May 4, 2016
NAB 2016

Benro Swings into Action with 3 New Jibs and 2 New Hi-Hats

Benro, the camera support division of The Mac Group, showed off updated jibs as well as new hi-hats and tripods.

Benro previously had the MoveUp4 ($499), their 4kg-supporting jib, but they introduced the MoveUp8 ($749), MoveUp15 ($999), and MoveUp20 ($1499), all respectively referring to their kilogram load capacity. They are designed for ease of use and only require two major components to be clipped together before assembling the rest of the rig. They all come with their own convenient rolling case, and a remote head is slated to be released in the fall.

Benro also introduced two new hi-hats in 75mm ($199) and 100mm ($249) ball versions with removable feet, while improving the sturdiness of their BV series of tripods by using stronger legs.

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I've always liked Benro's gear. Their S8 head is a beast. I'm very interested in seeing how much that jib head is gonna be.

May 5, 2016 at 12:22PM

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Jay Kilburn
Production Manager
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Those hi-hats are rebranded Induros; or the other way around. I have one, and it's a nice burly little tripod.

May 6, 2016 at 3:37AM, Edited May 6, 3:37AM

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David Gurney
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The induro's are quite a bit more expensive though, if im not mistaken. I have one as well, great little high hat. If Benro deliveres the same buildquality then they are golden. I have the S8 head of them, and altough it does everything it promises the buildquality is not always 100%. For the price however it is great.

I therefore think this will be a great cheaper alternative to the induro's, but the build quality of the induro's will probably be slightly better.

Have to wait and see though. The Jibs look very interesting as well!

May 6, 2016 at 6:13AM, Edited May 6, 6:13AM

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Jeroen Rommelaars
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