Digital Juice®, the highly acclaimed developer of digital content and professional camera gear and accessories, today announced the release of the Orbit Junior portable dolly system for video-capable cameras. The device allows users to capture smooth curved or straight professional low-angle or tabletop tracking shots on any smooth surface -- without the hassle of larger, more expensive equipment.
Constructed with matte-black anodized high-quality aluminum, the Orbit Junior is both lightweight and strong. It can hold anything from a DSLR camera up to a larger video camera with its roomy baseplate and a maximum load capacity of 18 lbs. The 65mm durable polyurethane skate wheels are also sturdy, with high quality bearings that produce smooth movement on any flat surface. Each wheel can be rotated up to 180 degrees, thereby allowing the user to track in a straight line or in a circular arc up to 360 degrees around the subject.
“The Orbit Junior is perfect for creating interesting camera moves around your talent, for shooting products on a tabletop, or even for tracking a moving subject along the floor,” says Viv Beason, President of Digital Juice. Using the degree markings on the baseplate, setting a rotation angle is fast, precise and repeatable. By setting the wheels in a straight pattern, the Orbit Junior can also act as a slider dolly with an infinite sliding distance.
In the center of the Orbit Junior is a 1/4"-20 mounting pin with an additional 3/8" threaded adapter, allowing you the option to mount a ball head, high-hat or the tripod head of your choice. In addition there are three 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the mounting plate for attaching additional accessories such as the Digital Juice Articulating Arm, the Digital Juice MiniBurst 128 or 256 LED light or a Digital Juice DJ7HD series LCD monitor.
Weighing under 2 pounds, the lightweight triangular Orbit Junior is easy to transport and the ergonomic hand-hold cutouts on each edge of the baseplate provide a convenient way to carry and lift the unit from location to location, even when fully loaded with gear. At just under 12 inches in diameter, Orbit Junior will easily fit into most camera bags.
“Whether you use a countertop, table, shelf or smooth floor surface, this compact three wheel dolly will give you high quality, stable tracking and arcing shots, whether on location or in the studio,” says Beason. “It’s perfect for spicing up an otherwise mundane product shot or adding drama to your video or film project by allowing you to dolly-in closer to your subject or to capture a more interesting low angle perspective than any other tracking device would allow!”
- Materials: anodized black high grade aluminum base and thumb screw knobs, 65mm/2.5” polyurethane inline-skate style wheels with fluid sealed ball bearings
- Dimensions: Baseplate - 11.25”/28.6cm per side, .75”/1.9cm from ground to top of baseplate, 6.375”/16.2cm distance from center mount to outer edge at wheel, .2”/5mm baseplate thickness; Baseplate plus Wheels - approx. 13.75”/35cm per side, approx. 7.5”/19cm distance from center mount to outside of wheel; Wheels - 2.5”/65mm diameter, .75”/1.9cm thickness
- Mounts: 1 central and 3 peripheral ¼”-20 mounts plus ¼”-20 mounting pin and additional ⅜” threaded adapter
- Weight: 2.07 lbs/.94kg
Pricing & Availability
The new Orbit Junior portable dolly system can be purchased through Digital Juice's online store (www.digitaljuice.com) for $249.95. Digital Juice occasionally runs promotions so check the website for special pricing incentives.
About Digital Juice®
Digital Juice® is the world-leader in royalty-free broadcast animation content for video, motion graphics and multimedia professionals. Digital Juice® products are in use in nearly every major studio, broadcast, and cable station including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HBO, CNBC, Fox News, and countless high profile television shows such as American Idol and the Grammy Awards. The company provides royalty-free animations, music, stock footage, organic film effects, graphical fonts, layered Photoshop® illustrations, plug-ins and production gear to a wide variety of video, motion graphics, print and web enthusiasts. The company is known for its extremely high quality and innovative content as well as for its aggressive and affordable pricing.