Motion Controlled Pan and Tilt

The CobraCrane ProLine Pan Tilt Head system is a dual axis motion control system for lightweight cameras up to about 6.5lbs. The PanTilt head provides for RealTime joystick controlled motorized pan and tilt. Both axis’ can rotate more than 360 degrees as well as be constrained to any user definable degree range. Speeds can be adjusted from as slow as .05 degrees per second to more than 1 rotation per second. The system also supports stop motion for both video and user definable time lapses.

The system works in both real time mode, where by the system follows a joystick or controller, or schedule mode, where you can tell it what to do using key frames to change items over time.

The Affordable Motion Control System

The CobraCrane ProLine Pan Tilt Head system is a dual axis motion control system for lightweight cameras up to about 6.5lbs. The PanTilt head provides for real time joystick controlled motorized pan and tilt. Both axis’ can rotate more than 360 degrees as well as be constrained to any user definable degree range. Speeds can be adjusted from as slow as .05 degrees per second to more than 1 rotation per second. The system also supports stop motion for both video and user definable time lapses.

RealTime and Programmable

While real time control is great and beneficial for live shooting, especially while the pan tilt head is located at the end of CobraCrane or FotoCrane system (or virtually any other crane or jib), the real excitement of the CobraCrane Proline system is that it is completely user definable and can run planned and schedule moves as well as respond to joystick and sliding controls. These Moves can be moves that you did before and you liked and decided to save them or moves that you compose from scratch.

the firmware is field upgradable as is the app, and best of all, its all open source. This means that anyone can write software for the system and anyone can write Apps that make it do even more. Some of  the features we plan to add later include integration with other motion control systems such as our sliders, dollies and autoCranes, object tracking in real time, repeatable motion, stacking moves, so you can schedule a who 60 hours of moves, based on at any time, do this, then at some other time, do that, etc. These allow you to make precise, repeatable moves that allow you to do multiple shots over time at the same place. You can just imagine the possibilities.

Built for the Professional

The system has been designed to minimize cables and wires, and to provide multiple rotations on any axis without pulling cables out of cameras or creating other issues. We use hollow axles to allow for cable flow, so the axis can be rotated over and over with out issue.

To minimize noise and vibration, we eliminated noisy gears and servos. We use small, quiet and very strong stepper motors, and run them via small aluminum pulleys and quiet, 9mm rubber timing belts, providing for excellent transmission of power without noticeable vibration and virtually no noise. We mount the pulleys and belts inside to eliminate the chance of anything getting caught or anything else that could potentially ruin the shot. The camera bracket is adjustable to get best center of gravity balance as well as allowing rolling your dslr by mounting it 90degrees off center. Using the adjuster, you can get your lense to roll perfectly within the frame, making for very cool rolling shots.

Features:
• Compact size
• Designed for use with high performance DSLRs.
• Lightweight
• Easy to carry, can take on the plane, easy to ship
• Sets up quickly
• You are ready to get the shot and don’t have to waste time   assembling your gear
• Durable
• Made of extruded and CNC aluminum
• Powdercoat finish
• Resists scratches, eliminates reflections
• Stepper Motors
• Precise, Quiet, and powerful, variable speed
• Expandable
• Connects to other ProLine equipment to create affordable, programmable, precise multi Axis motion control system
• Hollow channels
• Guide your cables inside the tubes for neater presentation
• Versatile Mount
• Works on a very wide range of tripods, Dollies, sliders, CobraCranes, FotoCranes and other applications

Specs:
Length-    152 cm / 60″
Length from pivot to camera-    91cm / 36″
Construction-    Steel
Payload Capacity-     3 kg / 6.5 lbs.
Pan Lock-    Motor keeps position when not being moved
Pan Range-    More than 360 degrees all directions
Pan Speed-    .05 degrees per second to more than 1 rotation per second
Tilt Lock-    Motor keeps position when not being moved
Tilt Speed-    .05 degrees per second to more than 1 rotation per second
Tilt Range-    More than 360 degrees all directions, All ranges constrainable
Swing Range-    360°
Tripod Attachment-    connects via 3/8 screw to existing release plate
Tripod Types-    Works with any photo or video tripod
Head Attachment-    1/4-20 Camera Attachment (included)
Weight-    1.9 kilos / 2 lbs
Recommended Tripod-    6.5 kilo capacity and up

Attach the Motion Controlled Pan and Tilt Cage on any crane. This is texted on the CobraCrane camera jibs.

