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CobraCrane 210037 CobraCrane II

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Product Highlights
  • Dual Bar Jib Arm
  • 8' Reach
  • 20 lbs Capacity
  • Camera Platform Tilt Capability

The NetMarket 210037 CobraCrane II is a dual bar jib arm for mid-sized camcorders. This crane offers an 8-foot reach when matched with a 5-foot tripod and can sweep the ground for low angle applications. Mounting the crane on an available tripod with a fluid head adds tilt capability.

Note! Tripod is sold separately.

Camera Movement
From the ground level, the camera can be tilted up over 90 degrees, allowing the user to obtain a great perspective shot. Sweeping vista shots of landscapes, panoramas, and sporting events are possible. The over-the-top shot is also ideal for cooking videos, food marketing videos, and variety of higher perspective shots
Camera Tilt
In basic configuration, the camera platform stays set and does not tilt as you crane up and down. However, mounting the crane on an available, suitable tripod with fluid head allows you to tilt the fluid head and have the cranes camera platform follow the motion of the tilt.
Quick Set-Up
This device is easily assembled with a quick no-tool set-up system.
Construction
The CobraCrane is solidly constructed from metal and is built to last.
Construction Metal
Payload Capacity 20 lbs
8kg
Counterbalance System Weight system at rear of assembly
Not Included
Height Range 3' (0.9 m) above tripod
Tilt Lock Not Specified by Manufacturer
Tilt Drag Not Specified by Manufacturer
Pan Lock Not Specified by Manufacturer
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Pan Range 180°
Tripod Attachment 1/4-20 and/or 3/8" Camera Attachment
Head Attachment 1/4-20 and/or 3/8" Camera Attachment
Head Arm Leveling Not Specified by Manufacturer
Leveling Indicators Not Specified by Manufacturer
Fold Down 5'
1.5 m
Weight 26 lbs
11.8kg
CobraCrane 210037 CobraCrane II
  • 5' Dual Arm Jib
  • Quick Release Plate
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    210037 CobraCrane II
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (13)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Improves performance (10)
    • Compact (7)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (10)
      • In the studio (9)
      • Complex projects (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (8), Professional artist (6), Film student (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Option at Price

      By James

      from Hagerstown, MD

      About Me Business Owner, Documentary Filmmaker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio
        • Promotional Videos

        Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

        First became interested in this crane in order to perform a direct overhead shot of someone's hands working on a table. Worked perfectly for that (see image).

        Crane can be setup and mounted by one person fairly easily, but a second person is a big help with getting it onto the tripod. We purchased the matching tripod (CobraCrane Two Stage XL Tripod System) for value and simplicity and that has worked out very well.

        Crane/Jib style motion is also terrific with this unit, although it does require a steady, delicate touch, OR a possibly better mount/tripod than the manufacturer's matching unit.

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        5.0

        gets the job done simple to use

        By audio engineer

        from Monterey, ca

        About Me Film Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio
          • Music videos

          Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

          easy to set up, not too heavy, good bang for the buck

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          • No

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          4.0

          So Far, So Good!

          By PSP

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

              This is our first experience with a crane/jib and so far it's been a great product. It's a little heavy but that was to be expected. It holds our cameras (Sony Z7U and Sony Z5U) well and is pretty simple to set up. And it was even compatible with our current tripod. We use it for on location shoots, outside, inside and it's great!

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              5.0

              Wow

              By Alex :)

              from Macon Ga

              About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

              Awesome tool. Definitely recommend it.

              One thing- the mount plate is impossible to switch out without a hex key. Minor inconvenience but...yeah.

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              5.0

              Could not be more pleased

              By BHFan

              from Memphis, TN

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

                Quick assembly, easy to use. Novice here but no trouble setting up, manipulating, using. Adds a lot to visual options for video.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great little jib

                By Creative Liquid

                from Alexandria, VA

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

                    This is a great little jib, sturdy construction and well designed. We bought this to pair with our HPX250 and 170. We'll likely buy the extension arm as well. The jib is small enough to use in small spaces and it sets up in about 5 minutes.

                    Here's my one big complaint, it comes with a plate attached. We wanted to remove it so we could use it with our Sachtler tripods. For some reason CobraCrane uses a hex screw and a bolt to attach their plate. They don't use flat-head screws. We had to use a ratchet and a hex key to get their plate off. It was also an odd shaped hex key and we had to do some digging to find the right size. The jib does not come with any tools. This was a relatively minor inconvenience, but it seemed like an oversight in the design.

