Pedestal Television’s engineering brand, Bosher has released a new Bosher levelling system for the single operator lightweight camera jib, Polecam. The Bosher Levelling Head BH-02 is a bespoke tripod head levelling system built for Polecam owner operators, engineered by Les and Chris Bosher.
The Polecam pan and tilt head is re-attached to the front of the rig by a bespoke quick release clamp and is levelled by a simple cable. This maintains a level horizon during even quick moves, and enhances stability in windy conditions or when using the Polecam head underwater via the FishFace system. The Bosher Levelling Head system is retro compatible with all existing Polecam heads and is now available directly from Pedestal Television.
UK-based Polecam operator John Gillan said “I’ve just come back from the Bahamas where I was shooting a Red Bull Ultimate Rush documentary with my Polecam. I knew that I would be set up on a cliff top with a likelihood of strong winds, always a problem for any jib or crane, so I ordered a Bosher Head system from Chris and took it with me to help stabilize the Polecam in what could be a very difficult situation. In the event there were indeed strong winds, and I’m happy to say that the system worked perfectly. It did exactly what I hoped it would do, and I certainly wouldn’t have been able to shoot it so successfully without it.”
“The Bosher Head system will now become part of my Polecam kit,” continued Gillan, “and I have the confidence to know that I can shoot outdoors in difficult windy locations and produce stable results. Polecam is already an amazing production tool and this enhances its capabilities even further.”
Les Bosher, a camera engineer and designer for 47 years, remains at the forefront of bespoke camera modifications. Chris Bosher has more than 20 years similar engineering experience. Pedestal Television is the company founded by Chris Taber, Polecam owner-operator based in Mid Wales, UK. Already an experienced cameraman, he bought his first Polecam in 2008. Since then he has worked exclusively with Polecam and has become a sought after operator.