Premier Studio Equipment, Inc.
Manufacturing Camera Dollies for Professional Filmmakers Since 1991

The PD-1 Portable Camera Dolly

The PD-1 brings a revolutionary new concept to camera dollies. There's no hydraulic system, no electrical system, no pumping required and no counterweights to lug around, and it still gives smooth up and down camera movement. Since we've eliminated all those complex systems, we've also eliminated all the maintenance that goes along with them.

In addition to the simplicity of the boom system, we've made the
PD-1 fold up into a very compact size so it can easily be put into almost any type of vehicle, making this the perfect choice for students and small productions.

As with all our dollies, the PD-1 has a unitized welded body giving it maximum strength and durability for decades of use, and is finished with a black texture powdercoat that is sun and chemical resistant.


PD-1 Dolly Closed

Folds to a Compact Size
The PD-1 folds to a very small 34"L x 21"W x 16"H, for easy lifting and transportation, fitting into many compact cars and hatchbacks.

PD-1 Dolly Leg Positions

Each wheel leg can be adjusted to suit your needs
The wheel legs can be adjusted to 4 different positions, plus the closed position as shown above, for maximum stability or minimum size and in between, just by pulling down a release pin underneath the leg, and moving the leg into position.

PD-1 Dolly Wheel Pin

Wheels lock or swivel freely
Each wheel pair can easily be set to swivel freely or be locked to any of 12 positions, at 30 degree intervals. This allows for a variety of manuevers, either straight, angled or curved, without the use of track.

PD-1 Dolly Leveling Head

4-Way Leveling Head
The Leveling Head is used to make the mounting plate level when the dolly is on an incline, making sure camera panning and tilting are normal.

PD-1 Dolly Utility Socket

Locking Utility Holes
Use the two utility holes on each side of the dolly, to mount Seats, Utility Arms, and other attachments.

Smooth Up and Down Boom Movement
By using the crank at the rear of the dolly, you can adjust the boom for the weight of the camera. This enables the boom to move up and down like a jib arm without making any further adjustments.

PD-1 Boom Brake

Movable Boom Brake for Easy "One Man" Operation
The boom brake adds slight friction to the boom arm to prevent unwanted movement. It can be attached to any round tube from 1/2" to 1-1/4" diameter. Squeeze the lever to release the brake, then move the boom arm, or lock it in the released position for free movement.

PD-1 Dolly Boom Lock

The Boom Locks in the Down Position for transportation and camera changes
With the boom arm in the full down position, engage the lock lever to remove the camera for transportation, enabling boom arm to remain adjusted for the weight of the camera.

PD-1 Push Bar

Removable Push Bar
The Push Bar is easily removed for transportation by using the 2 knobs at the rear of the dolly frame and the one knob in the center of the push bar.

PD-1 Dolly on Track Track Wheels.
With the track wheel option, track wheels are permanently attached between the regular wheels for smooth rolling on straight and curved track. The PD-1 can then be moved from rolling on a smooth floor, to rolling on track, without making wheel changes.

PD-1 Dolly Platform

Side Platforms
The optional side platforms give the camera operator extra room for feet and battery packs, and can be attached to either side of the dolly frame.




Length (Minimum)
Length (Maximum)
Width (Minimum)
Width (Maximum)
Height (Minimum)
Push Bar Height
Carrying Weight
Vertical Boom Travel
Low Lens Height (without attachments)
High Lens Height (without Risers)
Maximum Boom Lifting Capacity

34" (86cm)
44" (112cm)
21" (53cm)
32" 81cm)
16" (41cm)
34" (86cm)
120 lbs (55kg)
32" (81cm)
30" (76cm)
62" (157cm)
75 lbs (34kg)




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