Please note that the kit is NOT supplied with weights. We can arrange for some to be sent but do bear in mind that the courier charge for this will be greater than actually buying a set yourself (they can be bought for around £20).
The weight limit of the Polecam at its longest extension is a maximum load of 3.5kgs.
Supplied double bag will hold up to 6kg. The weights we stock that fit the bags are 0.5kg, 1.25kg, and 2kg.
Polecam are the recognised designers and originators of a super lightweight, highly portable, low profile and versatile crane system that can be deployed and relocated in less than 10 minutes. Constructed from hi-grade aluminium, the backend section provides the main structure of the rig and accommodates the integral counterbalance system. Declassified military specification Carbon Fibre is used for the crane arm - this technology provides a super low profile, high strength rigid platform for any professional or amateur film maker alike.
Created in response to demand for a simple yet effective modular camera crane for Camcorders such as the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Sony NEX FS700, Panasonic AF101, Canon C300&500 and for D-SLR cameras, the Polecam Starter Pack PLUS (PSP+) is a great way to enter the exciting world of camera jibs and getting those long sweeping crane shots.
In order to properly accommodate the comparatively bulky Camcorders and D-SLR cameras, Polecam decided to undertake a full re-design of their award winning remote controlled Pan & Tilt head. The new designs had to be able to cope with significantly increased load and have greater flexibility for the larger camera dimensions.
Their engineers came up with an all new electronic head design which offers superb control characteristics, precise damping and inspired flexibility!
The Polecam system uses Carbon Fibre tubes that slot together to create a reach from 1.5m (5’) to 4.5m (15’). The System is designed around a modular aluminium ‘back- end’. A precision electronic, remote controlled, Pan/Tilt head fitstothecarbonpoles creatingasimpleyeteffective Camera Crane, the Starter Pack Plus is the next step up that allows you to build a crane to suit your needs. Whether you want to shoot from the back of a car, on a boat or the edge of a Mountain, the Polecam System gets into tight spots where a traditional crane would be out of the question. The Polecam camera Crane System simply adds superb value to any production.
We have chosen the Long Head as it will take pretty much anything from an SLR up to C300/500. The heads are designed to double as a fixed remote head by simply unscrewing the Polecam drop arm, removing a small plate and attaching it to the top of the head. This reveals an industry standard 3/8” threaded hole.
The PSP+ version is fully operational straight out of the box - all you need to do is add the camera of your choice. Power to the rig is supplied either by the AC/DC PSU or via standard "V-Lock" batteries (supplied) which can be locked on the backend of the PSP+ battery plate which is fitted as standard with "V-Lock" mounting brackets and manual power switchover. Additionally the PSP+ is supplied with a Monitor mounting bracket, 4Pin XLR to XLR power cable (monitor included) and a 10m BNC to BNC HD-sdi spec video cable. We do have other cables available – please do check with us when booking.