Camera Corps announces the appointment of Media Trust Ltd as exclusive distributor for the CIS. Based in Moscow, Media Trust will handle the entire Camera Corps product range centred on the Q-Ball and HD Minicam remote-controlled camera systems.
"We were greatly impressed by Camera Corps' product demonstrations at NAB and IBC 2009 and 2010," comments Media Trusts Managing Director Max Fartukov. "The Q-Ball robotic camera in particular provides all the features required for outside-broadcast capture of sports events, stage-performances or studio content. We have already taken delivery of two Q-Ball systems for addition to our rental inventory."
"Media Trust is one of Russias most pro-active providers of broadcast-quality television equipment and supporting services," adds Camera Corps' founder and Managing Director Laurie Frost. "The company's current inventory includes ground-based and overhead grip products which neatly complement our range of HD/SD robotic cameras, remote control joysticks, camera control units and reclockers."
Q-Ball is a compact HD/SD camera head with integral high-precision digital pan and tilt drive motors in a weather-proofed spherical housing machined from solid aluminium. Introduced at NAB 2009, it has already proved one of the most successful products in Camera Corps' history, delivering continuous video from two of the world's longest outside broadcast projects: 100 days in London's Trafalgar Square (televising Antony Gormley's 100-day 'One & Other' project) and more recently nine-months aboard a round-the-world sailing ship for VPRO-Netherland's reconstruction of Charles Darwin's voyage in HMS Beagle. Q-Ball has also provided reality-television coverage from some of the world's hottest and most humid jungles as well as winter-sports coverage at sub-zero temperatures from British Columbia.
Founded in 2003, Media Trust provides a wide range of services including systems integration, product distribution and equipment rental. One of the company's main activities is the design and implementation of lighting grids and control systems for sports events. Media Trust also offers assistance in organising and managing television and digital-film productions. In addition to Camera Corps, companies represented by Media Trust in the CIS include Canon, Egripment, Iconix, Polecam, TV Skyline, Tiffen (Steadicam), Toshiba, and Vinten. See www.media-trust.ru
Camera Corps specialises in providing high-volume support services for reality television programmes as well as very large-scale sports events. The company has achieved a pre-eminent reputation for its ability to acquire exciting and unusual television content from exceptionally challenging environments. The Camera Corps team expands during large-scale events from 11 staff based at Shepperton Studios to as many as 200 specialists, including highly-skilled rock climbers able to establish camera positions in almost any location. See www.cameracorps.co.uk