The Passport 2 Slider/Dolly System is tailor made for traveling professionals and remote on-location production. The all-in-one design and rock solid build quality make the Passport 2 Slider/Dolly system ideal for international documentary and network news style production where larger/heavier camera systems (up to 100 pounds) are being used and a stable, reliable platform is needed. The Passport 2 has dedicated (screw in) tripod-head adapters which allow for more range-of-moting for leveling your head as well as quicker setup.
The entire kit is flight ready at 50lbs (23kg) an won’t incur expensive excess charges.passport camera dolly 6.3′ (1.95m) of track collapse into 19″ sections that pack along with the slider carriage, end-brackets and ball-head adapters into the included custom Pelican 1610 protector case (with wheels & handle).
The track/tubes are the strongest and most accurate collapsable rail that we have seen on the market. Constructed from high-grade 6061 aluminum for rigidity and machined to a tolerance of .001″, sections of track connect seamlessly via threaded connectors (you will not notice a “bump” when rolling over them). The 19″ sections are interchangeable with our larger 40″ PortaRail systems so if longer range is needed, you can always add more length. Strong Camera Dolly Rail At the included 6.3′ length, the rails have less than 1/8″ of flex with a 40lb load placed at the center. When making comparisons to other systems it is important to note that this system includes the rails necessary for operation. Other speed-rail type dollies that do not include machined collapsable rail are more directly comparable to our RailDolly Traveler Kit.
Transporting long pipe or tube for a suspended rail system like this has been prohibitive in the past for both cost and convenience reasons. Our goal in designing this system was to provide a professional solution for traveling production that does not require carrying additional bags or a bunch of extra hardware and stands to operate. The all-in-one design of the Passport slider/dolly can save $100 or more per trip in just checked bags. Portable dolly systems where track is placed on the ground have achieved this in the past but the Passport suspended rail dolly offers a lot more flexibility in where and how you can use it such as on uneven terrain or placing the system over objects.
One of the practical design elements of the carriage is that it can be used as a high-hat without any reconfiguration. Just jump the entire camera and carriage off the rails and place it wherever you like.
Like all of RigWheels products, the Passport is multi-function and the included components can be used to configure the RigSkate tabletop skater.