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Camera Jibs

Amazing productions are the result of professional filmmaking and cinematography but aside from talent, the right equipment is needed as well. Camera jibs are one type of equipment and are used to give the impact of a cinematic scope to the production. Also referred to as camera cranes, they help filmmakers achieve the elevation they require so as to capture better range and views.

A professional camera crane will do this by holding a camera on one side while controlling it and stabilizing it with the help of controls and a counterweight on the other end. The pivot of a professional camera crane is located closer to the counterweight so that the camera can move over a larger range.

Camera Jibs

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  1. Ikan Track Wheels for Dolly

    • Smooth ride every time
    • Prevent stuttering and footage mistakes
    • Compatible with any standard dolly track
    • Works as a replacement for the Doorway Dolly wheels
    • Uses standard M12 bolts
    • Set of 4

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    £176.80 Ex VAT £212.16 Inc VAT
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  2. Konova M1 Motorised Pan & Tilt Head for Motorised System

    • Designed for MSS-250 Motorised System
    • Minimum angle rotation of 0.2° per frame/capture
    • Camera release port directly on the Smart Head panning unit
    • ‘Pan delay’ and ‘tilt delay’ functions to set different start times
    • Multiple 1/4-20 & 3/8-16 threads on the base for convenient mounting
    • Adjustable balancing for different sized cameras and lens combinations

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    £579.17 Ex VAT £695.00 Inc VAT
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  3. Proaim Gold Pan Tilt Head with 12V Joystick Control Box

    • Flawless 360 Remote Pan and Tilt action
    • Precision engineered/quality construction
    • Continuous 360 degree rotation including built-in slip ring
    • Solid brass non slip gears
    • Weighs less than 10.5 pounds
    • 12V DC power adapter for AC service/brick-car battery-12V DC cable

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    £738.96 Ex VAT £886.75 Inc VAT
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  4. Proaim 18Ft (5.5M) Camera Jib Crane + Tripod Stand+ Sr. Pan Tilt Head

    • 18ft Reach
    • Max Payload up to 7.5kg
    • It can be extended to 14 ft and 10 ft
    • It has an adjustable metal wire system that makes the jib arm stable, moving smoothly without bending
    • Uses standard 1inch hole weights
    • Pan tilt head with 360 degree endless tilting

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    £1,410.51 Ex VAT £1,692.61 Inc VAT
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  5. Secced 6M Traveler Camcrane With Remote Pan Tilt Head & a Slip Ring

    Secced 6M Traveler Camcrane With Remote Pan Tilt Head & a Slip Ring

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    £6,450.00 Ex VAT £7,740.00 Inc VAT
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  6. FilmCity DSLR Gear Head FC-GR-H

    • Bowl Dia-100mm
    • 6" Rotating cranks
    • Weighing capacity up to 13.6kg
    • Tilting crank rotation upto 180 degree
    • Panning crank rotational upto 360 degree
    • Steel gears and bearings, stainless shafts.

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    £546.78 Ex VAT £656.14 Inc VAT
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  7. Varavon Gimbal Jib

    • 4.6m Reach Jib
    • Compatible with the Varavon Birdycam Lite Gimbal
    • 5m Joystick Cable
    • Material: Aluminum
    • Weight: 17.5kg
    • Soft Case Dimensions: 103 x 25.5 x 15cm

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    £486.24 Ex VAT £583.49 Inc VAT
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  8. Rotolight 360 Degree Professional Ball Swivel to 1/4" 20 Adapter

    • Swivel mount
    • Fully adjustable 360º ball thread
    • works with standard 1/4-20 tripod connection
    • Black anodized steel construction
    • Includes accessory shoe adapter
    • Supports up to 4.4 lb (2.0 kg)

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    £34.99 Ex VAT £41.99 Inc VAT
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  9. Proaim Jr Pan-Tilt Head with 12V Joystick Control

    • 360 Pan-Tilt Control Head
    • Pan speeds of 7 seconds to 2 minutes
    • Dual Hi-Torque coreless motors
    • 23' long Joystick control cable
    • 3 power cables and a/c adaptor
    • Dead spot control for zero movement

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    £491.88 Ex VAT £590.25 Inc VAT
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  10. Proaim Spin-3 (3-Axis) Motorised Pan Tilt Head

    • Remote 3 axis 360-degree Spin Roll Pan Tilt Control head
    • Supporting Cameras weighing up to 15kg/33lbs
    • Variable speed remote control Pan Tilt Mechanism
    • Durable high-grade metal construction
    • Also used as 2-Axis Camera Pan Tilt
    • 3 meter long 3pin XLR cable

