JonyJibs and Accessories

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Item #136A
JonyJib 2 (9 feet height)

Price … $1395 plus shipping

Item #136B
JonyJib 2 (15 feet height)
Price … $2195 plus shipping
Item #136C
JonyJib PRO 21 Base system with 21 feet height
Includes Mitchell Mounting Hub and Rear Control Center
Price … $3795.00 plus shipping

Item #136D
JonyJib2 or JonyJib Pro Custom Carrying/Shipping Case
Price … $250 plus shipping

Also Available:
JonyJib2 or JonyJib Pro Component cases and Motorhead cases
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These products are best ordered by phone as there are a number of choices to be discussed. Call Hal Landen at 401 253 2800. Send an email.

If you know the value of crane shots, you’ll love what the JonyJib Camera Cranes can help you do. These wonderful camera moves will give your video so much additional production value that it puts your work in a different league. Boom up! Nothing ‘smooves’ like a JonyJib! Watch this movie to see exactly how it works.

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    Standard Features On JonyJib Cranes

  • all aluminum heavy duty construction
  • powder coat cobalt black finish
  • simple ‘bolt together’ design
  • includes mounting hardware
  • uses standard steel plate weights
  • foam padding for bump protection
  • multiple fulcrum points
  • parallelogram keeps camera level
  • nylon locking nuts

JonyJib 2: Item #136A

The all new JonyJib2 Modular Camera Crane is a culmination of suggestions and improvements made to the original JonyJib Jr and JonyJib 12-18′ jibs. You’ll be pleased with its design and simplicity, and the low price.

The JonyJib 2 comes in four sizes: 9, 12, 15 & 18 foot versions. It can also be fitted with optional accessories like the MotorHead 20 or 30 motorized pan & tilt unit, a motorized focus and zoom unit for broadcast lenses, a ZR1000 LANC zoom & focus unit and an LCD monitor — all neatly connected via an optional wiring kit, power distribution box and an Anton Bauer Gold mounting plate.

What sets this crane apart from others is its ability to telescope and nest within itself. This crane’s modularity is built on its lightweight, octagonal, aluminum, black powder coated 4 foot extension sections which start at the tail of the jib, with the largest diameter, and progressively get smaller as you get closer to the camera. The best part is, the arm breaks down to fit into an optional 48” tripod bag or case. The pivot, camera platform, rear control center and miscellaneous items fit into an optional Pelican 1650 carrying case.

The JonyJib2 is expandable from 9’ (2 sections) to 18’ (5 sections) in 3’ increments. Each extension tube is 4’ long giving a 1’ overlap between sections. Since each section slides out, pulled from the previous sections, you may store unused sections in the tail as ballast weight. This lightens your counterweight demand. You can buy as few or as many sections as you need, then purchase more sections when you need them.

The pivot point is pre-drilled to mount the Anton Bauer Gold Mount plate kit that feeds a 12 volt power distribution box at the tail. The distribution box feeds 12 volt power to the motorized pan & tilt head, the monitor and the camera. The pivot point is also pre-drilled to mount an optional monitor platform for 8-9” CRT style monitors. The adjustable camera platform leveling tether is also anchored at the pivot point.

The camera platform is designed to over-sling or under-sling the motorized pan & tilt head without any changes. Just attach it ”˜either way’ and there’s 360 degree pan & tilt clearance.

The main arm and extension sections are aluminum while the pivot point, camera platform and rear control center are steel. They’re all powder coated with a cobalt black finish.

When it’s time to go higher than 18′, upgrade to the JonyJib Pro. Just beef up the pivot for the extra weight and add up to 4 more 3 foot extensions to reach up to 30 feet.

Specifications of the JonyJib 2

Arm material aluminum
Arm Shape octagonal
Arm Finish black powder coat
Reach/Pan Radius 3 to 12 feet
Height (based on 6’ pivot) minimum 9 to maximum 18 ft.
Balance Ratio varies by length
Camera Platform Leveling via control wire
Camera Platform Capacity 35 lbs.
Camera Capacity 30 lbs.
Breaks Down to 48”
Mounts to Mitchell option
Mounts to 100m bowl Yes
Weight 20-60 lbs.
Includes Rear Control Center, 100mm Mounting Hub

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JonyJib 2, 15 foot: Item#136B

All the features of the JonyJib2, expanded to a handy height. JonyJib Extension kits add 3 feet to expandable JonyJibs. Expand your JonyJib2 to 15 feet by adding 2 extension kits, just $800 more for a full 15-foot jib. All jib heights are measured from the ground to the overslung lens height based on a 5-foot pivot point.

