Our much talked about, highly anticipated Axis Jib is finally here! We started teasing the Jib prototype back at NAB 2012 and after much testing and a few modifications you can now get one for yourself. Have a gander at the launch video and find the specs and features below;
The Axis Jib is the ideal tool for industry professionals looking for a jib they can rapidly deploy and operate in minutes. The single tube design not only eliminates pinch points during setup and use but also makes for an incredibly strong and rock-solid support. This stiffness lends to the Axis’ ability to comfortably hold 50 lbs, covering anything from the 5D Mk III all the way up to a fully-loaded Arri Alexa. Even with a heavy payload the Jib’s movement is smooth and consistent. Furthermore, the Axis aids in repeatability with its pan and tilt dry-erase marker rings.
The Axis drops into any 100mm tripod while the front end accepts 100mm tripod heads. The Axis Jib’s 100mm bowl indexes at 90 degrees allowing you to mount your tripod head at various angles to gain unique perspectives. The center yoke of the unit holds the pan and tilt locks as well as a variety of cheese holes for accessory mounting. The back end of the Jib features a handle to accept common weight sizes as well as a 2 lb trim weight which easily slides along the Jib tube for fine-tuning of the balance. These time saving features, along with its maintenance free operation and use, make the Axis Jib a must have for any serious filmmaker.
Film students from our local college recently stopped by to check out the Axis and try out their new Arri Alexa. Needless to say everyone had a great time putting these two beasts together. The kids will have their new Jib shortly and we can’t wait to see what they come up with.
You can find the Axis Jib listed in our catalog at $2,299.00 which includes the Jib, 100mm bowl, tie-down handle, weight handle, soft carrying case and the 2 lb trim weight. The first run of Jibs will be available in limited quantities so act fast. New orders will begin shipping January 14th, 2013.