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ProAm USA Orion DVC200 8 ft Camera Jib Crane

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  • ProAm USA 8' Video Camera Crane made from 6061 Aircraft Aluminum, Extends 5' from Tripod
  • Fluid steel bearings, Powder-coating, Tool-less Design
  • Smooth effortless motions on three axis. Optional 4' Extension can be added.
  • Tilt the camera independently or use the Auto-Tilt feature
  • Quickly mounts to standard tripod heads using 1/4" x 20 threads (Tripod not included) or mount to a Heavy Duty Stand using our Stand Mount (Stand and Stand Mount not included)
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Product Description

If you're serious about making good video and want your clients and talent to know it, this is one of the best investments you can make. With the ProAm USA DVC200 crane at 8' in total length, you'll be able to record amazing footage that will really hold people's attention. It's range of compatibility and great price make it the smartest addition to your equipment list. The crane mounts easily to a sturdy tripod or to our crane stand. You can attach any camera up to 8lbs. It will arrive mostly pre-assembled, so setup is a breeze, and it takes very little skill to operate! No tools are required. Whether you're shooting commercials, music videos, weddings or films, a ProAm USA crane will grow your business and make your projects better than ever.

The crane tilts independent of your tripod head and uses it to pan. The third point of movement is the camera itself. The camera and stand are not included.

What sets this crane apart from others on the market?
- Don't be fooled by imitations! ProAm USA virtually created the market for mid-sized cranes. While imitations come and go, ProAm USA will be around to honor the crane's warranty.
- High Density scratch resistant Powder-coating.
- The combination of price, usable features and excellent build quality make it the best mid-sized crane on the market.
-We guarantee your total satisfaction with our 30 day money back policy!
- The design is completely tool-less at no extra cost!
- With this camera crane, operators can choose to tilt the camera independently while tilting the crane body so there is no need for an expensive motorized panhead, or by using the auto tilt feature, keep the camera fixed at the same angle while tilting the crane body.
- ProAm USA backs this product with a LIFETIME Guarantee, because they know it will last.
- Design protected by US Patent.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 96 x 1 x 2 inches
Item Weight 12 pounds
Shipping Weight 12.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B002UPRCMC
Item model number DVC200
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4.1 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #299 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Professional Video Accessories > Stabilizers
#401 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Video > Camera Supports & Stabilizers
Date first available at Amazon.com October 29, 2009

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This crane / jib is well built and an excellent value, especially if you compare it to other pro ones that cost way more.
Adds so much production value to the shots. I even use it on some regular hand held shots to help hold steady.
However, my one only biggest complaint is the flex on the mounting bracket where you attach the camera.
There is considerable flex after mounting a DSLR rig to it. In airplane terms: it rolls clockwise. In other words it tilts to the right, since it hangs to the right of the main arm. So the camera, when facing forward, looking down the length of the arm, is always off level and tilted to the right.
I have tried bending and flexing it back, but it always relaxes back after mounting equipment to it.
The simple solution was to level the tripod that the crane is mounted, to compensate for the slight angle, but alas, as soon as you swing and pan in either direction, the angle is worse in one way or the other.
The obvious solution would be to mount an adjustable head on the bracket, which is what I've done. However, now I need to buy another tripod head so I can do the quick release thing from crane to tripod without having to unscrew everything back and forth every time I switch between supports.
There really shouldn't be any flex there at all. Aside from that, a good product.
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My Jib Crane arrived 2 days before the projected delivery so walking into the office seeing that big box felt like Christmas morning as a kid. I tore into it, expecting complex instructions, but everything was self explanatory and it took longer to get the protective wrap off than it did to assemble. That's a sign of solid, well thought out design.

Sturdy construction, no flex, smooth as silk, and stable! I ordered the suggested stand in addition to this jib because it just makes sense. Everything is sturdy and the crane has a wonderful matte finish that just says BC went the distance. Everything fits together as planned without drama or buyers regret. I'm 100% thrilled with both items.

The only thing that I don't like... No carrying case. This is such a great deal already, so I don't think anyone should be discouraged from buying it... as a note to BC Media... Bags are cheap to make, but hard to find. If you did that homework for me it would have just been that little extra step to show guys like me that you're covering all bases (no pun intended).

All together great! Send me some transport gear and I'm head over heels... :) I'd hate to scratch beauty with it banging around the trunk. Keep up the hard work guys!
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A camera crane is a tool that when properly used can be helpful in obtaining stunning video shots BUT like the zoom lens it must be used carefully and with purpose. I purchased the ProAm DVC200 on Amazon along with The ProAm stand. This package came with free shipping which saved almost $40.00. The crane portion comes in two parts which can be attached together without the use of additional tools. Ordered with the stand the crane has the proper adaptor for attachment (also without tools). It can be ordered for use with a tripod and will then come with the appropriate mount. Using a crane requires the right equipment and some practice. The video camera needs to have the ability to attach a TV monitor and remote controls to it in order to frame your picture and start and stop your camera. It also requires balancing weights at the end of the crane. My set up consists of a Panasonic HMD-40 camera with a remote control manufactured by Studio 1 in Florida that lets me start and stop the camera as well as control the zoom speed, the lens focus and the iris. Depending on your camera a kit can be purchased that includes a remote control, a TV monitor and a bracket that attaches to the side of the crane. In my case the Panasonic camera required a different type of remote control. For a TV I adapted a Coby 7" portable digital LCD TV by making a metal plate to attach to the crane and attaching industrial strength velcro strips to the plate and the back of the TV. When I can I will upgrade to a better monitor but until then this works. The crane is very well designed and reasonably light. A four foot extension is available that changes the crane from 8' to 12' and can be purchased later. So far I have found that a crane works best when using wide angle lens settings.Read more ›
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Ok, when I looked at this, I thought it was too good to be true when I saw the price. When I received it, I realized it was too good for the price! I highly recommend purchasing the 4' extension and base along with it. You'll be amazed at how much it will increase your overall production value without breaking your budget.

A COUPLE OF ITEMS WORTH MENTION: You'll need to buy the weights separately. (I also highly recommend a lillyput monitor w/ mount, a motorized pan head and wired camera remote WITH EXTENSION! We found it also very helpful to utilize a few sand bags on the tripod to keep it a little more steady, especially if you're shooting with any sort of winds.

Love this product, its portability & its ease of use... Look no further.
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