DitoGear PortaSlider Prototype Main Unit + Trolley Pro Upgrade

DitoGear announces new DitoGear™ PortaSlider

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Our friends over at DitoGear have released a new product called the DitoGear™ PortaSlider and they've launched it by doing maybe one of the longest slider moves ever – by putting 14 one meter sets of track together and running some tests. See the video below.

DitoGear PortaSlider Prototype Main Unit + Trolley Pro Upgrade

DitoGear PortaSlider Prototype Main Unit + Trolley Pro Upgrade


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The 42 foot slider move

DitoGear PortaSlider Prototype Testing (timelapse) from Patryk Kizny on Vimeo.



the DitoGear PR

DitoGear known from their flagship product, the DitoGearOmniSlider, launches a new modular slider dedicated for entry-level and professional timelapse cinematographers – the DitoGear™ PortaSlider.

A few days ago we headed for a short trip to test out the first prototype of the DitoGear PortaSlider which is a new, modular timelapse slider dedicated to entry-level an professional timelapse shooters.

We wanted to check how the concepts worked and gave a hard-testing run to the new product. With a total of 14 one-meter track units and 2 trolley designs to test out we had a lot of fun! This is probably the longest timelapse slider track ever built! The track joints seem to work flawlessly and really precisely even on such long track. The trolley need some refinements and this week we’re going to test out a new, improved design.

DitoGear PortaSlider Prototype Basic Main Unit + Basic Sliders

DitoGear PortaSlider Prototype Basic Main Unit + Basic Sliders

Preparing for shots with a 14 meter track takes some time, but it is definitely worth effort giving a whole bunch of new creative shooting possibilities.

Key Features:

  • modular track design – 0.5m, 1.0m, 2.0m modules
  • controller and user interface integrated with motor and trolley
  • continuous and and drive-shoot-drive mode, 2 way w/ shutter control
  • auto-stop feature and position-conscious operation
  • basic video mode w/optional controller (left, right, speed adjustment)
  • horizontal & diagonal operation w/ lightweight cameras
  • stepper-motor-based design, high precision known from current DitoGearOmniSlider is retained
  • high quality build, all CNC-machined, aluminum weather-proof unit box
  • single-encoder, intuitive user interface

Options & Accessories:

  • Basic version at affordable price
  • Optional TrolleyPro Upgrade for improved performance in realtime and manual operation modes
  • Option of connecting the OmniSlider controller for a full-blown set of features
  • Track modules from 0.5 to 2.0m
  • 30% Lighter, machined track modules as an option
  • Support Feet
  • Transport Bag
  • Compatible with DitoGearOmniSlider Double Camera Adapter Plate
  • Compatible with DitoGearOmniSlider Power Kit
  • Compatible with DitoGearOmniSlider Signal cables

Weights:

  • Main Unit (Basic Version): 1900g including base plate, motor, controller CPU & UI, aluminum cover
  • 1.0m track module including end joint adapters and middle tripod adapter: 3400g

Pricing:

  • USD 1200.00 basic 1m kit
  • USD 1400.00 basic 2m kit
  • USD 385.00 extra 1m track unit
  • USD 606.00 extra 2m track unit
  • USD 270.00 Trolley Pro Upgrade
  • USD 110.00 Support Feet

Availability and orders:

  • Preorders are open now. Please contact us at info@ditogear.com
  • The product will appear in our store in the following weeks.
  • Shipping starts by May 1st.
  • First batch size is limited.

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DitoGear PortaSlider Prototype Main Unit + Trolley Pro Upgrade

DitoGear PortaSlider Prototype Main Unit + Trolley Pro Upgrade

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(cover photo credit: snap from DitoGear)

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