Jimmy Jib

  • Stanton Jimmy Jib Super Plus

    Stanton Jimmy Jib Super Plus

    Our Jib configurations can allow us to raise a camera to a lens height anywhere from 1.8 meters (6 feet) to 15 meters (46 feet), and depending on configuration requirements can support a camera up to the weight of 22.5 kilograms. This means any sort of camera, whether it be 16mm, 35mm or broadcast/video. See the diagram below for specifics.

    Jib Description

    Jib Reach

    Max Lens Height

    Max Camera Weight


    6 feet

    6 feet

    50 lbs

    Standard Plus

    9 feet

    16 feet

    50 lbs


    12 feet

    19 feet

    50 lbs


    15 feet

    23 feet

    50 lbs


    18 feet

    25 feet

    50 lbs

    Super Plus

    24 feet

    30 feet

    50 lbs


    30 feet

    33 feet

    50 lbs






    The strength of the Jimmy Jib it is the “reach” of the crane arm that becomes the important factor in creating interesting and dynamic compositions plus allowing the operator to raise the camera above obscuring power-lines or animated concert goers – thus allowing for a clear, high wide shot if need be.

  • Jimmy Jib Crane

    Jimmy Jib Crane

    What is a Jib?

    In cinematography, a jib is a boom device with a camera on one end and a counterweight and camera controls at the other. It operates like a see-saw with a fulcrum in the center. A jib is useful for getting high shots, or shots that need to move a great distance; horizontally or vertically, without the expense and safety issues of putting a camera operator on a crane. The camera is controlled by a cabled remote control at one end, and at the other a super-responsive electro mechanic pan/tilt head (hot head) – allowing for smooth pans and tilts.