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Old February 28th, 2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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New homebuilt jib

Well, I just threw together the website for my jib.

http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg754t/BuzzJib

The jib works pretty well, but I have some things I want to change. It is 10.5 ft. long and I tested it to about 23lbs. Once I make the wire supports it will be able to hold more.

I am going to be updating pretty frequently as there are a lot of small changes I want to make.

As an aside, does this look professional enough for use on a set? I am trying to become a cameraman as a side job. Is there anything I could do to make it better besides powdercoating or anodizing it black? (prohibitively expensive)

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Old February 28th, 2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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It looks good....a lick of paint and you'll be there.

One thing I will mention is that it looks like your using a theodolite tripod and i attemted the same thing and because of the light cast metal they use they are not that strong and not designed for that kind of weight. Luckily enough when it broke on me there was no camera on it.

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Old March 2nd, 2006, 11:17 AM   #3
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Do you think I should make my own jib stand like this guy:
http://www.homebuiltstabilizers.com/...rane/index.htm

The reason I went with that tripod is that it looked like the EZFX jibpod. Maybe they make theirs out a stronger metal.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 03:06 PM   #4
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I would definitely recommend something a bit stronger, the stand that guy made looks good something like that would be perfect. Getting rid of the theodolite tripod would Save you the pain of seeing your camera in two pieces after falling 10 feet =)

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