Polecam Rig number 600 installed at the Royal College of Surgeons

Date: 07/10/2015
Polecam Rig number 600 installed at the Royal College of Surgeons

Graeme Chapman, managing director of Polecam Systems announced today the sale of their 600th Polecam rig to the AV Team at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London, where it will be used in their state of the art training facilities to advance the production capabilities, improve observation of medical procedures, and raise the level of resolution for live, recorded and replayed material.
The sale of our 600th rig to the Royal College of Surgeons of England marks a significant milestone in Polecams history. What started out as a light portable alternative to film walruses in the Arctic is now being used in the most prestigious medical training facility in the UK. Whether its the Games in Rio next year, the training of future surgeons or the current Rugby world Cup in the UK, Polecam will be there.

The rig has been delivered as complete turnkey system including tripod & dolly, full Polecam medical rig with CC HD Minizoom and remote lens controller all through a slip-ringed head allowing 360 degrees of pan.  This can be particularly useful when looking down vertically as orientation can easily be lost with inexperienced operators.

Steffan Hewitt is the designer of Polecam and a director of Polecam Systems. He has had wide experience in the medical use of Polecam.
The beauty of this Polecam set-up is that the style of shooting does not require fully trained camera operators. They are not looking for nice sweeping shots with a pull focus over the instruments.  Quite the opposite.  Its about getting the camera in the right place, which is often difficult if it is mounted up in the lighting rig or hand held by a cameraman. Theatre technicians are becoming quite adept at Polecam and even enjoying it.

Head of the AV Team at the RCS, Matt Thompson, said: The Polecam system is tried and tested in the surgical operating environment. Our clients and delegates now enjoy the benefit of high-quality views from all angles when they are practising surgical techniques. The camera is easy to use and it all packs down into lightweight cases so is portable.

The Colleges Education Directorate is responsible for creating, developing and running training courses for surgeons throughout their careers across all of the surgical specialties.

The College is a world-leading authority on training surgeons and is one of the largest global providers of surgical training courses, offering over 70 different types of course which around 10,000 surgical participants attend each year. The portfolio ranges from basic skills courses for students, foundation doctors and trainees right, through to consultants and senior surgeons.   Furthermore, in recognition of the increased multidisciplinary care of patients, the College developed courses that support the wider surgical team, as well as other medical specialties.

The College is at the forefront of technological progress, including an advanced Education Centre offering a wide range of simulation environments.

The AV Team won the AV 2014 Award for In-House AV Team, after being Highly Commended in the 2013 awards. The annual awards event is run by AV Magazine and is judged by a panel of industry professionals.

Through the AV Department the College also offers webcasting, live events, multimedia production, post-production services and the opportunity to rent equipment.

 



Tags: Polecam | medical | rig 600 | RCS | Royal College of Surgeons | training of surgeons | Graeme Chapman | Steffan Hewitt | Matt Thompson | Award for In House AV Team | PPP.Polecam Starter Pack | minicams
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