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New JOBY Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack™ and Action Jib Kit™ Give Action Cam Users the Power to Grab Hollywood-Style Shots with Ease

Lightweight, Portable and Simple Action Cam Accessories Take Perspectives to New Heights

Petaluma, CA, April 7, 2015 – JOBY unveils the only ultra-portable, extendable jib kit that allows action cam videographers to capture amazing high and low shots with incredible ease by using the Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack™ and Action Jib Kit™. Designed to be lightweight and portable, the Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack and Action Jib Kit enable users to take perspectives to new heights with action cams like GoPro®, Ion®, Contour® and Sony® Action Cam.

“The mobility and versatility of action cams have gradually led to them being used far more widely than their original intended use, including in more professional settings where different perspectives and smooth video panning are required,” said Kate Farmer, JOBY brand director. "The Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack and Action Jib Kit enable action cam users the ability to capture expansive shots without the need for a heavy, bulky and expensive professional jib system. This makes it possible for GoPro and other action cam shooters to capture professional-grade video footage from various angles ranging from low angle shots to birds-eye perspectives.”

The Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack (US MSRP $99.95) is a complete out-of-the-box solution for action cam shooters wanting to achieve movie-quality shots from all angles effortlessly. The kit comes with three aluminum extension poles and two removable and adjustable pole clamps – with one clamp at the base acting as a handle and one higher up on the pole where the action cam is mounted. Connecting the pole clamps is an adjustable cording to fit any pole length, allowing the camera to rotate with the integrated pulley system. The kit handle is also versatile in connecting with other JOBY products such as a GorillaPod Arm or GripTight Mount for smartphones for remote video viewing. The poles are built with painter’s pole threading to allow for greater pole extensions. All components of the Action Jib Kit can be broken down into the accompanying compact bag for easy portability and storage. The entire product with extension poles weighs 23.5 oz. (665 g).

The Action Jib Kit (US MSRP $79.95) is an ultra-portable, expandable jib kit letting you capture unique crane shots with any pole or monopod. The Action Jib Kit has all of the components of the Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack, with the exception of the three aluminum extension poles. Instead, the Action Jib Kit can be used with any pole or existing monopod with the inclusion of a ¼"-20 screw monopod end cap. The entire product without the poles weighs 11.03 oz. (320 g).

JOBY products are innovatively designed to address the needs of creative and active consumers. All of the Action Series products come with a standard GoPro mount adapter and a ¼"-20 attachment point for other action cams such as the Ion, Sony Action Cam or Contour cameras. The Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack and Action Jib Kit come with a one year warranty and are designed with ABS plastic, Teflon®, nylon, steel, rubber, elastic and stainless steel for durability and seamless connections.

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About JOBY
We live to ignite creativity. JOBY's award-winning mounts, stands and grips are flexible, easy to use and designed to elevate the potential of the latest mobile and imaging devices. Our innovative accessories bring creative vision to the next level, empowering users to capture adventure from any angle. JOBY is a proudly owned by Vitec Imaging Solutions.

About Vitec Imaging Solutions
Vitec Imaging Solutions is a division of the Vitec Group, an international group principally serving customers in the broadcast and photographic markets. Vitec Imaging Solutions designs, manufactures and distributes premium branded photographic and video equipment such as tripods, bags, filters and lights for professional and hobbyist photographers. Our portfolio includes seven premium brands - Manfrotto, Gitzo, JOBY, Colorama, Lastolite, Avenger and Lowepro positioning Vitec Imaging Solutions as the leading global provider of accessories within the fast growing photo and video markets. Vitec Imaging Solutions brands are exclusively distributed in the United States through its owned platform: Vitec Imaging Distribution, 10 Mountianview Road Ste 320S, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

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