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Old October 1st, 2007, 10:35 AM   #31
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Here's a video clip of a few jib shots throw together from a commercial:

http://www.ytvweddingvideos.co.uk/JI...rane_Shots.mov

The final commercial is on the client's site: http://www.mothershiptonscave.com/media.html

It's a Hague multi jub with a varizoom PT head on a Vinten Pro10, lots of modding and add ons to get it all running. Runs off batteries or mains.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 03:16 PM   #32
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Here is my Jimmy Jib Lite

I have two jibs the lite is the one pictured on my website kyvideoservices.com but I also have a 8' Jimmy Jib1 with a Varizoom remote control head.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 02:04 AM   #33
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James Stone... is the Pro Am 250 stand basically this but for more money?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/400164-REG/

Also are you happy with the product and service?
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 09:44 AM   #34
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Hey Travis,

It looks pretty close. I wish I had seen a better picture on the website before I bought it from them. I could have bought the same thing from the local DJ shop for a lot less.

If you have any other questions just ask.

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Old October 4th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #35
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James: How do you like the Pro Am crane? I've been the site and they seem good for the amount of money. I was curious how they hold up?
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Old October 5th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #36
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Hey Travis, We bought the 250 with the three 4' extensions for it. When we had it at 8' it was pretty solid with an XL1. But if we had it at the full 12' it seemed to sag a little. So when you boom up you had to compensate for the delay.

To counter this, I made some adjustments to it. I mounted three eye bolts to it. one on each end and one in the middle to string a tension line. This really helped out a lot. It doesn't sag and it handles better.

The tilt arm takes some getting used to, but with practice it's manageable.

The only real disappointment is with the tripod they offer. You can't adjust the legs individually. It's just a plain PA speaker tripod. If you want it relatively level you're gonna have to shim it up. If you want it I can take some snap shots of it set up so you can see some of the details.

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Old October 7th, 2007, 05:03 PM   #37
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Thanks James, I would really appreciate some close ups of your rig and what changes you made.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 10:11 AM   #38
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Ok let me see what I can do.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:28 PM   #39
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Thanks James looking forward to it.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #40
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Hi, James Stone. I'm seriously looking into getting a crane/jib. I am trying to decide if I should get the ProAm crane you have, or shell out more money and get a Kessler crane. I've heard how great the Kessler is, but money is a factor, so I'm wondering whether or not the ProAm would be a good, cheaper alternative.
I've been looking around the internet and have only gotten a few small glimpses of shots done with the ProAm, and not much information to go by.
How smooth do the shots look? Is it really hard to get a smooth looking shot with the camera position set on manual, as I've heard a few people complain about? I'd appreciate any advice/experience you could share regarding the ProAm.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #41
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Question withdrawn, I've made up my own mind on the matter.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #42
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Here's my jib arm

Still working on it - this is a prototype. Final one will be built out of aluminium and made to be dis-assembled.

Here is it anyway. In this photograph is it mounted on a Velbon D7000 video tripod but it needs separate legs because I don't want to bend the screw fitting on the tripod - there's a lot of weight there. Behind me in the picture is a 7.5kg gym weight.

Crane lifts to about 8 feet but the aluminium version will extend further.


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Old October 17th, 2007, 10:16 PM   #43
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Here is My Crane I built

I built this crane a few months ago and if you look at it it is ajustable in length it goes from the shortest of 8 foot to 21 foot in length I have photos on my web site as I can not upload attachments yet.

I used it full lenth to video a Canival parade and it it in its 12 foot legth to video a tire balancing video. and used it in it's shortest lenth to video a band in a recording studio.

http://cdvideo.ca/wordpress/?page_id=84

copy and past will get you directly to the photo pages

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Old October 24th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #44
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Here's a video clip of a few jib shots throw together from a commercial:

http://www.ytvweddingvideos.co.uk/JI...rane_Shots.mov

The final commercial is on the client's site: http://www.mothershiptonscave.com/media.html

It's a Hague multi jub with a varizoom PT head on a Vinten Pro10, lots of modding and add ons to get it all running. Runs off batteries or mains.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #45
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I'll post pics as soon as I can post attachments
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