The Cobra Dolly is the brand new design from Chapman Leonard and is available to rent from Chapman Leonard UK today. It is the worlds smallest professional camera dolly at just 20 inches square!
A radically different approach to the design of hydraulic dollies, the Cobra is characterised by its single central lifting column that rises up from the dollies tiny chassis (just 20 inches square) just as its name suggests.
The column is essentially a pedestal, charged with nitrogen to be statically balanced by the weight of camera or equipment it is carrying.
Vertical movement is effortless and precise, allowing you to set the camera height anywhere along the travel of the column or perform dynamic moving shots with a change in Lens height.
Chapman Leonard in the UK have produced a brand new video that you can watch on their website that highlights all the main features. The video also shows many of the benefits (some less obvious than others) that the design affords camera operators and smaller productions, such as documentaries or corporate film making, because the Cobra is small enough to be easily transported in the boot of an ordinary car - just watch the video, we're not kidding.
The Cobra is already proving a hit for single camera shoots and small crews. It is perfect for filming in existing locations where space and access is often limited to standard doorways, office interiors or those tiny service lifts. The Cobra is small, stable, built like a tank and works with camera sliders and even Stinger jib arms.
To learn more about what the Cobra can do for your next shoot, visit the Chapman Leonard UK website, follow our Facebook page or arrange a visit to see the Cobra for yourself.