New Techno-Jib 24 Finds Use on Small Production Stages
The new Techno-Jib 24 is an evolution of the conventional jib arm. Yet, it’s unique because it can instantly extend or retract—enabling innovative shots otherwise achievable only with a telescoping crane.
Because of this capability, the Techno-Jib 24 has found a new home on sound stages in Hollywood and New York City as a versatile camera support system. In fact, the device was recently used on “Comedy Central Presents” in the Hudson Theater, a small venue in Manhattan.
Because of the Techno-Jib 24’s small footprint, the producers were able to capture everything from reverses to overs, wide shots of the house, extend into a 24-foot crane move, do Steadicam moves down an aisle, and dolly from the back of the house. Each move was done without dominating the room or casting shadows.
The Techno-Jib 24 allows a single operator to control diverse camera movements and operations 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. The device can be fitted with a remote head for operation with conventional hand wheels.
The Techno-Jib 24 comes standard with the Stanton Remote System, and the included Mitchell Mount adapter can accommodate most remote heads in either a under or over-slung configuration. The device can extend from nine to a maximum of 24 feet at a top speed of five feet per second with a maximum payload of 80 pounds. A soft-stop feature guarantees an automatic smooth stop every time.
Also available from even smaller spaces is Techno-Jib 15, which offers an extension of 6.36 to 15.41 feet with a maximum payload of 66 pounds.
For more information, visit www.telescopicjib.com/.