In this video, Preston shows how to assemble the Pocket Jib with a K-pod and Hercules Head.
This process is the same for the Pocket Jib Pro.
Installing on Hercules Head
Like its larger siblings, the Pocket Jib can be mounted to the optional Hercules head for the greatest support.
1. Install the Hercules Head as usual and move the locking pin to prevent the Hercules Head from tilting.
2. Align the Pocket Jib so the side of the jib is in line with the side of the Hercules Head.
3. Using two (2) 1/4” diameter thumb screws, attach the Pocket Jib to the Hercules head using the middle thread holes.
Installing on Swivel Mount
Exclusive to the Pocket Jib, our Swivel Mount provides great jib support in a compact package.
1. Insert the Swivel Mount into the 100mm bowl of the K-Pod (or other heavy duty tripod rated for the weight of the jib and camera setup).
2. Install the cup washer and handle to the bottom of the Swivel Mount. Note, mount the washer flat side up if you do not want the head to tilt in the bowl (recommended).
3. Remove the two (2) plastic knobs on the Swivel Mount top and lower the Pocket Jib over any two of the diagonal corner holes.
4. While supporting the jib, replace the two (2) plastic knobs and secure.
Extending the Weight Bar
The weight bar collapses for easy transport. To extend it for use, follow this procedure:
1. Loosen the two (2) knobs holding the telescoping weight bar in place. There is one on each side of the jib.
2. Once each side is fully extended, re-tighten the knobs making sure they are fully seated in the recesses provided for alignment.
3. Loosen the two (2) back, ratchet thumb screws to release the horizontal weight bar and slide them back.
4. Swing each side out so they are at 90 degrees two the main jib
5. Slide the two weight bar halves together so the joint is in the center of the bar and re-tighten the ratchet thumb screws.
Using the Ball Mount
The Pocket Jib includes a 100mm ball re-locator so you can easily attach your fluid head or Hercules head to the end of the jib.
1. Loosen but do not remove the knob holding the ball mount to the end of the pocket jib.
2. Once loose enough, rotate the ball mount around and tighten the knob again.
3. Insert your Hercules head or 100mm fluid head (75mm with optional converter).
4. Tighten fluid head down with cup washer and handle as normal.
Telescoping the Pocket Jib
The Pocket Jib extends from 5 feet to 8 feet with two lock increments in between.
1. Loosen but do not remove the two (2) knobs on the main arms and one (1) knob on the tilt arm of the Pocket Jib. NOTE: On the Pocket Jib Pro, there are two tilt arms. Loosen the knob on each tilt arm to adjust length.
2. Make sure the knobs are loose enough that they are no longer seated in the recessed locking hole of the jib.
3. Extend the jib to the desired length choosing any of the four lock positions.
4. Align the knobs with the recessed locking points. The tilt arm knob may require tilting the head of the Pocket jib in order to re-align with the lock point.
5. Secure the two (2) knobs on the main arms and one (1) knob (2 on the Pocket Jib Pro) on the tilt arm(s). Make sure the knobs are fully seated in their respective recessed locking points.
Drag Control & Brake
The Pocket Jib has both drag control and brake control.
1. Drag is adjusted by turning the top knob (A) on the Pocket Jib fulcrum point. Turn the knob clock wise to increase drag and counter clockwise to decrease drag.
2. The brake is adjusted by turning the bottom knob (B) on the Pocket Jib fulcrum point. The brake has an arching track and can be used to aid in locking down lift angles of the jib.
NOTE: The brake is provided as an added safety feature. It is important that your jib setup is properly balanced before use. Do not use the brake to compensate for an unbalanced configuration.