James Smith Owner/Designer
DSLR-DEVICES’ AIM IS TO FULFIL THE INCREASING DEMANDS PLACED UPON THE
EVER-MOBILE DSLR VIDEOGRAPHER, WHILST ALSO BRIDGING A GAP BETWEEN BIG BUDGET AND AMATEUR PRODUCTIONS. STRAIGHT OUT OF SOUTH LONDON, THIS IS THE WORLD’S MOST PORTABLE AND FULLY COLLAPSIBLE CAMERA CRANE.
FOR PROFESSIONALS, PLEASING EXPECTANT CLIENTS WHILE BUDGETS EDGE EVER LOWER IS NOT EASY. MANOEUVRABILITY, IMMEDIATE SET UPS AND DIVERSE SHOTS ARE INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT IN DELIVERING FRESH, QUALITY CONTENT. AT THE SAME TIME, THE BOOM IN HOME AND STUDENT DSLR SHOOTERS OVER RECENT YEARS HAS SEEN A SURGE IN INNOVATIVE AMATEUR FOOTAGE FLOOD THE INTERNET; YET WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO BUY, OR HIRE IN, GRIP EQUIPMENT THE GLASS CEILING IS FIRMLY IN PLACE. DSLR DEVICES’ ORIGINAL HAND BUILT MICRO CONPACT CRANE NOW ALLOWS SHOTS TO GO UNCOMPROMISED, PROVIDING DYNAMIC MOVEMENT, WHICH UNTIL NOW, WAS ONLY ACHIEVABLE WITH HEAVY JIB CRANES AND LARGE PRODUCTION BUDGETS. STILL UNDER A YEAR OLD, DSLR DEVICES ARE VERY MUCH IN OUR FLEDGLING STAGES. THE GEOMETRY OF THE CRANE HAS BEEN DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO BE COMPACT YET OFFER A VERY RESPECTABLE RANGE OF HEIGHT. WE ARE PROUD THAT EVERY CRANE IS INDIVIDUALLY HAND BUILT WITH NO ATTENTION TO DETAIL SPARED IN DESIGNING EVERY ASPECT; FROM THE HIGH QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL BOLTS, TO THE LOW FRICTION BRASS BEARINGS AND THE TAILORED PACKAGING. THE SUPPORT WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM PROFESSIONALS AND AMATEURS ALIKE, SO FAIR, HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO BRING FREEDOM TO TODAY’S CREATIVE FILMMAKERS AROUND THE WORLD.
lightweight and portable,makes this a very user friendly solution.
- MOUNTING BOLTS -
- BRAKE SYSTEM -
- WEIGHT CLAMPS -
(Additional equipment required to complete crane set up: Weights, Tripod and a Quick Release plate.)
INSTRUCTIONS 1 SEPARATE into two sections. 2 FLIP rear section. 3 EXTEND tubes (same length). 4 CONNECT SECTIONS (make sure all clicked into place correctly). 5 MOUNT using 5mm bolts or 10mm bolt (depending on wedge plate). 6 BRAKE SYSTEM - see pictures 6. 7 CRANE > TRIPOD mount to tripod head. 8 QUICK RELEASE > CRANE attach using 3/8” bolt. 9 BALANCE add weights as required, adjust position, fasten with weight clamps. 10 CAMERA > CRANE ready to use... PLEASE READ BEFORE OPERATING DSLR DEVICES EQUIPMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES Caution is advised when operating all DSLR Devices equipment. Take care at all times and be aware that when using counter weights sudden changes in centre of balance will occur. Be warned that fingers may get trapped, improperly attached cameras may fall, crane arms may swing unexpectedly, etc, if the equipment is not handled properly, with care and this warning is not duly heeded. DSLR Devices accepts no responsibility for damages to any person (operator or other) or camera equipment. All products are made in very small batches so quality control is closely checked. All items have been tested to perform only between stated specs and weights.
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The addition of a monitor allows you to see whatâ€™s going on, at all heights.