Your base system includes 100mm Mounting Hub and the Rear Control Center. Check out the extensive list of accessories, including monitors, pan-tilt-zoom camera controls, supports, cables, power distribution boxes, and cases.

Need a different height? Call and ask for as many JonyJib extension kits as you need! This modular system saves you money. You can even upgrade your JonyJib 2 to a JonyJib PRO, with a height expandable to a full 30 feet.

JonyJib PRO: Item#136C

Here’s the premier professional camera jib, expandable to a full 30 foot height!

The JonyJib PRO is known for its dramatic and fluid shots from all angles. This jib is great for shooting car dealer lots, exterior home shots or television commercials. Unlike the “toy” jibs, this rig gets you up where the big boys get, for a fraction of the cost!

JonyJib introduced the JonyJib Pro Modular Camera Crane at NAB 2006 where it received a warm reception. The 21-foot, fully operational version was on display. It was also fitted with the MotorHead 30 motorized pan & tilt unit, ZR2000 zoom & focus unit, and an LCD monitor, all powered by a 12 volt Anton Bauer Gold Mount via a handy power distribution box.

Like the JonyJib2, this crane telescopes and nests within itself. The arm breaks down to fit into a 48” tripod bag or case. The pivot, camera platform, rear control center and miscellaneous items all fit into a Pelican 1650 case. Check out the accessories list below!

Includes Mitchell Mounting Hub and Rear Control Center

JonyJib PRO Specifications

Arm material aluminum
Arm Shape octagonal
Arm Finish black powder coat
Reach/Pan Radius 3 to 24 feet
Height (based on 6’ pivot) minimum 9 to maximum 30 ft.
Balance Ratio varies by length
Camera Platform Leveling via control wire
Camera Platform Capacity 45 lbs.
Camera Capacity 30 lbs.
Breaks Down to 48”
Mounts to Mitchell Yes
Mounts to 100m bowl Option
Weight Depends on length
Includes Rear Control Center, Mitchell Mounting Hub

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JonyJib Standard Accessories

Mounting Hub for 100mm bowl

This custom stainless steel hub and bearing anchors the JonyJib to any heavy duty tripod with a 100mm bowl and provides the panning motion of the crane.

This unit comes standard on all JonyJib2s!

Camera Control

More about the Camera Control

Rear Control Center

The new Rear Control Center (RCC) gives complete one or two hand control of your JonyJib. The RCC can be underslung or overslung, whichever you are most comfortable with. It provides mounts for an LCD monitor, zoom/focus control and pan/tilt control all in a compact, handsome and easy to maneuver design.

This unit comes standard on all JonyJibs!

Electronics not included…

JonyJib Carry Cases: Item 136D

Order a set of carrying cases custom made for your JonyJib configuration! Handy sizes hold all components safely and securely, including jib mast sections, motorhead and its tilt, pan, zoom and focus equipment.

Custom Carrying/Shipping Cases

JonyJib2

  • JonyJib2 Bag: Holds all mast sections
  • JonyJib Component Case: Holds all other jib components
  • MotorHead Component Case: Holds all pan, tilt, zoom and focus components

JonyJib Pro

  • JonyJib Pro Bag: Holds all mast sections
  • JonyJib Component Case: Holds all other Jib components
  • MotorHead Component Case: Holds all pan, tilt, zoom, and focus components

JonyJib Optional Accessories

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The following items can be added to the JonyJibs, as indicated, to enhance the operation and ease of control of your camera as well as the jib:

CRT style Monitor mount

This unit supports 5″, 8″ or 9″ style CRT broadcast monitors up to 15 lbs. Jib Mount, 5/8″ pin/knuckle, platform and dual nylon straps with buckles included.

Bescor MP101

This small pan & tilt controller is great for cameras weighing less than 7 lbs. like the Canon XL-1 or the Sony PD-150 or the Panasonic DVX100. It pans left and right 90 degrees and 15 degrees up and down tilt. Includes push button style joystick controller with 6′ cable.

Bescor RE20

This extends the control cable 20 more feet and fits the Bescor MP101 to the JonyJibs.

Delvcam 56 Pro

This adds a monitor to your rig. This 5.6″ full color 12 volt LCD monitor comes equipped with BNC loop-through connectors. It also has an audio input.

