iFootage M1-III Mini Crane Jib Arm

iFootage M1-III Mini Crane with Low-Mode Quick Release Adapter

iFootage M1-III Mini Crane with Low-Mode Quick Release Adapter

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iFootage M1-III Mini Crane with Low-Mode Quick Release Adapter

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iFootage M1-III Mini Crane with Low-Mode Quick Release Adapter iFootage M1-III Mini Crane Jib Arm iFootage Low-Profile Quick Release Adapter for M1-III Mini Crane

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  • M1-III Mini Crane Jib Arm
  • Includes M1 Q-R Adapter for Low Mode
  • Lightweight Carbon-Fiber Construction
  • 3.9 ft Maximum Reach
  • 3.2 to 7.1 ft Telescoping Range
  • 33 lb Payload in Standard Mode
  • 22 lb Payload in Low-Angle Mode
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This B&H Kit combines the iFootage M1-III Mini Crane with the M1 Low-Profile Quick-Release Adapter to enable upside-down mounting and low-angle shots with the crane.

The Mini Crane supports 22 lb loads in low-angle mode but requires the M1 adapter (included) to function in this mode. It features a maximum reach of 3.9 ft and telescoping range of 3.2 to 7.1 ft. This crane is made mainly of lightweight carbon-fiber material. The max payload in standard mode is 33 lb.

  • iFootage M1-III Mini Crane Jib Arm

    The M1-III Mini Crane from iFootage is a compact, portable jib arm featuring lightweight carbon-fiber construction, a telescoping square-arm tube, and multiple mounting options. Its square tube design helps to minimize potential shaking during operation. The M1-III has a maximum payload of 33 lb in standard mode and 22 lb in low-angle mode. The main jib arm and the counterweight arm each have one telescoping stage (two sections) with locking thumb-lever knobs. Standard barbell weights (available separately) may be used as counterweights.

    Mount your DSLR (or other small camera) on either of two included quick release plates: the M1 or the Motion X2. The M1 plate has both a flat camera plate and a ball mount, enabling use of a fluid head (with a 60 or 75mm ball). The Motion X2 plate is used with micro cameras or when using wide- angle lenses. Both the arm base and the camera base incorporate 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 holes for mounting accessories.

    The adjustable tilt-damping knob, the tilt lock, and the pan drag function give you added control over your crane shots. For programmable moves, the M1-III can be used with the iFootage Motion X2 or other motion control systems.

    Note: Low-mode use requires the M1 Low Profile Quick-Release Adapter (available separately).
    Counterweights are not included.

    33 lb load capacity in standard mode, 22 lb in low mode
    Lightweight, carbon fiber, telescoping square-tubed main arm
    Compatible with 75mm ball or flat base–tripod heads
    Locking, damping-controlled tilt function, and pan drag control
    Camera can be mounted using the included quick-release plate or via a 60 or 75mm bowl head
    Quick-release plates have both 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 threaded holes
    Accessories can be mounted to the arm base and the camera base via 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 threaded holes
    Standard barbell weights can be used as counterweights
  • iFootage Low-Profile Quick Release Adapter for M1-III Mini Crane

    This Low-Profile Quick Release Adapter for M1-III Mini Crane from iFootage is designed for low-angle and low-mode shots. Use this quick release adapter to undersling your camera on the crane.

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  • iFootage M1-III Mini Crane Jib Arm
    Material of Construction 20-layer carbon fiber
    Aluminum alloy
    Magnesium alloy
    Maximum Load Capacity Standard Mode: 33 lb (15 kg)
    Low-Angle Mode: 22 lb (10 kg)
    Tripod Mount Types Crane: 75 mm bowl, flat base
    M1 Camera Plate: 60, 75 mm bowl
    Tilt Range 0-25°
    Tube Diameter 1.7 x 1.6" (43 x 40 mm)
    Maximum Reach 3.9' (1.2 m)
    Telescoping Range 3.2 - 7.1' (1 - 2.2 m)
    Weight 8.4 lb (3.8 kg)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 9.0 x 5.0"
  • iFootage Low-Profile Quick Release Adapter for M1-III Mini Crane
    Maximum Load Capacity 22 lb / 10 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.6 x 2.1"
M1-III Mini Crane with Low-Mode Quick Release Adapter is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for light 75mm head/camera combinations Great well designed and made Jib, best in class for smaller travel jib. But the specs suggest it is capable of larger cameras and tripod head combinations. While this is true to some extent, it maxes out quickly because of the round weight pole design in the rear. When you extend the carbon fiber weight pole out, and add enough weight to balance the entire rig, it quickly becomes apparent that the carbon pole in the rear maxes out at about 30-35lbs of rear weight. This does not mean you can have a 30lb payload on the front, because the fulcrum is about 18 inches from the rear weights, and the camera is waaay out in front by almost 4 feet. So your video head camera combination, needs to be as light as possible. A stripped down a C300 with a 502hd Manfrotto head with half ball, is about the max. Add the on-board monitor or extra accessories to the camera, and it becomes too much. I tried it with a Miller Compass 20 head (2.5lbs heaver), and had to balance with 40 lbs of weight in rear, this causes a large about of flex on the rear carbon weight pole. Enough for me to be concerned that it could break the rig. Not sure if it would but don't really want to find out. It may have been designed to flex, but it does not instill any confidence flexing over 1.5 for a short pole of 18. Still awesome set up. Much better than Kessler Travel Jib, Light weight and solid, just needs to be used on smaller camera set ups, like GH5, not full size cinema cams, Unless the rig is stripped down and lightened. Can't have it all in one product, but this is still a great product, impressed by the quality of build and the overall design, will use with cinema cams but will have to be prepared to strip them down, and monitor from the rear of jib over SDI. (considering trying to improve the payload weight by adding another larger diameter Steel pipe over the carbon pole.) Maybe a bad idea but will test.
Date published: 2017-09-17
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