Redrock Micro debuted it’s One Man Crew at NAB this year and it looks Kessler has been working on something similar, the Parallax.
Both the One Man Crew and the Kessler Parallax are designed to automate slider moves. This is great for documentaries and interviews where crew is limited and every bit of production value counts.
The Kessler Parallax is pretty cool because if you already only a Kessler Slider, you can just add it to the slider. Kessler says that the Parallax is compatible with traveler and standard length Pocket Dolly v2.0 BASIC, Pocket Dolly v2.0, Stealth & Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly as well as the traveler, 3′ & 5′ CineSlider.
It is expected to cost an affordable $399.95 and should be available Mid to late summer 2013.
Stray Angel Films plans on renting both the Kessler Parallax and the Redrock Micro One Man Crew once they ship.