Matthews Debuts the Superstrong Infinity Arm & Low-Profile Dutti Dolly

Matthews showed off two new pieces of grip and camera gear this NAB; the low-profile camera platform Dutti Dolly and the articulating arm that supports a 20lb payload, the Infinity Arm.

The Infinity Arm was developed originally by Sage Seb, a filmmaker who had Kickstarted the project in 2014 before then being acquired by Matthews.  It features a locking mechanism with rosette teeth for strength, but also a quick-release function for the head, which can come in differently-sized tips.  It can support a payload of up to 20lbs and will retail for around 300$.

The Dutti Dolly was developed by James Saldutti, a seasoned grip who wanted a lower-profile solution to production needs.  Machined out of a single piece of metal, it features a built-in Mitchell mount and several other accessory threads.  The Dutti Dolly's skate wheels can also ride on both round and right-angled track.  

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The Dutti Dolly was quoted in the video at $1,400 but can be found for $1,189 at various retailers.

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This guy sounds like Jesse Pinkman. "This'll hold any camera package, bitch!"

That articulating arm fails in the same way so many others do: The part that screws into the device (camera, viewfinder, whatever) doesn't have anything to give you leverage to tighten it. It should be a giant wing nut, so you have something to grip when tightening it. But it isn't, so it doesn't matter how much weight the central joint will support, because the devices will still loosen and spin around at the end.


And note what he says about the dolly: "You can buy wings for it so you can put your tripod on it." So, as it stands for $1200, it's apparently useless.

April 28, 2016 at 10:34PM, Edited April 28, 10:54PM

David Gurney