By David Ponce
Over the years we’ve written a few times about the Gorillapod, an extremely versatile camera tripod that can be used to take shots from unconventional places. It’s a great product, but it can be made better. Still images is not the only thing modern DSLRs are able to do: they also shoot great video. The only problem is stabilization.
Enter the Cineskates.
They transform the Gorillapod Focus into a camera dolly, with which you can do the following type of shots:
Arcing shots that rotate around objects
Sliding shots that push or pull the subject into focus
Rolling shots that glide over the subject
Time-lapse shots that move the camera slowly and smoothly
Panning shots that scan a wide area
“Worm’s eye view” shots that slide just above the floor
The entire system consists of the Cineskates (the wheels), a BallHead X joint, the Gorillapod Focus, a case and cleaning cloth. And the best news is that you can actually purchase this now, as the Kickstarter project associated with it has amply surpassed it’s $20,000 funding goals and should start shipping soon. Retail, the complete system will go for $350 but if you pledge now, you can have it for $275.
Hit the jump for a video and links.