Hague K18-PH200 CamCrane With Pro Pan & Tilt Power Head
Summary The Hague CamCrane K18 with the joystick controlled PH200 Pro Pan & Tilt Power Head is quick and simple to set up, it attaches to any sturdy 100 or 75mm "bowl type" tripod or can be supplied with the optional Hague Dolly D3. It’s ideal for both handheld camcorders and DSLR cameras up to 4kg (8.8lbs) in weight.
Once balanced the camera can smoothly move from ground level to almost 7 metres high and the crane will pan 360 degrees. You have the choice of using the CamCrane at it’s full length or without two of the centre sections. At it's full length support cables are used to improve rigidity. The counterbalance arm has an adjustable fine trim weight and a weight bar with handgrips. Standard bar weights are used for counterbalance (not supplied). A supplied bracket enables the PH200 control box and an LCD monitor to be fastened to the crane, making it easier to monitor your shots.
PH200 Pro Pan & Tilt Power Head The PH200 Pro Pan & Tilt Power Head will pan and tilt through 360 degrees, this enables the camera to point directly upwards or downwards when required. It is driven by two custom-geared motors with belt drive. The power head’s drive pulleys have sealed radial ball bearings for effortless smooth movement with minimum backlash. The motor drive can be easily disengaged to enable the camera to be balanced correctly on the camera plate. The head’s camera plate is adjustable for different sizes of camera and will support up to 4kg (8.8lbs). The speed of movement is variable, from the slowest crawl up to 52 degrees per second. The drive motors are quiet at low speeds, but will be heard at higher speeds if the camera's onboard microphone is used (similar to most power heads on the market). The head and controller are supplied in their own transit case.
Joystick Control The Joystick Control gives the head precision pan and tilt movement in either direction, from a slow crawl up to the required speed. The Joystick will also pan and tilt simultaneously. On the side of the control box is a variable speed controller, so you can set the maximum speed for better control, there are also switches to change the direction of the joystick control and an on & off switch. On the front of the control box are sockets for the control cable, 12vDC in, plus a composite video out phono socket, this enables a monitor to be added to monitor your shots. LED lights indicate when the unit is switched on and when the internal battery is on charge. The head is powered by a rechargeable internal battery which will last approximately 3 hours, or can be powered from the supplied mains adaptor. On the base of the control box is a ¼” threaded hole to allow it to be mounted to the crane. A 5 metre cable is supplied to connect the control box to the head. This cable can also carry a composite signal from the head to the controller, allowing a monitor to be used without the need of additional wires.
K18 CamCrane The K18 CamCrane is made of aluminium and breaks down into 5 main sections, making it easier to handle in transit. It is supplied in a cardboard carton but an optional transit case is also available.
Key Features: Suitable for handheld camcorders & DSLR cameras Supports up to 4kg (8.8lbs) Quick & simple use Just under 7m of vertical crane movement Create smooth jib shots