Attach the Motion Controlled Pan and Tilt Cage on any crane. This is texted on the CobraCrane camera jibs.

The CobraCrane 2 Camera Jib

Dual Arm Camera Jibs

In the world of Camera Jibs, there are single arm, and dual arm. Dual arms will be able to hold a heavier weight, therefore allowing you to move heavier cameras. The CobraCrane Dual Arm jibs have all the same features as the single arm cranes. They will boom, swing, and tilt your camera. They are simple to set up and easy to transport (especially with the padded carry bags!)

The dual arm jib allows for the camera to tilt

The dual arm jib allows for the camera to tilt

The SteadyTracker Company manufactures steel and aluminum versions of the dual arm camera jibs.

Dual arm cranes: Bigger, Stronger, Larger Camera Capacities.

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Various lengths to meet your needs and budget

CobraCrane 2 camera jib comes in 5 foot (CC2), 8 foot (CC2+EXT), 10 foot length (CC2PLUS), and a Heavy Duty unit (CC2HD) that can be both a 6 foot and a 10 foot length. The CobraCrane 2 camera jib systems are compatible with virtually all handheld camcorders, a wide variety of shoulder mount systems, most DSLR applications even those with full Rigs and large sized lenses. CobraCrane 2 camera jibs can handle cameras and rigs up to 9 kilos (20 lbs.). This weight is inclusive of batteries, lights, lenses and any other device mounted to the camcorder.

The 5 foot CobraCrane 2 Dual arm Camera Jib

The 5 foot CobraCrane 2 Dual arm Camera Jib

CobraCrane 2X

Our most versatile dual bar camera crane. Designed with versatility in mind, the CobraCrane 2X camera jib can be configured either as a 5 foot crane or an 8 foot crane allowing for the flexibility of using just the right length for the job. With the ability to boom a camera weighing up to 20lbs, the CobraCrane 2X can reach up to 8 or 11 feet above the ground (on a 5 foot Tripod) and can go as low as ground level, offering incredible performance and versatility at a very competitive price.

The CobraCrane 2X is a 5 foot dual arm Camera Jib with a 3 foot extension

The CobraCrane 2X is a 5 foot dual arm Camera Jib with a 3 foot extension

CobraCrane 2Plus

Our longest dual bar camera jib. With the ability to boom a camera weighing up to 20lbs, the CobraCrane 2 Plus camera jib can reach up to 12 feet above the ground (on a 5 foot Tripod) and can go as low as ground level, offering incredible performance at a very competitive price.  The CobraCrane 2Plus camera jib can be used as both a 10 foot and a 6 foot crane. You can change between the two in less then 10 minutes, so you have the right tool at the job for whatever you application.

The CobraCrane 2Plus is a 10 foot steel dual arm camera jib that booms, swings, and tilts your camera

The CobraCrane 2Plus is a 10 foot steel dual arm camera jib that booms, swings, and tilts your camera

CobraCrane 2HD

Our longest / strongest dual bar camera jib includes variable pivot points, so you can get your crane higher than other 10 foot cranes. With the ability to boom a camera weighing up to 25lbs, the CobraCrane 2HD camera jib can reach up to 13 feet above the ground (on a 5 foot Tripod) and can go as low as ground level, offering incredible performance at a very competitive price. This crane can be used as either a 10 foot or a 6 foot crane. Further our HD cranes have variable mounting points, so you can adjust how much crane is used to elevate the camera and how much can be used to set the counterweight. Built for modern three chip camcorders weighing up to 25lbs, the CobraCrane 2HD camera jib is a dual bar crane able to provide shots from an ant’s point of view all the way up to a Giraffe’s. Sweeping vista shots of landscapes, panoramas and sporting events have never been easier, or more dramatic.

The CobraCrane 2HD Steel Dual arm camera jib

The CobraCrane 2HD Steel Dual arm camera jib


FotoCrane 2 Lightweight dual arm Jib

The FotoCrane2 Dual arm Lightweight jib was created as a result of that customer feedback requesting a dual arm lightweight crane able to support a wide variety of DSLR and modern high performance cameras such as the new 4:3 systems as well as the exciting BlackMagic Cinema Cameras.

