May 5, 2016
NAB 2016

Introducing the C-Pan Arm, a Jib/Slider Hybrid from 9. Solutions

9.Solutions showed us their very interesting C-Pan Arm, a jib-like arm that can be flipped and turned for curved slider shots or even curved vertical movement.

The C-Pan allows the camera plate to move in a straight line. With a travel of 5 feet and a payload of 17lbs, this can be used to replace most conventional sliders, but by simply adjusting the radius knob on the joint, the camera plate will remain pointed at a subject, mimicking a curved slider. Interestingly enough, this rig can be arranged to be vertical at any angle in-between, allowing users to even move the camera along a curved diagonal line around their subject.

The video showcases a prototype, but the core mechanics are the same.  The C-Pan Arm will be available by June at $2200.

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Very clever.

May 5, 2016 at 8:15PM

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Stu Mannion
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Looks like a very versatile solution.

May 5, 2016 at 9:03PM, Edited May 5, 9:03PM

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David Patterson
videographer/editor
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Honestly one of the best things to come out of NAB this year. That and the peace of mind that the camera world seems to be plateauing for a little bit.

May 5, 2016 at 10:16PM

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Jeremiah Kuehne
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Now that's a great piece of kit. I know some will think it bulky but it's 2 or maybe even 3 bits of kit in one. As a narrative film maker I could see this being set up and used daily. Even as a one or two man crew this is do-able. Audio going in wirelessly to your mirrorless camera. Completly replaces the tripod as it can be locked off for static shots. Has a relitivly small footprint, I WANT ONE!

May 6, 2016 at 5:40AM

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John Stockton
Filmmaker, Editor.
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Very cool

May 6, 2016 at 2:07PM

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Kevin Brower
Cable cam expert
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This will hold a 7 kilo camera with lens battery etc it will do for small cameras like the C200; but no larger camera?

September 5, 2017 at 8:31PM

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