Polecam Systems keeps on innovating – Autopod and other new products at IBC2016

Polecam Systems keeps on innovating – Autopod and other new products at IBC 2016

The new Cross Terrain Dolly for all Polecam rigs and other dolly applications

Polecam Systems will show the latest Polecam rigs and new innovations and products, including the global launch of Autopod, a remotely operated programmable elevation unit for rigs, remote heads and cameras. This new production model features a new lightweight base and a custom foam flight case and other enhancements.

There are so many uses for this product. Come and see it at the show. Polecam Systems are so excited about Autopod that they’ve given it its own stand on the Polecam booth. Full details and videos at http://www.polecam.com/autopod

New UHD quality 0.7 w/a Adapter for the Fujinon TF4-XA1 (4mm) UHD lens making it into the much wanted 2.8mm lens.  Details at http://www.polecam.com/07x-wide-angle-adaptor

New Cross Terrain Dolly.  Allows you to move your Polecam or other camera rig across those pesky gravel paths and fields. Polecam is lightweight and single operator and can be moved quickly and easily from one place to another, however normal small dolly wheels won’t cut it across fields and other lumpy places. Here’s the answer.  See photo 2) attached.


New Improved Ronin head adapter for Polecam rigs– now not just for the Ronin and Ronin-M but also good for MoVi and ShadowCam. Polecam is well known for its versatility and the ability to get unique shots and moves. Adding a gimbal at the top opens up new creative opportunities and new capabilities. It’s already enabled several Polecam owner-operators to shoot using the Ronin/M loaded with a Toshiba IK-HD minicam and the Fujinon XT17 17x zoom lens, even in windy environments.

New style FishFace underwater camera housing as used in major international aquatic events- fits the Toshiba minicams or even the Antelope Pico ultra slo mo minicam- all of which are available from Polecam Systems.

New: The Polecam RCP has been updated for the Toshiba IK-HD5 and the IK-4K minicams. Control up to 6 cameras from the one panel saving on valuable space.


As the appointed Centre of Excellence for Toshiba Europe, Polecam will be showing the latest 4K and HD minicams available and the perfect partners in UHD Prime and HD Zoom lens capabilities from Fujinon and Resolve Optics including the Fujinon TF4XA-1 prime UHD lens, the Fujinon XT17SX4 and Resolve Z10 both with powered zoom and control providing 17x and 10x zoom respectively.


Polecam Systems keeps on innovating – Autopod and other new products at IBC 2016

Polecam will happily fly the Sony A7S MK II, FS7, F5/55 cameras, along with many other leading manufacturers - Black Magic Design, Canon, Panasonic, RED and more…

The Antelope Camera Systems PICO high speed ultra-motion minicam will be on show with its dedicated FishFace underwater housing and new lens drive.

The PICO minicam is capable of producing stunning ultra slow motion HD footage up to 350fps and can be mounted on a Polecam to give stunning ultra Slo-Mo POV both above and below water.

If you are a programme maker and not yet aware of Polecam, then you really should be looking at what it can quickly and simply do to elevate your output to another level. Polecam continues to offer a broad spectrum of crane platforms to suit all kinds of shooting and at all levels including 4K.  

Steffan Hewitt and Stephen Rutherford from the UK team will be there, along with a number of top Polecam owner operators, any of whom will be happy to answer all your questions and demonstrate the equipment. It’s also an opportunity to get hands-on yourself with Polecam, but be warned – within a few minutes you will probably want one!


Polecam’s attraction has always been a winning combination of portability, speed of rig/derig, which adds production value without hassle. Achieving crane shots where no other rig could go and getting right in to where the action is. Crane shots up a mountain! No problem. In a small location studio! No problem. On a small boat! No problem.

The company has continued to develop and refine Polecam and today Polecam Systems offer a wide choice of ways to own a rig. The Polecam Starter Pack (PSP+) is an entry level platform with a maximum payload of 3.6kg and will comfortably accommodate all the leading manufacturers larger format cameras. Alternatively for those wishing to literally ‘just add a camera’ then the Polecam Professional Pack (PPP) with either Long, Wide or Narrow head is ultimate camera crane system. Configured as 7th Heaven, the Polecam rig has an extended reach of 8m/26' and when fitted with a minicam, you can get right in close to where the action really is, giving a unique creative viewpoint to your productions.

There is a whole range of HD Minicams, other Specialised cameras, Remote heads, Remote Controls and Accessories, including underwater add-ons and Extreme Ultra Motion too.