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Support tips reversing crane from one side to the other

In this small blog we will cover the flexibility of the product line.  In a very general statement we can say there really is no "wrong" way to use a CobraCrane.   Lots of people use CobraCranes for a wide variety of applications.   Its built in flexibility makes it an affordable, rugged tool for many applications.  Today we are gonna look at the tripod bracket and how they relate to the release plate and the cranes overall orientation.    The Single arm CobraCrane can be used on BOTH the right side and the left side of the tripod.  When the crane is mounted on the right, it allows you to use your right arm to boom and swing the...

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Crane Essentials - Tripod Guide for Camera Cranes and Jibs

Tripod Guide For Camera Cranes and Jibs When putting together your crane (which, in this discussion is identical to a jib) system, you will inevitably have to deal with the fact that you need to get the proper stable platform in order to effectively and easily use your crane system. No matter how light or heavy your crane, and camera are, you simply need a solid base. In this section we will discuss the tripod which we use as the crane base. In further pages we will cover the other items such as dolly, the crane itself, remote controls and monitoring, and finally the details that will make your job easier and more effective.   DEFINITION OF A TRIPOD: A wooden,...

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Operating the BackPackers and CobraCranes

Shooting - Video There are three basic moves of a camera crane when shooting video. These moves done in combination will meet virtually any shooting requirement. The moves are Boom, Swing and Tilt.   A boom is when you change the elevation of the camera.   This is done to offer shots that show vertical up and down movement.   A swing, which happens when you move the crane left to right or right to left, is done to show a panoramic landscape or following talent as they move by the camera.   Finally a tilt is done to tilt the camera relative to the boom.  This allows for shots where you look down on something or look up at something, like a dogs...

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CobraCrane ProLine Camera Pan Tilt Head 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 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...

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