Meerkat Jib Arm | Meerkat 10 | Folding spreader dolly | 4 way leveler | Universal Leveler | World Cup | Rocker Plate | Low Boy | High-Hat
Meerkat Jib Arm

The Meerkat is a mini jib for full compliment 35mm camera, lens and mattebox combinations. It has been designed with maximum rigidity and optimum action for its size and weight making use of a quick action sliding counter weight arm for speedy set-ups, which when retracted makes for easy transportation in a car trunk. This jib arm fits on top of standard heavy tripods, bazookas, dollies or tracking vehicles and accepts any conventional or nodal fluid head. These can be mounted in either the upright or inverted mode, to the 150 mm bowl or Mitchell plate front offset fitting. The Meerkat is constructed using corrosion proof materials, and is finished in a black anodizing making it a durable, easy to take anywhere piece of equipment.

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Specifications and Dimensions

Length of Meerkat when closed

57.6" (1463 mm)
Length of Meerkat when fully extended 115.2" (2926 mm)
Pivot point to rear of sliding weight arm Minimum: 27.6" (701 mm)
Maximum: 52.8" (1341 mm)
Maximum payload at shortest 41.4 lbs. (18.8 kg)
Maximum payload at longest 100 lbs. (45 kg)
Maximum reach 56.4" (1433 mm) Middle of Mitchell Plate
Total lift 78" (1981 mm)
Draw back 22.8" (579 mm)
Max height from base overslung: 60" (1524 mm)
underslung: 42" (1067 mm)
Total weight (excluding ballast) 39.6 lbs. (18 kg)
Counter balance weight 88 lbs. (40 kg)

Meerkat 10

The Meerkat 10 is a light-weight jib arm that has been designed for maximum rigidity and ease of use. The quick-release boom sections allow speedy set-ups, a variety of boom lengths, and convenient transportation.

This jib arm fits standard tripods, bazookas or dollies. It has an over and under-slung Mitchell plate as well as 150mm and 100mm bowl adapters. The weight arm is designed to utilize standard barbell weights.

Lightweight aluminum and stainless steel ensure that the arm is corrosion proof and the hard anodized finish has proved to be durable and long lasting.

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Specifications and Dimensions
Mode Fulcrum to Lens Fulcrum to Back Weight to Balance Payload
Mode 1 1.3 m 1 m 60 kg 45 kg
  49" 39.5" 132 lbs. 100 lbs.
Mode 2 2.2 m 1.1 m 78 kg 41 kg
  85" 45" 172 lbs. 90 lbs.
Mode 3 2.5 m 1.1 m 80 kg 38 kg
  97" 45" 176 lbs. 83 lbs.
Mode 4 3.1 m 1.1 m 70 kg 20 kg
  121" 45" 154 lbs. 44 lbs.

Folding Spreader Dolly

The folding Spreader Dolly is precision built for the action that professional cameramen demand. It is fitted with a set of universal wheels for use on track or smooth studio floor. Used together with our Meerkat Jib Arm, it permits the camera operator alone to execute tracking and jibbing shots. Constructed with lightweight corrosion resistant materials, it folds up for transportation in a car trunk and is light enough to carry anywhere. Runs on any standard dolly track.

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Specifications and Dimensions

Folded Size

Open Size

Load Capacity

34" x 10" x 8" 32" x 33" x 8" 250 lbs. 14.2 lbs.
(864 mm x 254 mm x 203 mm) (812 mm x 838 mm x 203 mm) (113 kg) (6.4 kg)

4 -Way Leveler

Our 4-way leveler was designed to be as rigid as possible, upright or inverted, keeping the weight to a minimum. This unit will carry full head and 35mm camera, lens and matte box combinations with a safety factor demanded of crane structures. It has an Elemack receiver for mounting and will accept a Mitchell plate fitting. Fitted with a levelling bubble for easy set-up. Constructed in corrosion resistant materials ensuring maintenance free use.

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Specifications and Dimensions

Base Size & Height

8" x 8" x 6.25" (Diagonal 9")
  (200 mm x 200 mm x 159 mm) (Diagonal 229 mm)
Load capacity 100 lbs. (45 kg)
Total weight 9.2 lbs. (4.2 kg)

Universal Leveler

Our universal leveler is a lightweight, extremely versatile, camera mounting system. The spherical design allows for greater angles of leveling (fitted with a quick release plate and vibration proof locks) and makes it the perfect piece of equipment for car and aircraft rigs. This unit will carry a full 35mm camera, lens and matte box combination. Constructed using corrosion resistant aluminum and 316 stainless steel ensuring a lifetime of maintenance free use.

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Specifications and Dimensions

Base Size

8" x 8" (200 mm x 200 mm)
Height 5" (130 mm)
Load capacity 80 lbs. (36 kg)
Total weight 6 lbs. (2.7 kg)

World Cup

A 150mm bowl to Euro mount fitting. Made from cast aluminum and anodized black, it has stainless steel locks to ensure trouble free use.

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Rocker Plate

This light weight plate is made from aluminum and anodized black.

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Low Boy

This is a 150mm cast aluminium bowl , mounted on a plywood board. It enables the camera to be placed low on the ground or clamped to any surface.

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An aluminum Mitchell plate mounted on a plywood board for use in those places that a tripod can not be utilized.

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Filmair International 1040 Islington Avenue, Toronto, ON M8Z 6A4
tel 905.616.7065