Achieving a perfect, cinema like shot used to takes thousands upon thousands of dollars in the equipment. But thanks to the advent of HD video we’re now able to capture beautiful and crisp moving images with a camera that costs no more than a few hundred dollars.

Set to complement this recording equipment is the Revolve Camera Dolly. The similarities to that of the Pico Dolly are uncanny, but nonetheless there is no disputing this camera system’s versatility.  Unlike the Pico, the Revolve can house up to 3 arms, allowing you to attach a camera as well as two accessories, such as a light and monitor, or perhaps even two additional cameras to capture the action from a variety of angles simultaneously.  Furthering that feature set, are two axles that can be angle adjusted, enabling aspiring cinematographers to rotate around objects and create unique shots.  There is also an option rail kit so you can lay down a set of tracks and capture the same shot between takes with really no derivation from the first, that is assuming you’re not satisfied with the soft urethane wheels that promise a smooth and steady ride.

The makers say the Revolve is compatible with virtually any consumer level camera, smartphone or camcorder, and it should work with just about any ball head friction arm, our specialized monopod, or any other mount.

The Revolve Camera Dolly is currently a Kickstarter project and will go into production May 6th, 2012.  You can order one now for $70

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."