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  • Polecam at CabSat 2013

    Polecam at CabSat 2013

    Lots of interest in the Polecam from visitors to the Argosy Stand at the Cabsat exhibition in Dubai.

  • Polecam at Cabsat Dubai

    Polecam at CabSat 2013

    Steffan demonstrating Polecam at Cabsat Dubai on the stand of our Middle East agents Argosy.

  • Phantom Miro Camera and Polecam

    Shooting in Full HD at a staggering 1500 fps, the Phantom Miro is proving to be an exceptional camera. Fitted to the Polecam using the Wide Head, it's now possible to access awkward and also new, interesting angles with this killer combination of Crane and Camera.

    Steffan talks about the system in this clip from the Polecam Stand at BVE 2013.

  • Polecam filming Bobsleigh in Sochi

    Polecam filming Bobsleigh

    Victor pakhomov, Head of Special Cameras for ANO/Panorama sent us these pictures of Polecam being used for the Bobsleigh in Sochi. This is where the 2014 Winter Games will come from.

  • Polecam sells 400th rig to Chris Evans’ UMTV

    UK broadcast equipment business Polecam has marked a milestone this month – selling its 400th camera crane system to DJ Chris Evans’ UMTV.

    Evans’ company bought Polecam Starter Pack PLUS worth ?6,000 from Polecam reseller CVP to go with two brand new Canon C300 video cameras worth ?11,000 each.

    UMTV will use the Polecam when it makes entertainment programmes with big-name broadcasters and, it’s hoped, at Evans’ CarFest event in August which he’s organising in aid of Children In Need.

    From its Bedford base, Polecam manufactures lightweight, highly portable carbon-fibre rigs that can be

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  • Polecam and Canon C300; testing testing!

    Canon C300 on camera crane

    The Polecam team were outside in the beautiful Spring sunshine today putting the new Long Head through it's paces with the lovely Canon C300.

    Our UK dealer, CVP, were kind enough to loan us the much sought after Canon camera; thanks guys!

    The new head is a derivative of our popular DSLR capable Wide Head, the head in the shots is missing the black paint of the production models.

    Getting on top of one of our containers was easy with the supremely portable Polecam Camera Crane; the whole shoot from start to finish was done in less than an hour; that's the beauty of

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  • 3 Polecams At One Gig!

    3 polecams on set

    Not 1. Not 2. But 3 Polecams were deployed at the Geneva Motor Show through JG Broadcast. John Gillan brought in Stuart Nicholls and Richard Hookings with their rigs attended the Geneva Motor Show for Ford and have been winding up people with the new App from Bad Robot Interactive called ACTION MOVIE.

    Enjoy!

    VIDEO 1 | VIDEO 2 | VIDEO 3 |

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  • Polecam in Morocco

    Polecam filming in Morocco

    Bachir from BACHAM Films in Paris has been busy with his new Wide Head Polecam!

    Here are some stills from a pilot he shot for Fantastic Feature Films @ Morocco, 3 weeks for 2 episodes of 45mn shot with a Polecam from SNRT (National Channel) and the Wide Head from Telline with a DSLR Canon 5D Mk2.

    You get a great idea of the scope and flexibility of the Polecam system; some great scenery too!

  • Polecam Wide head in Action

    Studio filming with Polecam wide head

    Bachir from BACHCAM Films in Paris was an early adopter of the new Wide Head from Polecam, here it is shown in use for the TV Magazine on Equidia Channel @ Paris, Bachir says "this is the first time shoot with the Wide Head and a Panasonic HPX 171 with a SD SDI out. Shot 1 time a month since 3 years, previous shoot was with the Iconix but the production is not happy, that's why we change for the Wide Head".

  • Polecam sports action Russia

    Here's a quick look at what some of the dozens of Polecam in Russia are up to..