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    Hi Guys, great forum going on here.

    Just wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a reputable track dolly for small productions (I want to buy something, NOT make something!).

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    John

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    I bought one of these and it works a treat.

    Hague Tripod Tracking Dolly

    I've also drilled a hole and mounted a small three way head to use it as a low 'skater' type dolly to. Only wish they did curved track too...

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    Low budget version - a wheel chair. Can be got for 20 quid tatty and used.

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    I use the digidolly. It is lightweight, and easy to assemble. Convenient for corporate and training video production.

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    2nds on the Hague - Very smooth, though doesn't take corners as well as Mark's overpiced skateboard.
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    Lols - yea - a skateboard might work too. Maybe not.

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    Lols - yea - a skateboard might work too. Maybe not.

    Aint the smart money getting a stedicam rather than a dolly? Good enough for corperate stuff I would have thought.

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    Original poster wants something reasonable priced.

    Steadicams require years of training and practice to get right. Plus they are a lot more expensive than dolly & tracking. (Although the Merlin for lightweight camcorders is a good buy, but still requires a lot of practice).

    -TF

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