Can I speak to an actual human?
Yes, we love hearing from our customers and encourage phone consultations. We are camera movement geeks! Tell us about your work and the camera movement challenges you face so we can help you choose the right products. Call us at +1 (212) 337-3789.
How do I know which skater or slider dolly is best for me?
Check out our Slider and Skater Buyer’s Guide for general information, or simply schedule a consultation with us!
What is the difference between the slider dolly and the skater dolly?
Our Glide slider dollies are grab-and-go products. There is no assembly required, and the Hi-Hat quickly detaches for static shots. Slider rails come in fixed lengths from 3 to 12 ft. The double-extruded aluminum rails are shaped to resist bending, providing exceptional rigidity so middle supports aren’t necessary.
Our Skater dollies are fully modular and may require assembly on location. The wheel movement of the skater dolly has been characterized as more free compared to the wheel movement of the slider dolly. However, its unique spring-loaded design still allows for exceptional smoothness and precision starts and stops. Skater dollies run on any length of rail, and rail sections can be stacked to increase travel length. Furthermore, the Skater dolly plate is a versatile rigging and mounting tool for all sorts of unique camera shots.
Both the Glide Slider and the Skater Dolly deliver extremely smooth motion and durability. Most camera operators favor the motion of one over the other since they have different wheel designs, but this boils down to personal preference. Schedule a demonstration with us to try them out!
Can I use your products with a small camera?
Yes, our products are compatible with every size camera, from DSLR to broadcast rigs. Our slider, skater and rover dollies each come in three sizes, so there is sure to be a size to meet your needs.
What size tie-down do you recommend?
For 75mm and 100mm heads, we recommend the small tie-down. For 150mm heads, we recommend the large tie-down.
How can I make the Hi-Hat shorter so my camera is lower?
The Hi-Hat is a fully modular camera support that can be configured to different lengths and different mounts on location. The standard Hi-Hat that ships with all of our Glide slider systems comes with four 3” legs, but we also manufacture 1” and 2” legs that can bring the bottom of the head right down to the top of the carriage. Just remember to leave enough room for the tie-down to clear the Glide’s static plates.
Can I use the slider and skater dollies in underslung mode? How?
Yes, both the slider and skater dollies can be used in underslung mode. Please see our accessories section for the appropriate gear. Here’s the link for the Glide underslung kit.
I have a camera head with a long tie-down. Will it work on the Glide?
There are some camera heads on the market that come with very long tie-downs. This can present a problem if the tie-down is long enough to strike the static plates in the middle of the Glide. If you need to keep the overall height of your system low profile, we recommend using one of our deep cup tie-downs. You can also use our standard step rods to make the Hi-Hat taller.
Will your tie-down work with my camera head?
You’ll need to determine the thread of your camera head to purchase the correct tie-down. Most camera head manufacturers use one of two standard threads for their tie-downs: ⅜”-16 or M10. If you’re unable to determine which thread it is from manufacturer specifications, try threading the head into a known ⅜”-16 hole or nut. If it does not thread smoothly after a few turns, it’s likely to be M10.
Slider Dolly Questions
How do I mount the MYT Works Glide Slider?
Mount your Glide slider on tripods, junior stands, ⅝” stands, 19mm or speedrail legs, large Mitchell camera dollies, baby feet, or various rigging and grip alternatives.
For quick shots, you can mount directly on two stands via the ⅝” receivers that come standard on the slider, but our adapters provide a much sturdier setup for extensive shooting. You can also place the Glide slider directly on a table or a set of apple boxes and shoot.
There are also various mounting positions on the slider; the center- and end-mounts come standard, or you can use a dynamic plate to mount from any position. We recommend that you mount on a tripod on one end of the slider and use a c-stand or Junior stand on the other; with this setup, leveling the slider is quick and easy.
What are the differences between the small, medium and large Glide sliders?
The small, medium and large Glide sliders primarily differ in carrying weight and load capacity. All can be ordered in various lengths and all are compatible with the Glide Slider Hi-Hat. Please note that the small Glide accepts the small Hi-Hat and the medium and large Gliders accept the M/L Hi-Hat. For product specifications, visit the Glide slider product page.
Can I buy another set of rails to make my Glide Slider longer?
No, Glide slider rails come in a fixed length that you choose when you place your order. The most common lengths are 4, 5 and 6 feet, but you can order lengths up to 12 feet for the medium and large models and 4 feet for the small Glide. If you prefer the ability to stack rails together, check out our Skater dolly systems.
Skater Dolly Questions
What length run can my Skater Dolly perform? At what interval do I need to support the speedrail?
You can perform a run of any length with the skater dolly by laying any length of rail you’d like to use. We suggest you support the speedrail every 4 or 5 feet with our middle support trusses.
Do I need to buy MYT Works speedrail to use the Level 5 or Constellation? What size is it?
No, you can use standard 1¼” (1.66” O.D.) speedrail at any length with our Skater dollies; we specifically designed the Level 5 and Constellation to use an industry standard size. MYT Works does, however, manufacture polished and anodized rails for all three sizes of Skater dollies that can be purchased through our website.
What size rail do I need for the Knuckle Skater Dolly?
The Knuckle comes with custom 19mm rails that can extend from 2½ to 5 ft. You can also order extra Knuckle rails for additional length. Each rail threads together for a seamless joint.
What accessories do you suggest for mounting slider and skater dollies?
Use our Junior/Baby Stand Adapter to mount the Glide on ⅝” light/baby/c-stands or Junior stands. Use our Half Ball Adapter connect the Glide to a tripod; it’s available in 75mm, 100mm, 150mm, and Mitchell versions. These adapters are two of our most popular accessories. All adapters come with the necessary hardware to get going, including a Tie-Down.
Fulfillment and Delivery Questions
Can I return my slider or skater dolly?
Yes, we have a seven (7) day window for returns. For a return to be accepted, you must follow the instructions on our Returns page. Submit an RMA request form to initiate a return.
How long does delivery take?
Delivery depends upon the product you ordered as we hand assemble and test our products in-house for quality control. We send email notifications about estimated delivery times upon your order. Most orders ship in 3-5 days but can be expedited to meet your needs. If you are working with a deadline, please let us know as we always do our best to accommodate.
How was MYT Works created?
We are a company conceived by a filmmaker to end the frustrations of filmmakers. Because of this background, we have an intimate understanding of camera operators’ practical needs. Our engineering process, designs and materials reflect this understanding.
Why is it important that you make your products in New York City?
We design and manufacture in NYC with locally sourced parts since we believe the best way to ensure the quality of consumer products is to own the material sourcing and manufacturing process. We not only own the manufacturing and assembly process; we source all parts from the Tristate area. We also hand assemble and test each product at our Brooklyn shop to ensure quality.
What are the benefits of modular products?
Our modular parts and accessories are designed for multiple purposes and setups, and they work across systems. This means our systems have the flexibility to meet a huge array of support needs, diminishing the need for many other tools. For pros, a modular design means less time, equipment and frustration to achieve the exact setup desired. Less downtime and faster setups also save on production costs. Furthermore, our products grow with you and your work. Adjust your work style, environment or camera — your system will adapt to your changing needs.