January 20, 2020

Edelkrone's New JibONE Is a Tiny Mini-Jib That You Can Control with an App

The JibONE mini-jib is smart, compact, and can be combined with other edelkrone gear.

Edelkrone, which is known for making super portable, small form factor film gear, play to that strength with their new jib.

Dubbed JibONE, this mini-jib isn't just compact, it also has some important features that filmmakers are looking for in motion control devices, including silent, smooth operation, manual control, programmable movements, and app integration.

Check out this promo video to get an idea of what JibONE has to offer.

Smaller sized jibs aren't anything new, but JibONE adds some brains and dexterity to a tool that usually doesn't have a whole lot more to offer other than its primary use: getting kinetic high shots.

JibONE is motorized, which means users don't have to lay a finger on it to get the shots they want. However, if they do want to add a human touch, they can also operate it by hand.

It's also compatible (as you might expect) with all of edelkrone's motion control heads, including HeadONE (single), HeadONE (Dual), and HeadPLUS, allowing users to turn their jib/head combos into full-service automated motion control devices that pan, tilt, and crane.

And thanks to the edelkrone app, movements can be programmed and repeated, which is a definite boon for filmmakers trying to capture timelapses or highly choreographed action sequences. You can control the pose of your camera, speed, and acceleration.

Now, is the JibONE functional without the edelkrone heads? Yes, but much of its appeal comes from combining the two—which will definitely increase the cost quite dramatically. 

The JibONE costs $999 ($1299 after January), but bundling with one of the heads will run you between $1398 and $2798. So, this is not a motion control system for very budget-conscious filmmakers. If you're an avid timelapse filmmaker or regularly have to capture shots that require precise camera movements, it might be worth the money, but if motorized movements and repeatable camera moves aren't high on your project's list of needs, this might be a tool worth skipping. 

There are a number of great mini-jibs out there under $500 (some decent ones are even as low as $200), that sacrifice portability and smart automation for lower prices. No, you won't be able to transport these jibs in a backpack like the JibONE and you won't be able to program anything, but you will be able to smooth crane shots by hand with the help of some sandbag counterweights. 

Key Features

  • Ultra Compact Motorized Camera Jib
  • Can maintain a forward-facing camera while moving vertically, horizontally or diagonally
  • Pan & tilt axes of JibONE are coupled and can be set at every 22.5 degrees
  • Allows manual adjustments (can be hand-controlled)
  • Ultra quiet operation
  • Backlash-free operation
  • Smartphone controlled via Bluetooth
  • Can be easily programmed for motion time-lapses
  • Can pair and work with HeadONE or HeadPLUS
  • You can attach any tripod head, HeadPLUS or HeadONE straight up or upside down
  • 20 inch (50 cm) camera travel when fully extended
  • 11 lb (5 kg) carrying capacity (Including the weight of the camera and head in total)
  • x4 Counterweight included
  • 24 x 6.7 x 5.9 in (61 x 17 x 15 cm) actual size (when shrunk)
  • Fits in edelkrone Backpack
  • 12 lb (5.5 kg) actual weight
  • Works with 2x Canon LP-E6 or 2x NP-F batteries (sold separately)
  • Can also be powered via AC/DC adapter (sold separately)
  • 100% CNC machined aluminum body

Pricing and Availability

The edelkrone JibONE is available now at an introductory price of $999 through January 31st, after which the price will be $1299.

Head on over to edelkrone to learn more.     

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