The biggest camera jib in the Hague Camera Supports range, and supplied with the top of the range Hague PH200 Pro Pan & Tilt Powerhead, this is one of the best camera crane systems we offer. The K18 will travel to almost 7m in height and can support up to 4.5kg in weight. The PH200 powerhead is the top of the range motorized system and comes with a joystick controller with variable speed. Specifically designed to add great reach to the shots you can achieve, this wonderful system will allow you to get some stunning shots. It also breaks down small for transit making it easy to fit in most cars.
HAGUE CAMERA SUPPORTS PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Hague CamCrane K18 with the jostick controlled PH200 Pro Pan & Tilt Power Head is quick and simple to set up, it attaches to any sturdy 100 or 75mm "bowl type" tripod or can be supplied with the optional Hague Dolly D3. It’s ideal for both handheld camcorders and DSLR cameras up to 4.5kg (9.9lbs) in weight.
Once balanced the camera can smoothly move from ground level to almost 7 metres high and the crane will pan 360 degrees. You have the choice of using the CamCrane at it’s full length or without two of the centre sections. At it's full length support cables are used to improve rigidity. The counterbalance arm has an adjustable fine trim weight and a weight bar with handgrips. Standard bar weights are used for counterbalance (not supplied). A supplied monitor bracket enables the PH200 control box and a LCD monitor to be fastened to the crane, making it easier to monitor your shots.
The PH200 Pro Pan & Tilt Power Head will pan and tilt through 360 degrees, this enables the camera to point directly upwards or downwards when required. It is driven by two custom-geared motors with belt drive. The power head’s drive pulleys have sealed radial ball bearings for effortless smooth movement with minimum backlash. The motor drive can be easily disengaged to enable the camera to be balanced correctly on the camera plate. The head’s camera plate is adjustable for different sizes of camera and will support up to 4kg (8.8lbs). The speed of movement is variable, from the slowest crawl up to 52 degrees per second. The drive motors are quiet at low speeds, but will be heard at higher speeds if the camera's onboard microphone is used. (Similar to most power heads on the market). The head and controller are supplied in their own transit case.
The Joystick Control gives the head precision pan and tilt movement in either direction, from a slow crawl up to the required speed. The Joystick will also pan and tilt simultaneously. On the side of the control box is a variable speed controller, so you can set the maximum speed for better control, there are also switches to change the direction of the joystick control and an on & off switch. On the front of the control box are sockets for the control cable, 12vDC in, plus a composite video out phono socket, this enables a monitor to be added to monitor your shots. Led lights indicate when the unit is switched on and when the internal battery is on charge. The head is powered by a rechargeable internal battery which will last approximately 3 hours, or can be powered from the supplied mains adaptor. On the base of the control box is a ¼” threaded hole to allow it to be mounted to the crane. A 5 metre cable is supplied to connect the control box to the head. This cable can also carry a composite signal from the head to the controller, allowing a monitor to be used without the need of additional wires.
The K18 CamCrane is made of aluminium and breaks down into 5 main sections, making it easier to handle in transit. It is supplied in a cardboard carton but an optional transit case is also available.
K18 CamCrane - Specifications
Length from stand/tripod to camera 427cm at its longest length, or 210cm at its shortest length. Length from stand/tripod to weight bar 143cm. Total length: 570cm or 350cm at its shortest length. Vertical crane movement from ground level to 695cm high (at its longest length) or 226cm (at its shortest length). The maximum vertical crane movement includes going down as well as up, so the crane would need to be on a raised area to achieve the full movement. Colour – Black. Transit Size: 120 x 18 x 16 cm. Weight: 17kg (37.5lbs).
PH200 Remote Pan & Tilt Power Head - Specifications
Weight – 2.4kg. Dimensions – L240 x W120 x H450mm. Head sockets – 1 x 6 pin control socket. 1 x RCA phono socket (video in). Head construction – Black powder coated CNC machined aluminium. Drive - 2 Custom-geared motors with belt driven drive pulleys. Maximum Camera Weight - 4.5kg. Approximate maximum sized camera L450 x W180 x H280mm.
PH200 Joystick Control Box- Specifications
Weight – 1kg. Dimensions – L140 x W100 x H75mm. Control box sockets – 1 x 6 pin control socket. 1 x RCA phono socket (video out). 1 x 12vDC in socket, size 2.1mm. Switches – On/off, Pan direction, Tilt direction, and Maximum speed control. Approximate Speed – Variable from 0 to 52 degrees per second. Power Requirements – 12 -15Vdc. Control Box construction – Black powder coated aluminium with non slip feet and ¼” threaded mounting hole. Mains adapter 100-240v AC to 15Vdc. Control Cable – Length 5 metres.
Price includes:- K18 CamCrane with PH200 Pro Pan & Tilt Power Head, Control Box Mounting Bracket and Monitor Bracket. Price does not include the Camera, Tripod, Dolly, Monitor or any of the other accessories shown.
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This crane has really suprised me as it is much bigger and better than I expected. I looked at many other systems online and ended up choosing Hague as I had read positive things about their jibs, although I found very few reviews of this one. The jib is well made and it takes less time than i expected to set-up. Now i have done it about 10 times and it takes me about 15 minutes to get everything set-up including the camera, monitor and crane. If i had one criticism i think the bag should be included as you definetly need it and the bag is great quality too. The shopping experience with cameragrip was good, i got notifications for my order and then updates for the shipment, tracking number by email and text and then delivery the next day by DPD who i like as they give time slots which every courier should do. thanks guys
I decided to splash a bit extra than I was going to because I wanted a system that could offer me greater reach and performance than the cheaper models. I was a bit apprehensive spending so much when other options were available but it has certainly worth the expense. The remote control head is the best I have ever used (tried a few in the past) and the variable speed makes it very user friendly. The crane itself looks complicated to set-up but it isn't and I now find it very simple after using it on several shoots. Hopefully it will now start to pay for itself.....