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Assembly of our Satin Camera Cage Has Begun!

camera cage assembly for dslr camera

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!

Level 5 Portable Skater Dolly in Action w/ Red Epic!

Brett from Casadonte Productions recently tweeted this picture of their brand new Level 5 skater dolly system equipped with a Red Epic camera! The setup looks great, and we're sure the footage was awesome as well.

casadonte level 5 skater dolly in action

Safety Hook Device for Galaxy Line Pro Skater Dollies

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.

skater dolly safety latch overview

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.

Engaged

Safety Hook Engaged

Disengaged

Safety Hook Disengaged

Check it out on our store here!

Portable Camera Slider Dolly in Puddles on Location

Thanks, Ryan Walters, for this fun collage featuring our Medium MYT Works pro camera slider in action! Looks like something dangerous could have happened there, but luckily your adventure did not become a "misadventure."

ryan walters medium slider dolly in action

MYT Glide Medium Portable Camera Slider with FS700

23 films posted this lovely picture of their MYT Works Medium camera slider dolly on location with an FS700 camera. They seem to have added some rod extensions to their baby feet to bring the slider off the ground a bit. Clever thinking, guys!

camera slider with 100mm ball head mount

Skater Dolly Support Options Video

Check out this new video that explains all the many ways you can support your Galaxy Line skater dolly system. Support is possible with tripods, light stands, baby feet, individually articulated legs, and more! Learn more here.

Constellation Skateboard Wheel Dolly Assembly @ MYT Works!

Check out another one of our new videos, this one detailing assembly of our Constellation convertible skater dolly system! We give you the low-down on wheel attachment, camera mounting options, standard schedule 40 speedrail tracks, and some pretty versatile accessories. We will be amending this video shortly with another showing how your Constellation can be transformed into an instantaneous camera hi hat.

The largest system in our Galaxy line of modular and portable skater dollies, the Constellation platform was designed to accommodate even the heaviest camera setups. The versatility of the Constellation's camera mounts, support options, rigging tools, and more make this package very appealing for a variety of applications. Learn more about putting it together here!

Photo of a 10ft Large Camera Slider on Location in the Surf!

This picture stands as a testament to all our MYT camera sliders endure as they are put to use by you amazing creatives across the world. Though it must have been a hassle to transport this 10ft Large unit all the way to the base of the beach, we know their shots were worth it! How do YOU use your MYT?

Thanks for the picture, CW Films!

camera dolly slider in action

Knuckle Mini Skater Dolly Video – Assembly Explained!

We spent the last two weeks shooting a lot of videos in our Manhattan shop. Below, check out the tutorial showing how to assemble your Knuckle mini skater dolly kit. This fully modular system breaks down into very small components, creating what we believe to be the most portable professional slider system ever.

Let us know what you think!

MYT Camera Dolly Slider in Action on Redken Commercial

Check out this cool picture of a MYT Works camera slider dolly in action on the set of a Redken commercial. Thanks for the shoutout, Matt Workman!

Here's what he had to say about the experience:

"I used the MYT WORKS slider for the first time, which worked great once we figured out how to support it. It’s pretty cool how many smaller third party companies are out there developing equipment for the film industry these days. More tools."

For the record, we recommend mounting with a tripod+half ball adapter on one side and a 5/8 stand on the other. This allows for the ultimate stability in your setup, while maintaining incredible ease of use. We have also released, to positive fanfare, a rosette leg mounting system that attach directly to the ends of your track for height and angle-adjustable legs.

camera slider in action redken

Happy 4th of July from MYT Works, Everyone!

Have a wonderful day, no matter where you are. Thanks for all your support!

MYT Skater Dollies Writeup by Hammer Lighting & Grip

Check out this great writeup about MYT Works by Hammer Lighting & Grip in Indiana, Indianapolis. We are all very impressed by how well they truly "get" our system and all of its possibilities. We met these guys at the National Association of Broadcasters convention two years ago and they purchased two full Galaxy Line skater dolly kits to put in their equipment rental house. They also made totally awesome custom carrying cases for their Level 5 and Constellation portable camera dollies that inspired ours a bit:

Constellation and Level 5 carrying cases

Constellation and Level 5 carrying cases for Hammer Lighting & Grip

They also had some very kind words to say about us! We're blushing.

"If you haven’t had one of our new 'pipe dollies' on one of you jobs yet you don’t know what you’re missing. I saw these at the NAB show last year and just had to have them. I was probably more excited about these than I’ve been about any equipment recently. They’re so well made, versatile and they just look so cool."

Thanks so much, guys! If you're ever in Indiana, definitely check them out. If you're ever in NYC, definitely check us out.

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