Why make the lightest camera crane?
Award-winning team of life-long naturalists, design engineer and videographer, Neal Williams and artist/still photographer Mary Helsaple battled the difﬁculties with equipment while ﬁlming Wildlife in remote locations. The challenge of capturing nature’s beauty in-the-moment is hard enough without adding the complications of restrictive bag and ﬂight logistics, plus the strain of hauling heavy, bulky cases of gear.
An adaptable, super-light, compact shooting rig that performs a variety of camera moves was the ultimate solution — It just didn’t exist. So, Neal applied his extensive design engineering experience to the problem at hand. The new Carbon XL system is his simple and elegant solution. A compact, carbon ﬁber tripod/and 18-foot crane system, condensed into 4 manageable ﬂight cases is the World’s lightest, strongest and most practical system ever designed.
CARBON XL manufactures the world’s lightest carbon ﬁber camera support systems, booms, cranes, jibs, car mounts, tripods, dollies, and controls for professional video and ﬁlm production.
Designed for the serious video and ﬁlm professional, CARBON XL delivers sophisticated camera motion at shooting locations where a grip truck and crew are not feasible. The entire system is easy to transport by airline or light plane, load into a subcompact taxi, and hand carry up a hill to any remote shooting site.
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