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    £1,006.63 Ex VAT £1,207.96 Inc VAT
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  11. Ikan 3" Camera Riser

    • Durable Aluminum Construction
    • Height range: 3"
    • Anodized Finish
    • Minimal weight
    • Improves Tilt Capabilities
    • Weight: 0.27kg

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    £35.49 Ex VAT £42.59 Inc VAT
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  12. PROAIM Kite-22 Ultimate: 22ft Crane, Stand, 3-Axis Dutch Pan Tilt Head & Dolly

    • 22Ft (6.7M) reach
    • expandable from 4 ft (one section) to 22 ft (seven sections)
    • Each section is 4 ft long
    • 150mm Bowl Tripod Stand and Spreader
    • Easy to set-up
    • Fits in 51" carrying case
    • Tilt head supports up to 13.6kg

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    £3,629.39 Ex VAT £4,355.27 Inc VAT
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  13. Proaim 22-feet Jib Crane with Heavy Duty Jib Stand

    • Up To 22ft Reach
    • Expandable In 4ft Sections
    • High Grade Aluminum
    • Breaks Down To Fit The 51inch Carry Case
    • Heavy Duty Stand
    • Spreader And Feet With Locking Mechanism

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    £2,549.00 Ex VAT £3,058.80 Inc VAT
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  14. Proaim Sr. Pan Tilt Head with Joystick Control

    • 7.2kg Load Capacity
    • 1.5 Meter Long 3 Pin XLR Cable
    • 1/4 inch Camera Mounting Screw
    • 360 Degree Endless Tilting Movement
    • 360 Degree Panning Movement With Reversal Point
    • Variable-Controlled Speed From 6 degrees/sec (low speed) to 51 degrees/sec (high speed)

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    £647.45 Ex VAT £776.94 Inc VAT
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  15. Varavon T3 TILT Camera Jib for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras (9.5 ft)

    • 9.5 ft MiniJIB
    • Three bars and two pulley wires
    • Capture shots from high angles and scale across scenes with cinematic movements
    • Pulley wire system tilts your camera up and down
    • Supports loads up to 3kg
    • Weighs only 5kg

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    £323.00 Ex VAT £387.60 Inc VAT
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Camera Jibs

Amazing productions are the result of professional filmmaking and cinematography but aside from talent, the right equipment is needed as well. Camera jibs are one type of equipment and are used to give the impact of a cinematic scope to the production. Also referred to as camera cranes, they help filmmakers achieve the elevation they require so as to capture better range and views.

A professional camera crane will do this by holding a camera on one side while controlling it and stabilizing it with the help of controls and a counterweight on the other end. The pivot of a professional camera crane is located closer to the counterweight so that the camera can move over a larger range.

Camera Jibs

Professional Camera Crane

The difference between different types of camera cranes and jibs is the elevation they provide and their weight. The elevation can be adjusted for each available model but there is always a range they can operate within which is set according to their weight; the heavier they are, the more stable. At the same time, camera jibs with little elevation should also have some weight to them so that they can film at a stable view. In the end, it’s up to you whether you want a lightweight or heavy camera crane because there are a number of versatile options to choose from, that can meet diverse needs.

Although it isn’t mandatory that you implement the use of camera jibs in your production, it still improves the quality because they help define the mood in a certain scene. By allowing filmmakers to capture scenes over an expansive area, camera jobs add a cinematic effect which sets apart well-produced films from those made by amateurs.

There aren’t special jib cameras that you will have to buy because jibs are developed to hold the weight of many standard cameras. You can pay a little more for a camera jib and get one which holds up more weight so that you have an all-rounder that can carry it all. The reach of camera jibs vary and the price is proportional to how much it can carry and reach. You can find some affordable camera jibs that lift up to 3 kilograms to a height of 9 feet. A tripod stands at the bottom of the camera jib so as to provide support to the structure.

The controls can also be either simple or complex, depending on the price. Certain models only have the feature to tilt a camera up and down while others have more controls. Pully wire systems and joystick cables are just a few ways that the camera jib is controlled. Gearheads are also available in this category and high-end models have a 180-degree tilting rotation and 360-degree panning rotation.

The gears in an expensive model are made from high-quality materials such as stainless steel so as to increase the longevity. Aspiring filmmakers often start small by purchasing a smaller camera jib and exploring the possibilities before moving on to a comprehensive model with better specifications and features