New custom 6 ft jib /mini-crane

I’m using a Manfrotto flat-base fluid head as the default to mount cameras on the jib. To shoot simultaneously with 2 cameras, I use a Manfrotto dual camera arm.

For focus, the Manfrotto DSLR remote controller works well esp with the wonderful AF system on the Canon 70D…5″ HDMI monitor is used for display and exposure estimation for the operator at the counterweight position, also using a lever to move the camera perpendicular to the long axis of the jib if needed.

A 25 pound donut sandbag stabilized the tripod, attached to an Arukas ball head and then Manfrotto hexagonal camera plate system integral to the jib mount. With a 5D3 and 17-40mm f/4 I find that about 15 pounds on the right and 7.5 on the left arm of the counterweight bolt work well.

Arukas ball head with jib mount

counterweights_ jib monitor

jib camera payload

jib payload detail

travel jib in studio


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