Polecam press announcement, 2010 January 8
The Studio – B&H has added the full line of Polecam’s portable video production systems. The Polecam Pro 1 System can be seen on display in The Studio’s showroom, which is adjacent to the B&H Superstore in New York City.
Located in midtown Manhattan, The Studio – B&H offers professionals the opportunity to get up close and personal with a selection of high-end products from well-known and trusted companies. Visitors can evaluate and compare equipment, watch live demonstrations, and discuss technical and operational issues. The Studio is staffed by highly trained sales engineers who have spent years gaining real-world experience throughout the pro video industry.
“We’re extremely pleased to be working with a company as experienced and reputable as B&H,” comments Greg Salman of Polecam USA. “The Studio’s showroom in New York City offers potential Polecam users in the eastern states the same hands-on demonstration facilities we are able to offer in California. The facility is also equipped to show program-makers examples of commercials, feature films, documentaries, reality-shows and sports coverage, including some extremely lifelike 3D material, all shot using the Polecam system. Visitors can operate a fully built Polecam system in the showroom and get a direct feel of its many creative advantages. Equally important, they will discover that Polecam’s inherent portability along with its fast setup and dismantling capability allow very high production efficiency.”
“The Polecam is a key addition to our lineup in the showroom,” adds Danielo Garcia, Production Sales Engineer and Showroom Manager for The Studio – B&H. “Anyone who is looking for a demo of the system can do so with the added benefit of trying multiple cameras. The combination of a Polecam jib and carefully selected high-end POV cameras gives a huge degree of creative freedom compared with a standard tripod-mounted or shoulder-slung camera, and the attainable picture quality is stunning.”
Polecam training days and technology demonstrations at B&H are being planned, much like the one scheduled for January 23 in Burbank where Camera Support will be hosting a Polecam 3D technology demonstration and open-house.
The Polecam range available from B&H Photo-Video includes a full system, ready configured with camera of choice, or a ‘bare-bones’ system for those who already have a camera and/or monitor or who wish to configure a system to their individual needs. B&H also stocks accessories such as full-length, half-length and quarter-length poles, 3D Head, RCP/CCU panel, Pan/Tilt Head and the FishFace underwater pan/tilt head.
Polecam was established in 1998 by extreme sports cameraman/director Steffan Hewitt. While directing a series of windsurfing kit commercials in Hawaii, he needed to obtain close wide-angle front sequences of a windsurfer in action, shot from a tracking boat or jet ski. Steffan improvised a rig comprising a miniature camera on a carbon-fiber windsurfing mast. Returning to Britain, he developed a lightweight go-anywhere rig with a remote joystick controlling a high-precision pan and tilt head. Polecam is now supplied in HD and SD versions with a range of additional options including underwater and 3D pan/tilt heads. Polecam Ltd is active globally from its base near Bedford, England.
Mel Noonan, Sales and Marketing Manager, Polecam Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1234 855 222
David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983