Until now, camera jibs could only be built to fixed lengths, which limited their use to certain shots. The new Techno-Jib 24, from Telescopic LLC, instantly extends or retracts to obtain the best shot possible. With its ability to smoothly, silently and quickly move the camera in and out of hard to reach areas, Techno-Jib enables innovative and creative shots that were previously considered too expensive or technically challenging.
For the first time, a single operator can control diverse camera movements — including zoom, focus, and the telescoping of the jib arm — through a customizable user interface. Controls and a viewing monitor mount easily on either side of the arm and can be positioned for optimal viewing and user convenience. What’s more, Techno-Jib can also be fitted with a remote film head with conventional hand wheels.
Techno-Jib 24 extends from a minimum reach of 9 feet (2.7 meters) to a maximum of 24 feet (7.3 meters), enabling shots that could only be previously achieved with the use of a telescoping crane. The arm travels at speeds of up to 5 feet per second and a unique “Soft Stop” feature guarantees an automatic smooth stop every time. Units come standard with a Mitchell Mount adapter and can easily accommodate most remote heads under-slung or over-slung. Adjustable weights ensure jib arm balance with all popular remote head/camera combinations. A smaller version – the Techno-Jib 15, with a maximum reach of 16 feet (4.9 meters), is also available.