The IndiePOV, a major advance in ultra-compact cameras, was introduced on the Polecam stand (10.C49) at IBC2011.
Designed and built by Vienna-based Indiecam GmbH, the IndiePOV incorporates a high-grade 2/3 inch CMOS imager and delivers 1080p HDTV at up to 30 frames per second in 10 bit uncompressed 4:2:2 or RAW modes. The camera measures only 40 x 40 x 100 millimetres and weighs just 170 grammes.
The IndiePOV is one of the finest miniature cameras ever brought to market and is ideal for use across our entire range of portable support systems, comments Polecam Managing Director Steffan Hewitt. It is also the perfect complement to the Polecam Wide and Narrow motorised pan/tilt heads which we will also launched at IBC.
The excellent picture quality of the IndiePOV makes it ideal for programme-makers at a time when broadcasters are becoming increasingly keen to deliver the best possible images to HDTV audiences. It can be used in single-camera, 3D and multi-camera modes. The build quality is also superb and the value for money nothing short of breathtaking. If you are coming to IBC to see the latest cameras, this is one to put at the head of your list.
With a native 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 5 micron pixel size, the IndiePOV can be configured to output at 23.98, 24, 24.98, 25, 29.97 or 30 frames per second, progressive scan, details Polecam Sales & Marketing Manager Jeremy Curtis. The standard model has a C-mount 25 millimetre lens attachment with adjustable back-focus. We can also supply a PL-mounting version if required. The camera head includes tri-level sync input, 3G-SDI, and RS-484 optical-isolated digital in/out. No external control unit is required. Power consumption is 2.7 watts average from a 7 to 24 volt direct-current source. A universal mains adapter is included."
The IndiePOV will be demonstrated as part of a total production system during IBC2011 by Steffan Hewitt, Jeremy Curtis, Rob Prowse and Alix Francis from Polecam; Raphael Barth, Martin Reinhart and Matthias Schellander from Indiecam; and Chris Taber, one of the worlds most experienced 2D/3D Polecam owner/operators.
Polecam (www.polecam.com) provides complete broadcast production solutions for a wide range of applications, based on the company's world-leading truly-portable single-operator jib arm and miniature HD and SD camera systems.
Polecam delivers the freedom to place a long-reach jib anywhere a cameraman can go. The only cable required is a standard power feed, or the entire system can be battery-powered. Full HD-SDI is available right out of the unit, eliminating the restrictions associated with heavy multi-operator cranes.
Combined with an ultra-compact camera head and choice of recorders, Polecam jibs permit new and unique angles that would be difficult to achieve any other way. Polecam rigs operate from a standard tripod and dolly or from the Polecam body harness, enabling smooth shots in the studio or on location. Rig and de-rig are fast and easy (10 minutes), requiring no tools. Polecam systems can operate underwater with the FishFace fully submersible pan-and-tilt head.
Polecam stocks a wide range of lenses, recorders, power options, remote control and multiplex equipment. Polecam also offers the simplest 3D production system on the market.