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CobraCrane II HD Portable Crane

B&H # COCCIIHD Mfr # 5684
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You Pay: $642.38
Product Highlights
  • Portable Crane for DSLR & Video Cameras
  • Load Capacity of 30 lb (13.6 kg)
  • Quick Setup & Breakdown (5 Minutes)
  • Adjustable Height--Ground Level to 14'
  • Chain and Sprocket Tilt Drive
  • Fits Wide Variety of Cameras and Tripods
  • Camera Platform Tilt Capability

The CobraCrane II HD Portable Crane is a portable crane designed for use with DSLR and video cameras. The 11' crane can reach a height of 14' on a 5' tripod (not included), and operate at ground level as well. It's streamlined, with several pivot points making it easy to mount higher or lower on a tripod for increased control of balance. It can also easily convert to a 6' crane by removing the 4' end. The CobraCrane II HD's chain and sprocket design is particularly effective when using front-heavy cameras or large lenses--it helps eliminate the tendency of a large lens or heavy camera to tilt forward.

Minimal break-down time (5 minutes) means more efficient and productive shooting schedules. An improved 1/2" axle and new cable chain drive mechanism makes this an unusually versatile portable crane. The tripod quick release plate is removable, so that switching to your tripod's quick release plate for a secure fit onto your tripod head is quick and easy.

Any tripod that currently is used with a shoulder mount Beta, Digibeta, Varicam, Arri, Viper or Cinealta camera will most likely do very well with a CobraCrane. If your tripod is not listed here it may still work. Look for the weight rating of the tripod. If your tripod has a crank-up head, it's a good indication that its design is meant for heavier cameras and cranes. Keep in mind the size and weight of crane you plan to use. The CobraCrane II HD is compatible with Manfrotto 510, 516, 519, 526 heads, or similarly rated heads. Mounting the crane on an available tripod with a fluid head adds tilt capability.

Quick Setup & Breakdown
Sets up in minutes - no additional tools required, with breakdown time of approximately 5 minutes
Compatibility
Suitable for DSLR & video cameras
Lightweight
The CobraCrane II HD weighs just 36 lb (16.32 kg)
Ease of Use
With only minutes of practice, get those hard-to-get shots
Adjustable Height
Crane can operate up to 14' high (on a 5' tripod) and down as low as ground level
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.
Precise Control
The CobraCrane II HD has a bigger and stronger 1/2" axle and a new cable chain drive mechanism, for a lighter crane with a chain and sprocket tilt drive mechanism
Flexible
Works with a wide variety of cameras and tripods
Proper Tool for the Job
Optional extension kit offers two lengths for a variety of shot requirements
Reliable
Solid construction and built to last--CobraCranes are rock solid
Construction Metal
Payload Capacity 30 lb (13.6 kg)
Counterbalance System Counterweights not included
Height Range Maximum crane height of 14' (4.26 m) on a 5' (1.52 m) tripod
Tilt Lock Not specified by manufacturer
Pan Lock Not specified by manufacturer
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Not specified by manufacturer
Head Attachment 1/4"-20
Leveling Indicators Not specified by manufacturer
Fold Down Breaks down to 6' (1.82 m)
Weight 36 lb (16.32 kg)
CobraCrane II HD Portable Crane
  • CobraCrane II HD Single Arm Crane
  • QR Plate (Similar to Manfrotto 501PL)
  • Installation Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    CobraCraneII HD Portable Crane
     
    4.0

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    5.0

    Great load-limit-to-cost ratio

    By GWJ1946

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Business Owner, professional

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about CobraCrane II HD Portable Crane:

        Needed a cheap, portable jib for an expensive (ALEXA) camera. The CobraCrane 2HD PLUS filled the bill. A 28-lb. payload (with Zeiss Superspeed 18mm prime and Preston focus motor) required 105 lbs. of balancing weight. Put it on an Oconnor 2075 head and heavy-duty metal tripod on wheels. Was stable throughout the lift range, although the head pan and tilt could be used for repositioning purposes only.

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        3.0

        Ballance is everything

        By VideoEd

        from Cincinnati, OH

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Poor Performance
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects

        Comments about CobraCrane II HD Portable Crane:

        We use the II HD Portable Crane for overhead shots that look streight down for laboratory demonstrations and education videos. The height is great. We found that instead of plates, the use of sandbags works better for adjusting balance. The movement mechanism is a bit clunky as it is difficult to move the camera plate, but it is functional.

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