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SmartSystem Matrix R2 Sled - Thoughts?

Nicholaus James

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Hey all,

I saw on newshooter.com post about this sled being released by SmartSystem about 7 months ago.

First, I don't know the quality of their products, so how are their sleds?  I know they are more a "budget" sled compared to some of the bigger brands such as GPI Pro, Tiffen, MKV, and Arri, but are they at least decent?  I have the Glidecam X45 sled, and I feel it's pretty good for it's price point.

I have a Ronin 2 already, so seeing this as my next step sled to get into a "poor man's Trinity" would be great.  Plus, I like the option it can be converted into a standard sled for normal Steadi use, as well.

If any one can chime in on this, that would be wonderful. 

Thank you!

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Hi Nicholaus

I use the Smart System X1 arm and it performs as good as any “bigger brand” arms out there.

I’ve been a steadicam operator for over 20 years and have used almost every arm out there from Pro to Tiffen.

Smart System Gear will be at Cinegear this year as well if you’d like to come and see for yourself?

The “fall under the heading of garbage” is just not an accurate statement.



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On 3/30/2019 at 1:52 PM, Tom Rogers said:

They fall under the heading of Garbage that you don’t want

Hi Tom I'm Andrea, CEO and Senior Engineer inside SmartSystem. 

As technicians, we are always happy to receive feedback. Especially, the negative ones push us to find better and "smarter" solutions... always.

As you know, the world is a perfectible place. For this reason, can I kindly ask to you if tested our system and where? Maybe we met somewhere in some exhibition? What you found wrong or bad and what could be considered good?




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