ABOUT THE JIMMY JIB.
The Jimmy Jib is a lightweight, modular jib crane suitable for use in almost any situation and with almost any broadcast or cine camera package3.
It can be built from as small as 6ft to as long as 30ft. With each section of the arm being just 3ft in length, the Jimmy Jib can be built in places where other jibs or cranes could not.
Controlled by the Jib operator, the pan/tilt head has a payload of of up to 27kg so is capable of taking most combinations of camera and lens. The zoom, focus and iris are also be remotely controlled by the Jib operator.
And with several different bases available, the Jimmy Jib can be used in a television studio using the ped base, on track using the roll on/roll off base or on location using the four-wheel base.
The Jimmy Jib is built in 3ft sections with the length of the arm measured from the fulcrum to the camera. However, the entire length of the Jimmy Jib is actually slightly greater due to the counter-balancing rear sections.
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9ft (Standard Plus)
15ft (Giant Plus)
24ft (Super Plus)
The 6ft, 9ft and 12ft Jimmy Jib uses one rear section:
The 15ft, 18ft, 21ft and 24ft uses two rear sections:
The 30ft Extreme Jimmy Jib uses three rear sections:
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