VariZoom’s Solo Jib Made for One-Man Video on the Road

Varizoom’s Solo Jib is a low-cost, light weight jib/dolly system that can be operated by a single person and stores compactly for easy traveling.

With a price of about $1350 for the complete VariZoom package of dolly, jib and tripod, the system can be used in different configurations for various functions from a simple camera crane to a camera slider on a track and dolly.

Solo jibs have gotten so small and compact they are being used by videographers who travel the world. Although small, the Varizoom jibs are made of either rugged aluminum or carbon fiber for rigid stable performance. The system allows one or two users to pan and tilt and do jib and dolly movements, adding more drama to otherwise static shots.

Varizoom said when the jib is combined with the Solo Slider dolly, users have the most powerful universal compact system devised. The combination allows for compound motions of both the slider and crane. The system assembles easily and each component comes with its own carry bag.

The tripod comes with a ball leveling system and fluid head. The jib has a seven pound camera capacity and maximum height of nine feet, using the five foot tripod.

It weighs 6.9 pounds and can reach 4.2 feet. The dolly has a sixteen foot track, a foam underpad and can handle 45 pounds.

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