CobraCrane UltraLights

LightWeight Cranes for LightWeight Cameras

 

 



The Longer, Lighter CobraCranes

The CobraCrane UltraLite single and dual arm 8 and 12 foot cranes are an answer to our customer’s request for longer and lighter cranes for their DSLRs and modern, lightweight camcorders, Pocket cameras, smart phones and GoPros. With the increasing use of affordable, smaller and lighter cameras, a lightweight crane that is easy to transport and easy to setup and use is simply the next step. These feature rich cameras now have the ultimate complementing product in the new CobraCrane UltraLite 1HD (single arm) and CobraCrane UltraLite 2HD (dual arm) camera jib arms.

Easy to learn to use and simple operate

The Jib Arm Designed for both Photographers and Videographers

The CobraCrane UltraLite HDs are built for professional photographers and videographers alike, providing enhanced cinematic capabilities for small, lightweight, modern, three chip camcorders and DSLR operators.

The CobraCrane UltraLite HDs are made of durable, yet truly lightweight aluminum, and are available in 8 feet and 12 feet configurations. For very light cameras and DSLRs up to 3 kilos in weight, we offer our lightest single arm cranes weighing only 4 kilos.

CobraCrane UltraLites set up in just minutes and simply slide onto virtually any fluid video head using the tripods own release plate. CobraCrane UltraLites are designed to be transported by one person, setup by one person and operated by one person. No Crew Required.

compatible with modern high end broadcast cameras

No Slip Tilt Control

The CobraCrane UltraLite HD features both a static tilt, where the tilt stays stationary throughout the arc of the boom, as well as dynamic tilting, where the tilt is manually controlled during the boom. The tilt is actuated via the included chain cable mechanism, which provides for positive tilting while benefiting from the drag of your fluid (or friction) head. When you tilt your tripod handle, the camera tilts.  A chain and sprocket on both sides eliminate any chance for cables slipping.

Heavy Duty Axles and Bearings

Each of the CobraCrane UltraLites HD axles are 1/2” stainless steel providing additional strength, and supporting a larger bearing set offering increased control during booms and tilts. The 1/2” axles resist bending and leaning when used with heavier DSLRs and larger camcorders.

Quick and Easy Setup and Breakdown

Single and Dual Arm CobraCrane UltraLite HD

The CobraCrane UltraLite HD is available in both a single or a dual arm configuration. Both are built with rugged, yet very lightweight aluminum tubes and brackets, and powder coated flat black to reduce any unwanted reflections. Our dual arm configurations weighs only 6Kg for the 8 foot dual and under 10Kg for the 12 foot dual arm. Quite simply light and strong.

both single and dual CobraCrane UltraLite

CCU1HDSingle Arm series

Lightweight, compact cranes for modern high performance, lightweight cameras to 3 kilos.

Easy to use, Easy to Operate,

Easy to Transport, Easy to Store

Ideal for GoPros, Smart Phones, Black Magic Pocket cameras, small professional DSLRs.

 

 

Specs: 8 foot configuration 12 foot configuration
Length 246cm / 8 feet 370 cm /12 feet
Length from pivot to camera 185cm / 6 feet 2.56cm/8.5 feet
Construction Aluminum Aluminum
Payload Capacity 3kg / 6.5 lbs 3kg / 6.5 lbs
Counterbalance System Barbell weights or Optional Weight bag. (Not Included) Barbell weights or Optional Weight bag. (Not Included)
Height 185cm / 6 feet above tripod 2.56cm/8.5 feet above tripod
Boom Range From 185 cm above to ground level From 256cm above tripod to ground level
Tilt Lock Locks with existing fluid head tilt lock Locks with existing fluid head tilt lock
Tilt Drag Drags with existing fluid head tilt drag Drags with existing fluid head tilt drag
Tilt Range Up to 90 degrees forward, 60 degrees back Up to 90 degrees forward, 60 degrees back
Swing Lock Locks with existing fluid head pan lock Locks with existing fluid head pan lock
Swing Drag Drags with existing fluid head pan drag Drags with existing fluid head pan drag
Swing Range 360° 360°
Tripod Attachment Uses existing release plate Manfrotto 501 compatible plate available Uses existing release plate Manfrotto 501 compatible plate available
Head Attachment 1/4-20 Camera Attachment (included) Optional Quick release plates available Compatible with Manual Panhead 1/4-20 Camera Attachment (included) Optional Quick release plates available Compatible with Manual Panhead
Fold Down 152cm / 5 feet 152cm / 5 feet
Weight 3.25 kilos / 7.2 lbs 4.7 kilos / 10.4 lbs.
Recommended Tripod Medium to heavy duty tripod recommended Medium to heavy duty tripod recommended
Aprox. Counterweight 1.3 * your camera weight 2.5 * your camera weight

 

Dual Arm series

Lightweight jibs for lightweight cameras

Capacities to 13lbs.6 kg

Easy to use, Easy to Operate,

Easy to Transport, Easy to Store

Ideal for professional DSLRs, small Red Cameras, Black Magic Cinema Cameras

Specs: 8 foot configuration 12 foot configuration
Length 246cm / 8 feet 370 cm /12 feet
Length from pivot to camera 185cm / 6 feet 2.56cm/8.5 feet
Construction Aluminum Aluminum
Payload Capacity 16lbs.   /    7kg  13 lbs.    /  6kg
Counterbalance System Barbell weights or Optional Weight bag. (Not Included) Barbell weights or Optional Weight bag. (Not Included)
Height 185cm / 6 feet above tripod 2.56cm/8.5 feet above tripod
Boom Range From 185 cm above to ground level From 256cm above tripod to ground level
Tilt Lock Locks with existing fluid head tilt lock Locks with existing fluid head tilt lock
Tilt Drag Drags with existing fluid head tilt drag Drags with existing fluid head tilt drag
Tilt Range Up to 90 degrees forward, 60 degrees back Up to 90 degrees forward, 60 degrees back
Swing Lock Locks with existing fluid head pan lock Locks with existing fluid head pan lock
Swing Drag Drags with existing fluid head pan drag Drags with existing fluid head pan drag
Swing Range 360° 360°
Tripod Attachment Uses existing release plate Optional Manfrotto 501 compatible plate available Uses existing release plate Optional Manfrotto 501 compatible plate available
Head Attachment 1/4-20 Camera Attachment (included) Optional Quick release plates available Compatible with Manual Panhead 1/4-20 Camera Attachment (included) Optional Quick release plates available Compatible with Manual Panhead
Fold Down 152cm / 5 feet 152cm / 5 feet
Weight 6.75 kilos / 14.85 lbs. 9.65 kilos / 21.23 lbs
Recommened Tripod Medium to heavy duty tripod recommended Medium to heavy duty tripod recommended
Aprox. Counterweight 1.5 * your camera weight 2.5 * your camera weight

Accessories to Enhance your Work

Monitors, camera controllers, weight bags, Cable operated Panhead and padded carry bags along with a variety of additional accessories are available to help make your work easier.  The CobraCrane UltraLites work with a variety of accessories making your work easier at every step. Our Cable operated Panhead adds 180 degree manual panning at the camera end of the crane allowing you to get some great angles and positions that were previously just a dream.