Innovation Through Technology Award 2011
The pole mounted camera
The pole-mounted camera is a fantastic tool for looking at inaccessible areas of buildings such as outer walls and roofs. The image below shows the 50ft device being used to safely look at the outer roof pitches of India Buildings, Liverpool.
The lightweight telescopic pole is made from custom-wrapped carbon fibre. It supports a 360 degree pan / tilt mount and a 15mpix camera which is wirelessly operated from the ground. A live downlink transmits the camera's view to a 7inch monitor to assist with shot composition.
This equipment is often used in conjunction with the mast cam in situations where it is unsafe to fly the HeliCam.