Yesterday we shared a Kickstarter project called the Galileo: an iOS remote controlled 360 degree panoramic and tilt accessory that can be used for a multitude of possibilities. Today, we wanted to share another KickStarter project that will benefit video users and photographers – Revolve is a portable, versatile, and affordable camera dolly system to use with camcorders, DSLR’s, iPhones, and other video cameras.
Designed by Jeremy Canterbury, Revolve started while Jeremy attended UC Santa Barbara, where he needed access to professional video equipment that was too expensive for a student. As an Art major he applied his understanding of product design and a year of re-engineering / testing to develop a product that is now ready for production that is “the most affordable full featured camera dolly available.” See what the camera can do:
Affordability is a key factor in the development of Revolve; KickStarter backers can obtain the camera dolly with a low price of $70. Afterward backers will be able to utilize the unmatched versatility and optional accessories of the Revolve for tracking and rotational video shots as well as dynamic time lapse and stop motion.
“The adjustable axles of the dolly allow it to travel in a straight line, in a curved line or rotational arc of any angle. Each axle is threaded with two 1/4″ -20 holes, which provide mounting points for additional camera accessories, and also allow the dolly to travel on rails with the optional rail kit.”
The Revolve increases its versatility accessories such as a: Rail Kit, Monopod, Friction Arm, Ball Head and Glif iPhone Mount. These affordable add-ons help utilize the dolly on any type of terrain (via Rail Kit) and at various heights with stabilization (via the Monopod), at cost of $20 – $40 each and can be added through the KickStarter funding page when backing the project.
If your looking for a versatile camera dolly that comes at a very economical price, the Revolve could be your answer. And if you are a videographer: What do you look for in a professional accessory?