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Single Arm Steel Cranes for cameras up to 6.5lbs. (3kg.)

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In the past those special shots that really made the movie were only done with large, heavy, expensive dolly and crane systems with teams of people to operate them. Now you can make the same moves, provide the same dramatic shots and make a more memorable event for a mere fraction of the cost. For over 17 years, CobraCranes have been providing professionals with the freedom to radically express themselves, without blowing the whole budget. You’re limited only by your imagination.

Various lengths to meet your need and budget

Our single arm CobraCrane camera jibs come in 5 foot, 8 foot and 10 foot lengths, and are ideal for DSLRs and camcorders up to 3 kilograms (6.5lbs.). This weight is inclusive of batteries, lights, lenses and any other device mounted to the camcorder. The CobraCrane camera jib systems are compatible with virtually all handheld palmcorders, most 3 chip handheld camcorders and most DSLR applications.  A heavy duty 10 foot jib is available featuring various pivot points, heavier axles and chain and sprocket tiltilng.  This system is ideal for folks using longer, heavier lenses.

everything fits in the optional padded backpack bag

Easy to Transport, Easy to Store, Easy to Use.

The single arm CobraCrane 1 camera jib is generally a lighter crane than the corresponding dual arm units, making them easier to transport and store, so easy in fact they can easily be transported by one person. An optional padded carry bag / backpack is available and makes it even easier to transport while providing excellent protection for your investment.


Single arm CobraCranes and BackPackers support a wide range of professional, handheld, broadcast cameras

Boom, Swing, Tilt and optional Pan

The CobraCrane 1 camera jib can boom as low as ground level and as high as 4 meters with the CobraCrane 1PLUS camera jib. The CobraCrane 1X camera jib can reach 3.38 meters and the CobraCrane 1 camera jib (cc1) can reach 2.46 meters on a 5 foot tripod. So you can easily see over the fence or over the tree. All CobraCrane camera jibs can swing a full 360 degrees, so you can shoot magnificent panoramas, dramatic openings, and suspenseful swings. With the optional cable operated Panhead, you can reposition the camera 90 degrees left and right of center.


Smooth as silk Manual and Static Tilt.

Along with static tilting where the camera can always be set vertically (or any other angle) all CobraCrane 1 camera jib systems can manually tilt the camera up to 60 degrees back and 90 degrees forward. The tilt is controlled by the tilt handle and benefits from the drag and dampening of the existing fluid head. Since the tilt is completely dampened or dragged from your head, you get a nice smooth tilt exactly like you were tilting on your fluid head tripod. This is one of the main benefits over systems with handle / rod controlled tilting systems. When mounting your camera 90 degrees off center, cool dutch rolls can be achieved.

Accessories to enhance your work

All CobraCrane 1 camera jib systems are compatible with our lightweight cable operated PanHead systems that can quickly and easily reposition the camera in a panning motion 180 degrees. (90 degrees left and right of center). A variety of monitoring options are available as well as LANC controllers. We offer a neat tracking dolly to add the next dimension of cinematography to your crane. Swapping cameras amongst CobraCrane camera jibs and SteadyTrackers is easy with our 577 / 501 compatible quick release plate kits.


Specifications.

Specs:

CC1

5 feet

CC1X

8 feet

CC1P

10 feet

CC1HD

10 feet

Usual Price

$149.99

$229.99

$299.99

$499.99

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$149.99

$229.99

$249.99

$299.99

Length 5 feet / 152cm 8 feet / 246cm 10 feet / 307cm 10 feet / 307cm
Length from pivot to camera

3 feet . / 91cm

 

6 feet / 185cm 7 feet / 246cm 7-8 feet / 246cm
Construction Steel w/ cable operated tilt Steel and Aluminum 
w/ cable operated tilt
Steel & aluminum 
w/ cable operated tilt
Steel and Aluminum 
w/ chain and sprocket tilt
Payload Capacity 3kg / 6.5 lbs 3kg / 6.5 lbs 3kg / 6.5 lbs 3.3kg / 7 lbs
Counter balance System Barbell weights or Optional Weight bag. (Not Included) Barbell weights or Optional Weight bag. (Not Included) Barbell weights or Optional Weight bag. (Not Included) Barbell weights or Optional Weight bag. (Not Included)
Height
3 feet (91cm)  above tripod
6 feet (185cm) above tripod
8 feet (246cm) above tripod
8 feet (246cm) above tripod
Boom Range From 3' (.91 cm) above to ground level From 6' (185cm) above to ground level From 8' (246cm) above tripod to ground level From 8' (246cm) above tripod to ground level
Tilt Lock Locks with existing fluid head tilt lock Locks with existing fluid head tilt lock Locks with existing fluid head tilt lock Locks with existing fluid head tilt lock
Tilt Drag Drags with existing fluid head tilt drag Drags with existing fluid head tilt drag Drags with existing fluid head tilt drag Drags with existing fluid head tilt drag
Tilt Range Up to 90 degrees forward, 60 degrees back Up to 90 degrees forward, 60 degrees back Up to 90 degrees forward, 60 degrees back Up to 90 degrees forward, 60 degrees back
Swing Lock Locks with existing fluid head pan lock Locks with existing fluid head pan lock Locks with existing fluid head pan lock Locks with existing fluid head pan lock
Swing Drag Drags with existing fluid head pan drag Drags with existing fluid head pan drag Drags with existing fluid head pan drag Drags with existing fluid head pan drag
Swing Range  > 360° 360° 360° 360°

Tripod

Attachment

Uses your existing release plate or via
included Manfrotto 501 compatible plate
Uses your existing release plate or via
included Manfrotto 501 compatible plate
Uses your existing release plate or via
included Manfrotto 501 compatible plate 
Uses your existing release plate or via
included Manfrotto 501 compatible plate 

Camera  

Attachment

1/4-20 Camera Attachment (included) Optional Quick release plates available Slotted Brackets allows quick camera mount Compatible with Manual Panhead 1/4-20 Camera Attachment (included) Optional Quick release plates available Slotted Brackets allows quick camera mount Compatible with Manual Panhead 1/4-20 Camera Attachment (included) Optional Quick release plates available Slotted Brackets allows quick camera mount Compatible with Manual Panhead 1/4-20 Camera Attachment (included) Optional Quick release plates available Slotted Brackets allows quick camera mount Compatible with Manual Panhead
Fold Down 5 feet / 152cm 5 & 3 feet / 
152 & .91cm
6 & 4 feet / 
184 & 121cm
6 & 4 feet / 
184 & 121cm
Weight 12 lbs  / 5.6kg 15 lbs. / 6.8 kg 17 lbs. / 7.7 kg 17.5 lbs. / 7.8kg
Recom-mended Tripod Medium duty tripod recommended Medium to heavy duty tripod recommended Medium to heavy duty tripod recommended Medium to heavy duty tripod recommended
Approximate Counter-weight 1.5 * your camera weight 2.5 * your camera weight 5 * your camera weight 5 * your camera weight