The new Classic Plus camera dolly is the successor of the worldwide loved Classic Dolly. The operators love the Classic and with the new Classic Plus a new standard was set. The dolly is based on a rugged, almost maintenance free and sturdy design. The central column configuration of the Classic PLUS Dolly provides its user with easy operation and unconstrained versatility already in his basic configuration.
All control elements are coloured to be easily recongized and easy to handle. The bolts can be fixed in „open“ position and can be adapted to the tracks perfectly – especially in curves.The ergonomic design facilitates intuitive working. Switch-over is completely done without tools. So the Classic Plus can be operated in narrow gauge (36 cm) or in wide gauge (62 cm) by using the locking pin.
Function has top priority on every development. A modern design completes the product and makes it perfect.
Therefore, our handsets are loaded with many useful features, and due to the ergonomic design it feels great in your hand.
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|fine adjustment of the column speed in 12 steps||X||✔|
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Panthers precision and the wireless know-how from Cmotion lead to the development of the new wireless handset. It is an option/addition for the new Panther Classic Plus Dolly. An easy operation of the wireless handset is given by the integrated software. A clear user interface makes it easy to understand the wireless handset. The menu is simple to use and structured clearly.
The rocker for manual operation of the dolly is in the middle of the wireless handset. It allows smooth and controlled movements.
Easy replaceable batteries complete the design perfectly.
Included is the steering rod. To provide maximum flexibility, it can be inserted in all 4 wheel arms. Further small steering rods (129832) can be ordered additionally.
To maneuver the dolly with more distance the steer out extention is the perfect solution, because it increases legroom. In addition to that the steer out extention prevents a rotating by central pushing.
Another big advantage in comparison to other manufacturers is, that the steer out extention is removable. It can also be mounted on all 4 sides of the dolly. So you are able to remove it, when it is not used.The dolly can be furthermore operated easily, because the handset has its’ place in the steering rod.
The foldable and laterally telescopic pushbar (301342) is perfect for a dolly operation on tracks. Central pushing and pushing from side without rotating the dolly (operation on ground) is possible. Particularly in track operation it is a big advantage because the Grip can push the dolly beside the track without “strumbling” over the tracks.
The foldable push bar can also be mounted on all 4 sides of the dolly. It is mounted tool free via a bracket (113272).
Additionally to “Crab” (4-wheel steering) we invented another steering mode: “Steer” (2-wheel steering). The biggest point of difference of our patented Crab + Steer mechanism are perfect, mathematically calculated elliptical steering sprockets. Other dolly manufacturers just can bring the wheels in a parallel position. With our elliptical steering sprockets the wheels are in a steering geometry.
This steering geometry ensures perfect and smooth circular curves without drift, noise, high rolling resistance or even blocking wheels. Other dollys are not able to move the dollys in tight curves, because the wheels’ position is parallel and so it blocks!
Changing Steering mode is easily done by shifting the blue “Crab + Steer” lever.
By far the best turnstile: the patented High-Low turnstile. It owns a huge range of functions and is loved by all our customers.The turnstile can be rotated by 360 degrees and interlocked playfree through a gear tooth system. The height of the seat can be regulated easily, by pressing a button, to ensure maximum comfort for the cameraman.Disturbing rotation sound is removed due to a brass bushing (sound recording on set).
The mounted bowl or mitchell can be rotated by 360 degrees in 16 different tilt positions (every 22,5°).A second seat, for example for the camera assistant, is implemented with a few simple steps.
With the High-Low turnstile you can change fast between the highest position (ca. 1,70 m / 5,6” – with tube extention over 2 m / 6,6”) and the ground level position – without removing the camera or the fluid head.
A transport of many accessories is not necessary. The optional accessories, the tube extention with its tube connector, as well as the 80 mm diameter clamp ring, can be stored in a parking position on the dolly.
THe mounted 80 mm diameter tube can be rotated by 360 degrees. Change between High Shot and Low Shot is done very fast – without removing the camera!
The lightweight, but though very stable platform system from Panther has been proven many years on set. The Grips and cameramen are loving the versatility of the platforms, because on every side of the dolly you can mount different platforms. Also combinations are possible. On request every platform can be personalized with various threads and bores.
Due to a unique and easy locking system the platforms are mounted very fast.A big advantage over conventional dollies: also in platform operation the carrying handles of the dolly are free and are not necessary for mounting platforms.
The ground platform expands the base of the dolly enormous. It’s perfect for use with jib arms because the cameraman can comfortable use the Dolly and simultaneously operate the jib arm. A height adjustment of the ground platform is implemented quickly. That provides maximum flexibility.Despite its’ lighweight own weight the ground platform has a payload of up to 120kg!
For even more comfort, a height adjustable ring platform (300434) is available. It was designed to provide the maximum column drive without restrictions. Ideal for the cameraman to make it easier to turn around the dolly with the High-Low turnstile.
Our long-lasting dolly battery (107758) has proven itself many times on set by stability, robust housing and the popular “snap-on mechanism”. An integrated button with indicator allows you to control always the batterys’ charging status.
The snap-on mechanism has been designed to fix the batteries without any tools. The battery is “clipped” to the dolly with a quick handle and does not have to be additionally tightened.
With our dolly H-Wheels it is so easy to move the dolly on tracks without lifting.
Special rubbers used for studio and track wheels ensure smooth driving and low running resistance. All single wheels and even the complete combi wheel can be changed quickly and easily due to dove tail connections.You can choose between different pneupatic and studio wheels:
A separately sold wheel stand (175520) with an integrated wheel changing tool (100453) facilitates your work on set and the transport enormously. So you can quickly switch between pneumatic and studio wheels, and the wheels which are not used at the moment are safely stowed on the wheel stand.
Due to lightweight building the complete dolly can be carried without problem with the opational carrying bars (300430). Transport weight of the dolly (body and column) is approx. 90 kg. 45 kg per person.For larger distances a transport cart is available.
Our accessories for Panther dollies don’t ends with platforms. A variety of products and accessories can be used to correspond exactly to the requirements on the set.
The Panther Vario Jib S or the Vario Jib allows you to supplement your Classic Plus with a few functions. Telescopic arms on both sides make the Vario Jib a universal piece of equipment for many shots.
The Panther Super Jib II is the most advanced expansion stage of the Classic Plus. The jib arm extends the height of the dolly enormous. Two persons (e. g. cameraman + assistant) can sit on the Super Jib II.