CobraCrane Backpacker Portable Camera Jib (5')

Key Features
  • Single-Arm Jib Arm
  • 8' Reach with Optional 5' Tripod
  • 2-Section Breakdown
  • 6.5 lb Capacity
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The CobraCrane Backpacker Portable Camera Jib is a single-arm jib arm for small camcorders. This crane offers an 8' reach when matched with an optional 5' tripod, and it can sweep the ground for low-angle applications.
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CobraCrane BackPacker Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Camera Movement
  • 3Camera Tilt
  • 4Quick Set-Up
  • 5Construction
  • 6Small Breakdown

The CobraCrane Backpacker Portable Camera Jib is a single-arm jib arm for small camcorders. This crane offers an 8' reach when matched with an optional 5' tripod, and it can sweep the ground for low-angle applications.

Tripod and head are sold separately.

Camera Movement

From the ground level, the camera can be tilted up over 90 degrees, allowing the user to obtain a great perspective shot. Sweeping vista shots of landscapes, panoramas, and sporting events are possible. The over-the-top shot is also ideal for cooking videos, food marketing videos, and a variety of higher perspective shots

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 crane's camera platform follow the motion of the tilt.

Quick Set-Up

This device is easily assembled with a quick no-tool setup system.


The CobraCrane Backpacker is solidly constructed from aluminum and is built to last.

Small Breakdown

The CobraCrane Backpacker has the same reach as the CobraCrane I but breaks down in two sections, one two-foot section and one three-foot section.
UPC: 854103006007

CobraCrane BackPacker Specs

Payload Capacity6.5' / 1.98 m
Counterbalance SystemWeight System at Rear of Assembly (Not Included)
Height Range3' / 0.91 m Above Tripod
Pan Range180°
Tripod Attachment1/4"-20 Camera Attachment
Head Attachment1/4"-20 Camera Attachment
Fold Down3' / 0.91 m
Weight12 lb / 5.44 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)35 x 10.5 x 4.2"
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How do i connect the cable when using the 3ft extension
Asked by: Anonymous
We are not sure what cable you are referring to but think it might be the zoom control. Here is one possible extension cable. VariZoom VZ-EXTL10 Extension Cable B&H # VAVZEXTL10. If you have any other questions, please write us. [email protected]
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Is this jib compatible with any tripod?
Asked by: Amy B.
Yes this jib compatible with any video tripod.
Answered by: JOHNSON G.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can you invert the camera mounting plate so that a tripod head can be mounted to pan the camera?
Asked by: Jim
You can indeed invert the camera mounting plate, making it easily accessible to mount any accessory you could want on the camera end. I assume you'd be mounting a motorized tripod head, as when using this the camera will be well out of arms reach when the jib is fully extended. When using this jib, it's much easier to pan the entire rig as its attached through the tripod mount.
Answered by: Julie G.
Date published: 2018-08-27


where do we get counter weights?
Asked by: Anonymous
I just use small weights from a barbell set I have at home. As far as actual amount of weight needed, obviously it depends on the camera rig you need to balance. For us, we have used it with the Black Magic Cinema camera and found a 10lb counter weight be be very effective.
Answered by: Frank B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


What about a monitor setup?
Asked by: Robert W.
Yes this definitely works great with a monitor. I personally mounted my Atamos Ninja Monitor with only a spigot and standard ball swivel mount!Where the crane meets the tripod head there is a flat surface that has 1/4 and 3/8 thread holes for mounting accessories. I hope this was helpful.
Answered by: Lane M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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