Matthews Intros New Docking System

Clever system combines popular products to create a new solution.

Burbank, California-based Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) presents the latest in its long line of problem solving equipment stands. In response to the increased use of gimbals on a multitude of shoots, MSE created the new Docking System to keep these essential tools safely out of the way yet ready for action between shots.

The new solution couples MSE’s versatile Dutti Dock with its ever-popular Slider Stand to offer a heavy duty, yet sleek solution in camera support. Either swapping camera from studio mode into handheld mode, or making adjustments to your gimbal rig, the Docking System allows you to do so as close to set as possible with its compact yet sturdy footprint. The handy platform has a 3’ footprint, a fraction of the size of the traditional cart, making it much easier to position close to set.

The wide-based Slider Stand comes with two rocky mountain legs for easy leveling on hills, mountainsides, rocky environments, stairs and other uneven terrain. Built for travel, it collapses to just 25”/64cm and comes with black anodized aerospace-design-inspired braces. With black chrome plating, it is at home on any set, especially when combined with the stealth black Dutti Dock. Constructed of 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, the docking sled offers a multitude of mounting options including 2 long cheese plate slots for adjustable plate balance position, 18 holes, along with four removable accessory hangers to support a fully loaded gimbal rig or camera setup.

The Docking System is available in three versions: The 99045 offers the Dutti Dock/Slider Stand, the 99046 adds a Matthews sturdy Caster Wheel set of 3, and the 99047 ships complete with the heavy-duty Rock n’ Rollers wheel set with rigid safety locks—for extremely rough terrain locations.

MSE now has 50 years of success in the manufacturing industry—specializing in hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is being used on entertainment productions and in major studios in over 90 countries around the world. The company has been honored with two Presidential “E” Awards for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs.

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