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Old March 10th, 2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Camera Crane/jib - Homemade under 100$

Hi ! I'm new to this community . I have made my own homemade crane sistem after a picture from kessler crane sistem . It;s work fine and I'll soon post some video and picture with it . It cost me only aprox. 80$ .

I have a Canon XL2 with a Fran Cier FT9902 Tripod

If someone interested I will poste thoses pictures .

Sorry for my english , it's not my first language ...
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Old March 11th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #2
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Of course, post pictures. Any successful homemade jib is worth seeing. Also tell us the sources for your parts. Thanks!
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Old March 11th, 2006, 02:03 AM   #3
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http://www.smpro.ro/thumbnails.php?album=7

Here I post some pictures made last night ( soon I will add more and some videos too) :

http://www.smpro.ro/thumbnails.php?album=7

My sources for all the parts it a universal store from my country ( Romania ) called "DeDeman"

It to

( P.S The crane It's not finish. I have to made a sistem to mount camera and monitor with screws ; and to improve the handle ) .
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Old March 12th, 2006, 09:45 AM   #4
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Looks great,

only one thing funny (the green cable you used to attach your camera) :-)

way not make a little hole in your plate and add a screw, and for further protecion adding a velcro belt?

just an idea

greets

MichaŽl.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 03:24 PM   #5
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I have added more images and soon I will post a link to a video .

Here you can view images :

http://www.smpro.ro/thumbnails.php?album=7


P.S I have made that hole and added a screw .
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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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Ok . I finally succceded to upload a shot movie with the crane . You can view it by following this link :

http://www.smpro.ro/displayimage.php?album=7&pos=12

Or directly here :
http://www.smpro.ro/smpro_crane.wmv ( 20 mb ) - Windows Media Video

http://www.smpro.ro/smpro_crane_divx.avi ( 16 mb ) - Divx6 Compressed .


Soon when the weather will be fine I'll do a little demo with images took with the camere placed on the crane .
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Old March 14th, 2006, 03:27 AM   #7
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Nice work! It looks simple, effective, and easy to use. I look forward to seeing some video from the jib itself.

What tripod head is being used?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #8
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Hi ! I use a tripod Fan Cier FT9902
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Old March 15th, 2006, 08:14 AM   #9
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I have added two more video ( Hi-Q and Low-Q version ) from the crane . I used Canon XL2 on the crane .

Here you cand view :

http://www.smpro.ro/thumbnails.php?album=7


I wait for some suggestions

{Still the wather it's not so good to shoot outside }
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Old March 17th, 2006, 04:51 AM   #10
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Hello Sergiu,
It's nice to see here some romanian people.
I have some short questions for you:

What is your dealer for CANON XL2?
It's from Bacau or from Bucharest?
Why did you chose CANON and not a SONY or JVC camera?
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Old March 17th, 2006, 03:30 PM   #11
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Hi! ( Salutare ! )
My dealer it;s not from Romania . I have bought the camera from www.bhphotovideo.com .
I chose this camera between : SONY HD-FX1 and PANASONIC DVX100B . I think i have made a great decision by buy the XL2 . If you want more details why I chose this camera please email at this adress : sergiu@ambra.ro and I will explain to you in Romanian language . I don't speak very well english and it is hardly for me to express my point of view in this language .
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Old March 25th, 2006, 03:48 AM   #12
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Hi Sergiu! Nice work!
I'm from Hungary! I also want to make my own crane or BUY the Cobra crane I. from promax. I have a Canon XM2, and make nature, relaxing and wedding video. I want to make movement as smooth as i can get with the crane.

I also have a friend here in Hungary from Romania.
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Old May 15th, 2006, 05:18 PM   #13
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Hi again !

For thoses who want to view images with my crane please download this archive .rar .

http://www.smpro.ro/smpro_crane.rar

The old gallery with pictures was deleted .

You will also find a short video of my future powered/motorized head for my crane .The video It's only a schematic view made for a freand ( Mike ) .

The video with me assembling the crane it's still available :

http://www.smpro.ro/smpro_crane.wmv
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Old May 21st, 2006, 04:30 PM   #14
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"Hello Sergiu,
It's nice to see here some romanian people."

I'm from Romania, Timisoara! :)
I own a XM2 that I like to open up from time to time, as some of the guys here on DvInfo knows. :)

Nice job with the crane!
Hope to "see" you on www.homebuiltstabilizers.com forum!

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