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Cheesesailor77
05-04-2008, 02:54 AM
Is there a cheap knockoff version? something relatively light weight, on wheels, with an operator's seat, and boom functionality.

Anything?

mdslammer
05-04-2008, 07:47 AM
Few links:

http://www.porta-jib.com/
http://www.indiedolly.com/htmlfolder/IndieDollyFrameset.html
http://www.microdolly.com/micro_2.html
http://homebuiltstabilizers.com/greydollies.htm
http://www.vfgadgets.com/

Cheesesailor77
05-04-2008, 12:56 PM
excellent stuff on there, but nothing that include ALL features I'm looking for. Someone should really get on this and make a cheaper version. they'd get rich! :)

ok, I'll try to make it easier. I there something like the porta-jib, but smaller? so wheels, boom function, but no operators seat. I'm not looking for huge crane shots.

THANKS

Cheesesailor77
05-04-2008, 03:13 PM
anyone know how this compares to the porta-jib?

http://www.cineventions.com/

I like that it's smaller and extendable.

Joseph Stunzi
05-04-2008, 04:03 PM
The Cineventions one is advertised on DVXuser. I haven't seen any footage from it. The Portajib is really a good way to go in terms of jib arms.

The Indiedolly has a new electronic column that was cool to play with at NAB. The Cineventions has no dolly though so it negates your purpose unless you combine it will the right dolly.

Drew Ott
05-04-2008, 04:38 PM
The cineventions jib is definitely not a replacement for a Fisher dolly, but it is a well-built jib.

Batutta
05-04-2008, 05:13 PM
I rented this on a music video. I think it's about 5,000 from the manufacturer--

http://www.premierstudioequipment.com/Products/PDLine/PD1Specifications.html

Cheesesailor77
05-04-2008, 06:29 PM
The Cineventions has no dolly though so it negates your purpose unless you combine it will the right dolly.

same thing with the porta-jib, but yes thats true. I'd be open to something like this when combined with a dolly.

Cheesesailor77
05-04-2008, 06:30 PM
I rented this on a music video. I think it's about 5,000 from the manufacturer--

http://www.premierstudioequipment.com/Products/PDLine/PD1Specifications.html

ah, much closer to what i was thinking. :) How did you like it? did you use it on track?

Batutta
05-04-2008, 06:38 PM
ah, much closer to what i was thinking. :) How did you like it? did you use it on track?

It was semi-broken when we rented it which limited it (we got a deal), but it worked out fine. The arm has about 3 feet of travel which allowed us to do some jib-like moves. We also used it on 360 degrees of 90 degree track which worked great.