Stanton Jimmy Jib III test at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Jibs / Cranes / Booms

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 12th, 2013, 05:17 PM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 1,432
Stanton Jimmy Jib III test

I pulled out my old 1995 Jimmy Jib III (this was the model before the Triangle) and fired it up with an EX1. I did some tests doing side to side arcs, and floor to ceiling booms. The motors are still responsive, but I'm a bit rusty having not used it for 2 years.

There seems to be tons of newer and cheaper pan and tilt systems on the market now, but I've never seen anything comparable in quality to the Jimmy Jib. Maybe it's time for a new rig. Could someone please post footage from their rig, uncut? I would love to see how the newer systems compare on pans and tilts, especially the starts and stops. The footage was not planned, I simply whipped the camera back and forth and up and down a couple of times, so there are some bobbles and bumps. I would love to see footage from Kessler, Pro Aim, or Cine City.
Stanton Jimmy Jib III pan and tilt test - YouTube
Warren Kawamoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 12th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,258
Re: Stanton Jimmy Jib III test

Nice shots. Nothing like setting up an obnoxiously large piece of pro film gear in your living room! :D
__________________
Nate Haustein PXW-FS5 / iMac i7 / FCPX
www.flightcreativemedia.com
Nate Haustein is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 1,432
Re: Stanton Jimmy Jib III test

Actually, it's not that bad. Packed up, everything fits into a broom closet. The biggest pieces are the dolly and tripod. Everything else breaks down into 3 foot sections.
Warren Kawamoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2013, 06:37 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Zealand, Rapaura (near Blenheim)
Posts: 434
Re: Stanton Jimmy Jib III test

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warren Kawamoto View Post
Actually, it's not that bad. Packed up, everything fits into a broom closet. The biggest pieces are the dolly and tripod. Everything else breaks down into 3 foot sections.
And you can even put your talent into the closet with the rig until you need them again. ;-) They put a smile on my face for sure. Oh, and the footage looked pretty good to me.
__________________
Stills at: www.flickr.com/photos/trevor-dennis/
Trevor Dennis is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Adorama
(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

VideoGuys
(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Jibs / Cranes / Booms

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:45 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network