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Cinevate announces compact DSLR slider, accessory mounting 'sticks'  
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | by Eamon Hickey
Cinevate has announced two new DSLR video products, a slider called the Atlas FLT and a series of accessory mounting arms called Proteus Grip Sticks.

The Atlas FLT slider is designed for portability and is 26 in./66cm long and weighs less than 10 lbs./4.5kg. It's available now for a suggested list price of US$579 in the U.S.

Proteus Grip Sticks will be available in lengths of 11, 13, or 15 inches/28, 33, or 38cm. They're designed to mount accessories equipped with 1/4 x 20 threads, such as monitors or audio recorders, to DSLR rigs such as Cinevate's previously announced Simplis system. Grip Sticks will be available starting May 1, 2011. The 11 in./28cm model is currently listed on the Cinevate web site for US$174.98, and the 13 in./33cm and 15 in./38cm models are $5 and $10 more, respectively. 

More information is in the press releases below.

Press Release

Cinevate Announces the New Atlas FLT

Lightweight Camera Slider at NAB

Compact and lightweight design makes this camera slider easy for filmmakers to transport

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Booth # C12033 – (April 11, 2011) – Today Cinevate announces the addition of its most compact, affordable and lightweight DSLR camera slider – the new Atlas FLT. Based on the rock solid design and construction of its predecessor, Atlas 10, but measuring only 26 inches long and weighing in at less than 10 pounds, the new Atlas FLT makes it even easier for filmmakers to travel and transport.

Atlas FLT empowers filmmakers of all skill levels and abilities, allowing the creation of horizontal, vertical and even angled camera movements. By using the specially designed vertical pulley system and counter-balance, operation is simple, effective and stable for every take. With a non-reflective, black satin anodized finish, full CNC aluminum/steel construction, and stainless steel fasteners, users can expect a lifetime of reliable operation.

This simple camera slider is equipped with a 3/8” screw, making it compatible with any standard 3/8” threaded ball head.

Starting at just $579, the Atlas FLT is one of the most affordable DLSR camera sliders on the market.

Video, pictures and more information on the Atlas FLT are available at .


Atlas FLT products are available now for purchase in the U.S. from a growing list of specialty camera and video retailers.

About Cinevate

Cinevate is a privately held, Canadian-based company that manufactures award-winning hardware solutions for the professional filmmaking market. For more information about Cinevate and their collection of filmmaking products, including detailed product videos and image galleries, please visit

Cinevate Debuts Simplis and Grip Sticks at NAB

New DSLR Rig is the ideal solution for filmmakers that need a customized, lightweight support rig

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Booth # C12033 – (April 11, 2011) Cinevate debuts their line of Simplis DSLR handheld rigs. The Simplis DSLR Rig is the ideal solution for any filmmaker needing a lightweight, “run and gun” support rig. Incorporating a revolutionary system that allows a filmmaker the unique ability to customize and scale their rig as desired, Simplis is ideal for any filmmaker seeking a versatile, modular and upgradeable DSLR Support System.

To complement the Simplis Rigs, Cinevate also launches its line of mounting accessories called Grip Sticks. Based on components of the new Simplis system, Grip Sticks allow users to mount standard accessories with ¼-20 threads such as on-camera monitors and external audio recorders in virtually any orientation imaginable.

Sturdy and simple, Grip Sticks are the perfect companion to the Simplis Quick Release plate with its multiple ¼-20 thread mount points. They will be available in four variations: Universal, 11”, 13” and 15” lengths.

Grip Sticks is a versatile accessory mounting solution for any camera or kit that supports a ¼-20 thread.

Starting at just $399, Simplis is one of the most affordable solutions for filmmakers of all levels.

These highly anticipated Simplis Rigs and Grip Sticks have been designed to complement Cinevate’s complete line of products including HDSLR packages, camera sliders, table dollies, viewfinders and more.

Video, pictures and more information on both the Atlas FLT and Grip Sticks are available at and .


Simplis DSLR Rigs are available now for purchase in the U.S. from a growing list of specialty camera and video retailers. Grip Sticks will be available May 1st for purchase in the U.S. from a growing list of specialty camera and video retailers. 




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