ProAm USA, a manufacturer of production equipment for film and video enthusiasts and professionals, recently released the latest edition to their line-up of cranes and jibs – Telescopium Camera Crane. A versatile jib designed to allow DSLR and compact camera users to get dynamic crane shots with effortless setup.
Filmmakers shooting on a budget or guerrilla style don’t always necessarily know what situations they might encounter. Versatility and ease of setup are required features in the gear they choose to bring on an outing. Smooth, professional shots are also a necessity. But without using a stabilizer like a crane, shaky shots and indecisive movements are an inevitable part of the filming process. With the Telescopium, filmmakers on the move can make fluid, dynamic camera movements within seconds, allowing them to easily capture the perfect shot at a price that can’t be beat.
This new design supports DSLR or compact cameras up to six pounds and collapses to 42 inches. At just 9.5 pounds, it can easily be strapped to a backpack and then instantly put into use. The crane extends from just over three feet to a full eight feet and features a tool-free design with no removable sections, unlike traditional cranes that must be assembled and fine-tuned. The super smooth bearing base, which allows for 360-degree pans, mounts directly to tripod legs and eliminates the need for a fluid head. The new crane has a durable body made of aluminum, meaning it’s light in weight, yet durable.
The ProAm USA’s Telescopium Camera Crane is now available for just $299 USD.