Jimmy Jib sizes

Jimmy Jibs come in various sizes and models to suit different production needs. The most commonly used Jimmy Jibs are the 6-foot, 9-foot, 12-foot, 15-foot, 18-foot, 24-foot and 30-foot models.

The 6-foot and 9-foot models are ideal for indoor shoots and tight spaces where there is limited room to maneuver. The 12-foot and 15-foot models are versatile and suitable for both indoor and outdoor shoots, while the 18-foot and 24-foot models are larger and more suitable for outdoor productions that require greater height and reach.

In addition to the standard models, there are also specialized models designed for specific purposes, such as the “Super Jimmy Jib” which can reach heights of up to 40 feet, and the “Jimmy Jib Triangle” which has a triangular design for greater stability and smooth movement.

The size and model of the Jimmy Jib used will depend on the specific needs of the production and the shot being captured, with larger models typically requiring more crew and equipment to operate.

Jimmy Jib is a type of camera crane used in film and television production to capture dynamic shots from various angles and heights. They come in different sizes, ranging from compact models that are suitable for indoor shooting to larger models that can reach heights of over 30 feet for outdoor shoots. The size of the Jimmy Jib used depends on the requirements of the production and the desired shot.

Size Jimmy Jib

6ft (Standard)

9ft (Standard Plus)

12ft (Giant)

15ft (Giant Plus)

18ft (Super)

21ft (21ft)

24ft (Super Plus)

30ft (Extreme)


Jib Description Jib Reach Max Lens Height Max Camera Weight
Standard 6 feet 6 feet 50 lbs
Standard Plus 9 feet 16 feet 50 lbs
Giant 12 feet 19 feet 50 lbs
GiantPlus 15 feet 23 feet 50 lbs
Super 18 feet 25 feet 50 lbs
Super Plus 24 feet 30 feet 50 lbs
Extreme 30 feet 33 feet 50 lbs

The strength of the Jimmy Jib it is the “reach” of the crane arm that becomes the important factor in creating interesting and dynamic compositions plus allowing the operator to raise the camera above obscuring power-lines or animated concert goers – thus allowing for a clear, high wide shot if need be.