Snoppa Rover electric stabilisation cinema dolly

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Snoppa Rover is a revolutionary cinema dolly that has an all-terrain advanced electronic stabilization system. It can drive and shoot stably and smoothly on various uneven roads. Rover can be driven manually or move automatically along a preset path. With a load capacity of up to 15 kg (33 lbs), a series of control interfaces, and an image transmission module, Snoppa Rover can load and control most of the popular cameras including mirrorless, DSLRs, cinema cameras, etc., allowing you to remotely control both the dolly’s movement and camera shooting, and live preview your shots through your phone or tablet.

As a videographer, I can see the market potential of this product. However, it has a rather big footprint. We use dollies with our ARRIs and REDs and they are a lot smaller. Sure, it takes time to set up the tracks but with a well-drilled team, it doesn’t take long to set up the dolly and tracks.

The use of an app worries me because compatibility and stability are uncertain variables that might make or break a shoot.

The plus side is that it can run over uneven road, but I wonder how much stabilisation it provides.

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