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Product Tanks DIY camera crane for GoPro hero3 cameras. To improve my video's I bought a GoPro camera and then made a camera crane/jib/boom to go with it. I watched other home made camera crane video's, but none of the ones I watched had the functionality that I wanted, so I decided to have a go at one myself with added features to improve performance. This crane was made for less than £40, including the quad pod, which is far less money than many camera cranes on the market and it has more functionality. It can be split into three parts for easy storage and transportation and is light weight and adjustable. This is the result of a 2 day build to make from scratch with all materials bought from a hardware store. I've drilled holes all over the head to reduce weight, but in reality this isn't necessary and it also makes it look a lot more complicated than it actually is. The most important thing is that I've used in-line roller skate bearings where ever there will be friction so I get smoother filming. I bought 10 from Amazon for about £3 and they work perfectly. Or I've used poly propylene office files cut into disks to eliminate friction between two surfaces. I'm fairly pleased with the results.