Homemade Camera Jib Crane Part 1


I show you my homemade jib crane. Part one of the video

25 Responses to “Homemade Camera Jib Crane Part 1”

  1. SampleTalkRadio  on January 11th, 2012

    i too discovered having the tilt head on the tripod allow for remote tilt/disaster. so I removed the head there and stuck it at the end for handheld shots using the crane as you also did. i had a cheapo aliminum tubing tripod which obviously was another weak link and i plan to use steel sheet metal L brackets that i have scrapped from a 500 disc cd jukebox i have salvaged bearings, timing belts, aluminum, gears, and two awesome 4 foot aluminum rails that i made the camera slider from.

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  2. SampleTalkRadio  on January 11th, 2012

    for my camera crane I am using 2 rails from a screen door (80″” hinged on a bicycle wheel axle. great strength with virtually no flex what so ever, and glides like butter. the rails are side by side separated by the width of the axle so my stack of 5 lb barbell weights I have stacked like pancakes on the back of the jib with a simple handle screwed into a nut bolt tensioner and clamp that squeezes the weights down/loosens so i can simply slid the weights to any position to get it balanced.

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  3. SampleTalkRadio  on January 11th, 2012

    i’m still in tghe process of building the thing, but you can check out the test footage of my diy camera slider on my channel

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  4. vidcreations  on January 11th, 2012

    @SampleTalkRadio If you watch part 2 I show you how I try to fix the problem. I am showing the problems I encountered so others can learn from my mistakes. How did your first homemade jib crane turn out?

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  5. SampleTalkRadio  on January 11th, 2012

    he shot himself in the foot right at the end

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  6. ToasterShow  on January 11th, 2012

    thats so fucking cool

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  7. ToasterShow  on January 11th, 2012

    How many Money will cost the construction??

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  8. vidcreations  on January 11th, 2012

    @FLIGHTVISIONFILMS You are exactly correct. I am a pretty good designer and fabricator, and my design had flaws. I wanted to point these flaws out. Hopefully someone will not make the same mistakes I did. I am making a new design that I hope will eliminate the problems I encountered with the first jib. When I finish the new jib I will post another video, and yes there will probably be flaws with it too that I will point out.

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  9. FLIGHTVISIONFILMS  on January 11th, 2012

    dang it started out interesting and i began wanting to build the same one till you completely downed your own project and basically said its not a good thing to try lol!

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  10. vidcreations  on January 11th, 2012

    @Adoborama B H Photo It is a Libec ZC-3DV. Works on both lanc and Panasonic. Just checked, they are on sale for 89.99 now. Do you homework first, and Google “video camera zoom controller” for the best controller for you.

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  11. Adoborama  on January 11th, 2012

    where did you get the controller?…

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  12. Wombosvideo  on January 11th, 2012

    Nice

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  13. dxxs0000  on January 11th, 2012

    9:29 mega fail

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  14. isoloveyourfeet  on January 11th, 2012

    I’m building one, thanks for the info

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  15. techkid1998  on January 11th, 2012

    what camera do you have?
    

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  16. mtelkaix  on January 11th, 2012

    I was finally able to make one with the help of your design, thanks a lot :)

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  17. ZEEBRA720  on January 11th, 2012

    check out my jib on my channel

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  18. vidcreations  on January 11th, 2012

    @monoseb Glad you enjoyed it.

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  19. monoseb  on January 11th, 2012

    thanks awesome!!

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  20. mtelkaix  on January 11th, 2012

    @vidcreations thank you.this design of yours is probably the most stable out here on you tube.The others have a tendency to change its pacing as it moves.Perhaps your next DIY video is how to create a dolly track? : )

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  21. vidcreations  on January 11th, 2012

    @mtelkaix I would be happy to give you my plans, however they are in my head and not on paper. Most of the information you need is in BOTH videos. Make sure you watch the second video also. You still get play with the 5/8′ axle, but no where near as much as the video head. If you need more information or help, let me know i’ll see what I can do.

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  22. mtelkaix  on January 11th, 2012

    @vidcreations

    We’re planning on building one of these for our upcoming thesis(shortfilm). Would you mind if we ask you for a copy of the plans of this?

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  23. felipeescobedo1  on January 11th, 2012

    Grande guatón me salvaste la vida… jaajja thanks

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  24. vidcreations  on January 11th, 2012

    @mtelkaix Glad you like it.

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  25. mtelkaix  on January 11th, 2012

    This DIY video is great, very detailed.thank you for uploading it.

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