Matthews Studio Equipment 35" Matthews-Slider
- 35" Matthews-Slider
- Camera platform
- Sturdy and lightweight
- 7/16" open wrench
- Set of Allen wrenches
The Matthews 35" Matthews-Slider is a camera platform that is sturdy and lightweight owing to its open frame construction. It is both camera operator and grip friendly, being virtually maintenance free (just keep it clean) and totally field adjustable with few basic tools: one 7/16" open wrench and a set of Allen wrenches.
It can work upside-down for low-angle shots, can support more than one carriage at a time for A and B camera shots, and it has positive lock at 90° when in use on most dollies (Chapman, Fisher, Panther, etc.). Each carriage can support up to 175 lb (80kg) (bracing of tracks might be necessary). The system uses proprietary wheels with ABEC5 stainless bearings with ceramic balls, which make it fast and quiet.
Fully factory assembled, the system will accept any gear head/fluid head/camera combination. It comes complete with Mitchell swivel base, Mitchell carriage, Mitchell 2" riser, filler plate, slim design locking handle, a set of leveling legs 0 to 6-3/4" (2 x 4", 2 x 6"), extra 3/8"-16 screws, and a set of spanner wrenches.
The Matthews Slider comes with numerous 3/8"-16 tapped holes for rigging and securing. It is conveniently sized to fit in Pelican series 1700 rifle/long cases. The Matthews Slider not only gives you smooth camera movement, but it also adds stability in otherwise challenging lock-off positions. For example, getting the camera off a ledge or window-sill and trusting that it won't hurt your talent down below.
The slider is completely modular, allowing offset mounting of the rotating Mitchell base to extend the reach of the system. This feature may be used for table top, car interior, and many other situations. The Matthews-Slider gives you many options for solid and quiet camera movement.