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Stefan Otto - River Cruising

Polecam camera crane on a boat - Truly Portable!

Here's a shot from a recent series for Channel 5 "Cruising with Jane Mc Donald" where the polecam was able to deliver stunning images off the side of a River Cruise ship on the Rhone. We also took the polecam to the Baltic, Cuba, Jamaica and all around the Mediterranean.

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Cliff Diving Update - Chile

Polecam camera crane filming Red Bull Cliff diving event from Chile

There's no better place to display The capabilities of Polecam's ability to go anywhere. 100 feet up on the purpose built wooden platform above two huge waterfalls and spectacular gorge was the setting for the final Red Bull cliff diving event this year from Chile. John Gillan from JG broadcast Jibs had only to rope down 3 Polecam cases to the platform to complete the process of getting it there. Any other Broadcast jib would be impossible to get down there so easily.

I was using my trusty Sony FS5 camera with zoom lens on a 4m pole. Connected to an OB truck the pictures went live on RedBull tv.

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Polecam at the IMI

Polecam at the Institute of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference

Polecam supported the Institute of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference in Nottingham again on Friday 6th October.

Shown off was the new Autopod Monopod, ideal for operating theatres and the 4K AJA Rovocam which received much interest from all wanting to upgrade to all the advantages 4K has to offer.

For more info see. http://www.polecam.com/medical-filming

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Going Wild

Polecam Camera Crane filming Cheetah's

Stefan Otto with his Polecam for BBC NHU - inside a cheetah enclosure!

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RedBull Cliff Diving - update

Polecam Camera Crane filming Cliff Diving for Red Bull in Bosnia

John Gillan on Mostar bridge in Bosnia for the penultimate round of Redbull Cliff Diving series. 6 section Polecam with Sony FS5 camera, Ronin M gimbal, wire strut system and 40kgs on the back gave super sweeping shots over the famous bridge. See RedBull TV for videos.

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Polecam VR at Reggae Sumfest 2017 in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Polecam Camera Crane filming Reggae Sumfest 2017 in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Production company 360 Designs in conjunction with DownSound Entertainment created a 360° live stream using 5 cameras from the largest Reggae festival in the world – and the feature camera was mounted on a Polecam.  

The miniEye360 camera mounted on a Polecam was positioned at the very front of the stage allowing unprecedented 360° views for the live broadcast. Operator Greg Salman manned the rig single-handedly for the duration of the 10 hour over-night concerts, two nights in a row.

This was the first 360° live concert produced with multiple cameras like a traditional '2D' broadcast.

"The Polecam was essential to getting us shots that felt like we were right on stage", says Alx Klive producer, "I can't imagine shooting a concert in a better way for 360°".

Sample video is still up on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZsolXTdl3I
All photos credited to '360 Design' 

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Redbull Cliff Diving Series 4, Dallas, Texas

Polecam Camera Crane filming Red Bull Cliff Diving in Texas USA

Unique shots from the Polecam as the only camera able to be as high up as the divers on the narrow platform. A simple scaffolding structure is all that is needed to support the Polecam and operator. Not possible with a jimmy jib. 

Using a Sony FS5 camera it was live on Facebook and RedBull TV. 

England's Blake Aldridge leaped to his first World Series victory since 2014 with an exceptional display of diving at the fourth stop of the 2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Possum Kingdom Lake, USA, while Australian Rhiannan Iffland continued her dominance with another commanding performance to stretch her lead at the top of the overall standings and make it back to back wins in Texas.

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Polecam at Monza

Polecam Camera Crane filming Racing Cars at Monza

Steve Giles and Steffan Hewitt attended the 2017 Italian GP at Monza for FOM and the global world feed.

Located in the pits, grid and in front of the chaotic podium, we saw all kinds of weather!

Utilising a 4 section Polecam, the new Antelope Ultra 4K camera and a Cam-Racer fibre system from Ereca (hired from MiBroadcast), new super hi-res went around the world.

Polecam's next F1 outing will be pit stop testing with the RedBull F1 Racing Team in their factory at Milton Keynes.

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