So we're looking to get a small to mid-sized "one-man-band" jib/slider/dolly combo. We're shooting with a lighter weight ENG camera, the Panasonic HPX370. So far I'm really liking the options on Kessler Crane's "Pocket Jib Pro with the CineSlider" add-on. (lifetime warranty is a big draw too)
We're based in Colorado. If there were a rental house or Kessler dealer closer than KANSAS that carried the equipment, we would just demo or rent and decide. Unfortunately its not that easy.
The only thing I've found that looks like its of decent quality with comparable features at a comparable price is called the "Explorer System" and its made by Porta-Jib.
Anyone have experience with Kessler's "Pocket Jib Pro" or Porta-Jib's "Explorer System"? Any other suggestions for equipment that can be used in all three methods?