The lightweight and Retractable FotoCrane 2 Dual Arm Camera Jib

The lightweight and Retractable FotoCrane 2 Dual Arm Camera Jib

Telescopic Aluminum Tubes The FotoCrane2 uses a three-part telescoping aluminum tube system. Both the weight bar section and the camera section telescope in and out of the chassis section allowing variable lengths from 111cm (46 inches) to 246cm (8 feet) so it can meet a wide range of applications. The weight bar can be adjusted allowing for easy and quick balancing and setup.

Telescopic Aluminum Tubes
The FotoCrane2 uses a three-part telescoping aluminum tube system. Both the weight bar section and the camera section telescope in and out of the chassis section allowing variable lengths from 111cm (46 inches) to 246cm (8 feet) so it can meet a wide range of applications. The weight bar can be adjusted allowing for easy and quick balancing and setup.

The FotoCrane 2 Lightweight Dual Arm jib is easy to mount on almost any tripod

The FotoCrane 2 Lightweight Dual Arm jib is easy to mount on almost any tripod

The SteadyTracker Company also manufactures the CobraCrane 2HD ULTRALITE

Our dual arm CobraCrane UltraLite camera jib arm can reach up to 14 feet above the ground (on a 5 foot Tripod) and can go as low as ground level, offering incredible performance with both static and chain and sprocket controlled manual tilting. It weights about half the weight of most of our competitors cranes, yet offers additional features including manual and static tilt, variable pivot points, 8 and 12 foot lengths and simple release plate for quick release and easy operation.

The CobraCrane 2HD UltraLite is a lightweight heavy duty dual arm camera jib

The CobraCrane 2HD UltraLite is a lightweight heavy duty dual arm camera jib

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The CobraCrane BackPacker UltraLite is compact for easy travel

The UltraLite Camera Jib

The BackPacker UltraLite is our most economical solution for filmmakers, hobbyists, and Professionals looking for small lightweight or second crane systems. The BackPacker UltraLite is an ideal solution for lighter cameras and since it works with lightweight low cost video tripods, it has a very low total cost of ownership. Full systems are available with tripods for under $500.

5 Foot UltraLite Camera Jib

5 Foot UltraLite Camera Jib

The BackPacker UltraLite was created as a result of customer feedback requesting a super small, very lightweight, extremely affordable cinematography solution for weddings filmmaking, run-and-gun shooting and a wide variety of commercial applications.

Telescopic Aluminum Tubes

The BackPacker UltraLite uses a two-part telescoping aluminum tube system. The weight bar section telescopes in and out of the chassis section allowing variable lengths from 152cm (60 inches) to 100cm (3 feet) so it can meet a wide range of applications. The weight bar can be adjusted allowing for easy and quick balancing and setup.

Small and Easy to Transport

The BackPacker UltraLite weighs less than 2 kilos, making it easy to transport. With a retracted size of only 100 centimeters it’s also easy to store and can fit behind almost anything, so it does not take up a lot of room when you are transporting or storing.

Multiple Camera Mounts

Cameras can be mounted directly on the camera bracket via a slot for quick release, or via a wide variety of other mounts. A small tripod head can be mounted on the camera bracket and the camera mounted on the head. Small electric pan tilt heads are supported as well as our 501 release plate systems, allowing you to quick release using your 501 sliding plate. The BackPacker UltraLite also supports the Glif iPhone mount, allowing you to use your iPhone or iPad to shoot.

Manual or Static Tilting

You can lock the tilt in any position, so that it stays where you set it in relation to the movement of the boom, or you can manually tilt the camera benefiting from the drag of your fluid head causing the camera to tilt forward or back. You can even tilt while booming and you can do it very smoothly because when you tilt the handle you actually tilt the tripod head, so if you like tilting with lots of drag or just a little, you can easily select the drag at your leisure, meeting any shooting requirement.

Tripod controls tilt

Using the tripods fluid head, you can tilt the camera

Tilt the Camera

The BackPacker UltraLite Camera jib can tilt the camera

Features:

Compact size Telescopes down to only 100cm for easy transport.
Easy to transport Easy to use in confined area.
Lightweight Made of Lightweight Aluminum. Weight: 5kg
Sets up quickly You are ready to get the shot and don’t have to waste time assembling your gear.
Powdercoat finish Resists scratches, eliminates reflections.
Multi function Boom, Swing, variety of tilting capabilities.
Variable Length From 100 cm to 152cm, adapts to your needs
Versatile mount Works on a very wide range of medium and heavy duty tripods.
Smooth, Fluid Movement Benefits from drag of your fluid heads.



