The Kessler KC-Lite 8.0 has been designed to be the best "economy" crane on the market. For the filmmaker shooting on a tight budget, using a lighter digital video or DSLR camera under 10 pounds, we feel the KC-Lite is the highest quality camera crane / jib in the sub $400 price range. Based off the design of our standard dual-rail KC series of camera cranes, the KC-Lite is a 100% tool-less, single rail crane that is light-weight and portable, yet has the heft where it counts like the 3/8" thick ultra rigid mounting plate. No flimsy sheet metal here! Unlike other cranes in this price range the KC-Lite mounts to your fluid head in a way that utilizes the fluid drag of the head's pan and tilt giving the best control and fluid like movements in all 3 modes of crane operation (manual tilt, fixed-angle mode, & automatic mode).
The KC-Lite is not a replacement for our standard dual-rail camera cranes. We still believe the dual-rail design of our standard line of camera cranes is the best option for superior strength and eliminating the dreaded side to side sway that is common with single rail jib cranes. However, we understand there are filmmakers that need a light weight "budget" jib solution, so we feel we have designed the KC-Lite to be the best in the "budget" category (under $400).
DOES NOT INCLUDE TRIPOD/HEAD.