Having the vision of achieving studio quality shots throughout your film production is one thing; actually achieving it on a budget is another thing. Thankfully, both of those challenges are met with the Turn-key ProAm DVC200 Camera Crane Production Package, a comprehensive kit designed specifically to give your DV or DSLR camera (up to 8 lbs) all of the smooth, Hollywood production style motion you could ever hope for. And it easily fits into any independent filmmaker's budget.
The entire package is so comprehensive that you will be able to duplicate a high level of production value for any video project. You can use an 8 setting or expand to the 12 length depending on the type of shot you might need to set up, while auto and manual tilt modes ensure that you can customize exactly what you are shooting and ensure that it is as smooth and professional as possible.
But there is a lot more that goes into making this camera crane production package a high quality best seller. Its scratch-resistant, powder-coated finish ensures durability in the harshest settings. The design is based on lightweight and strong construction using CNC machined aluminum. The professional crane stand features an aluminum stand mount while others use easily breakable plastic.
With the ProAm crane's design itself registered as a U.S. patent, and 6061 aircraft aluminum forming its stable structure, you know this camera crane package is built to the highest standards. No wonder there is a LIFETIME warranty on the ProAm Camera Crane.
A bright ProAm 7 LCD screen with included sun hood helps you to preview your shots even outdoors when your camera is in the air, while the Sony NP-F750 battery Adapter Plate gives you reliable, portable power. (Sony plate also available) The large aluminum crane stand with smooth 360 degree panning mount completes the package. Just add counterweights.
With the large crane carrying bag included in this low price, you will feel like you have a portable movie studio anytime you pack this kit in your vehicle. And the truth is, you will find so much capability and flexibility out of this system that you essentially will have that mobile studio. Just don't get all Hollywood on us after your next successful film or video shoot!
BEST SELLING Camera Crane! See why so many filmmakers all over the world choose ProAm Camera Cranes. Smooth vertical and horizontal movements, professional build quality and the unbeatable warranty make this the crane to buy.
- 3-section design converts from 12' to 8'
- Breaks down into three 4' sections
- Lightweight, Sturdy Construction
- Auto or Manual Tilt Modes
- Completely Tool-less
- High-density powder-coating
- 6061 Aircraft Aluminum
- Smooth 3-Axis Movements
- CNC Machined Parts
- US Patented Design
This is the package that your camera has been waiting for! The big and bright 7" color screen easily bests all other contenders. The small, lightweight battery adapter plate accepts Sony NP-F750 battery that last up to 5 hours or more! Completely portable made completely affordable.
- 7" LCD Monitor
- Accessory Shoe Mounting Adapter
- 15ft HDMI to HDMI Mini Cable
Sony NP-F750 battery Adapter Plate
- Velcro to attach battery to LCD
- Tabletop mounting stand
- AC Adapter 4 - RCA Couplers
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
How does this perform with Pro-Camcorders such as a Canon XF205 (about 4 lbs with gear) or XF105 (about 2 lbs with gear) ? Is it easy to learn to operate for camera operators with little to no experience on a jib / crane? Is there a way to attach a controller wire with zoom / focus control unit that would normally attach to tripod for easy control of those camera functions? Thanks.
The Orion DVC200 is a great match for the Canon XF205 and XF105 cameras. They are lightweight, but have longer bodies which mount easily to the L shaped camera bracket. Operation is pretty straightforward; auto tilt allows you to simply raise and lower the rear of the crane to start getting nice jib shots. Just make sure you use counterweight to balance it. That's the key! It does take a little practice to get shots where the camera is manually tilted while the crane body is moving, but it's easy to learn. For LANC operation (I do believe the XF cams have a LANC remote input) you can use our LANC controller and extension cables.