Camera Crane Jib Review, Pro Am DVC 250 @ Bargain-Camera.com


My Review of the Pro Am DVC 250. Easy to set up, tear down and operate. Close ups of the build quality, example footage and some light mods. I’m thoroughly impressed with this set up and would recommend it to anyone looking for that impressive shot. The folks and BC Media are fantastic. They answered all of my questions and really helped me get started. Check them out for prices and other options. www.bargain-camera.com

24 Responses to “Camera Crane Jib Review, Pro Am DVC 250 @ Bargain-Camera.com”

  1. SUPPARAY  on January 29th, 2012

    BRAVO THIS WAS A NICE VIDEO MAN I HAVE THAT CRANE BUT I LIVE IN DETOIT AMD WE ALL KNO (ITS SO COLD IN THE D) LMFAO BUT IN ALL THAT WAS A NICE VIDEO IF I DIDNT HAVE ONE I WUD HAVE BOUGHT ONE I STILL AM BUYING THAT TILT HEAD BEEN IN MY CART ON AMOZON SINCE I HAD MY CANON GL2 GOT A T3I A T2I AND A T1I IM FUCKING CRAZY ANYWHO NICE VID

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  2. EHunterHale  on January 29th, 2012

    Beautiful job in reviewing this crane. I just purchased one and watching your video review gave me some needed information. Your use of velcro to attach the TV monitor solves a problem I am having in how to attach a Coby monitor to the crane I also notice that you had the attachment to lock the crane (I see that I need to get that attachment) and your use of the bag to help get the perfect balance is a great idea. Your crane use inserts are also very nice.

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  3. wakaphwap  on January 29th, 2012

    no thumbs down…

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  4. AlexBizzar  on January 29th, 2012

    @scrow9 I strongly suggest not using a cheap tripod. You get what you pay for in the video industry.
    The ProAm stand is ok, but its price is so cheap due to the plastic pieces used for the stand. I wondered why I would need to put in a pin for the stand… that’s because the plastic clamp wont be able to hold the load bearing down so it’ll slide (crash) down. The pin will stop that.
    The bearing mount is required if you wish to mount it to the tripod. Good jib for the cost overall though.

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  5. MohamedMooreMedia  on January 29th, 2012

    Well thought out review. Thanks.

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  6. scrow9  on January 29th, 2012

    I just bought the 4 foot version basic kit but haven’t yet decided if I should get the stand from ProAm or use a more traditional tripod. I am hoping that I can use a cheap tripod I have hanging around because it’s only a 4 foot jib (that’s what OliviaTech on Vimeo shows) but on the other hand the ProAm stand is only $60

    If I go for the stand do you think I need the extra rotating bearing mount with it? I’ve never seen the bearing mount mentioned before so this was new info

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  7. saravutfrank80  on January 29th, 2012

    @hashbrow1

    At least any good videographer knows that =P

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  8. SYZ  on January 29th, 2012

    Great review, I thought the 8ft might be a bit much but I guess u could use it indoors as well?

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  9. markerbull  on January 29th, 2012

    Han, thanks for the suggestion/video because I got the same setup but where did you get the optional Tilt Brake??

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  10. juliosectionone  on January 29th, 2012

    Great Demo Thank you, and you just gave me an Idea to avoid buying the Monitor just yet, I ‘ll use exactly a similar DVD player that I have.

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  11. hashbrow1  on January 29th, 2012

    Get a steadycam!?!?? And what a ladder?!!?  ANY videographer knows those are two very seperate pieces of equipment with seperate roles. And a steadycam costs a lot more money than a jib. Cool review Han.

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  12. FilghiProductions  on January 29th, 2012

    just get a steady cam. 

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  13. alphaphotoandvideo  on January 29th, 2012

    whats the tripod you use?

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  14. CaribbeanGangster  on January 29th, 2012

    Is that a 1D?? And I use a HG10 and It’s amazing!! !!!!

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  15. sovathfan  on January 29th, 2012

    @sovathfan And Where could I get the mount? Because I’m planning on using the Ravelli AVTP Professional 75mm Video Camera Tripod. Wonder if that mount would fit.

    Thanks Han.

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  16. sovathfan  on January 29th, 2012

    Hey Han,

    What type of tripod did you used? Isn’t that the jib came with a stand when you order?

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  17. tyronesantikaTV  on January 29th, 2012

    What pan/tilt did you use???

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  18. oraclehan  on January 29th, 2012

    A lot of people have asked what cameras I use. I used to use the HG10 from canon and now I shoot with an JVC gyhm100u and two canon 7Ds. One with 11-16 Tokina lens and the regular 24-70 F2.8 L lens. Both are awsome. For critical focusing I shoot with the 100F2.0 lens as well. Check out my Review of the High Def Monitor from Pro-Am or my recent projects at ParadigmD.

    Cheers,
    Han

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  19. TheLimbReaper  on January 29th, 2012

    I enjoyed the bike shop clip the best; were there motorcycles there? Cool crane!  I can’t believe how similar their’s is to my DIY.

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  20. flansbugs  on January 29th, 2012

    Can you please tell what camera you used to film this video, what tripod you used and what kind of ball berring head you used I would greatly appreciate it. Excellent video and great job.

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  21. kellyhuffaker  on January 29th, 2012

    Do you have the 360 panning bearing mount on that tripod since I dont see an actual fluid head attached?

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  22. paradigmd  on January 29th, 2012

    I’m fabricating a mount for the jib to my pickup truck. I’m going hand a large display on a rack so that people can see what I’m shooting. I’ll post a video of it as soon as its rigged out

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  23. MIKEY19900  on January 29th, 2012

    SOME PEOPLE LOOK AT US FUNNY WHEN WE DO THIS STUFF , DONT THEY?? LOL

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  24. DYONYCIS  on January 29th, 2012

    @paradigmd i don’t see any video of yours showing a review for the pro-am monitor. Anyway I’m wondering if that tilt arm provide smooth tilts with the jvc camera

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