A jib is a counterbalanced arm mounted to a tripod or other supporting structure. The camera is mounted on one end and the jib is controlled from the other. The counterbalanced arm then acts like a seesaw enabling the camera to travel up, down and through an extended arc.
What is the difference between a jib and a crane?
The term jib and crane are often interchangeable and mean generally the same thing. A jib is usually used to refer to a smaller setup but both jibs and cranes allow you to capture "crane shots" - so you can see why it all gets confusing!
Why use a jib on your next shoot?
Adding a jib is n easy way to boost your production value and capture those "money shots". You'll discover unique angles from heights you just can't replicate with a traditional tripod setup. A jib with remote head will allow your camera to move smoothly up, down and around your subject with a natural and fluid movement. This setup is ideal as a dynamic replacement for boring, static wide shots at live events.