Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Polecam's FFFS To Make European Debut At IBC 2009

Making its European debut at IBC 2009, Polecam's FFFS (Full Frontal Filter System) enables Polecam operators to use high quality optical filters with compact HD cameras that have no integral filter mount.
The FFFS mount allows 62 mm Tiffen or Cokin filters to be deployed with the 29 mm diameter Fujinon TF lens series.
Two or more filters can be combined without vignetting, even when the Fujinon TF 2.8 mm (89 degrees horizontal field-of-view) lens is used.
Polecam's FFFS includes a Polecam filter holder and five 62 mm screw-fitting circular Tiffen filters plus a Cokin A121M Grad neutral grey medium filter.
The supplied Tiffen filter set consists of infra-red cut; 0.9 neutral-density (equivalent to three stops); 85B daylight corrector; 85BN9 combined neutral density and daylight filter; plus a circular polariser.
The system comes complete with a Cokin A121M graduated neutral-grey medium filter and a 62 mm adapter ring allowing the use of many Cokin-compatible filters. A LensPen lens cleaner is also supplied.
Polecam Founder and Managing Director Steffan Hewitt said: "Optical filters have tremendous creative potential both in terms of effects and to maximise the quality of the captured images. Neutral density filters are often preferable to achieving exposure control with an unassisted 'electronic shutter'.
"A graduated ND filter provides the additional flexibility of allowing a bright sky, for example, to be darkened while the subject in the lower section of the image is left unfiltered."
He continued: "Most cameras are optimised for a a 3,200 Kelvin colour temperature setting so optical daylight to tungsten filtering normally delivers better performance than relying on electronic correction IR cut filters are frequently used in dimmed tungsten lighting to prevent black objects appearing as deep red.
"Circular polarisers significantly reduce surface reflections without the through-the-lens meter accuracy and auto-focus complications that often result from using linear polarisers."
Polecam FFFS comes in a compact and lightweight case which also has room to accommodate additional filters, giving users the option of creating a dedicated set to suit their individual needs.
The FFFS case includes closed-cell foam filter-holders to minimise dust contamination.
Visit Polecam at IBC 2009 at Stand 10.C49.
Further information is available at:
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Putting Optical Wavelength Management To Work
Managing cables and long-distance signal transport, especially in outside broadcast situations, has long been an expensive, bulky, time-consuming nuis
SmallHD Introduces New Daylight Monitoring
SmallHD has announced the introduction of the 502 Bright daylight viewable on-camera 5-inch monitor. The 1,000nit display incorporates the extensive f
Pinewood Digital Extends Investment In FilmLight's Daylight
Pinewood Digital is a pioneering user of Daylight and recently extended its investment in the platform with new systems in both London and Atlanta. Da
MTF Appointed Official Reseller For NiSi Filters
MTF Services has been appointed official reseller for NiSi Filters as the company aims to grow its UK business. Viewed as a new brand to many UK-based
Polecam Introduces The IntelliJib Camera
Polecam has launched its new mini‐Polecam boom and remote head system, IntelliJib, the small solution for hi-speed sports broadcasts. Polecam we
Polecam Takes The 3D 'High Ground' At IBC
Polecam Founder and Managing Director Steffan Hewitt has said that IBC 2009 was "a significant step forward for 3D television broadcasting". Steffan s
Latest Steadicam Rigs, Tiffen Filters And Lowel Lights
Tiffen, leading manufacturer of imaging products for the motion picture and broadcast industries will be at BSC Expo, London, UK at Battersea Evolutio
LEE Filters Unveils Hood And Tandem Adaptor
LEE Filters has unveiled the new LEE100 Tandem Adaptor which proves invaluable on occasions when one filter holder isn't enough, and the LEE100 Hood i
STC Expands Range Of Clip Filters
STC has expanded its range of Clip Filters and revealed new products for Olympus cameras and Micro Four Thirds systems. Extending the series of STC Cl
'Call It Mellow Yellow' – NiSi Light Blocker
As the UK's exclusive authorised supplier of NiSi Cinema Filters, Broadcast MTF Services have announced the arrival of the brand's new Yellow Light Bl
THE SALES and marketing arm of Schneider-Kreuznach, the German parent company, is providing high-quality filters and lens accessories to help improve
LEE Filters Unveils LEE Elements
LEE Filters has introduced LEE Elements, an all-new range of high-performance and quick-to-deploy circular filters for photographers and videographers
Alexa Receives In-Camera Filter System
Schneider Optics has announced that it is manufacturing and distributing an innovative In-Camera Filter System developed by Clairmont Camera for the A
Polecam Starter Pack D-SLR Rig To Launch At NAB Show 2011
Polecam, an innovator of compact mobile systems for digital film and television content creation, has chosen NAB 2011 as the launch venue for a major
LEE Filters Launches ecommerce Website
LEE Filters has launched LEE Direct, an ecommerce website giving UK-based customers the option to purchase a range of photographic products directly.