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CVP Review: Polecam Starter Pack (for DSLR)

Created in response to demand for a simple yet effective camera crane for D-SLR cameras Polecam Starter Pack is a great way to enter the exciting world of camera jibs.

In order to properly accommodate the comparatively bulky D-SLR cameras Polecam decided to undertake a full re-design of their award winning pan & tilt head. The new head had to be able to cope with significantly increased load and have greater flexibility for camera dimensions.

Our engineers came up with an all new electronic head with superb control characteristics, precise damping and inspired flexibility!

The new head design doubles as a fixed remote head by simply unscrewing the Polecam drop arm, removing a small plate and attaching it to the top of the wide head you can mount the inverted head on a clamp, stand or similar bracket then hook up the joystick, plug in some power, connect the video and away you go.

Wide Head info

Polecam Starter Pack comes with the essential kit you need to form the basis of your rig:

Polecam Back End, 3 Carbon Fibre Poles, rig wiring loom, joystick, pan & tilt head, AC power unit, rigging stand and saddle bag set.

This rig can be purchased with either the wide head or the narrow head (used for small split head or one piece cameras) depending on what camera you wish to use and you can easily add elements to get exactly the rig you want.

Favourite add-ons include a monitor, battery plates and the Pelicase transportation option:

When you buy Polecam Starter Pack it is shipped in high density custom foam within a cardboard shipping carton. The high density foam is designed to drop straight into a Pelicase (model 1770) and the pole foam supports already have high grip self adhesive strips applied that allow you to affix them to the lid of the Pelicase.

The Polecam Pelicase foam has cutouts to take the popular Polecam options as standard.

Polecam Starter Pack is a great entry point to the world of Polecam and means you can quickly and easily achieve slick, professional and highly effective crane shots whatever production you need to deliver.


Figure A (Polecam Starter in box packing)   



Figure B (Polecam Starter Pack in Hard Case)