To start, a disclosure: I just started working with the team at Trost Motion. But another disclosure, well, more like a small fact that I don’t really talk about very often. You see, as a small business owner, I’m in the very fortunate position of carefully selecting with whom I work. Michael Horton once asked me while I was being interviewed on Larry Jordan’s Digital Production Buzz, ‘do you ever turn away business?’ And my answer was yes. Because I only work for companies, and with people in whom I believe. People I like, people I trust, and whose products I can truly get behind and support. After all, it’s my reputation on the line as well. It’s why I proudly work with companies like Rampant Design Tools, Switcher Studio, iOgrapher and the many others I’ve been lucky enough to support over the years.
And it’s no different with the team at Trost Motion. They are a passionate, dedicated team who only want to do one thing – make the absolute best product they can. And they have. So who are these guys?
We are a small band of filmmakers, digital media artists, developers and designers. We have a singular vision; to make camera sliders for filmmakers with unparalleled precision. We do this by setting standards for high design, versatility, durability, and field-readiness that’s tough enough for any shooting environment – from the studio to the Arctic Circle. We believe that well-designed, precision sliders are an extension of your camera, and the combination of high quality capture with precise, fluid movement yields stunning imagery.
Today, we’re making our first announcement; a partnership with another very cool company called DitoGear.
If you’re a cinematographer, a DP, a camera person, a filmmaker, I assume you don’t compromise on your work either. So I urge you to check them out here.
And here’s our news from today (it’s a damn good deal too).
Happy Holidays everyone. Cheers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Trost Motion Partners with DitoGear™ to Bring Motion Control to
Precision Camera Sliders
New Bundle from Trost Motion and DitoGear Deliver High Design, Precision Motion Controlled Cinematic Experiences for Filmmakers
Minneapolis, MN (December 16, 2015) – Trost Motion (www.trostmostion.com) today announced they have partnered with DitoGear™ (www.ditogear.com) to combine precision motion control systems with Trost Motion’s family of cinematic camera sliders. As a result of this partnership, Trost Motion and DitoGear are offering a bundled solution for filmmakers; the MotionKit with OmniController for Trost Motion.
The combination of Trost Motion sliders and DitoGear MotionKits has resulted in the industry’s sturdiest, most rugged and versatile camera system, able to handle anything from high-end cinema cameras like the RED Dragon and Arri ALEXA, all the way down to standard DSLRs. The new DitoGear MotionKits for Trost Motion can also support camera rigs weighing up to 176 pounds in horizontal motion, and 22 pounds in vertical motion.
This new bundle is available immediately, and DitoGear is offering a 20% Holiday Discount for customers who purchase before December 31, 2015. For more information on the DitoGear MotionKit, please visit http://ditogear.com/motion-kit. To purchase this new system, please visit http://ditogear.com/motionkit-trost.
“Trost Motion and DitoGear first appeared at NAB 2015 to demonstrate the possibilities of bringing these two great camera systems together. The reaction from filmmakers, DPs and cinematographers was amazing,” said Gabe Cheifetz, president and co-founder of Trost Motion. “Our two companies share the same vision; we place such high value on precision design and excellence in everything we create, just like our users; filmmakers and cinematographers not willing to compromise anything for their art. This bundle is just the beginning of our collaboration with DitoGear. We’re excited about the ideas and designs we can bring to the community.”
“We’re very excited about partnering with Trost Motion – great tools are born out of passion and focus,” added Patryk Kizny, brand director and partner at DitoGear. “Trost has both of these attributes and their products are exactly what filmmakers need – quality engineering born out of insight and reinforced with refinement. Trost powered by DitoGear will be a killer combination for shooters who need the best to move their cameras and tell their stories.”
DitoGear Bundle for Trost Motion
The MotionKit with OmniController adds precision control for camera shutter as well as one-axis motion control device. An analog joystick lets filmmakers navigate through menu systems and directly control the device, and the entire bundle is water resistant ideal in outdoor environments. Several operating modes are available, including real time operation, time lapse, stop motion and motion recording and playback.
Pricing and Availability
The DitoGear MotionKit with OmniController for Trost Motion bundle is available immediately and is priced at $1,445.00 USD.
For customers who purchase before December 31, 2015, DitoGear is offering a special Holiday Discount, with 20% savings on the bundle. Enter the code TROST20 on checkout at http://ditogear.com/store/ to get instant discount.
For detailed specifications, please visit: http://ditogear.com/motionkit-specifications
To purchase the new MotionKit with OmniController for Trost, please visit: http://ditogear.com/motionkit-trost
DitoGear™ has earned a reputation of one of the leading manufacturers of portable motion control equipment. Besides continuously pushing the envelope with their own motorized sliders, heads and FIZ units, DitoGear™ provides motion control modules for 3rd party equipment by widely recognized brands including Trost Motion, Glidecam, Cinevate, Kessler Crane and Dynamic Perception. For more information, please visit www.ditogear.com.
About Trost Motion
We are a small band of filmmakers, digital media artists, developers and designers. We have a singular vision; to make camera sliders for filmmakers with unparalleled precision. We do this by setting standards for high design, versatility, durability, and field-readiness that’s tough enough for any shooting environment – from the studio to the Arctic Circle. We believe that well-designed, precision sliders are an extension of your camera, and the combination of high quality capture with precise, fluid movement yields stunning imagery. For more information, or to acquire a Trost Motion slider, please visit www.trostmotion.com. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see how filmmakers around the world are creating amazing content with our designs.