|Jimmy Jib Rental Solutions|
What cameras can you place on the jib?
Pretty much anything – up to the maximum head limit weight of the jib. (50 lbs). Its always great to know in advance which camera you are planning to mount on the jib. Some small cameras are actually a bit light – in that case we will have to add some extra weight to the hothead for best results. With full size cameras, its best to keep the kit slim. Over the years, we’ve used everything from Panasonic HPX170, Sony EX3 to full size camera like Panasonic Varicams, RED, Sony HPX3700, etc.
As for camera control, lens is the main concern. Usually with a broadcast ENG lens, we can control Zoom/Focus/Iris without a problem – with other lenses, we may have less control without additional gear.
How portable is a Jimmy Jib?
Jimmy Jibs can be easily transported and assembled in almost any location. Depending on the size of the jib arm, 2 to 3 people can carry a fully rigged jib arm from one location to another (without hothead and camera).
What lengths can a jib be built to?
A Jimmy Jib can be built from 3ft up to 35ft. It can take about 35 minutes to change jib sizes.
How long does it take to set up a jib?
Usually a typical easy access location shoot would take about 1.5hrs to setup. A jib on special location or on platform might take a bit longer. Another points to vary the setup time is the size of jib to be built, location access from the vehicle to the jib position and so on.
How do you transport the jibs?
Jibs are usually transported in a cargo van. It is recommended to keep vehicle close to the area where jib will be setup. Upon special request, we can provide different types of transportation for more difficult access areas. We can also pack a jib on a standard shipping pallet and freight it pretty much anywhere in the United State or Overseas if needed.
Does FVA rent out just jibs without operator?
No. We only provide Jib Packages which include an operator and a Jib Tech who have experience at operating and knows the equipment well.
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