Do you want those nice cinematic aerial shots but can't afford to buy those big cranes? Or better yet, can't manage to bring big ass crane to a shoot? Vimeo member Alex Guajardo tested out the Cobra Crane Backpacker. This thing can be mounted to any tripod (sturdier the better), and breaks down in minutes to fit in a backpack! You can tilt the camera on the fly. Even get slider-like shots.
I was able to get some shots of Alex with my T2i, as he was shooting his video below.