Glide Gear JB4 4' Telescoping Jib

Glide Gear JB4 4' Telescoping Jib

Glide Gear JB4 4' Telescoping Jib

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Product Highlights

  • Extends 20" to 4' Measured From Fulcrum
  • Supports Up to 6 Pounds
  • CNC Machined 6061 Aluminum
  • Weighs Only 6 Pounds
  • Included Second Camera Mount
  • 2 x Built-In Bubble Levels
  • Mounts to 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 Stud
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Glide Gear JB 4 overview

  • 1Description

The Glide Gear JB4 4' Telescoping Jib is a flexible production tool for creating cinematic moves. It features an adjustable reach from 20" to 4' as measured from the fulcrum and supports up to 6 pounds of camera and accessories. It is made from CNC machined 6061 aluminum for its balance of weight to strength and weighs in at only 6 pounds.

The jib's versatility is further enhanced by the included L-bracket that lets you mount a second camera to the side of the camera platform. Both the camera platform and the removable L bracket have built-in bubble levels so that you can confirm level. The jib mounts to an optional tripod via either a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 threaded mounting stud. The camera platform and L bracket feature 1/4"-20 camera tie-downs.

The jib has an extendable reach of 20" to 4', by loosening the locking levers on the arm.
The jib uses optional standard dumbell sized counterweights to balance the weight of your camera, and the counterweight arm extends backwards for fine-tuning. Glide Gear recommends between 5 and 10 pounds of counterweight, depending on your camera.
The jib is CNC machined from strong, yet lightweight 6061 aluminum and painted with a scratch resistant black paint to provide protection from the rigors of production.
A 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 adapter is included.
All necessary hardware and tools, except for a tripod or counterweights, are included.
Glide Gear recommends that you support the jib using an optional professional grade tripod that can handle more than the combined weight of the camera and jib.
Includes carry bag
UPC: 820103740579
In the Box
Glide Gear JB4 4' Telescoping Jib
  • 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 Adapter
  • Necessary Tools & Hardware
  • Carry Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Glide Gear JB 4 specs

    Construction CNC Machined 6061 aluminum
    Payload Capacity 6.0 lb / 2.7 kg
    Counterbalance System Extendable counterweight support bar
    Arm Extended Dimensions 20" to 48" / 50.8 to 121.9 cm
    Tripod Attachment 1/4"-20
    Camera Attachment 1/4"-20
    Leveling Indicators Bubble Level
    Weight 6 lb / 2.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.5 x 7.0 x 7.0"

    Glide Gear JB 4 reviews

    JB4 4' Telescoping Jib is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good But Could Be Much Better Opening the package, out tumbles many tubes and other materials without a word (instructions) as to how they fit together. There is a brochure offering other products. After going online to see if there is a manual (none by the company), I assembled it by looking at the images at B&H to see how it should look after assembled. The other big distraction is poorly milled screws to tighten the rods that fit together. The supplied Allen wrench wouldn't fit properly into the hole to tighten. The problem was the hole (female portion where the Allen wrench fits) is poorly milled. The tightening is problematic and collapsed.
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Expected I was surprised to see that this gadget assembled in less than 10mins the first time. Compared to my old jib it is much better as this one is telescoping, and much lighter weight.
    Date published: 2014-08-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad, could be better I used this on a product shoot, and it worked pretty well. Fairly smooth and light. Could be a made of a bit better quality, but the price is nice. It needs to be really tightened onto the tripod, though, or else there is a some play there. The threads for the screws are a bit wonky. Also, the design requires it to be greasy, which can be annoying when adjusting lengths. Wash your hands after before eating a sandwich.
    Date published: 2015-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Jib What a jib for the money. Great find.
    Date published: 2014-12-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Well I have only used on a couple shoots so far, but it does the job well. On one shoot I used the 2nd camera mount for a gopro to get a wider version of the same shot and it worked well. The jib is simple, small and lightweight and adds the production value I was looking for when needed.
    Date published: 2015-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for light duty work I bought this after reading other reviews and they are pretty accurate. The jib is good for light weight cameras and perfect to take into the field,,,and by field I mean a place with grass and trees and squirrels. I am using this outdoors for my Canon XA-30 and it works well for that. I would not use it for studio work as it will drift if you take your hands off of it. A lock in place system would have been nice but what do you expect for the price. The jib takes a bit to balance but once you figure out how much weight you need it's easy. I wish the rod for the weights had an insert that matched the diameter of standard barbell weights but it currently has a bolt with nuts and washers that tighten the weights down but they are not centered on the pole. Final does the job I need it to do and a reasonable price.
    Date published: 2018-10-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth operation I shoot promotional/corporate-type videos for an HVAC manufacturer. This jib has definitely increased the production value of my videos. It's especially dramatic when I use a very short (20 mm) lens on my Canon EOS 5D Mark III and have large components looming in the foreground.
    Date published: 2014-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made For The Traveling Videographer...! I was concerned about the studyness of this but once I took it out a few times, no problems at all. Built really well and worth every cent. I shoot, edit & cut all by my lonesome and this is a major help in all ways and means - really glad I purchased this brand.
    Date published: 2015-01-07
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