February 24, 2015

And the Gear Just Keeps Coming: Edelkrone Reveals 2 New Pocket-Sized Stabilizers

Creating highly portable, pocket-sized camera gear is kind of edelkrone's thing, and just  weeks after coming out with the FlexTilt Head, they've introduced two more interesting products that'll fit -- yep -- right inside your pocket.

PocketSKATER²

Just announced today, the PocketSKATER² allows users to track motion with three fold-out wheels, two of which can be adjusted to set the curve of your shot. It also comes equipped with the new FlexTilt, a pocket-sized camera head that lets you easily pan and tilt. The PS² is geared toward DSLR cameras (up to 5.5 lbs), but it can be used in "compact mode" for smartphone filmmaking as well.

Here are the tech specs:

This skater is obviously not designed for grand tracking shots à la Touch of Evil, but if you're looking for something to give you motion on a small scale, this might be it. The PocketSKATER² comes in at $250.

Pocket Rig²

And now, the "world's lightest, most portable DSLR rig," the Pocket Rig². It includes a fold-out support arm that can be used like a monopod or or "rifle-like" stabilizer against your shoulder. It also comes with 15mm rods that unfold allowing users to mount accessories, like follow focuses, matte boxes, and more. 

You can check out the tech specs below:

Even though edelkrone says that the Pocket Rig² was optimized for DSLRs, they don't specify just how much weight it can carry. So, even if it's safe to assume that it can handle any old DSLR, who knows if it can support all of the add-ons you might want to mount to the entire assembly. Granted, by the looks of it, the PR² isn't meant to be a stand-alone stabilizer, but a support -- meaning you're hands and arms are going to need to do some work -- meaning maybe the weight it can carry matters a little bit less.

The Pocket Rig² will cost you $290, which isn't super expensive, considering the fact that you get a lightweight DSLR support system that fits inside your pocket. If it can really handle the task, this thing would be great for run-and-gun shoots, documentaries -- pretty much anything that requires users to work fast and travel light.     

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this, looks, awesome!

February 24, 2015 at 9:52PM

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Mida Chu
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As exciting as all their products are, I wish they've invested a bit more effort in having proper promo videos with examples of the footage shot using all of the products.
My initial excitement for the Pocket Slider is fading out as I wait and wait.
Come on Edelkrone, you can do it!

February 24, 2015 at 11:04PM

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Pretty cool gear!

February 25, 2015 at 1:00AM, Edited February 25, 1:00AM

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Kevin Greene
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Tossed my pocket 1 in a drawer and never reached for it. after using it for the day, the joints would come loose and you'd have to tighten them every time.
This new one says constant friction knobless joints. I hope so.

February 25, 2015 at 3:34AM

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Vincent Gortho
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They've got to be kidding with their prices. Anyone with half a brain can duplicate these products for pennies to their dollars. $250 for a glorified roller skate?.......are they serious?

February 25, 2015 at 6:25AM

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Jerry Roe
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Have to agree with Jerry here. I don't doubt the craftsmanship that went into the Skater. But I bought A Pico Dolly years ago for an embarrassing amount of money. The same product (like exactly) can now be had for $30. And a standard 1/4" ball mount or Glif (or other smartphone tripod mount) can be had for another $10-20. Bottom line: Only people who don't do their homewaork would pay $250 for something that could be had a fifth of that price.

February 26, 2015 at 5:42PM

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The pocketSkater is not practical at all. I can think of very few if any situations where you will find a smooth surface to use it on while on set.

February 25, 2015 at 8:01AM

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Joe, it's for tabletop work, great for low angle product shots. You could also use it on a bar for a longer tracking shot.
How much do you expect for $250? If you need to go big, there's always the P+S Technik Skater for $5k

February 25, 2015 at 1:33PM

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Charlie K
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I've been looking at building something similar to that rig out of random rig parts - just a baseplate, a pistol grip that folds down into position, and some sort of folding arm to brace against my shoulder. I really don't see myself spending $300, though.

February 25, 2015 at 11:01AM

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