The beauty of the Jimmy Jib crane is its versatility; it can be easily transported and quickly rigged in the most extreme locations to allow creative and efficient shooting. The crane can be constructed in a variety of lengths from 6ft to 40ft, and can be built on a variety of mounts/bases to optimise its use indoors and outdoors.
We shoot with most broadcast and 4K digital cinema cameras and often use prime, cine zoom and video lenses. Remote focus & zoom control is possible through the Jib and we can also supply wireless follow focus & lens control systems if required.
See the Tech Specs and FAQs below for more detailed information.
- Can be quickly built to required length from 6ft – 40ft ‘reach’
- Easily packed & transported to those hard-to-reach locations
- The Jimmy Jib head offers remote-control of approx 400° of pan and 300° on the tilt axis
- We work with most broadcast & digital cinema cameras, from the Canon C300 to the Arri Amira
- Versatile range of bases available: Track kits or Studio Peds to off-road Gator 6 wheel buggy
Jimmy Jib Track KitsStanton Jimmy Jib Track in 4ft lengths (82cm gauge)
C-Motion Wireless Follow Focus3 motor remote lens control (LCS) for Focus, Iris, & Zoom
Fujinon Cabrio Lens Set14-35mm & 19-90mm Cine Zoom T2.9 PL Mount Lenses
Studio Ped BaseA specially adapted Vinten Pedestal, ideal for studio tracking
PIX 240i Solid State RecorderProRes 4444 recording with Teradek Bolt wireless sender
Dutch Roll Head120 or 360 degree 3rd axis head. Especially suited to video cameras
Autocue / Prompt Screen10 inch direct read LCD screen with crane power & video
Jib Gator Off-Road MountPerfect for fast repositioning on all types of terrain
The Jimmy Jib can be built from 6ft – 40ft and this ‘reach’ is measured from the crane fulcrum to the camera plate. The longer the crane, the larger the working area needs to be and we can happily chat this through with you and explain the equipment footprint, measurements & weights.
We often rig on balconies & platforms and can advise on the best structure and safe working load considerations.
All of our Jib kits are packaged concisely and clearly documented, especially helpful for transporting by air where required.
To help explain all the Jimmy Jib options and variations, we have produced a handy Jib fact-sheet to aid planning of camera positions and useful for spec’ing Jib platforms or auditorium seat-kills. We find ourselves in some pretty unusual locations so we may already have knowledge of your studio or location.
Feel free to call us and chat things through.