Jump to content


Photo

New Camera Crane on Kickstarter April 3rd


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 Dan Vance

Dan Vance

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Other
  • San Diego

Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:48 PM

Wanted to let anyone know who may be looking to get a camera crane, my new ZoomCrane goes live on Kickstarter on April 3rd. Really great deals on the cranes when you contribute to the project. This design features the fastest setup and most compact size of any of the professional cranes.

See basic info/specs at zoomcrane.com (admin has ok'd this announcement)


  • 0


#2 Dan Vance

Dan Vance

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Other
  • San Diego

Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:37 AM

ZoomCrane is now live on Kickstarter!

 

https://www.kickstar...n?ref=discovery


  • 0

#3 Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes
  • Sustaining Members
  • 11861 posts
  • Other

Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:33 AM

So - does this extend and retract, allowing us to do straight technocrane-style moves? I know, bit much to ask!

 

I like the weight bag approach.

 

And "rock topper" is a great name. We don't have rocks in the UK, but "semi-liquid mud slurry topper" isn't such a good name.

 

What's the situation with getting one over to the UK?


  • 0

#4 Jack OGara

Jack OGara
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 54 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Derby - UK

Posted 04 April 2017 - 01:12 PM

Looks cool and good price for it.

 

Though like someone told me here a few months ago. That is a jib not a crane :P


  • 0

#5 Dan Vance

Dan Vance

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Other
  • San Diego

Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:00 PM

So - does this extend and retract, allowing us to do straight technocrane-style moves? I know, bit much to ask!

 

I like the weight bag approach.

 

And "rock topper" is a great name. We don't have rocks in the UK, but "semi-liquid mud slurry topper" isn't such a good name.

 

What's the situation with getting one over to the UK?

It's a fixed-length crane when extended, though it's available in 3 different lengths. The RockTopper is good on tree stumps too, but "StumpTopper" got vetoed... We can ship to the UK. It adds about $90 to $200 USD to the cost, depending on which crane.


  • 0

#6 JD Hartman

JD Hartman
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1679 posts
  • Gaffer
  • Edison, N.J. U.S.A.

Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:36 PM

How does it perform outdoors in a crosswind? 

All those flat members that make up that scissor frame must be subjected to quite a lot of bending forces.


  • 0

#7 Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes
  • Sustaining Members
  • 11861 posts
  • Other

Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:36 PM

I think it's box section, isn't it?


  • 0

#8 JD Hartman

JD Hartman
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1679 posts
  • Gaffer
  • Edison, N.J. U.S.A.

Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:33 PM

Take another look Phil.  In the manner it's constructed, it doubles the surface presented to the wind.


Edited by JD Hartman, 05 April 2017 - 07:45 PM.

  • 0

#9 Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes
  • Sustaining Members
  • 11861 posts
  • Other

Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:48 PM

Well, yes, but double not much, given the general layout.


  • 0

#10 Dan Vance

Dan Vance

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Other
  • San Diego

Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:37 PM

Take another look Phil.  In the manner it's constructed, it doubles the surface presented to the wind.

Not really doubled, as there's a lot of open area. It's actually very close to the area of a rigid tube that would be of a size that would give the same strength. So wind should not be a factor any more than 'usual' for a crane.


  • 0

#11 Dan Vance

Dan Vance

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Other
  • San Diego

Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:50 PM

I think it's box section, isn't it?

Yes, the tubes are all box section.


  • 0

#12 Dan Vance

Dan Vance

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Other
  • San Diego

Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:55 PM

Looks cool and good price for it.

 

Though like someone told me here a few months ago. That is a jib not a crane :P

Thanks, Jack!


  • 0


Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Technodolly

Abel Cine

Glidecam

The Slider

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Broadcast Solutions Inc

FJS International, LLC

Willys Widgets

CineTape

rebotnix Technologies

CineLab

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Tai Audio

Aerial Filmworks

Visual Products

Rig Wheels Passport

Ritter Battery

rebotnix Technologies

Willys Widgets

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

CineTape

Abel Cine

Glidecam

Rig Wheels Passport

Aerial Filmworks

Metropolis Post

Tai Audio

CineLab

Technodolly

FJS International, LLC

Visual Products

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Paralinx LLC

The Slider

Ritter Battery