Thanks for the shout out!
Thanks so much to Mirco for sending us these great photos of his new Constellation portable skater dolly system in action in an amazing city - Barcelona! They seem to be loving the underslung capability of the system and are putting it to use in a variety of different applications, including over an elevator shaft! To take advantage of the underslung feature available on our Constellation and Level 5 camera slider platforms, simply attach a MYT camera hi-hat (available in 75mm, 100mm, 150mm, Mitchell, or Flat Mounts) to the underside of the plate using four SRP Locking Bolts to lock it on. Voila! Simple, secure, and smooth.
Thanks again, Mirco! For more pictures of their setup, check our MYT in Action page!
@FLPDigital tweeted this great photo of their 6ft Medium Glide camera slider dolly on location in a vast field. The gold plates on our slider look great with the sandy-beige field grasses! Thanks for the lovely composition. If anyone else wants to share their MYT in Action shot on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages, we will commemorate their shots here and possibly on the "MYT in Action" page on our site!
Sometimes we like to play around at our shop and experiment with unique ways to implement our camera support tools. Recently, we started talking about how we could possibly mount the skater dolly systems in our Galaxy Line in a vertical configuration. Look what we found out...
By securing two MYT Works skater dollies (we used two of our Level 5 units) with straight leg turrets and 12" rods, we set up a fantastic pulley-based vertical rigging system in our shop. We configured the skater modules on each platform into a triangle pattern, which allowed us to interlock the wheels on either side of the vertical speedrail track. Pressure was applied to the wheels by tightening the 12" rods with SRP locking bolts, and the moves were made easy with a two-part pulley counterweight system.
If you find all that description confusing, don't worry! We had the foresight to document this special rig before dismantling it, so check out the pictures below and let us know what you think. If you'd like to learn more, contact us by phone or email and we can discuss this unique setup!
Check out this picture taken in the MYT Shop of our Constellation convertible skater dolly/camera hi-hat with our Velour nodal pan-tilt head! For the most demanding setups. We have the Constellation mounted with extenders and baby feet in a 24" span for an extremely sturdy setup, great particularly when using long lenses and other complex rigs. The Constellation skater dolly plate has a built-in camera hi-hat latch which is compatible with our full range of camera hi-hats. We've got hi-hats on our hi-hats!
We'll be adding more pictures with new configurations, so keep posted!
All of the parts for our Satin camera cage have finally arrived. This is very exciting! It has taken us quite a while to fine-tune and perfect our MYT Cage design to get to where it is today. The Cage was designed to work seamlessly with our Satin fluid-free camera head system, but it can also be used independently. The functionality of our cage is top-notch, particularly when used with our Cradle design which allows you to slide the cage in and out with no disassembly required. The range of options has also increased dramatically.
We believe the cage to be one of the most versatile designs available today, which can accommodate a variety of professional gear ranging from DSLR all the way to C300. Compared to the camera-specific cages available on the market today, this cross-platform system is quite appealing. From its inception, we took particular care to consider the pace of innovation in cameras today, and build in adjustments for cameras well into the future.
Each component has been machined from one block of high grade aluminum to the tightest tolerances, leading to a system of extremely high material integrity. The cage assembly was designed modularly, meaning that any one piece can be replaced in the rare instance that a part needs to be replaced. Each piece has also been hard-coat anodized for additional durability.
Some key features:
• Universal cage with height adjustability to accept cameras from DSLR to C300
• Rosette-based adjustable wooden handle improves ergonomic control
• Height adjustable 15mm cheese plates on top and bottom of the cage
• Slit to accommodate both 3/8" and 1/4-20" camera bases
• Machined hand grips on the vertical axes
• Rod mounting options available on top, bottom, and above the machined hand-grips
• Detachable upper horizontal axis allows operators to use their camera handle
• Top plate peppered with 1/4-20" and 3/8" holes to accept a variety of accessories
More info coming soon!
The Safety Hook that we've designed for our Galaxy Line of skater dollies is now available! We wanted to create a very simple, intuitive accessory that would put at ease all operators concerned with the accidental tipping of their camera setup from the dolly slider base.
Even complex, heavy camera rigs are very safe on our Galaxy Line of dollies due to our industry-first pressure-based wheel system that applies spring-loaded pressure to your track. This unique mechanism not only increases the buttery smoothness of your travel, but also secures your dolly carriage to the track for safety.
However, we know how precious your camera rigs are so we wanted to offer an additional security system in the form of a catch-all hook that makes it truly impossible for your rig to tip off the tracks. We recommend mounting a MYT Safety Hook on both sides of your Constellation, Level 5, or Sparkle camera skater dolly, but even one will do the trick.
A nice detail is the ability to engage and disengage the hook without removing it from the skateboard wheel module, making this accessory great for studio and traveling filmmakers alike.
Check it out on our store here!