If you have ever tried to put any amount of weight onto one of those “magic” articulating arms (be it a light, microphone, field monitor, etc), you know that it can be hit or miss if the weight holds. This is where the Infinity Arm hopes to come in and save the day.
The Infinity Arm
The Infinity Arm has been developed and produced by 27Notch, a popular Hollywood rental house. The Infinity Arm works much like many of those “Magic Arm” articulating arms that you have seen and used. The key difference is in the construction and incredible strength that the Infinity Arm provides. Here is a list of the key features and highlights of the new Infinity Arm:
- Equipped with a rosette on each arm for maximum holding strength.
- No loose parts, meaning just two arms and one knob; all bearings and ramps are internal – so no worries of losing any small parts.
- Allows for quick changes with a push button to release each tip from the arm, saving you the time to unscrew it.
- Mounting options include 1/4″-20 male, cold shoe and GoPro mount. (Future mounts will include: custom clamp, 3/8″, baby pin, female 1/4″-20 and 3/8″ with more to come)
- Made of high grade aluminum and steel for strength and light weight.
- Quickly customizable and adjustable. It can attach to multiple places quickly for a wide variety of jobs.
- Current prototype total arm length without tips is 8 1/2″
- Strong enough to hold any pro camera, light, accessory and photo combo.
- CNC machined and anodized for durable long life operation.
As you can see in the video demo above, this arm is capable of holding up a Red Epic with a lens attached. If that is not strong enough for you, then I don’t know what will be. I can see this being an invaluable tool for both photographers and videographers.
What makes this such a no brainer to me, is the peace of mind that an arm like this can provide. Because let’s face it, none of us will be using one of these arms to hold up a camera (except maybe a GoPro, or similar sized action camera). But the fact that this is capable of holding something like an incredibly heavy Red Epic, means that you can rest easy knowing that your LED light, microphone, field monitor, etc. will all be no problem for a “magic arm” like this.
If you like what you see as well, you can head over to the Infinity Arm’s Kickstarter page to offer your support. As of this writing, the campaign is at $31,600 out of their goal of $50,000 with 8 days remaining.