Perfect match
Working with virtual reality has different requirements when it comes to cranes. While other cranes, for example Jimmy Jib, are designed light weight, portable and with a fast set-up in mind, the main quality of the e-Crane is sturdiness, achieved through its strong, rigid aluminium arm. Rigidity is vital, because any elasticity in the arm is enough to create visible difference between the movement of the real and the virtual world, creating a “floating” effect. Its sturdy build makes the e-Crane the best solution on the market for close-up augmented graphics, seen in applications such as touch analysis tables in sports broadcasting.
Free movements
With the absolute encoding technology the e-Crane always knows its location. It remembers its position, even when it is switched off and back on again. There is no need for re-calibration and constant re-homing. In addition to pan and tilt axis of head and crane, the e-Crane can be used in conjunction with StarTracker and moved freely around in the studio. Or it can be placed on a rail and a laser range finder used for position data.
Intuitive single operator control
An intuitive console and joystick is clamped to the rear of the crane, which makes it easy to control for a single operator. The head controlling joystick can either be of displacement or micro force type. If the lens is suited for remote control, zoom and focus, this can also be controlled from the rear of the crane. The e-Crane interfaces to most virtual set softwares, such as Vizrt, Brainstorm, Orad, Ross and Wasp.
B20 remote head
The e-Crane comes with a B20 remote head that has zero backlash with a payload of up to 20kg, and is extremely quiet

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Technical Specifications

Payload 20 kg (44 lbs)