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" open wrench and a set of Allen wrenches.
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 175lbs (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) and is also available in many custom lengths in 4.75" (12cm) increments between cross members up to 12' (366cm). Each foot/track adds approximately 3lbs (1.4kg).
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 leveling 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, etc.). Conveniently sized to fit in Pelican rifle/long cases series 1700.
*** The family of Matthews-Sliders not only give you 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.
All four of the standard sizes are 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 for an affordable price.