Petaluma, CA—Joby unveiled ultra-portable, extendable jib accessories that enable action cam videographers to capture high and low shots—the Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack and Action Jib Kit. Designed to be lightweight, the Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack and Action Jib Kit allow users to take high-view perspectives with action cams, including GoPro, iON, Contour and Sony Action Cams.
“The mobility and versatility of action cams have gradually led to them being used far more widely than their original intended use, including in more professional settings where different perspectives and smooth video panning are required,” said Kate Farmer, Joby’s brand director. “The Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack and Action Jib Kit enable action cam users the ability to capture expansive shots without the need for a heavy, bulky and expensive professional jib system. This makes it possible for GoPro and other action cam shooters to capture professional-grade video footage from various angles ranging from low angle shots to birds-eye perspectives.”
Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack. An out-of-the-box solution for action cam shooters wanting to achieve shots from all angles, the kit comes with three aluminum extension poles and two removable and adjustable pole clamps. One clamp at the base acts as a handle, and one is higher up on the pole where the action cam is mounted. Connecting the pole clamps is an adjustable cording to fit any pole length, permitting the camera to rotate with the integrated pulley system. The kit handle can be connected to other Joby products, such as a GorillaPod Arm or GripTight Mount for smartphones for remote video viewing. The poles are built with painter’s pole threading to allow for greater pole extensions. All components of the kit can be broken down into the accompanying compact bag. The entire product with extension poles weighs 23.5 ounces. MSRP: $99.95.
Action Jib Kit. An ultra-portable, expandable jib kit that helps users capture unique crane shots with any pole or monopod, this kit has all of the components of the Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack, with the exception of the three aluminum extension poles. Instead, the Action Jib Kit can be used with any pole or existing monopod with the inclusion of a ¼”-20 screw monopod end cap. Without poles it weighs 11.03 ounces. MSRP: $79.95.
All Joby Action series products come with a standard GoPro mount adapter and a ¼”-20 attachment point for other action cams. The Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack and Action Jib Kit come with a one-year warranty and are designed with ABS plastic, Teflon, nylon, steel, rubber, elastic and stainless steel. joby.com