Its not often you get one of the best seats in the stadium at an English Premier League match but when Polecam rigs were used to provide both live and Ultra Slo Mo 'inside the goal action, Tom Paterson of Forager Films and Stuart Nicholls of Emagine Productions stepped up with their rigs to offer their services with the help of Camera Corps.
Tom Paterson explained Using the remarkable Antelope PICO minicams on our Polecam rigs we were able to give the OB director shots and angles which until recently were rarely seen on football coverage. Terrific action from behind the goal-keeper with the cameras unobtrusively poking through the net gave a very effective wide shot which was perfect for covering goal-mouth action. This content could be streamed live or slowed right down so every moment could be analysed.
Camera cranes behind goals can often cause issues with blocking the view for the fans said Stuart Nicholls, but the unique low profile aspect of the Polecam setup means we can be right behind the goal getting these spectacular shots with minimal, if any, viewing disruption for the spectators.
Polecam Systems will be exhibiting at IBC 2016 on stand #10C 49, RAI Centre, Amsterdam, exhibition September 9-13.
The Antelope PICO Extreme Slow Motion and Live Camera System is designed to offer spectacular extreme slow motion and previously unrevealed details from vantage points where no other camera has gone before. Antelope PICO records with up to 520 frames per second in native HD. The system is based on a 2/3 CMOS 2K chip and guarantees high detail and unsurpassed light sensitivity. The unique deflickering technology eliminates lighting related flicker in real time.
Polecam is a unique, quick, lightweight no-fuss single operator broadcast quality camera jib designed in modular configuration providing operators with the flexibility and option to fly state of the art HD and 4K minicams from Camera Corps, Toshiba, Antelope and others, which in most cases have the ability to be taken underwater too. Polecam, although synonymous with minicams, has further developed its range of electronic Pan & Tilt heads to accommodate the latest in the larger cameras to include the market leading Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Canon C300, RED Epic, and many more, not forgetting the DSLR range of extremely efficient cameras outputting stunning footage.
Designed specifically with a super lightweight aluminium backend with military grade carbon fibre sections, the design is globally recognised as a market leading lightweight camera jib that is highly portable, quick to rig and operates either off battery or AC supply. It will mount on a standard lightweight tripod and dolly or via the Polecam body harness for complete mobility.
Polecam gives you smooth, floating crane shots, raising the production values of any programme whilst giving you new angles that would otherwise be hard to get any other way.