Insert Coin: The Aviator Travel Jib lets you crane on the go (video)

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The Aviator Travel Jib can give you the smooth camera moves to make your spectacle go from meh to marvel, while still being light enough to schlep around. At less than 3.75 pounds and 24-inches compacted, the device will tote anywhere but support up to six pounds, thanks to its sylphlike but rigid carbon fiber construction. It'll take your cinema cam or DSLR rig out to around six feet, and with its built-in fluid pan base, let you crane, track or truck to your heart's content. Pledge $400 and you'll get the jib, ballast, mounting hardware and a bubble level, while students can get the jib alone for $300. If that sounds like it could hit your mark, move fluidly past the break for the video.

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