The deluxe Pro Jibstick control kit offers the simplicity and intuitive design favored by operators, but now adds many of the features from our more advanced control systems. The controller features on-the-fly custom soft limit setting to restrict the range of pan/tilt motion – a very useful feature for preventing lens collisions, to limit the field of view, lock position, or set specific location marks.
Integral lens control via plug-in pistol-grip remote allows 2-hand pan/tilt and zoom/focus operation.The Pro Jibstick also has smoothing, speed control, motor disable, direction controls for pan/tilt/zoom/focus, and a USB interface for advanced setup options including joystick deadband and lens voltage.
Designed and built by Academy Award winning motion picture engineers, the Cinema Pro, aka The Talon, has been chosen by DPs and producers around the world for its smoothness, stability, and versatile feature set. In production for many years now, the Cinema Pro is extremely reliable, easy to set up and operate, and capable of imperceptibly slow or lightning fast moves with no sacrifice in stability. Carrying an impressive set of standard features and a proud pedigree, the Cinema Pro outperforms the competition at a fraction of the price and works with a huge range of film and video cameras.
The new Jibstick Kit is a streamlined, user-friendly system that has all of the electromechanical performance of the other kits, but without full motion control capability. This Jibstick control has a professional long-throw joystick mounted in an ergonomic grip base and all controls and settings are within reach of your fingertips. The Jibstick system includes a zoom/focus controller, but it also integrates seamlessly with our TOC lens controls systems. The Jibstick works beautifully where intuitive manual control is needed, and it can be upgraded later with an advanced console and pan bars or hand wheels. The new Jibstick allows you to set independent motion limits for pan and tilt, lock off pan and/or tilt, switch motor power off, reverse direction on pan/tilt/zoom/focus independently, adjust speed limits for pan & tilt independently, and adjust smoothing control for softer starts & stops.
The Cinema Pro is used on a regular basis by crane & jib operators, visual effects studios, sports & racing productions, and feature film crews worldwide. Available with a wide array of options for camera & lens control, mounting hardware, and even wireless control up to 1 mile, the Cinema Pro is the ultimate in affordable true motion control heads, with superb mechanical stability and frame-accurate, recordable 5-axis control for absolutely precise repeatable motion control sequences. If you have any questions, please email or call us, or you can visit one of our demo/rental outlets for a hands-on experience.
-Professional Long-Throw Joystick for Pan & Tilt
-Included plug-in hand control for zoom & focus
-Independent speed control for pan & tilt
-Smoothing control for pan & tilt
-Set independent motion limits for pan and tilt to limit rotation, preset location marks, or lock position
-Motor disable switch
-Motor direction switch for pan/tilt/zoom/focus
-USB interface for firmware updates and PC-compatible GUI control panel
-GUI control panel allows setup of lens parameters, joystick deadband, and other advanced features
-2500′ max std extension, longer w/ fiber optic option
-Wireless Option available
-Built-In Lens control for Fuji/Canon/Preston
-Extremely rigid for smooth motion @ telephoto
-Full slip rings for continuous 360 deg motion
-Also compatible with TOC lens control systems
The The Pro Jibstick does not allow for any repeatable moves or intervalometer mode, but it includes on-the-fly motion limit capability that can be used to either limit how far the head pans & tilts, to completely lock off one or both axes, or to set precise spatial marks for moving to desired locations.
Demo & Rental Showrooms
Lightstone Rentals – 1425 Gardena Ave #8 Glendale, CA 91204 (818) 730-6054 cell / (818) 241-2203 office
VariZoom HQ – Austin TX (512) 219-7722
CVC – Freisen, Germany – 00496855 996046
CAMERA CRANE SPECIALISTS LLC – Evanston, IL – (847) 869-0300
BAD DOG PICTURES – St. Louis, MO – (314) 966-1016
Cinema Pro Kits
Jibstick-Only Option shown with the Cinema Pro Head
This kit includes:
The Cinema Pro Remote Head
Jib Stick Controller
Power Supply w/ 30′ XLR Extension Cable
50′ Communication Cable
Hard Travel Case
Ed Chapman – Hydraulx Visual Effects – I really like the small form factor of the VariZoom Cinema Pro… I also really like how easy the Cinema Pro system is to set up.
TJ Williams – I am very pleased with the Cinema Pro System. Especially with the price as compared to other systems of that caliber.
Abad Rosa – Gatocrane – I have been waiting a long time for a product at this price. The Cinema Pro does everything I need it to.
Jason – Meddin Studios – VariZoom’s Cinema Pro is a great product. We use it weekly.
When we began our search for a high end motion control system to put atop our camera boom we found VariZoom / MocoDyne Cinema Pro series to offer the largest feature set that was fully expandable and high performance. We purchased the Cinema Pro Head, the encoded Pan Bars, and more recently added the Jib Stick. We plan on additionally purchasing the Cinema wheels as we can cover all aspects of production with this full featured system.
-J. Osterday Meddin Studios