The C-Pan arm is both a jib and a slider with no tracks

Sep 25, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

The C-Pan arm is both a jib and a slider with no tracks

Sep 25, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Jibs and sliders have been here for a while and we have seen how the the industry is adjusting from big need-3-crew tools to pocket and travel tools, and I think that the next step in this evolution will be movement tools like the C-Pan arm, tools which are double duty. We had a chat with Bo Christensen the inventor of the C-pan arm.

The C-pan arm is tool for creating cinematic movements with no tracks. It uses ball bearings to create both a slide move or a jib move (and all the weird angles in between). It is based on linear motion rather than tracks, and is counterbalanced, so it can stand on a single tripod.

It can deliver about 1.5 meters of movement and has a load capacity of 6-8 kilos, depending on how its mounted. We played with it, and it is one of the smoothest sliders we’ve seen.

The are two drawbacks for the tools, weight – about 5gk, and price, 1800 euros, but Bo tells us that there is a carbon fiber, smaller travel version of the tool coming soon too, as well as a motor.

It should start delivering next month, so stay tuned.

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Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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5 responses to “The C-Pan arm is both a jib and a slider with no tracks”

  1. Martyn Hand Avatar
    Martyn Hand

    Bradley Bailey

  2. Ralph Hightower Avatar
    Ralph Hightower

    Slick! I want one!

  3. ext237 Avatar
    ext237

    About $2,000 – without the optional motor. Tempting but pricy.

  4. theSUBVERSIVE Avatar
    theSUBVERSIVE

    Almost like a bigger version of the Edelkrone Wing + FlexTilt Head, it would be interesting if Edelkrone could combine both in a single product.

  5. Jerry Roe Avatar
    Jerry Roe

    $2000? Get serious!