Edelkrone JibONE – A Portable Motorized Jib

January 20th, 2020
Edelkrone JibONE - A Portable Motorized Jib

Edelkrone just launched a new promising product: the Edelkrone JibONE. This compact, motorized jib can be controlled with an app, it supports cameras up to 11lb/5kg and has a maximum length of 1.64ft/50cm. Let’s take a closer look!

Edelkrone JibONE Features

Edelkrone has just launched a new innovative product, the Edelkrone JibONE. This tiny jib is made from CNC machined aluminum and measures only 61 x 17 x 15cm when collapsed. Indeed, it can fit in Edelkrone’s backpack, which is pretty handy if you want to travel light.

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Image credit: Edelkrone

In terms of weight, the Edelkrone JibONE weighs 12lb/5.5kg with one counterweight of 2.2lb/1kg. Like every traditional jib, you need to put counterweights at the back of the jib to balance your camera. It comes with four 1kg counterweights so that you can balance camera setups up to 11lb/5.5kg.

When you fully extend the Edelkrone JibONE, it offers you a maximum travel length of 1.64ft/50cm. It can sound short, but it should be enough for most day-to-day shooting situations.

Edelkrone JibONE Possibilities

Of course, like any other jib on the market, you can’t use the Edelkrone JibONE without a tripod. At the bottom of the jib, there is a 3/8″-16 mounting port so that you can attach it to any tripod. Also, there is a locking mechanism to lock it when you need to move it or change your shot.

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You can tilt the Edelkrone JibONE. Image credit: Edelkrone

When you mount the Edelkrone JibONE on your tripod, you can do vertical movements and horizontal slider-like movements. Also, there is a built-in tilt mechanism that allows you to put the jib at an angle – up to 22.5 degrees – to get a diagonal type of shots.

Edelkrone JibONE – An App-Controlled Jib

There are two ways to operate the Edelkrone JibONE: by hand, or via an app. I like devices that you can still use even if you run out of batteries. But, let’s talk about the real selling point of the Edelkrone JibONE: the motion-control part.

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Image credit: Edelkrone

You can power the jib via two Canon LP-E6 type batteries or two NP-F style batteries. The batteries and battery brackets are sold separately. The expected run time with two Canon batteries is two hours, according to Edelkrone. Also, you can plug it to AC power or a beefier V-Mount/Gold Mount battery via the 2.1mm barrel connector.

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The Edelkrone app. Image credit: Edelkrone

You can control the jib with the Edelkrone app, which is Android and iOS compatible. Once the jib is connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, you can program and repeat shots as you want. This setup can be handy for VFX shots or interviews. Also, you can connect your camera to the Edelkrone JibONE with a 2.5mm shutter trigger cable to shoot time-lapses. Unlike the Moza Slypod, Edelkrone claims that the JibONE is ultra-silent.

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The Edelkrone JibONE with the Edelkrone HeadPLUS. Image credit: Edelkrone

Finally, by adding an Edelkrone HeadONE/HeadPLUS at the end of the jib, you can unleash the full power of this system. Indeed, with a single app, you can control – and repeat – a jib shot while your camera is panning/tilting at the same time. Also, when you combine the JibONE with the HeadPLUS, you get access to the various in-app shooting modes, including target tracking shots, live target switching, and Sequencer Mode.

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Image credit: Edelkrone

Pricing and Availability

The Edelkrone JibONE is available now for $999.00. You can buy it on Edelkrone’s website; we will add links to our partners B&H and CVP once available, please come back later. The Edelkrone HeadPLUS is already available for $1799.00/1699.00€.

What do you think about the Edelkrone JibONE? Do you believe a motorized jib can be beneficial for your shooting style? Let us know in the comments below!

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Peter W. McAuley
Peter W. McAuley
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One small problem. Without proper shutter synch it’s not a motion control system. As with all similar… https://t.co/0qeZT8tE2q

Leon Kolenda
MemberJanuary 21st, 2020

Way overpriced JUNK, with poor Support!

John
John
GuestJanuary 20th, 2020

we spent a stupid amount on edelkrone products only to return the faulty out box – do not work as advertised junk we were sent. I dont care how useful the products appear, the after sales service is pathetic. Takes months to sort out problems, returns and refunds. And sometimes you dont even get refunded when you send their faulty products back.

I wouldnt back my company reputation on their products again.

Dan Melbye
Dan Melbye
GuestJanuary 21st, 2020

How does this compare to Rhino Arc II. This system seems to have more functions than the ACR II but then if you use it as a slider there will be be arc on the pan.

Richard Dolesh
Richard Dolesh
GuestJanuary 22nd, 2020

Love the product, and the footage options! But thinking there’s alot of room for a ‘moderate’ system that did, say 75% of what this does? Even if it is NOT computer controlled. I would think even a simple version (at 30% of the price) of this would be great for talking heads.

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