Canon ZR1000 Zoom & Focus Control

This LANC controller will add remote zoom and focus capabilities to your LANC capable Canon or Sony camera. It also provides start/stop recording and other features.

LANC Extension Cable 20′

This LANC Extension Cable extends the ZR1000 to reach any length jib up to 18′

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MotorHead Motorized Pan & Tilt Units

The MotorHead 20 & 30 Head pans and tilts your film or video camera smoothly and accurately by proportional joystick control. Use on your JonyJib, a remote mount, or on a tripod. This unit uses standard 12 volt DC power via a 4pin XLR connection, so it may be powered from your 12 volt battery system or with the provided 12 volt transformer. Proportionally controlled speed of movement from top quality joystick mounted directly in the control unit. Unit come standard with 20 foot control cable. Easily mounts to your JonyJib.

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ZR2000Z Zoom & Focus Control

The Zoom & Focus controller connects to your professional Canon or Fuji ENG style lens and provides lens control from the rear of your JonyJib. The new high torque stepper motors drive full range of focus. Unit come standard with a 20 foot control cable. Easily mounts to your JonyJib.

MotorHead Carrying Case

This Pelican 1600 has custom foams cut to gently carry your MotorHead 20 Pan & Tilt Head and your ZR2000Z Zoom & Focus controls.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do JonyJibs come with everything you need to start shooting?

All you need to add is your 100mm bowl tripod (like a Bogen 3192) and spreader or instead of a spreader we recommend a heavy duty dolly like a Bogen 3067. Then add counterweights and your camera.

How do I balance the JonyJib on my tripod?

Once you mount the jib on the tripod bowl, you can level the heavy duty hub with a bubble level. Then just add the proper amount of ‘flat steel’ plate weights to balance your gear. (we do not recommend the plastic weights filled with concrete) You can get flat steel plate weights from most sporting goods stores.

What is the difference between the two JonyJibs you offer?

The primary difference is the length of the reach of each arm. All JonyJib height measurements are based a on 48″ base or tripod height and are measured from the floor or ground to the middle of the camera lens. The JonyJib 2 comes in heights of 9, 12, 15 and 18 feet. Jony Jib Pro reaches 30 feet in height. They each support different camera weights as well. The longer jibs hold lighter payloads while the shorter support heavier gear. All jibs mount to the tripod and camera the same way. All include the Rear Control Center and the Mounting Hub.

What if I want to move the camera independent of the jib movement?

These are called compound moves. This is accomplished via a “hot head” or commonly called a motorized pan & tilt head. We offer the Bescor MP101 for smaller cameras (up to 6 lbs.), a MotorHead20 which carries cameras up to 20 lbs and a MotorHead 30 which carries cameras up to 30 lbs.. These units allow you to move the camera independent of the direction of the jib movement. These give you very interesting and professional shots!

How do I see what the camera sees and control zoom & focus?

The Rear Control Center (RCC) gives complete one or two hand control of your JonyJib. The RCC can be underslung or overslung, whichever you are most comfortable with. It provides mounts for an LCD monitor, zoom/focus control and pan/tilt control all in a compact, handsome and easy to manuever design. This unit will hold a 5-6″ LCD monitor that you connect to the camera’s video output. If you own a Sony or Canon DV camera with LANC then you can add the ZR1000 LANC controller for focus, zoom and other camera controls. There is also an available monitor mounting platform that holds a 5″ – 8″ CRT style production monitor. For larger ENG style cameras you will need the ZR2000 zoom and focus controls that operate a variety of Canon or Fujinon professional ENG style lenses.

How do all the cables get from the camera to the rear of the jib?

All JonyJibs come with dual-purpose foam jackets that slide onto the round lower control arm that runs the length of the jib. The foams’ primary purpose is to pad the lower portion of the jib to soften any contact with a crew member or spectator that gets too close to the arm in motion. The top portion of the jackets remain open and provide a great channel for your cable loom to rest in. The jibs also come with ample One-Wrap Velcro strips to secure the cables in place along this channel.

How does it attach to my tripod?

Just remove your tripod head with 100mm ball intact. Slide the jib’s mounting hub back into the bowl and screw the handle back in the bottom. Level and tighten the handle securely. Then you’re ready to bolt the front of the arm on. (4 bolts and 1 hitch pin)

How does it attach to my camera?

We provide you with a 1/4″ “knob bolt” which is fine for most cameras. For larger cameras you may request a 3/8″ threaded version. If you’re purchasing a motorized head then they are fitted with a 1/4″ adjustable thread.


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