Here’s a great little trick for getting some motion in your video shots even if you don’t have a slider or a jib. I’ve used a tripod tilted up on two legs quite a bit for cheating dolly-in and dolly-out shots, but the Fenchel & Janisch folks take it a step further with movements along other axes for some cool jib-esque shots. The suggestion of shooting a higher frame rate to smooth out any imperfections in the camera movement when conformed to a lower frame rate is good as well.
Light Craft Workshop’s Trapezist Portable Mini-Jib bears an apt name: Portable. Mini. Jib.
When I first opened the review unit, I was shocked at just how compact this jib is. The Trapezist is extremely lightweight and breaks down to where it can easily strap onto most photo backpacks. [click to continue…]
The Trapezist Portable Mini Jibis a new, lightweight and budget-friendly jib from Light Craft Workshop.
The telescoping jib arm allows the package to collapse down to roughly two feet and pack away in an included bag. It looks to set up quickly without tools and offers over a 4-foot reach in addition to the tripod height.
The jib has four 1/4″ screw threads and a magic arm that allows user to attach different kind of accessories for access on the user end, such as an external monitor, USB follow focus, audio recorder and other accessories.
The jib retails at $339; however, there is a special launch price $299. More details on Light Craft Workshop’s website.
Check out the quick overview video below. [click to continue…]