With The ABC Crane 100, it is now possible to crane-lift a film or video camera in almost any place on earth. No matter whether it is in the jungle, the Swiss Alps or at the North Pole two people can carry the ABC 100 Crane and it will fit into the boot of most medium sized cars!
With the introduction of light cranes a new dimension to film and video making was added. But there were also limiting factors; additional load and crane length were limited by the physical characteristics of the popular round section.
Professional cameramen want to be able to move the camera on a remote head without any vibration interfering with shots and without any change in the horizon due to excessive torque.
ABC Products completely re-engineered the ABC Crane 100 with a new titanium alloy square section and came up with a much stronger and reliable crane. The ABC Crane 100 adopted the style of its “big brother” the ABC Crane 120. Thanks to this innovation ABC Products was able to double the additional load on the ABC Crane 100 allowing a very useful margin to mount a remote head and most types of cameras.
The King Post can be shortened allowing for more clearance, especially useful when working in a space limiting environment like a studio or interior location.
The ABC 100 Crane allows flexible adjustment of the camera tilt to be made as well as the setting of a fixed angle. A lever enables quick and simple selection of the following operating mode: the camera keeps the horizon static, the camera maintains a fixed angle to the ground, the camera tilts automatically fixed on a point in the distance.