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                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic Crane, Great Price

                    By CinemaPete

                    from NYC

                    About Me Business Owner, Event Videos, Industrial Videos, Other VIdeo, Professional Artist, Short Films Commercials

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

                      I was looking for a solid and sturdy crane for my camcorder that could support 7 or more pounds - but that didn't cost thousands. There are a number of alternatives around but they could not support 7 pounds (at least according to specs) and some that did were $600 or more. The CobraCrane II was the exception: it was under $400 and could support up to 20 lbs - that's a lot of weight. The CobraCrane comes completely assembled with a quick release plate already attached and ready to go by just attaching it to your tripod and adding necessary weights (you supply the weights). It also comes with a small counter-weight that
                      is attached to a side-rail so you can slide it back and forth to fine-tune the crane after you've added your camera and weights. Once you fine-tune the crane with your camera attached it will stay in what ever position you put it. In my case the quick-release plate that came with the CombraCrane II and that attaches to your tripod head, did not match my tripod, a Davis & Sanford with FM18 Fluid head (also from B&H at a great price). So I had to purchase an extra release plate for my tripod (also from B&H), remove the plate that came with the CobraCrane II, drill some wider holes in the new release plate and screw the new plate onto the CobraCrane II with the same bolts that were used for the release plate that came with the crane. After attaching the new release plate to the crane and then to my tripod I was amazed at the smoothness of movement quality of the movement. In addition, the ability to tilt the camera vertically by using the vertical pan on the tripod head was like striking gold: When you use the tripods vertical pan it actuates the camera to move vertically by way of the cable system on the CobraCrane II. I was able to point my cam straight down 90 degrees and at the other extreme straight up 180 degrees with this crane. Its quite a site to see your cam up in the air pointing down at the ground! The only movement the crane does not do is pan the camera itself left or right (there's an accessory coming out for that). You will want to purchase extension cables (specifc for your camera and available from B&H) to attach to the camera so that you can control its lens from the ground using a lens controller (I use a VariZoom for my Panasonic cam) because otherwise it becomes an impossibility to control either zoom or focus once the camera is elevated. Also, you'll need to use an external monitor because you will not be able to see what the camera sees using the camera's regular flip-out LCD panel that you'd normally use. The CobraCran II goes to 8 feet, but if you need more height you can purchase a crane extender addition and/or if your tripod is strong enough you can raise its legs: One thing I would caution you on: if you have a tripod that has a center post that can go up or down DO NOT, EVER, use the tripod with the center post in any other position except completely down; The weight of the crane will add considerable stress to any center-post that is elevated so don't take chances. If you need more height, raise the tripod's legs and/or get the extension for the crane. The weights can be the type used for weight-lifting sets, circular with a hole in the center, or you can purchase a weight bag and put what ever you want into the bag (sand, rocks, lead balls) that is heavy enough to counter-balance the crane with the camera you've attached. The crane is not small but its not too big nor too heavy that you can't bring it along and attach it to a tripod yourself - at least I didn't have a problem attaching it by myself. Just be sure you have a solid tripod to use and follow the caution I mentioned. Other than having to attach a new release plate and adding external cables to control the lens and an external monitor to see what the camera sees the operation of the crane was flawless out of the box and wonderful - it's an exceptional value.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Product!

                      By Visual Agenda

                      from Lubbock, Texas

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

                        CobraCrane II provides the visual edge to stand out from the competition. The unit is solid and well built. Heavy, but the payoff (great video) is worth the effort. The more that you practice with the crane, you will achieve smooth panning motion and elevated shots for your projects.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Nice for the price!

                        By Dan

                        from Central NJ

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • Heavy for it's size

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

                          For the money you can't beat this system...

                          A little jittery on start and stop but you'll learn to deal with it.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Cobra Crane

                          By Jomama

                          from Melbourne, FL

                          About Me Film Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

                            This Crane will allow our TV station to better record events.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            AWESOME!

                            By ANS

                            from New jersey

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

                              TAKES YOUR SHOOT FROM SEMI PRO TO PRO IF USED CORRECTLY, AMAZING WITH THE 5D AND 7D!

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Very smooth, Works great

                              By M.Younis

                              from Cairo,Egypt

                              About Me Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                              • Weight

                              Best Uses

                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

                              I'd recommend this to anyone who wishes to get dramatic shots easily. It's very sturdy and well built. only con is mobility. Very hard to carry around.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Wonderful Item

                              By RM Digital productions

                              from Voorhees, NJ

                              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Independent Films
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

                                I took a chance on this and for the money, it's worth every penny and more. I mounted my Sony Z7 on this and what a beautiful dimention this brought to my video projects. I have used it almost every day since my purchase.

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                                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Awesome for the money!

                                By Concept One FIlmer

                                from Corpus Christi, Texas

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Smooth Movement

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 210037 CobraCrane II:

                                    It was a hard choice to make when I was deciding on what "tripod top" crane to choose. I decided on this one mostly because on the lbs capacity, because I plan on getting major accessories with my Canon XH-A1 which would add more weight.

                                    It came right out of the box almost put together. I use a Bogen Tripod and the quick release plate that came with the crane I believe is made for a Manfrotto. However, you can use your own tripod head and mount it to the crane's screw holes where it mounts to the tripod. I used the head mount that came with it to mount my LCD monitor so I can see my shots.

                                    The crane is made of solid metal (heavy when you add weights) It has smooth movements. You need a SOLID tripod in order to use this otherwise it will shake. At least invest $300 in a new tripod. I would say my Bogen which was $200 is as low as it can go.

                                    The major downfall of this is that sometimes there are some creaking sounds coming from the balancing cables, but that can be fixed by adjusting the pressure.

                                    I've only had this for a week but I am satisfied!

                                    Set up time takes about 10 minutes with only one person. NO WEIGHTS ARE INCLUDED.

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