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Step 1
  • Place the tripod where you will be using the jib. Tighten the legs as much as possible. Use Super Clamps for additional strength.
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Step 2
  • Remove the pan/tilt head from the tripod. It will be mounted to the jib later.
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Step 3
  • Use the level, provided with the EZ Jib, to level the tripod. Place the level on the top of the pod and center the bubble in each direction.
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Step 4
  • Remove the mounting shaft, knob & washer from its storage place on the camera end of the jib.
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Step 5
  • Hand tighten the mounting shaft (short treaded end) to the swivel mechanism at the bottom of the Jib.
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Step 6
  • Mount the jib to the tripod. The plate should rest on the top of the tripod bowl.
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Step 7
  • Using the knob, washer and shaft. Mount the jib to the tripod.
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Step 8
  • Remove the knob and bolt that holds the counter weight arm in it’s folded position.
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Step 9
  • Unfold the tail arm (counter weight bar) over and back.
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Step 10
  • Use the bolt and knob to lock the counter weight arm into ts extended position.
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Step 11
  • Mount the pan/tilt head to the bowl at the camera platform of the jib.
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Step 12
  • Level the pan/tilt head and lock it in position.
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Step 13
  • Mount the camera to the pan head. Always lock the tilt when you walk away from the camera.
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Step 14
  • Loosen the knob that holds the counter weight bar and remove it from its storage position.
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Step 15
  • Re insert the counter weight arm crossways in a horizontal position then re-tighten the holding knob.
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Step 16
  • Add counter weights until you’ve balanced the camera. Distribute the weight evenly on both sides.
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Step 17
  • Check for balance. To achieve perfect balance, add or remove the small counter weights.
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Step 18
  • Secure the counter weights to the bar with the spring clips.

Assembly

  1. Place the tripod where you will be using the jib. Tighten the legs as much as possible. Use Super Clamps for additional strength.
  2. Remove the pan/tilt head from the tripod. It will be mounted to the jib later.
  3. Use the level, provided with the EZ Jib, to level the tripod. Place the level on the top of the pod and center the bubble in each direction.
  4. Remove the mounting shaft, knob & washer from its storage place on the camera end of the jib.
  5. Hand tighten the mounting shaft (short treaded end) to the swivel mechanism at the bottom of the Jib.
  6. Mount the jib to the tripod. The plate should rest on the top of the tripod bowl.
  7. Using the knob, washer and shaft. Mount the jib to the tripod.
  8. Remove the knob and bolt that holds the counter weight arm in it’s folded position.
  9. Unfold the tail arm (counter weight bar) over and back.
  10. Use the bolt and knob to lock the counter weight arm into ts extended position.
  11. Mount the pan/tilt head to the bowl at the camera platform of the jib.
  12. Level the pan/tilt head and lock it in position.
  13. Mount the camera to the pan head. Always lock the tilt when you walk away from the camera.
  14. Loosen the knob that holds the counter weight bar and remove it from its storage position.
  15. Re insert the counter weight arm crossways in a horizontal position then re-tighten the holding knob.
  16. Add counter weights until you’ve balanced the camera. Distribute the weight evenly on both sides.
  17. Check for balance. To achieve perfect balance, add or remove the small counter weights.
  18. Secure the counter weights to the bar with the spring clips.

Safety

Always remove the weights before the camera but make sure that the camera end of the jib is on a secure surface before removing any counter weights.

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