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    Camera jib

    Looking for a jib for use with small -medium scale videography eg
    wedding , church services,business meetings etc. The set
    must include monitor & cam remote controller. Any suggestions?

    My camera is a Canon XL1 budget is $500.

    Steve
    get your act right.

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    Have you thought about renting? $500 isn't much, what are you looking for in length? We have a jib at our church, but it cost well over $30k.

    This place is pretty reasonable
    http://www.ezfx.com/

    Maybe eBay?
    Last edited by Chuck Engels; 17th Mar 2009 at 19:58.
    2 x Dual Core Xeon 3.0, Premiere Elements 1 - 7, Premiere Pro CS3, After Effects CS3, Soundbooth, Heroglyph, Vitascene, EncoreDVD http://muvipix.com

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    We had one on eBay here and the bids are already over 1.5K and that has no remote at all. Just an 8' boom and a monitor!!

    I use mine and simply attached a 7" TFT monitor that was part of a reversing camera kit. Works like a dream. However remote panning and elevation is going to cost a fortune..certainly way over $500. I doubt whether you will find a pan and elevate motor for that price!!

    I built my own for less than $50 and then another $80 for the monitor plus battery etc etc. See the link on my signature for a pic!!

    I would suggest you seriously upgrade your budget for one with a monitor and remote ...I think even at $10K you will struggle to find one!!

    Chris

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    What exactly do you plan to use the jib for? What types of shots? tracking or fixed?
    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
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    i was considering the 12-18ft models primary use is for tracking shots. I can up my budget but only up to 1.5k only.

    Basically I need a small portable one for use at functions, I don't need anything too hefty .
    get your act right.

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    Hi Steve

    Either make one yourself or get someone to make you one.

    Very minor skills are needed to cut aluminium tube and drill a few holes. If you are considering tracking shots you could consider my tutorial for the aluminium dolly which is still portable and allows you a tracking dolly on rails WITH a crane mounted on it!!! That way you get the best of both worlds. I'm sure you could find a zoom tilt motor similar to those used in security cameras that will work.

    Chris

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    Either make one yourself or get someone to make you one.
    I don't think you are going to get one for that price any other way, it still might not be a big enough budget.
    2 x Dual Core Xeon 3.0, Premiere Elements 1 - 7, Premiere Pro CS3, After Effects CS3, Soundbooth, Heroglyph, Vitascene, EncoreDVD http://muvipix.com

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