Hands-On Review: the Aviator Travel Jib
The Aviator Travel Jib is a gem of compact, lightweight design that folds up to just 24 inches. Most jibs are much heavier, bulkier, and more expensive—they're simply overkill for shots using lightweight DSLRs and camcorders. The aluminum/magnesium-alloy version of the Aviator Travel Jib weighs less than 4 pounds and can support a camera and lens combo weighing up to 6.5 pounds, and the carbon fiber version weighs less than 3 pounds, and can support a camera load weighing up to 7.5 pounds.
For videographers, jibs are an important tool for creating dynamic shots with smooth movement. Kelby Media reviewer Mia McCormick took the Aviator Travel Jib into the field and found that the compact jib enabled her to achieve those shots with minimal practice. Footage captured with these jibs exhibited relatively smooth movement, especially considering the Aviator Travel Jibs' price tags.