Ross Video has unveiled a new ceiling mounted Furio SkyDolly at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

SkyDolly is a ceiling-mounted version of the Furio family of camera robotics.

The fully captive dolly cannot be derailed and comes with safety tethers for the payload and head. Its three-wheel design, enlarged wheelbase (60% wider and 40% longer than other Furio solutions), and raised centre of mass ensure shake-free operation, even at high speeds.

Custom cable management reduces drag and moves quietly, with minimal impact on overall footprint. SkyDolly also features a payload capacity that is high enough to allow it to support a full-size prompter, for instance.

Initially available with fixed columns ranging 12 to 48 inches, Furio SkyDolly is compatible with all Furio heads and can be added to existing Ross Robotics solutions under SmartShell or OverDrive control. Like all Furio systems, SkyDolly also provides accurate tracking data for virtual studio/augmented reality applications. An inverted lift mechanism will be made available later in 2019.

Bruce Takasaki, Marketing Product Manager for Ross Camera Motion Systems, said. “We know that content producers love the dynamic and creative camera moves that Furio offers, but sometimes set design can make the use of robotic systems a challenge. Furio SkyDolly can help keep the studio floor space clean and uncluttered and can allow set designers to be more inventive. Combine industry-leading safety and dolly speed with the prompter-friendly payload capacity, and we know SkyDolly is going open up a whole new world of creative options for our customers.”

Staff Reporter

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