Infinity Arm Kickstarter, Heavy Duty Quick Release Arm
Infinity Arm is a versatile, heavy duty magic arm. Its interchangeable ball joint allows a selection of mounting options as well as a quick release system for switching between applications.
The Infinity Arm surfaced on a few blogs earlier in the month, but with the Kickstarter still in mid flow and their target not yet reached, I thought it was worth bringing to the attention of anyone whom hasn’t yet seen it.
The form factor of a magic arm is fantastic, they enable you to get a variety of accessories/cameras to where you want them, quickly and with the turn of just a single knob.
However, they’re limited in application due to the payload they usually carry. The Infinity Arm is made of high strength aluminium, utilizing a rosette joint to enable a sturdy lock. Check out the stress test below:
Whilst it currently has no official payload figures, you can see from the above video it’ll take over 10lbs. A couple of these at either ends of your setup would be a great solution for those hard to reach, unique camera positions.
In addition, the current prototype measure 8.5″ long without joint tips.
A nice feature is the interchangeable ball joints. when loose, you can quickly change out the joints of the Infinity Arm, meaning you can switch between setups very quickly (as long as you have pre-mounted ball joints on other aspects of your setup), as well as alter the size or type of the thread.
Infinity Arm currently offer a 1/4″-20 male thread, 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). I’d like to see 15mm rod added to this list, which would match up nicely with Zacutos Zamerican accessories.
$159 would start you off with an Infinity Arm package, although pledges start much lower if you’re just looking to help the project along. Check out the Kickstarter page for more information on rewards.