DIY Video and Photography Projects

Senna Five Second Head – Motorized Pan Tilt Video Head
July 15, 2013






I received this motorized Pan/Tilt video head a short while back, but we finally just got around to mounting up this Senna Five Second Head up to one of our Video Cranes. Any time you can combine a motorized Pan / Tilt head to a video crane, you’re going to come up with some interesting […]






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Portable Aluminum Mini Telescoping Video Crane Jib
June 8, 2013






Looks like ProCinemaTools.com already has a short video review of that Portable Telescoping Aluminum Mini Jib / Crane posted on this blog a few days ago. Results in the video look pretty good, and besides not including enough weights to support a Canon 5D Mark III at full extension, it’s seems like a decent jib […]






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10.5 Foot Scaleable Tilt Head Jib Crane
April 22, 2013






The online store that carries the Wieldy Vest Stabilizer system recently posted up a new crane / jib that uses a cable driven tilt head. This allows the operator to adjust the angle of the camera by tilting the angle of a Video Fluid Head (much like the Varavon Tilt Found Here). The total telescoped […]






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Carbon Fiber Mini Crane Micro Jib Video Samples
February 28, 2013






Here’s a fun little video a few friends of mine came up with to showcase basic dynamic camera movements using one of those new Carbon Fiber Mini Cranes (a.k.a Micro Video Jibs). This version breaks down into two pieces to about 30″ inches, but can telescope to a full 6.5′ Feet long. In this video […]






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Zolinger 18ft. Camera Boom Spider Crane
October 28, 2012






Demo video of Zolinger’s new 18ft. Camera Boom Spider Crane. The Spider Crane lists for an almost $1800 dollar price tag (too rich for most), but there’s currently one on auction that looks to have no reserve. Even generic cranes at this length will still run over $800 dollars, so it might be worth watching […]






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Servo City MPT1100-SS Open Look Pan & Tilt System
August 1, 2012






ServoCity.com posted a recent video showcasing the movement of it’s latest MPT1100-SS Open Looop Pan & Tilt System. The $650 Dollar unit is designed to mount to camera Jibs / Cranes to remotely control the movement of the camera through a simple Joystick. I have a small video insight of this unit in action and […]






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Servo City MPT1100-SS Pan & Tilt System
July 16, 2012






Here’s a very quick introduction on the parts that come with the new Servo City MPT1100-SS Pan & Tilt System. The complete kit is already assemebled for approx $650 US dollars. To start operating, you plug in a 12V DC power supply into a joystick remote. Either use the included AC wall adapter, or use […]






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Servo City Pan Tilt MPT1100-SS
July 3, 2012






Not long ago I quickly showed a new motorized Joystick controlled Pan & Tilt head from ServoCity.com. This was a product they were working on for a little while and I know many of you were already communicating with ServoCity.com about this. At the time I only had a prototype here and they were only […]






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