Over the last several years, the traditional video camera has had a lot of competition from the DSLR and Cinema Cameras. The interchangeable lenses and large image sensors are what make these cameras so attractive to users however the cinema style lenses require a different type of remote control for zoom and focus on the end of a camera crane or jib arm. This image shows how our DSLR and Cinema Lens contoller can attatch to rail mounts and control the lens via servo motors and our RLC Driver. The Driver has the ability to set and reset the motor to accomodate the different travel ranges of various lenses.
The worship facility and church market has become very high tech over the last several years. Many of them broadcast their services or stream online using multiple cameras in the production. EZ FX provides a variety of camera crane and jib arm options for small, medium or large facilities. Not only do these tools provide camera movement but they can place the camera in many stationary positions quickly. This versatility can make a 2 or 3 camera production seem like a 5 or 6 camera production.
Made in the USA, our EZ Slider is currently in stock after a summer rally. The photo shows our assembly process. If you are a golf fan, look for the EZ Slider in the background at the British Open this coming weekend. We had a contract for a large number of them to be used in the tournaments broadcast coverage. Maybe you will see our camera crane the EZ Crane and our jib arm the EZ Jib too. All of our products can be used to enhance any type of single camera or multi camera production.
We are back from another successful NAB Show and working hard to keep our inventory available. We are excited to have a new batch of EZ Cranes in the assembly line. We are waiting on some components to get these finished on the shelves. We strive to have products available for shipping as they are orders. Following NAB is always the most challenging time to meet this goal.
Every Jib or Camera Crane operator needs to see the camera image for reference. Production monitors are always a good solution however they can be expensive. We have devised a novel monitor bracket that utilized the standard VESA mount pattern (both 75 and 100mm) found on the back of all monitors and consumer TVs. Since most HD consumer TVs now come standard with HDMI or RGB Component inputs its easy to use an inexpensive consumer TV (up to 19″) as your Camera Crane monitor. Just use our flat screen monitor bracket and it can mount the center post of the crane. FYI: The 5/8′ female spigot on our monitor bracket allow you to also set your monitor on to a C stand or Light stand too.
This week we uploaded a new video over-viewing all of the features and options of the EZ Crane. The video and photo gallery also show customers working with the product on location. Music venues, sporting events, TV Studios, worship facilities or any other type of multi camera production can all benefit from the dynamic moving shots as well as the wide range coverage created from the infinite angles of stationary shots.
Worship facilities, concerts, television studios, sport arenas are all situations where a camera crane is a great tool as part of a permanent installation to the multi camera environment. Not only a tool for moving the camera, the camera crane can position the camera into a wide range of options for the director to choose from. This can make a 2 or 3 camera facility look like there are 5 or 6 cameras in the production. Recognize too that this saves on camera purchases and operators to run those extra cameras. Shown below is the EZ Crane from EZ FX. A perfect low cost alternative to the massive camera cranes.
NAB is a one stop shop for all video and film gear. It is the worlds largest video and film gear expo and we have FREE guest passes to the expo floor. There are no limits or obligations so share our VIP code with your friends and colleagues compliments of EZ FX. Visit our NAB Invite page for details and instructions. This is a great opportunity to compare all the products you have an interest in including Camera cranes, jib arms and slider dollies
Before there were Go Pro cameras filmmakers just duct taped the camera to the actors head for a POV shot. In this case, the actor Steve McQueen. The evolution of production has been amazing since this photo was taken. Today drones, camera cranes, slider dollies, 3 axis gimbals and other tools of the trade are all available to a small individuals and small productions. Back in the day even major motion picture productions resorted to innovations like this one shown in the photo.
Manufacturing processes are moving well in 2016 and a new batch of camera cranes are being packaged for delivery. We strive to keep products on the shelf ready for delivery. We don’t encourage expedited orders but they are the nature of the business sometimes. Let us know how we can help you. We will be ready…