The Jib takes about an hour to rig, for lengths up to 18 foot, and up to 3 hours for the 40 foot.
This is once all the boxes are at the location which, dependent upon location, can take a while!
The camera mounts on the front on its base plate, it will take Film or Video cameras.
Jimmy Jib Camera Requirements
1. Camera with lens and base plate(I have a Sony base plate)
2. Video output of the camera, usually taken from the camera head.
3. Mixer out' video feed, for multi-camera working. Often taken from the camera.
4. Mains electric, if available, if not I can run for 8/10 hours on battery power.
Jimmy Jib Tripod
By far the most common and most flexible way to use it, is on a tripod on wheels this works well both inside and out. I have both 3 wheel and 4 wheels bases.
Jimmy Jib Wheels
I have crabbing dollies and studio wheels, so the Jimmy Jib can track on shot if the floor surface is smooth.
Jib Off Road
We also have a 4 wheeled dolly with pneumatic wheels, which enables us to move the dolly about off road without the need to de rig and re-rig.
Jimmy Jib Track
It can also be mounted onto tracking wheels for use on tracks, to add another dimension.
I have 24 feet of Jimmy Jib track, which is suitable for a fairly flat surface and I can hire more if needed.
For uneven surfaces a grip is needed to lay track. The jib will fit onto track standard to the film industry, which most grips carry.