VariZoom SnapCrane 16 and CPJR-K5 Remote Head Kit

VariZoom SnapCrane 16 and CPJR-K5 Remote Head Kit
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VariZoom SnapCrane 16 and CPJR-K5 Remote Head Kit

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VariZoom VZ-SNAPCRANE16-CPJR Overview

The SnapCrane 16 and CPJR-K5 Remote Head Kit from VariZoom is a crane & remote head kit that combines the SnapCrane 16 and the CPJR-K5 remote head. The SnapCrane-16 is a reinforced, cable-tension, compact modular design allowing four different lengths without requiring the use of tools. The crane comes with a dolly, a tripod, and a carrying case. The CPJR-K5 remote head features a compact video-game type thumb joystick for pan/tilt control, as well as speed, smoothing, deadband, and direction controls.

VariZoom VZ-SNAPCRANE16 Snapcrane

The VariZoom SnapCrane VZ-SNAPCRANE16 is the extended configuration in the SnapCrane camera crane series. It offers 16'6" vertical extension and comes with a tripod, dolly and case.


The SnapCrane is a compact, modular crane design. It offers various configurations for specific applications.

All Four Set-Ups

This configuration allows the user to set-up in all four configurations.


Utilizing specialty heavy-gauge tubing for the single-section legs and a solid baseplate machined from a block over 2.5" thick, the TC-100 is built to extreme standards of rigidity and durability. The stainless-steel leveling feet offer up to 3" of adjustment, while the padded carrying case makes transport comfortable and safe.


Accommodating heavy or light tripods with mid level spreaders, this platform is ideal for moving large setups over flat ground. Locking wheels keep your tripod immobile during the shoot. When you are finished filming, this dolly folds down into a compact size for easy transportation to your next location.

VariZoom VZCINEMAPRO-JR-K5 Cinema Pro Jr Remote Head with Jibstick Jr Control Unit

The VariZoom VZCINEMAPRO-JR-K5 is a high-performance compact jibstick control kit with a thumb control design. It consists of the Cinema Pro Jr Remote Head and the Jibstick Jr Control Unit, 50' Control Cable, 30' XLR Power Extension, Power Supply, and Case. At only 13 lb, the Cinema Pro Jr Remote Head is suitable for jib and crane applications. It can be set up quickly, and is capable of precise, repeatable movements at any speed. It can also be used as a high speed fixed-mount head or a mobile remote head for small to mid-scale productions. 

Except for full motion control capability, the Jibstick Jr manual kit has all of the electromechanical performance of other kits. It employs a precision thumb control joystick on a compact handgrip control box, and The Jibstick Jr works beautifully where intuitive manual control is needed, and it can be upgraded later with an advanced console and pan bars or hand wheels. The new Jibstick Jr allows you to reverse direction on pan & tilt independently, adjust speed limits for pan & tilt independently, adjust joystick deadband, and set smoothing control for softer starts and stops.  

The Cinema Pro Jr is precision-made yet rugged, and incorporates high-end features as precision enclosed drivetrain, and pan slip ring. Cost effective not only for big budget motion pictures, but for worship facilities, sports, concerts, newsrooms, military, government, and other film, video, and HD applications. 

Made in the USA, the Cinema Pro Jr is constructed from body sections that are CNC-machined from solid billet to exacting standards, with high rigidity and structural integrity. The custom slip rings and robust motor drives are designed and tested intensively to perform flawlessly under demanding conditions, and the electronics and software have years of field testing behind them. Add to all this the assembly and QC done in VariZoom’s state-of-the-art facility, and you've got a high-caliber motion control head.

VariZoom VZ-SNAPCRANE16 Snapcrane Specs

ConstructionSteel and Aluminum
Payload Capacity30 lbs
On Low Angle
Counterbalance SystemRound Weights
Purchased Separately
Height RangeOverall length: 18' 4"
Distance from tripod to camera: 15' 6"/14' 8" (rear/front pivoting hole)
Vertical movement & maximum height: 16' 6"/15' 10" & 18' 3"/17' 7"
Tilt LockNo
Tilt DragOne Setting
Pan LockNo
Spring Loaded Counter BalanceOne Setting
Pan Range360°
Tripod AttachmentVarizoom Specific
Head AttachmentVarizoom Specific
Head Arm LevelingManual
Leveling IndicatorsNone
Fold Down55"
Weight74.35 lbs
Packaging Info
Package Weight160 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)62 x 13 x 12"

VariZoom VZCINEMAPRO-JR-K5 Cinema Pro Jr Remote Head with Jibstick Jr Control Unit Specs

Load Capacity35.00 lb (15.87 kg)
ClearanceFor Camera
Minimum: 15.0" (381.0 mm)
Maximum: 18.5" (469.9 mm)
Pan/Tilt Speed130°/sec (limited for optimal performance)
MechanicalMechanical Travel: Unlimited Pan, tilt may be limited by cable twist past 720°
ConnectorHead Base Connectors
Controller: 7pin LEMO (green)
XLR 4-pin Head/Camera Power
Passageway for external cables (video, lens control, etc.) Head Top connectors
Lens Control Out to camera/lens/lens drive: 16-pin LEMO (orange)
Camera Power Out: 2-pin LEMO (red) Controller Connectors
Control: 7-Pin LEMO - Head control cable (green)
Serial: 8-pin LEMO - TOC or Preston Lens Drive Hand Units (gray)
Analog: 5-pin LEMO - Pan Bars zoom & focus controls (white)
Power Requirements24 VDC (regulated), 5 A
Dimensions (H x W x D)20.50 x 11.30 x 6.00" (520.70 x 287.02 x 152.40 mm)
Weight13.00 lb (5.89 kg)
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