The DSLR-CRANE was designed with today's fast growing, ever mobile DSLR videographers in mind, and it always helps to get even better and smoother shots with interesting and sometimes subtle movements of perspective. Space and weight are precious when traveling around, with it’s no tool and rapid assembly the DSLR-CRANE gives you the freedom you need.
In the past many people have had to make choices with regard to what equipment to use and travel abroad due to weight and size, often meaning you leave behind key things such as larger tripods, dolly systems and cranes / Jibs. With the DSLR-CRANE being same size or smaller than most tripods it will be a piece of equipment that you will have no excuse not to have with you on all your filming projects and adventures.CLICK TO GO BUY LATEST VERSION!
Dumbbell weights are the best solution, as they come in different increments and are very compact, so when you find your perfect combination it makes life easy. Other things also work, but the more compact and non-free moving the better. For fine-tuning, using the Lock Jaw Collar clamps moving the weights closer and further away you can achieve perfect balance.
Coupled with the DSLR-CRANE, can make setup a lot faster and easier. In most cases the supplied 5mm bolts will mount directly to your chosen base plate.
Tripod needs to be strong and stable, the head is possibly more important than the Tripod, when used with a good quality and sturdy fluid head (such as manfrotto 501) you can produce silky smooth pans and with practice you can achieve dramatic tilting actions with the camera as you go from high to low or vice versa. It’s also important that the head has a either adjustable friction/resistance or good lock out feature.
As with any equipment you use with your precious and at times expensive DSLR, caution and care for camera/equipment and yourself must be taken. when dealing with the counter weights, unpredictable changes of center of balance may occur so be careful of fingers getting trapped or DSLR’s falling is another thing we don’t want to happen, so be cautious at all times, as with any type of camera crane or larger equipment you use.
As said in the warning caution is to be taken when using our products and we accept no responsibility for damage to persons health or camera equipment. All products are made in very small batches so quality control is closely checked and all items have been tested to preform between stated specs and weights. We ask you to refer back to early school maths and science and understand things about gravity and forces. Play safe and respect Sir Isaac Newton!