An excellent, silky-smooth, open-framed camera platform for professional video production; the Slider is tough, easily maintained and rock-steady. The modular design can be operated in an inverted position, and the Slider's sheer flexibility, multitude of tethering points and ease of operation - even at the most difficult of angles - open up swathes of innovative possibilities to the imaginative director.
Matthews Studio Equipment complements your creativity with Matthews-Slider: A camera platform that is extremely sturdy and lightweight owing to its innovative open frame construction. It is both camera operator and grip friendly, being virtually maintenance-free (just keep it clean!) and totally field adjustable with few basic tools: one 7/16" spanner and a set of Allen keys.
It can work upside-down for low-angle shots, can support more than one carriage at a time for A and B camera shots and it has positive lock at 90 degrees when in use on most dollies (Chapman, Fisher, Panther, etc.). Each carriage can support up to 80kg - bracing of tracks might be necessary. The system uses proprietary wheels with ABEC5 stainless bearings with ceramic balls which make it very fast and extremely quiet.
The Matthews-Slider comes in four basic sizes: 29", 35", 45" and 70" (74cm, 89cm, 114cm and 178cm), of which this 35 inch model is the most widely used.
Fully factory assembled, the system will accept any gear head/fluid head/camera combination. It comes complete with Mitchell swivel base, Mitchell carriage, Mitchell 2" riser, filler plate, slim design locking handle, a set of levelling legs 0" to 6-3/4" (2x4", 2x6"), extra 3/8-16" screws and a set of spanner wrenches. The Matthews-Slider comes with numerous 3/8-16" tapped holes for rigging and securing. Additional accessories available from Matthews (bowl adapters, rigging spigots, et cetera). Conveniently sized to fit in Pelican1700 series long cases
The Matthews-Sliders not only give extremely smooth camera movement, they also add stability in otherwise challenging lock-off positions. For example, getting the camera off a ledge or window-sill and trusting that it won't hurt your talent down below.
The design is completely modular, allowing offset mounting of the rotating Mitchell base to extend the reach of the system. This feature may be used for table top, car interior and many other situations. The Matthews-Slider gives you many options for incredibly solid, and quiet camera movement.
Matthews Studio Equipment is the original ‘Hollywood’ grip supplier to the film and video industries they are well known for innovation, durability and build quality.
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