January 30, 2017 at 7:58PM, Edited January 30, 8:09PM


which portable Jib Arm Crane please?

which portable Jib Arm Crane should I buy for about 150 euro? my actual tripod is this I will mount it on top of it: https://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-501HDV-546GBK-Video-Tripod/dp/B003FGWKJU
Tripod support up to 44 lbs (20kg), the head (501hdv) up to 13.23 lbs.

my camera is 7D mk1 (I will use 50mm1.8). I wish to move/control the arm from the top, probably adding a second fluid head in the future.

I saw those ones may you help me to choose the best please?

1) https://www.amazon.it/Movofilms-shooting-portable-mounting-MF-FLT-4/dp/B...

2) https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B00PGDMVGW/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_20?ie=UT...

3) https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B01IR6JTIC/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_23?ie=UT...

do you have better options/models? may you give me some advice please? I wish to use it for short movies, indoor a lot for orizontal movements. I hope it is not noisy, this is crucial because I need to rec clean audio from the actors.

I'm going to buy this system because I can not afford motorized gimbals and my camera have not auto focus for video mode (cant afford a new one).


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I have concerns with the second two.I would have liked the rear lower to extend the same as the rear top. Thus spreading the weight to both arms. I made a cheap one using tripod legs and discovered this almost to my peril.

March 7, 2017 at 3:59PM

Donald McPherson

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