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Tripods & Jibs
O'Connor 1030HDS Tripod
Designed to give you the ultimate control and stability for your HD shooting. Featuring OConnor's patented sinusoidal counterbalance system for true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range. Add to this OConnor's stepless, ultra-smooth pan & tilt fluid drag specifically enhanced for HD applications, and you've got the best of all possible combinations.
Sachtler Video 18p Tripod
The Sachtler 18 Fluid Head Tripod is fast, reliable and safe. Changing positions? Changing attitudes? In the heat of the moment, one can setup and follow the action smoothly, even with heavy cameras. Does your work require fast unplanned changes? No problem. The Video 18 can easily handle it, even with a maximum payload, thanks to the lightweight materials and ergonomic design and controls.
Cartoni Focus Tripod
Extremely compact and lightweight, the innovative Focus features a continuously variable fluid damping system on both pan and tilt movements and a unprecedented patented variable counterbalance which brings its range of use to cover all existing ENG and DV cameras. The extreme ruggedness and versatility together with an outstanding quality/price ratio make the Focus the best possible support for news operators and DV videographers alike.
Dana Dolly Slider/Mini Dolly
The Dana Dolly is an easy and portable dolly system that is designed to save serious setup time for short camera moves. The Dana is built with sixteen wheels on floating trucks that make for smooth tracking shots, and its Mitchell Mount can support any camera head.
The Jib-Arm is one of the best ways to add high production value to your project with very little hit on the budget. You can get smooth, sweeping moves that add drama and texture to any piece all in a compact, portable package. If you want to achieve more complex dolly moves then add the rubber track and Spider Dolly to the mix. The FlexTrak allows you to quickly lay down curved paths around people or objects for interesting and beautiful tracking shots.
$175 a day (or weekend) for Jib arm with Tripod
$250 a day (or weekend) for Jib kit with Dolly and Track
Spider Dolly & Track
This dolly is the most portable professional dolly on the market. Combined with a piece of FlexTrak, the simple 3-Leg Spider (see below) converts your tripod into an inexpensive, extremely portable, tracking dolly. Add a fourth leg, and you can further accessorize it, as pictured here, to be a fully rideable dolly with adjustable center column, foot platforms, and pushbar. Three small cases allow it to be checked through as luggage on an airline.
$125 a day (or weekend) dolly and track
$275 a day (or weekend) dolly kit with jib arm
Zacuto Hand Held Rig
This Universal Baseplate rod system allows you to mount a matte box, follow focus and monitor or hard drive. The Zamerican arm uses Zacuto Z-Release technology to quickly release the monitor or hard drive to make setup and location moves quick and easy.
$100 a day (or weekend) for basic kit
$175 a day (or weekend) kit with 8" LCD
Manfrotto Fig Rig
The Fig Rig Stabilizer from Manfrotto is non-traditional in design, yet simple and effective. It's a modular system that smoothly supports the DV camera and acts as a frame to mount all the accessories.
Need a Steadicam to get that filmic look, want to follow your characters through the jungle 'Lost' style, or maybe re-create a shot similar to the opening to Boogie Nights, this top of the line piece of equipment has you covered.
Pico Dolly Camera - Table Dolly
The Pico Dolly Camera Table Dolly from Pico Dolly is a simple, easy-to-use dolly for capturing dynamic shots with small camcorders and any other type of video-enabled camera, such as a DSLR, mirrorless, or point & shoot model. Perfect for table-top use or low-angle shots.