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Copyright 2024 - Cowper Media Ltd -Video Production in Nottingham and East Midlands Freelance Cameraman
Polecam operator in Nottingham

Polecam is a lightweight, portable jib system which gives those large, expansive floating camera moves which add so much to a production. Whether it be music, sport, broadcast or corporate, Polecam will add the 'wow' factor.  With a maximum reach of 6 metres from its pivot point, and a remotely operated hothead, those 'big shots' are now available to everyone. 

Being made up of lightweight carbon fibre poles, it is much quicker to set up and transport than traditional jibs, giving the option for many more shots within a shoot day.  The carbon fibre poles are 1.2m long and can be configured anywhere between 2 and 5 lengths, and even with an elbow joint allowing an 'up and over' shot!

Our rig uses the 'long head', which can take a d-slr sized camera, the PXW-FS5 for 4K/HD/shallow depth of field or even the PMW-300 if required, although our standard rig is equipped with the BBC approved Panasonic HCK10 mini camera with 12x zoom.  Depending on quality levels required the output can be recorded onto the HMR10 recorder to SD card (max 24Mb/s 1080i) or for broadcast, using the HDSDI output onto the Samurai in Full HD at up to 220Mb/s in either Avid or ProRes codecs onto SSDs.

Although we are based in Nottingham, East Midlands, our Polecam is available for hire with operator pretty much anywhere.  For more information on how our Polecam can benefit your programme, please call!

Technical - Polecam Rig:

5 section Polecam rig with Remote Control Long Head in Pelicase

  • Polecam Vest/Harness for a short, portable rig
  • Polecam elbow - for the up and over shot
  • Polecam stiffening rig - wire support rig for heavier cameras
  • Panasonic HCK10 3mos BBC approved Minicam with 12x zoom
  • 16x9inc 0.7 wide lens adapter
  • Panasonic HMR10 Camera controller/recorder with HDMI out and HDSDI in/outs
  • Ronford Baker Legs on Vinten Dolly
  • Atomos Shogun 7" HDSDI HiBrite monitor/recorder
  • 4 No Pag L96 V-Lock batteries

Extra Kit Available:

  • Blackmagic HDMI to HDSDI converter (allows DSLR input to recorders)
  • Sony FS5 kit for Polecam

Agency/Events Companies

If you run an agency or events company, we are more than happy to work under your name/umbrella, and guarantee discretion with clients.  Please call for more information.


For a freelance camera operator to shoot in Nottingham, the East Midlands or anywhere else for that matter, go to www.stevecowper.tv