The hipjib is essentially just a polymer tube that’s worn at the front of the cameraperson’s waist, via a length of webbing and a buckle
Two holes in the hipjib accommodate two of the tripod’s three feet
Videographer Gert Wagner’s hipjib is designed to let your tripod double as a low-cost portable jib arm
The hipjib weighs just 300 grams (10.6 oz), and can accommodate cameras weighing up to about 2.5 kg (5.5 lb)
A pledge of $110 will get you a hipjib of your own, when and if they’re ready to go
For so-called “crane shots,” film and video crews often actually use what’s known as a jib arm – a manually-operated device that can set you back more than a few bucks, and is a hassle to set up and tear down. Videographer Gert Wagner’s hipjib is designed to make things easier, by letting your tripod double as a jib arm.
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