Infinity Arm Kickstarter, Heavy Duty Quick Release Arm

October 19th, 2014
Infinity Arm Kickstarter, Heavy Duty Quick Release Arm

Infinity Arm is a versatile, heavy duty magic arm. Its interchangeable ball joint allows a selection of mounting options as well as a quick release system for switching between applications.

The Infinity Arm surfaced on a few blogs earlier in the month, but with the Kickstarter still in mid flow and their target not yet reached, I thought it was worth bringing to the attention of anyone whom hasn’t yet seen it.

The form factor of a magic arm is fantastic, they enable you to get a variety of accessories/cameras to where you want them, quickly and with the turn of just a single knob.

However, they’re limited in application due to the payload they usually carry. The Infinity Arm is made of high strength aluminium, utilizing a rosette joint to enable a sturdy lock. Check out the stress test below:

Infinity Arm C300Whilst it currently has no official payload figures, you can see from the above video it’ll take over 10lbs. A couple of these at either ends of your setup would be a great solution for those hard to reach, unique camera positions.

In addition, the current prototype measure 8.5″ long without joint tips.

A nice feature is the interchangeable ball joints. when loose, you can quickly change out the joints of the Infinity Arm,Infinity Arm meaning you can switch between setups very quickly (as long as you have pre-mounted ball joints on other aspects of your setup), as well as alter the size or type of the thread.

Infinity Arm currently offer a 1/4″-20 male thread, cold shoe and  GoPro mount. (Future mounts will include: custom clamp, 3/8″, baby pin, female 1/4″-20 and 3/8″ with more to come). I’d like to see 15mm rod added to this list, which would match up nicely with Zacutos Zamerican accessories.

$159 would start you off with an Infinity Arm package, although pledges start much lower if you’re just looking to help the project along. Check out the Kickstarter page for more information on rewards.

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Joseph Moore
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October 19th, 2014

I think the reason it’s not reaching it’s funding goal despite all of the attention is it’s just too expensive for what it is. I appreciate quality gear, but $200 for a better magic arm is hard to justify unless you have some very specific heavy duty need.

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Josh Bass
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October 21st, 2014
Reply to  Joseph Moore

counterpoint–

there are those of us out there who still to this day don’t shoot with built out rigs, ever. bare bones EX1, dslr, c100, etc. if youve been looking for a more secure way to mount a monitor and ONLY a monitor to your cam, then this arm may be ideal, if its more secure than other magic arms. every other solution involves a rods system or cage which add weight, bulk, and are more expensive than what these folks are asking. if this arm is better than other existing arms at. ot coming loose/flopping around etc. i would gladly (well not gladly, but gladliER) pay the asking price.

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