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Polly Portable Dolly System Now With New Features


LR-polly_02The Polly Portable Dolly system now offers new features and accessories to enhance its ability to capture smooth and precise tracking shots with the touch of a finger. Manufactured by Pollysystem, the Polly is a miniature dolly system that is self-powered, requiring no battery or external power source.

The dolly system is available in the U.S. through Innovision Optics of Santa Monica, Calif. The compact, 7 pound dolly features a high-grade, steel flywheel that allows for two modes of operation. The first mode, using the flywheel, allows for geared movements at the operator’s control. With its rubber hand grip, the operator can guide the Polly for manual precision.

LR-polly_alexaThe second mode, with the flywheel disengaged, allows for smooth, free rolling tracking shots with merely a gentle push. It will work on any flat surface but is optimal when used on smooth surfaces or tracks.

Among other new features, users can now create stop-motion sequences using the Polly’s built-in scale without the need for batteries or any additional accessories. Additionally, the operator can now release the gear drive to let the Polly roll forward like a skate board, allowing uninterrupted and ultra-slow tracking shots with the touch of a finger. The gear drive can be easily reengaged for full manual control. The Full Brake is another new feature that allows the operator to dial in the right crawl speed for a shot by using the Full Brake to regulate the speed of the Polly.

LR-polly_10New accessories for the Polly include the redesigned Polly track system, consisting of three adjustable elements which provide a smooth surface. The Polly Arm, another new accessory, is a rotatable, 3 foot camera arm with 5 points of articulation to extend your range vertically as well as horizontally. No matter how far you extend the arm from the Polly, your shot will always be steady. The Polly Half Ball Adapter is a 100mm mount which accepts rotating video heads. The base plate has 3/8″ and 1/4″ threads and is available with a converter ring for 75mm half ball.

The Polly will be exhibited at NAB 2014, at the Pollysystem booth, C8441. Innovision owner Mark Centkowski will be on hand Monday and Tuesday, April 7 and 8, to demo and answer any questions about the Polly.

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