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05/12/2008

Polecam Innovation Set To Continue At BVE2009, London

Continuing its long tradition of innovation, Polecam will be introducing four new mobile production tools to the UK video production market on stand C16 at BVE2009 (Earls Court 2, London, February 17-19).
All are additions to the Polecam itself which is the world's leading long-reach transportable camera rig.
FishFace swim-along underwater housing will be launched at BVE. FishFace is a combined underwater head and waterproof HD/SD camera housing for the Polecam rig. At BVE2009, the waterproof housing will be offered for the first time for use with whatever immersion support the camera operator chooses.
The FishFace underwater housing comes complete with a clamp and threaded tripod-mounting socket for attachment to the support device. A waterproof gland seals the camera cable at the entry to the housing, eliminating the need to cut and resplice the cable. A waterproof plug and socket are provided for iris control. The complete FishFace head and waterproof housing can be used down to 4 metres on a Polecam rig or to a depth of 10 metres as an independent system. The head has the same fully unrestricted movement as a standard Polecam dry head, including 360 degree pan capability.
Making its UK debut at the show will be the Polecam 3D Head dual-camera mount. Shown in prototype at IBC2009 and still evolving, the Polecam 3D Head enables two miniature broadcast-quality HD or SD cameras to be mounted side by side.
User-adjustable features include the distance between each camera and the left/right forward viewing angles. Output can be captured on a dual channel direct-to-disk video recorder or to a synchronised pair of individual recorders. The Polecam 3D Head has a wide range of applications in 3D drama and documentary production as well as medical and industrial video.
Also making its UK debut is Polecam's Full Frontal filter attachment system. Full Frontal allows easy attachment of front-mounting lens filters, hoods and accessories to broadcast-quality miniature HD/SD cameras. Eliminating the need to place filters between the lens and the image-splitter, it makes filter adjustment fast and efficient.
And, finally, the Dumbell counterweight interface will also make its UK debut at BVE. Polecam's new Dumbell allows mobile camera crews to achieve a substantial reduction in airline baggage charges by leaving their Polecam counterweights at home and sourcing low-cost sport-practise weights at their destination; Dumbell is a mechanical interface which allows these to be attached, adjusted and removed quickly and easily.
Polecam will be represented at BVE by Steffan Hewitt and Mel Noonan.
Further information is available at: www.polecam.com.
(KMcA)
VMI.TV Ltd

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