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CobraCrane I HD Portable Crane

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CobraCrane I HD Portable Crane


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Product Highlights

  • Portable Crane for DSLR & Video Cameras
  • Quick Setup & Breakdown (5 Minutes)
  • Lightweight--Just 22 lb (9.97 kg)
  • Adjustable Height--Ground Level to 14'
  • Chain and Sprocket Tilt Drive
  • Wide Variety of Cameras and Tripods
  • Camera Platform Tilt Capability
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You Pay: $399.00

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The CobraCrane I HD Portable Crane is a lightweight portable crane designed for use with DSLR and video cameras. The 10' 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. The CobraCrane I 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. The CobraCrane I HD is compatible with virtually all heavy-duty tripods including Manfrotto 501/503/504 heads. The Manfrotto 503HDV-028B is recommended for use with the CobraCrane I HD. 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
Suitable for DSLR & video cameras
The CobraCrane I HD weighs just 22 lb (9.97 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
Precise Control
The CobraCrane I 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
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
Solid construction and built to last--CobraCranes are rock solid
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.
Construction Metal
Payload Capacity 6.5 lb (2.94 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
Tilt Drag Not specified by manufacturer
Pan Lock Not specified by manufacturer
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Not specified by manufacturer
Pan Range Not specified by manufacturer
Head Attachment 1/4"-20
Head Arm Leveling Not specified by manufacturer
Leveling Indicators Not specified by manufacturer
Fold Down Breaks down to 6' (1.82 m)
Weight 22 lb (9.97 kg)
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  • Installation Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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