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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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cine city proaim pan tilt head??

PROAIM Pan Tilt Head Joystick for XL2 XH-A1 Jib Crane - eBay (item 140349727346 end time Oct-09-09 03:26:57 PDT)


so it looks like a varizoom nock off. (wich would be awsome if it was of similar performance)

this with a jony jib 2 18 foot ( $2,885) or a jimmy jib lite cable drive ( $2,875) plus tripod and zoom controls. would make a realy killer settup, that might compete with the like of jimmy jib. That is if the head performs properly.

any thoughts?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:31 AM   #2
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Andrew, by any chance did you take the plunge and get the tilt head? If so can you give a review?
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Old January 21st, 2010, 01:31 PM   #3
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I would also like to know how that works... I have been building a DIY version of this head... hard to get right.
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Old February 15th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #4
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Quality of cinecity cranes?

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Old February 16th, 2010, 01:49 AM   #5
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I thought the junior panhead option looks very attractive. Anyone tried it already?
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Old February 16th, 2010, 06:52 AM   #6
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The weak link seems to be the tripod and the jib's connection to it. Has anyone bought one of their jibs? If so, how's the arcing (panning?) action ?

Can these jibs be fitted to a regular 100mm/75mm tripod?
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Old February 19th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #7
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I noticed when I read the fine print that despite it saying the joystick control was proportional it looks like the speed is controlled by one of the knobs on the remote which would mean it is not proportional.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 11:27 PM   #8
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I just purchased the jr head. Total came out to 540 bucks (includes shipping). It should be here in about 3 to 5 days. Once I get it, ill take some photos and video showing its performance.

Hopefully this wont be a waste of money..
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Old February 24th, 2010, 03:09 AM   #9
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Thanks for taking the risk Kevin ! I'm looking forward to your test.
I hope you won't be despointed.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 08:06 AM   #10
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No problem, I have been looking at these for a while now, been really curious of them, so I took the plunge to test it out.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #11
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Ok guys just a quick update. I ordered the head 2.23.10, it was just shipped yesterday from india. I just got my FedEx tracking number with an estimated delivery date of March 2nd. So far so good.

Once I get the product Ill start a new review thread and the review will be in two parts. The first will be all about the product. Its design, construction, durability etc... All with high rez photos. maybe video lol

The 2nd part will be the item in operation to check its quality. Im looking for things such as smooth pan and tilting, speed control etc...This will have actual video of the unit and showing it in action, third person and first person views.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 04:05 PM   #12
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Kevin,

thanks for taking the plunge first!!!


Can't wait to hear how practical it all works out!!!


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awesome....!!
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Old March 8th, 2010, 06:58 AM   #14
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I just purchased the jr head. Total came out to 540 bucks (includes shipping). It should be here in about 3 to 5 days. Once I get it, ill take some photos and video showing its performance.
Hi Kevin, did you received your motorized head from India yet?
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Old March 8th, 2010, 12:07 PM   #15
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hey there, yes I just got it today. There was a slight delay in shipping due to a national holiday in india. So customs was a little behind. I just finished taking the pictures and Ill be uploading the first portion of the review today.
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