If you want a easy to use camera jib which is quick to set-up and will produce stunning shots then this is the crane for you. The Hague Camera Supports K8 Camera Boom will attach directly to the video head of a sturdy tripod and you are then ready to go. It can be used at two different lengths, has a smooth pulley control system, reaches nearly 4m in vertical crane movement and weighs just 7kg. Designed for professionals who want a high performance jib without a volcanic hole in their wallet.
HAGUE CAMERA SUPPORTS PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Hague HDV Boom K8 has been developed to support the new range of HD camcorders & DSLR cameras up to 4kg. The boom is fastened directly to the video head of any sturdy tripod, in the same way you would attach your camera, and it can be mounted using both 1/4” and 3/8” screws.
On the end of the boom is a camera plate (quick release adaptor shown in video is an optional extra) mounted on a pulley with a control cable coming down the boom to a second pulley at the side of the video head on the tripod. It is this control cable that keeps the camera level as the boom is raised or lowered.Tilting the tripod’s video head controls the camera pulley on the end of the boom, enabling the camera to be tilted up or down.
The radial ball bearings in the pulley ensure a very smooth tilt movement. The boom breaks down into 3 pieces making it quick and simple to set up, standard bar weights (not supplied) are used for counterbalance and there is an adjustable fine trim weight to achieve optimum balance.
The boom can be used at 2 different lengths, at its longest length the camera will go from ground level to over 3.5 metres high and at its shorter length to 2.5 metres high. An optional camera remote can be used to control the camera and you can attach a monitor or tablet to the tripod to view your shots.
Supports up to 4kg.
Length from tripod to camera 250cm at its longest length, or 130cm at its shortest length.
Length from tripod to weight bar 110cm.
Total length: 360cm or 240cm at its shorter length.
Vertical crane movement from ground level to 370cm (at its longest length) or 200cm (at its shortest length).
Transit Size: 120 x 18 x 16 cm.
Price includes The Hague K8 HDV Boom. The price excludes the tripod, weights, quick release adaptor, monitor, monitor arm, camera and any other items shown for illustration purposes. Please see below for optional accessories.
Designed and manufactured by Hague Camera Supports | Nottingham | England
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Amazing product. Bought 1 in 2011 and used it for 8 years. Amazingly built.
I am totally impressed with this camera jib. Really well thought through design by someone who clearly knows his stuff and who clearly knows what we need - and very well fabricated. Yes, the K8 works very well being on a sturdy tripod and head - I have used this on a GITZO series 5 with a Manfrotto 509 HD (the 509 HD also supplied to me by Cameragrip together with a GITZO 100mm adaptor). The jib is extremely easy to transport and rig. I have found it useful to have a two 5 KG weights and one 2.5KG weights to hand when balancing the rig depending on the camera/lens combination. The sliding weight is really useful when rigging and then getting the final balance. I have added some black and yellow tape down the sides of the boom just so that it stands out a little bit more to people around me. WELL DONE!
Use my crane for a lot of commercial work and find it essential. I often just use it at the shorter length to get some movement into my shots and it really takes the footage to another level. Also love the way i can just use it on my own tripod.
VERY STURDY AND WELL MADE