For its reach and payload capacity, its the lightest camera crane in the world. It setups in three minutes, it has a longer reach from pivot tower to camera, and the camera head has multiple options for mounting various cameras with a payload up to 10 lbs.
We have designed the Feather Camera Crane to be compatible with most cameras within the weight range. If you have questions or don’t see your camera below please send us an email.
Canon DSLR’s - 1D, 5D, 6D, 7D, 70D, 60D, T4i, T3i, T2i
Canon Cinema Series - C-100, C-300, C-500
Canon HD camcorders - XF305, XF300, XF105, XF100, XA25, XA20, XA10 and Vixia models.
Nikon DSLR’s - FM10, F6, Df, D4, D3X, D810, D800, D610, D600, D300S, D7100, D7000, D5300, D5200, D5100, D90, D3300, D3200, D3100
Sony Alpha DSLR’s, Sony Mirrorless series, a7,a7r, a7s, a7II, a7rII, a6000, a5100
Sony Video Cameras- NXCAM, XDCAM, NEX series, Sony FS-100 / FS-700
Red Dragon, Red Epic, Red Scarlet, (see below)
Panasonic GH4, GH3, and GH2
Don't forget about the Go Pro.
We have customers using stripped down RED configurations. It helps to get the battery weight off the camera or use a side grip volt battery. With heavier configurations we recommend using the boom in its slightly condensed mode (2-3” less on each section of tube). Stay tuned for add-ons.
You can either use the extension plate or you can hang the FS700 from a ball head. If your configuration has a handle with a ¼"-20 thread insert you can mount directly into the handle.
It’s been tested and proven to be stable and smooth by high end production companies.
Our design provides a smooth, self-leveling camera head. The BOA closure system allows the filmmaker to make fast micro-adjustments to the camera’s shot angle.
The front head of the jib is removable from the boom with a quick release pin for a more compact breakdown for traveling. The camera seat attaches to the head on a sliding track that allows you to adjust for low or high mounting options depending on your camera’s LCD screen or the needed balance point. Basically, its highly customizable depending on your shot configuration/needs.
It’s made of 6061 anodized aluminum. You can use the included ⅜” or ¼"-20 mounting screws that are held in place on the track. These are standard style track screws commonly found on most tripod fluid heads. The seat also allows for mounting your camera above or below.
(And if you mount your camera onto the seat with a photography ball head, even more interesting shot angles can be achieved!).
For smooth video motion you need a fluid head and because the Feather Camera Crane is so lightweight you can use small fluid heads such as a Manfrotto 701. It fits all types of heads from Manfrotto to Satchler. The larger your camera, the larger fluid head you will need. If you are using the crane for photography you can use most any head that supports 12 lbs. or more.
Because a tripod and a fluid head are standard video equipment for every filmmaker we made it work quickly on any fluid head you might already have. This eliminates the need to have two tripods or an odd double spinning system. Add an extra quick-plate to the bottom of the crane for even faster set-up.
Yes there is a bow with heavier cameras, however the bow in the system can actually help ‘dampen’ the motion of the shot. An aluminum jib is rigid and if the jib is bumped the vibration travels up to the camera. Because carbon fiber flexes, it dampens vibrations in the system. With heavier configurations we recommend using the boom in its slightly condensed mode (2-3” less on each section of tube). Stay tuned for add-ons.
Yes. International shipping varies between $80 and $200 and could be subject to your country’s import tax. Please email sales department.
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As a small company we have a limited potential for sponsorship. Currently, we have the privilege of working with some of the best professionals in the industry who provide us with feedback, coverage, and exposure. So, as of today, the team does not allow for more additions.
However, if you have a high exposure project and you can provide us with amazing content, we’ve been known to provide a rental. Or if you are planning on taking the Feather Camera Crane to the moon or other heavenly bodies … we can talk.
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