GF-8 Camera Crane

GF-8 camera crane system Setpic

The GF-8 Crane System is an industry standard in modular rideable and remote cranes.

It's versatile, durable and provides unmatched ease of movement and steady crane moves.

Features

  • Ultra modular design
  • No numerical set-up procedure
  • No dedicated front or back
  • Easy rigging assembly
  • Fast and logical set-up
  • Lightweight parts
  • Extremely stable arm
  • Choice of 3 base dollies
  • Bases double as Western or Track Dolly
  • Surface hardened finish (Hart-Coat ®)
  • Dedicated transport trolley
  • TÜV Certified & Safety Type Tested
GF-8 camera crane
GF-8 camera crane [max. remote & platform version]

The Xten Kit

By adding the Xten Kit, the standard GF-8 Crane can, at any time, be extended to a GF-8 Xten Crane providing extra height and range.

GF-8 Kamerakransystem Feature

The GF-8 Xten Crane System is a standard GF-8 Crane plus the Xten Kit. It has a double, rod rigging system, a higher pivot height, an extra weight bucket and a longer rear end section than the standard GF-8.

GF-8GF-8 Xten
Technical specifications are subject to change without notice
Pivot height1.54m 1.84m
Platform2 pers4.5m / 14'10"5.6m / 18'6"
1 pers5.8m / 18'10"7.3m / 23'10"
Remote80kg / 176lbs7.2m / 23'6"8.7m / 28'6
50kg / 110lbs8m / 26'2"10.6m / 34'6"
GF-8 Xten camera crane
GF-8 Xten camera crane [max. remote & platform version]

Choice of 3 Base Dollies

The GF-8 Standard Base:

  • single ended, corrected steering
  • Hard rubber or pneumatic wheels
  • 4 x 2 or 4 x 4 track wheels
  • 62cm / 24,5" track width. Also adapts to 100cm / 39" track
  • Levelling legs and push-bar
GF-8 Standard Base
GF-8000 GF-8 Standard Base

The GF-8 Double Ended Steering Base:

  • independent steering at each base end
  • Hard rubber or pneumatic wheels
  • 4 x 2 or 4 x 4 track wheels
  • 62cm / 24,5" track width. Also adapts to 100cm / 39" track
  • Levelling legs and push-bar
The GF-8 Double Ended Steering Base:
GF-8000SS GF-8 Double Ended Steering Base

The GF-8 Double Ended Connected Steering Base:

  • single ended, 3 stage steering
  • front, rear and roundy-round
  • Hard rubber or pneumatic wheels
  • 4 x 2 or 4 x 4 track wheels
  • 62cm / 24,5" track width. Also adapts to 100cm / 39" track
  • Levelling legs and push-bar
GF-8 Double Ended Connected Steering Base
GF-8000S GF-8 Connected Steering Base

More Features

4 x 2 track wheels are available in a special Vulkulan mix which are ideal for fast tracking shots but also provide extremely smooth movement for man riding or remote use. The mounted track wheels don't restrict the wheels when steering. If the ground surface demands it, the track wheels can be removed or added within seconds. Optionally 4 x 4 track wheels are also available in either Vulkulan or Plastic.

GF-8 camera crane dolly feature 4 x 2 track wheels with Vulkulan coating
4 x 2 track wheels with Vulkulan coating
GF-8 camera crane dolly feature Levelling legs and push down wheel brakes
Levelling legs and push down wheel brakes

Sturdy, hand cranked levelling legs can be attached to each of the base dollies allowing for fast adjustments on uneven surfaces. The position of the levelling jacks increases the footprint of the base.
A special adapter enables connection of the track wheels to run on 100cm/39 inch track rather than the standard 62cm /24,5 inch.

The bases are equipped with fittings for a push bar at either end of the dolly. The telescopic push bar is especially useful for fast tracking shots allowing 2 operators comfortable positioning on either side of the base.

GF-8 camera crane dolly feature telescopic push bar
GF-8 Base with telescopic push bar
GF-8 camera crane dolly feature crane platform as a western dolly
The crane platform mount as a Western dolly

The GF-8 crane platform can be mounted to all the base dollies transforming them into Track or Western dollies.

Setup

The GF-8 Crane System can be built to adapt to most requirements on almost any location, ranging from jib arm to rideable to remote crane. Numerous man-riding versions and remote versions can be built according to your requirements and imagination.

With the GF-8's angle adjusters there are no dedicated front sections required.

No numerical set-up procedure.

GF-8 camera crane SetUp middle section with pan and tilt lock
middle section with pan and tilt lock
GF-8 camera crane SetUp Mounting an extension arm
Mounting an extension arm
GF-8 camera crane SetUp Securing the arm with a safety pin
Securing the arm with a safety pin
GF-8 camera crane SetUp Connecting the angle adjusters
Connecting the angle adjusters
GF-8 camera crane SetUp Securing the angle adjusters
Securing the angle adjusters

In its jib arm configuration, the GF-8 can be mounted on other dollies by using the GFM Euro and Mitchell adapters to GF-8.

It goes without saying that this ultra-modular crane system provides an endless number of camera support possibilities.

GF-8 camera crane in jib arm mode
GF-8 in Jib Arm mode with counterweight rod
GF-8 camera crane system extensions
Modular extensions

Transport

All the GF-8 Crane arm components fit on a dedicated transport trolley.

A custom designed trolley and carriers are also available for the counterweights.

GF-8 transport trolley
GF-8110GF-8 transport trolley

Accessories

GF-8 Basedolly telescopic push bar
GF-8001Push bar telescopic
GF-8 Mounting column extension
GF-8121Extension Mounting column
GF-8 Monitor carrier for pivot section
GF-8301Monitor carrier for pivot section
GF-8 Basedolly Levelling leg set
GF-8310Levelling leg (Set of 4 pcs.)
GF-8 Adapter GF-8 to Euro-adapter
GF-8315Adapter GF-8 to Euro-adapter
GF-8 Adapter plate GF-8 to Mitchell
GF-8316Adapter plate GF-8 to Mitchell
GF-8 Counterweight rod adapter incl. weight rod
GF-8317Counterweight rod adapter incl. weight rod
GF-8 Track wheel set 4 x 2 (Vulkulan)
GF-8321Track wheel Set 4 X 2 (Vulkulan)