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SteadyTracker Camera Stabilizer

SteadyTracker Camera Stabilizer Comparison Shot

Handheld shots are inherently shaky when in motion. The SteadyTracker Camera Stabilizer helps eliminate those shakes. SteadyTracker camera stabilizers are used when you need to get smooth shots while the camera operator is in motion. While walking, riding, skiing, snowboarding, or running full out, a SteadyTracker camera stabilizer will help you get incredible footage. The kind of shots that adds value to every project. While shooting a wedding, the SteadyTracker camera stabilizer is invaluable. Your always on the go at a wedding. With the SteadyTracker camera stabilizer all those on the go shots are beautiful, the material looks like your camera is floating. Shoot some great footage, put it down, relax, work with your subjects, pick it up and shoot more. Shoot angles, tilts, roll the camera, dutch it. All simple and easy to do with a SteadyTracker camera stabilizer. Learn more about the SteadyTracker Camera Stabilizer here.

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SteadyTracker Camera Stabilizer

The Camera Stabilizer

The SteadyTracker Camera Stabilizer is easy to use, simple to set up, and an important tool in any videographers tool box

The SteadyTracker Camera Stabilizer is easy to use, simple to set up, and an important tool in any videographers tool box

Professional Results Everytime

SteadyTrackers eliminate shake when your camera is in motion.

What is a SteadyTracker?

Need to take amazingly smooth motion shots? Making the most out of every shot is what you want. That’s why you bought that camera. You need to maximize your time, take advantage of the opportunity, and never miss the shot! And, you want the footage you take to look great. The SteadyTracker camera stabilizer can help you do that. The SteadyTracker camera stabilizer can help you get smoother, more dramatic shots immediately. Setup and balance is finished in about a minute, so you are ready for the shot and with the SteadyTracker camera sabilizer your shots are going look great. SteadyTracker camera stabilizers are easy to setup, easy to carry and easy to use.

The SteadyTracker camera stabilizer is a simple, lightweight counter balance device designed to eliminate shake, roll and yaw when doing handheld shots. It’s unique design balances the camera in relation to the operator to eliminate camera shake while the camera operator is in motion. Your shots are smoother, fluid like, and appear to be floating. It adds significant production value to virtually every handheld shot you make. And that adds value to your shots – and your business.

The SteadyTracker Extreme Camera Stabilizer works with cameras up to 7 pounds. This Camera Stabilizer is great to use when working events, such as weddings.

The SteadyTracker Extreme Camera Stabilizer works with cameras up to 7 pounds. This Camera Stabilizer is great to use when working events, such as weddings.

The CobraCrane Camera Jib will Boom, Swing, and Tilt your camera

The CobraCrane Camera Jibs: Features & Benefits

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 20 years, CobraCrane camera jibs have been providing professionals with the freedom to radically express themselves, without blowing the whole budget. You’re limited only by your imagination.

There are 3 families of CobraCranes. The Specialized series, which includes the BackPacker series. Our CobraCrane 1 line features steel cranes, with aluminum extensions for cameras weighing up to 3 kilos. We offer lengths of 1.5meter, 2.64 meter and 3 meters. Finally our CobraCrane 2 family, features dual arm cranes for heavier cameras up to 9 kilos. These are also available in 1.5meter, 2.64 meter and 3 meters. All of the CobraCrane Camera Jibs have the same features and benefits

The CobraCrane Camera Jib will Boom, Swing, and Tilt your camera

The CobraCrane Camera Jib will Boom, Swing, and Tilt your camera

Tilt: Fluid head on the tripod will allow for the camera to tilt. Our design provides mechanical connection between the tripod head and camera bracket, providing the smoothest tilting at the camera only, without the whole crane having to tilt.

Boom: Booming is completely free and the tilt can remain pointed at the subject or can be freely manipulated throughout the boom arc.

Swing: Swing benefits from the fluid drag of the tripod head.

Easy Set Up & Breakdown: Designed to be quick setup and breakdown. Simple items such as the the camera brackets have open slots to allow fast removal and replacement of cameras and camera accessories.

Light weight: All our systems can be transported, setup, operated and packed up by a single operator, thus eliminating the expenses of having a crew.