Born out of Italy, Smartsystem is an alternative solution to Tiffen, Pro, and MKV rigs. The top stage and base are made out of precision milled aluminum and the post is carbon fiber resulting in a lightweight but durable sled.
With dual battery slots on the back, a third battery hangar underneath (V-lock), and multiple Lemo ports, the matrix sled will provide you with plenty of power for your needs.
The kit comes with a Smart cam Zen 7” monitor with a built in leveler to help you monitor your horizons in technically challenging shots. The Zen is 3000 nits so you should have no trouble viewing your shot on bright days and it sits on a 360 degree yolk to make switching from low to high mode easy.
The Arm X-1 can currently hold the most weight in the industry with a max payload of 34kg (74.9 lbs). Despite its tiny footprint, it has a boom range of 28.5″ giving operators more space to play with without having to switch the steadicam into its other mode. The arm comes with 4 blue springs and 4 black springs to give operators the most versatility when tuning to a specific payload. With the introduction of X-tune, the arm X-1 also has industry matching iso-elasticity.
The Smartsystem vest is comfortable, padded, and totally customisable to fit any body types. It is milled out of aluminum making it only 2.9kg and one of the lightest vests on the market.
To make the lives of operators easier. The arm and sled fit perfectly into one case with wheels and the vest is stored neatly in a backpack (with space for batteries) making travel between locations much easier.
To sum up, the smartsystem matrix one pro is a fantastic option for operators who are looking for a high quality, slightly cheaper alternative to renting a Tiffen or Pro rig.