This is a custom built 3m extendable jibcrane, it folds down to 1.5m in a few pieces and packs in a snowboard bag. I built it 2010 and used it extensively since.
- Completely TPS custom made
- Extents from 1.5m – 3m
- Comes ready in a padded Burton snowboard bag for easy transport
- Equipped with a lanc remote, for on/off, recording and zooming
- A monitor is mountable via a articulating arm
- All aluminum build
- The camera end is switchable, ether on top or in an pendulum below for extra stability.
Thanks to Mogens and Gústi at GÁP for sponsoring the weights and my dad Geiri, Boggi and Stebbi for welding assistance and their garages.
Below are testvideos that also show how the crane looks and works, and a few snapshots with the latest upgrades:[cincopa AsDAstKM4Gt8]
Update: The DollyJib Rig
Here is a little clip where I´ve upgraded the jibcrane, I´ve incorporated a tilt system so I can tilt the camera without movement of the jib itself. I also tried in the following clip to attach the jibcrane to the track dolly and operate everything together. The possibilities are promising with this setup but operating 3-4 axis moves at once is quite the challenge and needs practice. But without a doubt exiting stuff is possible once practice is gained.
I finally tested out the “DollyJib Rig”, I attached the NXCAM to it and tried shooting with the rig in my bedroom here in Barcelona, I got some interesting moves and nice results, now I´m really exited to shoot some real footage with this setup for example in the wilderness in Iceland. It´s not a question of if, It´s a question of when. Watch the testrun below.