If you’re a camera professional (and we’re talking like a pro who actually has a job in film or something like that), the Kickstarter campaign for the hipjib is what you need! It’s a pocketable supplement for when you want smooth and flexible video camera handling. Another cool thing about it is that it converts standard tripods into a mobile jibarm with great results. It’s only the size of two fists and enables you to have steady camera movements and mobile camera stability so you have the freedom to move any which way to get that perfect shot while still feeling comfortable with solid support. Its strengths come into play in situtations where speed, improvisation, and flexibility are needed while filming.
Created by award-winning photographer and cameraman Gert Wagner – who travels the globe on countless assignments covering themes like sports, nature, documentaries, corporate, education – the hipjib weighs 0.88 pd, is 10 inches long, and 2 inches in diameter. The idea for it came about idea via f tough shooting conditions demanding flexibility yet generating superb results at a moment’s notice.It features an attachment made from high-quality polyamide that attaches in seconds to the waist via a belt you only need to plant an ordinary tripod or monopod into it and start shooting right away. Also, in between takes the t hipjib supports holding your camera with no extra effort. You are ready to shoot again at a moment’s notice, making it great for those who film for documentaries and journalism. Get one by pledging $140 or more.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.