Polecam “Wraps Up” Rigs at NAB
Making a temporary break from their informal no-fuss go-anywhere routine, the Polecam team will demonstrate the world’s longest-reach easy-transit camera rig in long sleeves at the 2009 NAB Convention.
“The sleeves are for the Polecam, not for the staff,” explains company founder and Managing Director Steffan Hewitt. “We will be launching a brand new series of five Poledom sheaths which give producers control over the rig’s visibility. Most camera operators prefer the low visibility of a black Polecam rig.”
A total of five versions will be available: Arctic White, Desert Camouflage, Fluorescent Orange, Jungle Camouflage and Urban Camouflage. Fluo Orange was an afterthought but has obvious healthy-and-safety advantages if used in a hard-hat location or an airfield.
Manufactured from high-strength rip-stop nylon, Poledoms are designed for use both on the standard five section Polecam, with a 6 meter lateral/vertical reach, and the new seven-element Seventh Heaven Polecam which has an unprecedented 8 meter reach. Polecam itself is unique in requiring no stabiliser stanchions, rigging or cabling on the exterior of the boom; all cables can be routed inside the carbon fibre tubes. This means Poledom sleeves can be fitted and removed quickly yet retain the full dynamic manouvreability of the unsleeved Polecam, unlike any other crane on the market today.