GTC sponsor Polecam's new AutoPod (V2) continues its aim to provide a “platform” which is a remotely operated programmable telescopic elevation unit for use with rigs, cranes, PTZ, remote heads, cameras, teleprompters, speakers and more...
It's been designed to mount single or multiple PTZ camera systems from all the leading manufacturers. Adopted by musicians and bands, including Adele, Eddie Vedder, Elbow, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Josh Groban, Kylie, Pearl Jam, Queen, Broadcaster YLE (as well as the teams behind Big Brother and EA Sports), plus medical theatre imaging and device companies to name just a few, AutoPod has quickly become an essential product.
The AutoPod (V2) has these features:
a compact protective roll-along case with foam cut inserts (same case for both the ATP#510 & #520 systems)
a removable top tray providing safe storage for the controls and space for spare cables
a bottom tray section providing safe storage for elevation units, autopod control unit (ACU) and accessories
a new "V" connect base plate fitted to the lightweight base as standard, offering a speedy and secure system deployment
new "V" connect plates enabling a simple "no-tools required" quick connection and housing the XLR connectors
a wheeled heavy duty base (60cm diameter, 12mm thick and weighing in at 26kg) – perfect for use with the #ATP520 Double system.
The Guild of Television Camera Professionals is an independent craft organisation supporting and encouraging excellence in all aspects of TV, digital and film camerawork. Members are predominantly cameramen and camerawomen working professionally across all moving image disciplines.
The International Association of Wildlife Film-makers, whose members are professional camera crew earning most of their income from making wildlife films, has been affiliated to the GTC since January 2016.